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on 6/9/2015 12:38:00 AM
More reviews by antiguru
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I bought a travel size tube of this and was sent a little mini along with it for free. I've had the mini for over a year now, maybe heading to two years, and I just finished it. I kept it in my travel makeup bag at all times. So now I have the travel size to work on and I'm sure it'll last me a long time. I LOVE the smell of this. I don't know what MAC puts in their stuff but it must be powdered angel wings and unicorn tears. I wish they made this smell in a perfume. I am oily, and very oily in the summer so I just use this under my eyes. It is very moisturizing and does seem to brighten up my eyes when I use it before I apply makeup.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 5/28/2015 9:11:00 PM
More reviews by aenflex
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
I have the travel tube.The cream itself is very light, emollient, just slightly silicone-y and smells very clean, almost like a milled soap. Personally, I love the smell of it. It spreads very easily and absorbs very quickly.The glow it gives is subtle and dewy. Pearlescent pinky and no glitter, period. I primarily use this mixed about 70/30 with my organic, zinc-based SPF and a dash of foundation. When mixing it with other products the glow is really so, so subtle. Sometimes I wear it alone, but the effects don't last. Other times I'll pat it on as a highlighter, and I absolutely love the natural, glowy effect, but it doesn't last beyond 30 mins. Occasionally I'll pat it on my cheekbones and then go over it with Lightscapade or Mary Lou Manizer. It took me a while to figure the best ways (for me) to use it. I DO like this. No glitter at all. Subtle and mature effect, perfect for everyday wear at my age. The glow is lovely but can appear greasy. I find the sheen to fade away after a short time, no matter how I'm using it, this is where I'm most disappointed. This really isn't something you swatch and decide on. It needs to be practiced with. Might possibly repurchase the travel tube. I dunno..
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 5/21/2015 10:17:00 PM
More reviews by Sanmybbyxx
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I probably wouldn't purchase this item again if I ran out, I think it's really expensive for what it is.I used to apply on my cheek bones but it honestly didn't make a difference.Before I used pro longwear foundation I used studio fix, if you mix the strobe cream with the studio fix it does give you a very luminous glow, kind of look. However mixed with pro longwear, I dont think its as effective.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 5/10/2015 9:35:00 AM
More reviews by ToastedCoconut
Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This is a cream with a sheer pinky peach irredesecent glow. The packaging is very pretty and the travel size is enough to last for awhile. It feels light and lasts for the day. You can mix it into foundation for an all over dewy glow or wear it on top of foundation as a highlighter. You can even wear it on bare skin, it really wakes your face up! It's really pretty on the browbones and looks so fresh paired with cream shadow and blush.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 5/9/2015 5:34:00 PM
More reviews by xsuperbabe
Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I feel this product has a cult status, but personally, I found this illuminator disappointing. The packaging is the basic MAC plastic tube, hard to squeeze and not great controlling how much product is coming out. I also found the thick gel-like texture gloopy, and plastic, it felt like a film on the skin, instead of gliding on smooth. I have tried this product before foundation on a clean skin, mixed in with my foundation, and stippled on after foundation. I didn't like it in any of these ways. The highlight in the actual gel is also white, so can leave a bit of a white-cast, going slightly grey when I put fake tan on my face (which I do often.) I recommend the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer or Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer instead of this overpriced, cheap quality product!
4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 5/6/2015 3:58:00 PM
More reviews by P123
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
This is one of the main things in my make up/skincare routine. Strobe cream is packed with anti oxidants and green tea extract what makes is very beneficial for the skin. I mix a drop of strobe cream with a drop of avene light hydration cream. It works as a charm on my normal/slightly combination skin. After that I start my makeup routineI get compliments everyday on my flawless and glowing skin! Btw Buy the TRAVEL size!One lippie of for the packaging. I would prefer this in a not clear packaging. Light and oxygen are bad for the anti oxidants in the cream:) keep it in a dark cool spot
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 5/1/2015 9:06:00 AM
More reviews by laurawilliams94
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I recently purchased strobe cream by mac after seeing it recommended by a beauty blogger. It is amazing! Firstly the packaging is pretty and also practical, just the right about of product comes out. It enables me to apply my foundation evenly without it sticking to dry skin on my cheeks. I don't use this in my t-zone as mine is oily, I just use a primer here. This is great if yo are wanting a glowing dewy look
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 4/22/2015 9:46:00 AM
More reviews by Nancygia
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I bought this in the travel size, and wound up returning it. I was looking for a subtle glow, and my cheeks are dry, so I thought this would be perfect. It obviously wasn't, since I did return it. First, it actually doesn't feel that moisturizing, and it leaves a tacky finish. It doesn't really leave a glow on me. It just made my skin look greasy, and my blush went on funky over it. Although it Is pricier, CoverFX illuminating primer works better for me.
on 4/21/2015 10:32:00 PM
More reviews by izumilove
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
I feel like this is an overrated product. As a moisturiser it isn't enough to hydrate my dry skin. It does feel nice and light, spreads easily and is slightly hydrating, but I just don't find it sufficient by itself. As a base it works ok. I personally cannot see any illumination or radiance added to my face when applied and I don't see any extra luminance when applying my foundation afterwards. I don't think it makes an effective highlighter either if you wanted to use it for that purpose. The best use I have found is to mix it with thick, slightly flat or drier formulas to help glide on the face easier and to make the formula more forgiving on dry skin. Although even when mixed I find there is still no additional luminosity visible. So I find that is its best use, but even then I already have products I use for these purposes. So I wouldn't repurchase. The full size is expensive yes but I find the travel size very affordable and it contains a generous 30ml! I don't understand the logic in selling the full size for its price when you can buy two travel sizes and gain more product and at a cheaper price than the full size :/. At least that's the case in Australia. So to conclude: I don't find this to be a bad product but I really don't understand it's popularity. Positives are that it isn't heavy and that it does work nicely with foundation. It has some nice ingredients and provides a slightly moisturising base.
7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
on 4/18/2015 12:27:00 PM
More reviews by keia1113
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm
Hair: Other, Curly, Medium
I don't see the glow or illuminating effect when mixed with foundation. Its okay, i wouldn't purchase it again as i see no difference. Its works well for sheering out heavy foundations but so would any moisturizer. It makes my foundations fade off my face faster. This does look amazing as a body moisturizer, it gives the skin a nice sheen, but its not long lasting.
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