MAC Strobe Cream Review

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I know that some of you ladies notice that there are days when you just feel tired and worn out. Days when you just feel lazy and sloppy, I have felt the same way on several occasions.

I have been using the Mac Strobe Cream since February of this year and I really love using it on days when my face feels dry, dull, and gloomy. It gives me that instant glow and simply makes my skin look healthier.

Product Info from MAC Cosmetics
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.

Retail Price: 
$15.00 for the Travel size 30ml tube
$31.00 for the Full size 50ml tube

Only the full size 50ml tube is sold individually here in Phils. 
priced at around Php1,800

 back portion of the tube

 I am using the 30ml travel size courtesy of Mac Cosmetics Philippines.
 the flip top cap
What I like about it...
* packaging of the travel size tube is convenient, it is easy squeeze out just enough product without spilling, unlike the full size tube which is made of harder plastic. 
* has a really mild and pleasant scent
* hydrates and moisturizes my skin
* instantly makes my skin appear brighter and radiant
* gives me a healthy glow
* can be worn alone, if you don't have skin problems
* can be mixed with liquid foundation
* can be used as a moisturizer or makeup base, but I find this works well if set with the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder or a light dust of any sheer translucent powder.  The illuminating effect does not show if you set it with full coverage foundation like the Mac Studio Fix Powder.
* perfect for dry, normal, and combination skin types
* no irritation or allergies experienced

What I don't like...
* expensive
* not for ladies with oily skin, you will end up looking like a grease ball.

My rating: 4 / 5

I prefer mixing the Mac Strobe Cream with a liquid foundation that has light to medium coverage. I also sometimes use this as base or moisturizer then lightly set it with my Milani Multitasker Powder.

Left - liquid foundation alone
Right - liquid foundation mixed with Mac Strobe Cream

On the photo above, I used my Maybelline Mineral Power liquid foundation on the left side. Then I used the mixture of Mac Strobe Cream and Maybelline Mineral Power liquid foundation on the right side. You will notice that the strobe cream really gave the foundation a nice glowing finish.

Overall, I really like this illuminating moisturizer. I must say it's worth the hype, that is if you know how to use it. I would definitely recommend this to ladies that wants to have a dewy and glowing finish to their skin.

Have you ladies tried using the Mac Strobe Cream? or do you know a similar product that gives the same result? Please do share ^_^

Until next time.


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  1. This reminds me of Shu's backstage performer, it function almost the same~ Will definitely try this out once I emptied my shu's =)

  2. I think I'll add this to my lemming list kahit oily ako. I have a liquid foundation that's too matte-looking. Maybe this'll save it.

  3. FOTD sis with this product! :)

  4. I had the same thought as Janet! have been curious about the shu one as it can double as skincare too, I gave the strobe cream a go back then and like how dewy it looks!

  5. OHHHHHH omg the right side photo looks sooooo luminous.. omg i've been resisting getting this but it looks SOOOOO GOOD on your hand!! the skin just looks almost like your skin is illuminated or something!

  6. I like MAC Strobe Cream because it hydrates my skin, plus, it has a mild scent.

    ~Pauline @Kallony

    1. @Pauline, Yes so true, I also really like the mild scent ^_^

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