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Strobe Cream

MAC

Strobe Cream

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1.0 oz Item 2510715

Color:Pinklite (pink pearls)

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The ultimate quick fix for skin now in shades of pink (original), peach, silver, red, and gold. Super-powered with potent botanicals, it boosts the look of dull, flat, or tired-looking skin with nutritious vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Adds the softest glow to skin in sunlight to spotlight.

Try M·A·C's Pocket Size Perfection of Strobe Cream. A Little MAC Goes A Long Way.

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Apply product to fingertips and blend over face.

Mix Strobe Cream with your favourite liquid or cream M·A·C foundation for a natural glow. Try using multiple shades for a strobe ombre effect!
Water / Aqua / Eau, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Glyceryl Distearate, Trisiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Cholesterol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Steareth-10, Cetyl Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Silica, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Ceramide Ng, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose, Glycerin, Cyanocobalamin, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hexylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Linoleic Acid, Isohexadecane, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), EDTA, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 4 (CI 14700).

Please read the ingredient list on the packaging of your product to be sure that the ingredients are appropriate for your personal use.

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MACStrobe Cream
 
4.2

(based on 151 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (19)
  • Moisturizes well (17)
  • Not greasy (14)
  • Absorbs quickly (10)
  • Smells great (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (14)
  • Dryness (8)
  • Deep moisturization (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (12), Beauty expert (6), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Product Benefits:
    • Skin brightening (45), Creamy (39), Hydrating (38), Lightweight (33), Non-oily (28)

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4.0

Perfect for Glowy Summer Skin

By Lain

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Gorgeous Glow
  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Not Moisturizing

Best Uses

  • Adding Glow

Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

I like this product a lot! I have the shade gold-lite and it looks beautiful during the summer on tanned skin. The only thing I was expecting was it to be more of a glowy moisturizer, but the consistency is a little too thick/sticky to properly moisturize the skin. But I just take some on the back of my hand and apply it with a duo-fibre brush to my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, and my cupids bow. I use it alone or underneath foundation/tinted moisturizer. You can also use it on top of light weight foundations for a subtle glow (wouldn't recommend on top of a full coverage foundation). I don't find that it smells bad at all, I didn't notice any scent.

 
5.0

Dry skin

By Rachna

from Sacramento

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Moisturizes Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dryness

    Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

    I'll would buy strobe cream again

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    not for me

    By 

    from San Antonio

    Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

    I got the peachy shade and it didn't look good on my skin. It looked cakey and the specks of glitter were noticeable all over my face.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Ksamici53

    from Michigan

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Not Long-Lasting

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

    Liked this product, wouldn't say loved. Minimal highlights but enough.

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Grat but

    By kiddo

    from Ca

    Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

    I noticed that when I use this as a primer with my foundation(s), it makes my foundation crease and when I touch my face it leaves finger prints. without it, my foundation does not crease, flakes or leaves finger prints.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    No difference

    By thelipauthority

    from Saint Louis, MO

    Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

    I received this as a sample. I did not see any shimmer or "strobe" at all.

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Smells Disgusting

    By littleJane

    from Virginia, USA

    Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

    It works wonder, but smells disgusting. This weird smell makes me gag. Will return the product.

    • Where did you purchase this product?:
    • maccosmetics.com

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Turned my face bright red!

    By Erin R

    from Azusa, CA

    Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

    This has such a beautiful shimmer to it and I was willing to look past the chemical smell. I put this over my entire face, under my foundation. No more than 30 minutes later, my face turned bright red. It burned and itched like crazy. I had to go to the bathroom of the restaurant I was at and wash my face then and there. I was so disappointed because I really wanted to love this product. I threw it out the moment I got home.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Game changer!

    By Dana

    from Small town, WA

    Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

    I got this in sample size from Ulta and I'm so grateful I did. My foundations look awesome and more importantly natural. Between my frequent traveling and sensitive, acne prone skin. I've been suffering from acne, acne scars, dryness and dullness. So I'm always on the lookout for something to better my skin appearance and not cause breakouts and the strobe was it. I moisturize with either Mario badesque seaweed or Elizabeth Arden , let it set and then go with the strobe all over my face. Color correct then foundation and concealer and there I have a great canvas to complete the rest of my makeup.

