Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Review: Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Grapefruit

Hwatsup! :)

I found this little tube of lip gloss from my pile of lip products and I was like, what the heck. So, here goes!
5: Beyond Explanation
4: Awesome
3: Decent
2: Dislike
1: Hate
0: Abhor

1. Packaging: (5/5) [for the samples] (3/5) [for the full size]
The packaging is sleek, simple and minimalist. All of which I love. I love the metal cap, it just gives it a really sophisticated feel to it. The applicator for the samples is the typical squeeze out tube which is nice because, as opposed to the brush applicators (as in the full sized versions), this is not susceptible to germ contamination.

2. Consistency: (5/5)
The consistency is not sticky at all. I love it. It almost feels like a lip balm on your lips. However, it does feel like you have something on your lips which I was iffy about at first but eventually you get used to it.

3. Scent: (4/5)
It has the slightest scent of how Clinique products usually smell like but you can't really even smell it even when it's already on. I only gave it an awesome because, I know this will make me sound like such a kid, but I like scented lip glosses! But since it doesn't have any obvious smells, I guess it would appeal to a much bigger market.

4. Pigmentation & Shine: (4/5)
Since it is a lip gloss, it's very sheer, borderline clear. It does have an ever so slight tinge of pink, but that's it. Some people would appreciate a more pigmented lip gloss (which is why I only gave it a 4) but this works for me. As for shine, it's not one of those plastic-y looking lip glosses which I hate. It's very subtle and very natural-looking. You know the look of your lips when you just licked it, this lip gloss captures that look perfectly.
5. Moisturizing Effect: (5/5)
It does feel really moisturizing on the lips. This could even be a good lip balm. I mentioned earlier that it feels like lip balm on the lips, turns out, it also works like one which is awesome.

6. Staying Power: (3/5)
As with any other lip glosses, the lasting power is the down side. It lasts a decent amount of time. Nothing extraordinary. But apparently for other people it lasts up until 6 hours. Even though that wasn't what I experienced, I thought I'd still throw that bit in.


No, because I think there are similar products that practically works the same but for a cheaper price. So, if I consider the price, I wouldn't really recommend.

But if you are one of those people who can shell out the extra bucks then, by all means, go for it.

Price: Php620 for full size (according to
Availability: Rustan's Department Stores



It sounds great that it's not plasticky looking coz' i also hate lipglosses like that but i think this might be too expensive for a gloss. Nonetheless, it looks super moisturizing and juicy on your lips.

evey ♥ said...

aww i love the shade ! :) am a fan of gloss and glossy make up the shimmering too! :) lokks good on you btw...

carinamodella said...

super like it! the price is cheap considering the prestige clinique brand.

Anonymous said...

havent got anything from clinique cause i always find similar from other brands. but, thanks for this review michelle!

Shopcoholic said...

i love lipbalms/glosses and this seems a good product to try. =)

sugar sugar said...

good review dear! :) i also have this haha. actually i have too many of these. +____+ i keep getting it from my titas and friends. :)

Michelle said...

@MINAKICHU: Thanks! And yeah, I know. Which is why I didn't full-on recommend it. I just know that there are cheaper similar ones! :)

@evey♥: I'm not even a fan of gloss yet, I love this one! :) Thank you!

@carinamodela: Eh. It's a little steep for me. But hey, that's what samples are for! :)

@Reina: My mom literally swears by Clinique. But I will never buy products from there for myself. :)

@Shopcoholic: Yay! Tell me if it works out for you! :)

@sugar sugar: Aww.. Cool!! I kinda have lots of Clinique products. All sample sizes, all from my mom. :))

Anonymous said...

great review and post(: lovely blog with so much to offer and tons of insight(:


Michelle said...

Oh wow! Thank you so much! Such a sweet comment! :)

Marie said...

I agree with you, it's not really worth the price.

***** Marie *****

Michelle said...

Exactly! Plus they basically give their products away through samples and such so, no point in spending that much for what you can get for free. :)

Pauline Reyes said...

How’s the taste and lasting power of grape fruit flavor? :)
~Pauline @Kallony