MAC

Strobe Cream

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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.
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Nicola D.
Nicola D.
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Eyes: Hazel

Skin: Fair; Dry, Normal

Hair: Brown; Dry, Normal

Deal!

Just a quick side note if you buy the travel size version you get 30ml for $10 or the full size which is 50ml for $32! You could get 3 travel size whit is 90ml for less than the full size bottle which is 50ml

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Roxanne M.
Roxanne M.
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Eyes: Blue

Skin: Fair-Medium; Sensitive, Combination, Normal

Hair: Brown; Oily, Normal

illuminating

I like this cream. It gives a nice illumination to the face without being glittery. I like to add it under the eyes top of cheeks,bridge of nose,and on the chin as a highlight over make up. And also for an all around bright face under foundation. Only con with this is it is a bit sticky feeling. So I would only use a small dab.

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Daniel C.
Daniel C.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Tan

LOVE LOVE LOVE

I love using this product to prep the skin for a flawless face. It gives you the right amount of moisture and gives a sheen to the skin when worn under foundation! It is also healthy for your skin too, not too heavy or with all of the fillers and pigments!

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Arlene jessica J.
Arlene jessica J.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Olive; Sensitive, Combination

Hair: Black; Normal

Trial and Error

I was at my local MAC store yesterday to top up on some new eyeshadows and remembered to include the Strobe Cream in my purchase, only because the reviews have been so good. But I am on the fence about this product now that I have bought it. Apart from it being SO costly (!), I just can't seem to find the best way to use this product. Mixed with my Studio FX Foundation is does nothing but disappear, added below my foundation, you can't see it, and when patted lightly just over the foundation, it makes my blush and setting powder appear cake-like :( So at a loss over the product really, but will spend some more time testing out its usages.

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Feb 17, 2013

Angela W.

My favorite way to wear strobe cream was with barely any foundation. I'd moisturize, apply my concealer, and then brush on the strobe cream with the duo length foundation brush (the black and white one with the longer white bristles- goes on way better than with a regular foundation brush). The strobe cream would blur the "edges" of the concealer and gave me a nice glow without actually wearing foundation. Maybe that would work for you too?

Jacqueline H.
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Jacqueline H.
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Eyes: Blue

Skin: Medium; Combination

Hair: Brown

MAC's Strobe Cream: A big 'ol Drink of Water

MAC states that this product acts as a vitamin packed illuminating moisturizer of sorts. I have used similar products with stronger illuminating pigment properties before, so that aspect of the cream is off the table for me, but there is something about this cream that I really like.

I used this product as a primer for a foundation application. I did not mix it in with a moisturizer; I applied it straight from the tube to the face blending it in with a flat paddle foundation brush. I was pleasantly surprised with the result.

With this cream, you only need a small amount...a little goes along way. After applying this product, (I applied it over moisturizer) I noticed that my model's pores were significantly smaller and her complexion had an overall refreshed look. I applied foundation, and it looked fabulous. Her skin was not overtly dewey looking like some similar products have a tendency to do. Some may say that it's because of the illuminating properties, but I think there's a little more to it than that. I liken using this product to giving the skin a big 'ol drink of water. Her foundation stayed in place and very refreshed looking through a grueling 5 hours of intense stage lighting. MAC's Strobe Cream now has a permanent place in my kit.

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Thorunn Sif T.
Thorunn Sif T.
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Eyes: Blue

Skin: Fair-Medium; Normal

Hair: Brown; Dry, Fine, Normal

A vitamin bomb for your skin

I love this product, the glow it gives and how great the skin looks and feels.
You have to watch out though, since it has so many vitamins in it, you are not supposed to use it everyday, max 2-3 times a week, because when the skin receives so much nutrition repeatedly it stops making it on it's own.
The smell is great and the texture is good, I mix it with foundations, sometimes I even use it as an highlighter over the foundation.

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Anneka F.
Anneka F.
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Eyes: Hazel

Skin: Fair; Normal

Hair: Brown; Oily

So pretty!

Love this! It's great as a primer, mixed in with your foundation or as a highlight! Its so gorgeous and glowly on the skin! I use this on everyone. Its so beautiful and goes on any skin tone.

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Brittany R.
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Brittany R.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Fair; Dry, Normal

Hair: Brown; Oily, Normal

Dewey flawless skin

I put off buying this for a couple of months because I thought it wouldn't be all that great but I am so glad I got it! It makes my skin look so healthy & glowy! Great for summer!

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Lauren C.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Medium; Combination

Hair: Brown; Normal

Truly is a quick fix for the skin

I use this on almost all of my clients. It gives that "glow from within" look. Smells lovely (as do all of their skincare products), and lasts a long long time!

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Jul 11, 2011

Myrna P.

This is a great product and it does smell good. Using it alone is also great

Ksenia R.
Ksenia R.
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Eyes: Blue

Skin: Fair; Combination

Hair: Brown; Fine, Oily

Very Nice

This was sort of an impulse buy. I wasn't looking for a highlighter, but they ladies at MAC convinced me that I needed it. I actually like it a lot! It's very light weight. I use it as a highlighter around my eyes. It gives a nice subtle shimmer without being overpoweringly sparkly.

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