MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream

Filtered by age: 25-29
MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream
Strobe CreamMAC Strobe Cream

4.1

111 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Spring Water (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cholesterol, Jojoba Esters, Steareth-10, Cetyl Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Extract, Whey Protein (Lactis Proteinum), Panthenol-Pro-Vitamin B5, Cyanocobalamin Vitamin B12, Tocopheryl Acetate, 7-Dehydrocholesterol Pro-Vitamin D3, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ceramide 2, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pyrus Malus Extract, Lactic Acid, Sucrose, Linoleic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Polyacrylamide, Laureth-7, Glycerin, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Sodium Sulfite, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Citrate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Red 4

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on 10/30/2018 11:07:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Ive tried the original pinklite, goldlite and peachlite. I am c1 nc20 and peachlite is my hg favorite. Its easier to pull off than goldlite. More flattering than pinklite on me. I prefer the peachy look than purply pink sheen that the original one has. I cannot do my makeup without this as a base or mix in. My base just looks so much better with peachlite.

1)I use this mixed in with foundation for a tinted moisturizer effect.I use c2 in f&b and its a bit dark for winter so i mix half and half and its perfect match for me(i dont need to purchase both c1 and c2 i can just use this trick!). 2)It looks gorgeous under face and body also (probably not great idea for oily skin though). 3)This can go on top of my cheekbones for a natural highlight or 4)by itself on lazy days. It actually enhanced my natural blush tone. i look healthy and glowing.
[one thing is that i do avoid the forehead and my nose area while applying this because i get oily in those areas. Its super versatile like many other mac products.]

I have very dry skin due to benzyol peroxide and i get flaky sand looking cracked skin on my cheeks. I love that this makes me more hydrated, comfortable, naturally dewy and look less dull. Supposely the peachlite is to combat redness but im not sure how that would work. Anyways, i like the smell, it smells pretty and spa-like, it doesnt bother me. Its a light lotion that has a pearlescent sheen, no glitter. Very comfortable on the skin. Not heavy not greasy.

Peachlite is the way to go if you are neutral to warm undertone. Id go with pinklite if i was cool undertone, that one is beautiful too. I didnt really care for the goldlite, it was a bit much for me(peachlite looks better!) Im scared to try redlite , i feel it might look better on deeper skintone. silverlite seems like it would add a white cast on me so if you are very pale porcelain, itd look great.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have this in “pinklite”. It doesn’t translate pink on my skin(NC 20-25). I have quite oily skin so I really don’t need glow for all over the face. I love using this as a natural highlighter on the top of my cheekbones. It’s subtle but very polished looking. It gives glow but doesn’t have shimmer in it. It also stays put and it’s easy to apply it even on top of powder. I’m happy that I have this in my collection.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 1/12/2018 8:35:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The moment I put on this strobe cream, I fell in love. It gave my skin this subtle glow when worn underneath my foundation and I was incredibly happy, until a week later. Now my skin is not prone to breakouts, but after I started using this product, I began to notice little bumps all over my face. Since I didn't change anything else from my skincare/makeup, I knew it had to be the strobe cream causing this problem. Had to let this product go, though it breaks my heart.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.


on 12/25/2017 8:24:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

I've been really enjoying Strobe cream for some time now. I just tap a wee bit on my cheekbones for a lovely wet kind of natural looking gleam daily. Sometimes I'll layer some powder highlighter on top but it's great on its own for daytime, I love the fact that there are practically no visible particles sitting on the skin. You can also use it as a primer on dull skin days and look radiant without any added oiliness. Where it shines though (no pun intended :D ) is as an undereye primer. Concealer blends perfectly on top and creases MUCH less throughout the day.

I have tried the original shade and Goldlite and I prefer the later by far, just blends with my skin tone much better. I'm combo, light but slightly warm toned.

At first I was given samples in tiny jars by MAC and ĺasted for months so even though it doesn't come cheap will last ages. The full size tube isn't that convenient though since it's hard to squeeze the desired amount.

Just remember to tap it lightly instead of rubbing because it will disturb the foundation underneath. It's a great product overall and deservedly a cult favourite for so many years.

Edit: A few months later I discovered Becca liquid highlighter in Moonstone and loooks even more beautiful than Strobe cream, plus it lasts longer. Since then I've found a new way to use Strobe Cream and works splendidly; I dab any lipstick on the back of my hand, add a smidgen of strobe cream and mix. This turns any lipstick to dewy cream blush which blends incredibly well. The trick has made playing with makeup so much more fun and creative!

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


on 12/4/2017 7:51:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Good product with a light scent to mix with foundation for a lighter coverage. Good to have but not necessary in a makeup collection.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 6/24/2017 10:13:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I have a sample and I am considering to purchase this. While my skin is combination/oily, I love to use this under eyes! This brigthens up the dark circles so much that on no-makeup days it is all you need + put it ok cheekbones and bridge of the nose. I would definitely take this on travel. ****

4 of 5 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I really like this! I wouldn't say it's as blinding as Cover FX but for a more natural but still bright highlight, this is the way to go!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this stuff! I use it with my moisturizer or mixed with my foundation or as a subtle highlight! Great multifunctional product.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 1/31/2017 4:31:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

First discovered this item on the check out counter of one of the MAC stalls at the airport and purchased the mini version.

Initially, I felt like there was nothing great with this product and I didn't quite know how to use it. I was confused on whether it was a primer, moisturizer, highlighter or what but eventually managed to find the perfect combination for it to work.

When used with a heavy foundation (ex. Estee Lauder's Double Wear), it tends to make my skin look blotchy and patchy. I find that this product works beautifully with lighter or dewier products, such as BB creams and illuminating foundations, MAC MSF Natural and MAC's Pro Longwear Concealer (as a foundation), with anything heavy coverage, it just does not seem to work for me.

Personally, I love using this under a light BB cream and a sheer dusting of my MSF Natural and then set with MAC Fix Plus - the perfect combo for that radiant, dewy, collagen filled look so popular among Korean and Japanese actresses.

One con though is that there is a tendency for it to cause some people to grease (personally this wasn't a problem for me as I am very dry skinned so the dewiness factor was a welcome change). Lastly, I would also recommend you to start with the travel sized sample of this as I don't see many people incorporating this in their daily makeup regimen as there are various other products in the market today that work better (ex. facial oils, serums, etc.), you also save more $$$ when purchasing two 30 ml bottles, rather than one 50 ml bottle that is too big to lug around in your daily makeup kit anyways.

I am giving it 4 stars because it does it's job well, however living in Asia, I've quickly discovered "local" products here that work alot better and are infinitely cheaper and are easier to incorporate in my daily beauty routine (Cucumber water sprays, I'm talking to you!).

6 of 6 people found this helpful.


on 1/8/2017 3:36:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Meh. It gave a subtle glow under foundation but it's not something I would purchase again because it didn't give me enough of a illuminated glow.

It was also a bit drying to me as well.

I also hate the bottle it comes in. It's in such a tough plastic container that it's hard to squeeze out the product.

I think overall that there are better illuminating products out there that can give you a beautiful glow than this one. It's just not great.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


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