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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.

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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
 
4.1

(based on 67 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (16)
  • Moisturizes well (15)
  • Not greasy (12)
  • Absorbs quickly (9)
  • Smells great (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (13)
  • Dryness (7)
  • Deep moisturization (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (9), Beauty expert (6), Survivalist / minimalist (3)

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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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
5.0

Beautiful glow!!

By Jordyn

from Denver, CO

About Me Beauty Expert

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dryness

    Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

    I am really loving this product! I have normal skin, so I use this as a primer and I find that it gives a beautiful natural glow that makes you look so fresh and healthy. I don't have a problem layering foundation on top of it, and my makeup doesn't look greasy or get caked up. I was also surprised at how long my makeup lasted as illuminating creams can break up makeup easily, but my makeup lasts pretty much all day. I have very fair skin and currently have the shade pinklite, and I plan on picking up some of the other colors to try out. If you're looking for a product to give you a beautiful glow from within look, this is it!

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Smells like a chemical death

    By A. Nguyen

    from Athens, GA

    Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

    The texture is fine but the smell is absolutely horrid. I would hold my breath applying this hoping the smell would go away but it lingers. I don't know how anyone can actually stand the scent of this product to use it regularly

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Maddie

    from New Jersey

    Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

    Love this. Gives the skin a beautiful subtle glow.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Staple in my foundation routine

    By Arrington

    from Chesapeake, VA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

        I use MAC strobe cream paired with my natural radiance primer under MAC pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in NC45 and it makes my face look flawless and radiant!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Amanda

        from Indiana

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Long Lasting
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

          Love this product! It smells great, moisturizes well, and blend perfect with my MAC foundation. This even looks pretty and helps offset my redness and gives a nice shine so I can wear without foundation without my skin looking bare.

          (4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I won't buy this again

          By Burn

          from Burbank ca

          Pros

            Cons

            • Doesn't Absorb Well

            Best Uses

            • Dryness

            Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

            Well I'm not happy with this product it burn my face not happy at all

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great product to invest in, if you haven't! Makes skin glow!

            By Bria

            from Savannah, Ga.

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Moisturizes Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about MAC Strobe Cream:

                No cons with this product

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                • Q:

                  Is the product non-comedogenic?
                  Asked on 3/25/2018 by Emily from savannah, ga

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Great question, Emily! MAC uses the term "non-acnegenic." If a product is non-acnegenic, it has undergone clinical testing by a board certified dermatologist and was determined not to increase the number of or worsen acne lesions.

                    MAC Strobe Cream is non-acnegenic.

                    Answered on 3/26/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
                • 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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