I love this cream so much that I've repurchased 3 times! I use it alone for a moisturizing glow or use it as a primer for a glowy base for foundation. I have normal skin but get a bit oily in my Tzone at the end if the day, this cream doesn't accentuate my oily spots.
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MAC Strobe Cream Review
The ultimate quick fix for the skin.
Super-powered with potent botanicals; de-snoozes, de-stresses, moistens, freshens and boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin with a fully loaded vitamin zap and a mega dose of green tea.
Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Enhances the effects of light on all skin and in all lighting conditions from sunlight to spotlight.
Pack Size 50ml
Availability Select Department Stores, Farmers and M.A.C Britomart, M.A.C Riccarton, M.A.C St Lukes, M.A.C Ponsonby, M.A.C Botany. Online at farmers.co.nz and smithandcaugheys.co.nz
Tips: This product blends easily, you can use alone or mix with foundation to create a dewy look. It is on the pricier side but a little goes a long way.
I was given a travel kit with this inside and as there were no instructions on the bottle I initially thought this was a liquid highlighter. I did a bit of research and discovered it’s more of a moisturiser which enhances one’s glow. I have oily skin so end up looking very matte with all the mattifying products I use. I’m not sure if this is more of a primer but as a moisturiser it’s really nice. It gives me a nice glow although it does have tiny flecks of shimmer but they are very small and just seem to melt into the skin. My skin stayed hydrated and radiant through out the day and didn’t seem to increase my oil production. The only thing that puts me off is the price, it’s around $70 for a full size and even though it’s a nice product I would rather invest in a decent moisturiser or primer. I find after using this for a few days consecutively my pores become clogged so best saved for days when you want that extra radiance.
Tips: This can be used as a lightweight moisturiser for oily/combo skin and a primer for drier skin over a moisturiser.
I have quite oily skin, so I would normally avoid strobe creams at all costs to avoid looking greasier than deep fryer, but I was gifted this so had to give it a go. I wore this under my foundation (on it's own it was too much for my oily face) every day for several months. The glow this provides is stunning! It provided such a beautiful glow to my skin, without making me look greasy or oily. I also liked to apply this to my decolletage as well if I was going out at night, and it looked amazing. This blends nicely, and a little goes a long way, so the steep price tag isn't too unreasonable. This was quite hydrating as well which made it pleasant to use. I also liked to mix this with my foundation sometimes to lighten it, and make my foundation super glowy. The only downside for me, was this did tend to give my whiteheads and break me out a bit, but this might just be because I have oily skin, and those with different skin types might fare better than me. Despite this giving me the odd whitehead, I thought this made my skin glow and look amazing, and I'd happily use it again.
Love thi as a base for my foundation! It helps stpp my foundation clinging to dry patches, makes my skin appear super dewy and feels velvety. Definitely a must have
This may be a bit pricey for a moisturiser, but it is definitely worth every penny. It is great for those minimal makeup days or when you don’t want to put any makeup on at all. It gives a gorgeous glow to skin and it personally makes me look awake and alive - very good for those early mornings.
I got the strobe cream in pinklite for light skin tones. It’s a light but thickish white cream with a slight sheer pinky pearlescence. As a primer, I like how it creates this natural look on my face.. so i didn’t need to brush any powder over my bb cream to get that soft, healthy and glowy look. In comparison to their Prep + prime natural radiance primer, it feels less sticky but still hydrating, and it didn’t make my face look overly shiny. I do prefer more of a natural glow over shiny for a small face like mine.
If coverage is not a problem for you, mixing this cream together with foundation creates a nice, soft application with a natural finish. It’s like wearing a tinted moisturiser.
Overall.. It’s ok.. For me, it just doesn’t have any wow factor to persuade me to keep using it as a staple.
Mac strobe cream had a huge fan base and I think everyone should give it a try. It has a silvery shimmer base and it is in a Lotion texture. I like to either use it on its own without foundation so give a really dewy glow to the skin (sheer of course), or I like to use it as a liquid highlighter. It is buildable and the shimmery particles are so fine it doesn’t make you look sparkly. I have also tried their pinky version and it is still da bomb.
Tips: If you can, get the travel size because unless you are a makeup artist, it will take forever to finish 1 tube.
I love strobe cream! I couldn't tell you how many I have been through over the years and I love now that they come with different colour bases! I love strobe cream to wear alone, under foundation or even mixed in to my foundation. I have even tried mixing it in with some cream blushes for some extra glow and it's absolutely gorgeous! My only down fall with strobe cream is the packing because it isn't very squeezey so I feel like it is easy to miss out a lot of product that could be getting stuck in side. Strobe cream does have a slight scent which I'm not bothered by (sort of similar to a sunscreen but not as strong), I find it goes on nice and easily and isn't sticky. I love the glow it gives me!
Tips: A little goes a long way. Try mixing it in to your foundations for an extra glow :D
I was sold this at the Mac counter as I was looking for a dewy foundation and they said this would be good to put together with a foundation.
I spent some time putting it over the top of my foundation on my cheekbones but it sort of sat there and didn't sink in well at all. I've since started mixing it together with my foundation and using it on my checks nut not my forehead as it's a bit shiny.
To be honest I'm a bit 'Meh' about it given the price. I don't think I'll be buying it again and will try other options to get a dewy look. It's very white by the way - other products that I have tried have a more yellow base. It's also quite thin and a little watery which is perhaps why it sat on the top of my foundation.
At first, i didn't like this product. I tried dabbing it on my cheeks after applying foundation to use as a spot highlight but it never looked right. Now I use this either as a primer on my cheeks (different primer on the rest of my face otherwise i can look a bit oily) or mixed into my very matte foundations, and i love it! Using it on my cheeks under foundation boosts any powder highlight i add on top of my foundation. It also gives my skin a subtle all over glow when i mix into matte foundations. I find it to be fairly hydrating on the skin and would even wear it on the cheeks on days i don't feel like wearing foundation.
Tips: Play around with this product, there's a few different ways you can use it. Very versatile.