    Two things would like to add, always give the strobe time to set as it can be a little emollient( you don't want your foundation to rub off)and the results will amaze you. I would advise that you buy Mac strobe little 1 oz for $ 12 if you're not interested in a certain tint as it's much more cost effective.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    BREAKS ME OUT

    By Allie

    from Duluth, MN

    Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

    This looks beautiful on the skin, but unfortunately it breaks me out. I have sensitive acne prone skin and every time I use it I end up with new zits by the end of the day. It's really unfortunate because it's a beautiful product. It makes your skin look super glowy and it's perfect for bare skin days, before foundation, or as a mix in for foundation. For some reason my skin just doesn't like one of the ingredients in it. I wouldn't recommend it if you have acne prone skin.

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    • Q:

      Is this ok to use on acne prone skin?
      Asked on 6/30/2018 by Nancy from Chicago us

      1 answer

      • Brand Expert

        A:

        All MAC products, including Strobe Cream, are formulated to be non-acnegenic, which means they have undergone clinical testing by a board certified dermatologist and have been determined not to increase the number of, or worsen, acne lesions.

        Answered on 7/1/2018 by Official Answer from MAC from Brand Answer
    • Q:

      So do you use this all over your face as an illuminating primer? Do you use as just like a liquid highlighter?
      Asked on 1/12/2018 by mallory from everett, wa

      1 answer

      • Brand Expert

        A:

        Great question. Mallory! MAC Strobe Cream is an illuminating moisturizer for face. Ideally it's used to give a glowing complexion underneath your Primer and Foundation, but it can also be worn as a subtle highlighter over makeup as well.

        Answered on 1/13/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
    • Q:

      Would you apply thid product before or after sunscreen?
      Asked on 12/28/2017 by GiGi87 from Los Angeles, CA

      1 answer

      • Brand Expert

        A:

        Hi there! We suggest applying MAC Strobe Cream after your Sunscreen.

        Answered on 12/28/2017 by Brand Expert from MAC
    • Q:

      Can you use the goldlite if you have fair skin, how dark of a gold is it?
      Asked on 12/27/2017 by Livvy c from Michigan

      1 answer

      • Brand Expert

        A:

        Absolutely, Livvy! MAC Strobe Cream in Goldlite is a very fair yellow gold (just like the colour swatch) that will give a stunning glow on fair skin tones.

        Answered on 12/28/2017 by Brand Expert from MAC
    • Q:

      Would this product be recommended for someone with combination skin?
      Asked on 12/26/2017 by Lucy from Riverside, CA

      1 answer

      • Brand Expert

        A:

        MAC Strobe Cream is super-powered with potent botanicals that boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin with nutritious vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea. It brightens, clarifies and smoothes the skin while hydrating and leaving your complexion radiant with iridescent particles and antioxidants. It adds the softest glow to your skin and works well with normal, dry and combination skin types.

        Answered on 12/27/2017 by Brand Expert from MAC
    • Q:

      Do you use this as before or after a pore filling primer?
      Asked on 12/20/2017 by makeup newb from St. Louis, MO

      1 answer

      • Brand Expert

        A:

        Great question! Use MAC Strobe Cream as you would any moisturizer, typically prior to a Primer. If you want added glow, you can spread a little on your hands and press in areas you want an additional highlight, even after makeup!

        Answered on 12/20/2017 by Brand Expert from MAC
    • Q:

      How would I know which color is best for me (blonde, blue/green eyes, fair-med complexion)?
      Asked on 12/1/2017 by Sweet_P from Boston, MA

      1 answer

      • Brand Expert

        A:

        MAC Strobe Cream in Pinklite will give a soft pink glow that works well with light skintones.

        MAC Strobe Cream in Goldlite will give a golden glow that works well with medium to deep skintones.

        MAC Strobe Cream in Peachlite will give a golden peach glow that works well with medium to deep skintones.

        MAC Strobe Cream in Redlite will give a reddish pink glow that works well with medium dark to deep skintones.

        MAC Strobe Cream in Silverlite will give a silvery white glow that works well with fair to light skintones.

        Answered on 12/1/2017 by Brand Expert from MAC
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