Today’s review is going to be the MAC Strobe Cream. Even though I have oily skin, I love me some radiant glowing skin that doesn’t look over the top but instead something that gives a lit from within radiance. I was uncertain of buying the full sized MAC Strobe Cream so when I saw the travel size on their website, I immediately ordered it. How did the MAC Strobe Cream fare out for me?

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MAC Strobe Cream Review
MAC Strobe Cream Review

What The Company Claims?

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. All Sized to Go products are totally tote-able in an airport-friendly size of 30ml or less. Pro discount is not applicable.

PRICE- $12

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How Did MAC Strobe Cream Work For Me?

MAC Strobe Cream Review and Swatch
MAC Strobe Cream Review and Swatch

The MAC Strobe Cream comes in a pearly white squeezy tube packaging which is both sturdy and travel friendly. The travel size is just perfect for any makeup bag and is airport friendly. I have heard getting the product out of the full size tube is a little bit of hassle but this one is a breeze. For a travel size you get 30ml of product which is quite a lot in my opinion. The Strobe Cream is a thick liquid in consistency and it provides a subtle radiant, iridescent glow to the skin without any of the chunky shimmers that most highlighters have these days.

MAC Strobe Cream Mini Review
MAC Strobe Cream Mini Review

The MAC Strobe Cream can be used alone or in conjunction with other makeup products. It does brighten the skin noticeably and the sheen it provides is like a glow from within. The Strobe Cream from MAC also photographs well. It didn’t break me out for all the times I have used it. If you are still unsure whether or not to buy it, there are several great drugstore MAC Strobe Cream dupes like the NYX Sunbeam Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator, L’Oreal Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer. Overall, if you are looking for a good liquid/cream highlighter then the MAC Strobe Cream is one I would absolutely recommend!

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5 Best Ways To Use MAC Strobe Cream-

  • Great Primer For Dry Skin-
  • Apply this right before foundation and after your skincare to boost moisture in your skin. It greatly hydrates the skin to ease the application of makeup.

  • Radiant No Makeup Looks-
  • If you are not in the mood for makeup but still want to look radiant and dewy. Mix this with your regular face moisturiser or serum for a Goddess like glow that will look fresh.

  • Matte to Dewy Foundation-
  • Why buy a new dewy foundation when you can make your own? Take a pump or two of your favorite matte foundation and mix the MAC Strobe Cream. Apply it like you would always do and set the T zone with a light dusting of powder to keep the shine at bay and to glow all day.

  • Make The Highlighter Pop-
  • If you feel like your powder highlighters don’t pop like it does on other people on YouTube worry not! First lightly dab some MAC Strobe Cream on the highest points of your face and blend it. Then top it off with your favorite powder highlighter that would blind everybody next to you.

  • Glow For The Gods-
  • If you are wearing a cold shoulder or off shoulder dress or top then mix a little bit of MAC Strobe Cream with your body lotion or apply it alone on the décolletage and shoulders to look like a Greek Goddess.

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    MAC Strobe Cream Swatches-

    MAC Strobe Cream before and after
    MAC Strobe Cream Review and Swatch – Before
    MAC Strobe Cream before and after
    MAC Strobe Cream Review and Swatch – After

    Turn Ons-

  • Reasonably priced
  • Sturdy & travel friendly packaging
  • Decent quantity
  • Provides a beautiful radiant glow to the skin
  • Can be used alone or mixed with other base products
  • Does brighten the skin
  • Great cream/liquid highlighter
  • Doesn’t break me out
  • Doesn’t contain any shimmers
  • Turn Offs-

  • It looks greasy if applied too much

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    Would I Recommend MAC Strobe Cream?

    Yes, I highly recommend the MAC Strobe Cream if you are looking for a good cream/liquid highlighter.

    RATING- 5/5

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    2 Comments on MAC Strobe Cream Review, Dupes, Swatch, 5 Best Ways To Use It

    1. Sangeeta
      November 9, 2016 at 8:17 am (4 years ago)

      Would this feel too greasy during summers?

      • Pavithra Balakrishnan
        November 9, 2016 at 9:23 am (4 years ago)

        I would suggest using very little if you have oily skin and top it off with powder highlighters.

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