Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Clinique Superbalm & long last Glosswear review

I have always wanted to try Superbalm, so I got it in my last purchase from It seems now they only have the tinted Superbalm moisturizing gloss though?? Anyways, here's my review.

Clinique Superbalm Lip Treatment


What they say: Deeply hydrating balm that helps to repair distressed lips and replenishes moisture loss.

Threw away the packaging so I don't know the ingredients and can't find info :(

The good stuff:
  • A little goes a long way
  • Smooths on easily
  • Feels conditioning (I wouldn't exactly say "moisturizing")
  • High shine
  • Long lasting
  • No smell/taste

The low-down:

  • SO SMALL!!!! Expensive for the amount
  • Sticky & thick -- more of a GLOSS than a balm IMO

My take: Overall, I like this "balm." Although it is very tiny, you don't need to use too much of it at a time. The biggest disappointment for me was that it is supposed to be a BALM but the consistency is rather thick and sticky like a gloss but it does have a high shine finish. I use this at night and in the morning my lips feel conditioned. I wouldn't really say moisturized though since although this sticky gloss does not dry out my lips, it did not seem to give any added moisture either. I pretty much like it, but it's not like I would rush out and buy another.

Would I repurchase: not anytime soon.

Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in "Air Kiss"

I got this in my GWP, and I loveee it!

Price: $14

What they say: Lip gloss juiced up with 8 hours of lasting shine. Spends every minute comforting lips. In 18 glistening shades from sheer to full intensity. Moisture makes each one even more mouth-watering. Protects lips, too. Welcome to our juice bar.

What to do: Prepare lips for colour with All About Lips. Apply Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 alone or over Clinique lipstick to create a fuller look.

The good stuff:

  • Lasts all day
  • Goes on smooth
  • Sheer but buildable color
  • High shine
  • Did not dry out my lips

The low-down:

  • Sticky/tacky
  • Does not seem moisturizing

My take: This is one of (if not THE) only lipgloss that I have fallen in love with and will wear even though I have an EXTREME aversion to sticky glosses. I hate having to deal with hair getting stuck to my face and getting sticky fingers etc. but I just love love this gloss because it literally lasts ALL DAY even through eating/drinking in my experiences. Air kiss looks very pink in the tube but it is really super sheer. Layering the gloss makes the color show up better as a pretty light/nude baby pink. The shine is gorgeous but the same with the Superbalm, I would not claim that it moisturizes my lips but did not dry them out either -- one of my main problems with most sticky glosses, like Lancome Juicy tubes.

Would I repurchase: not anytime soon, maybe in the future though.

In the pic below, I layered the gloss over Etude House color me nude lip concealer.


  1. Interesting... Great review! The lip color looks nice =D

  2. Nice lips! :) (in a non-creepy type of way, LOL)

    & Thanks for the review :)

  3. i love the color of the gloss it's very cute and innocent

  4. hey erynn! I've used the lipbalm too, but didn't like it at all! I've never finished it, only used it like 5 times or so? but the color on your lips does look nice!


  5. You're too kind! Now I wanna try that lipbalm! lol the power of influence

  6. Thanks for the review! I am the opposite tho, I really like sticky lipglosses they last longer on me!

  7. Thanks for the superbalm review! And Air Kiss was my very first grown up lip gloss back in HS! LOL!


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