I tried this cream after seeing a Instagram mua using it on herself and oh my word the results are amazing. I put this on about 30 minutes before I start my makeup, the finished product is amazing dewy and refreshed! I don’t even need a highlight when using this! Even after hours of wear my normally mildly oily skin still looks amazing!! Please, please, please MAC do not ever get rid of this. The best skin care product you guys offer!
I have tried a ton of moisturizers on my face underneath my makeup and NOTHING has come close to this. I love it!! I have EXTREMELY dry skin and makeup would tend to cake up on me and when I use just a small amount of this, all problems solved. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I have been on a mission to find something to brighten and diminish the dullness of my older (mature :-)) skin, and have finally found the answer...this cream is nothing less than amazing! I apply under my BB cream and end up with a dewy, softly glowing finish that is exactly the right look for me. When you add the benefits of the exceptional ingredients,my skin just drinks it up! This is not a "sparkle" product, but provides a "lit from within" affect that would compliment any age or make-up preference. My daughter used it this AM (we definitely have different skin types), and after all day outside at a birthday party, came home and placed an order...yes, it is that good! Please don't ever discontinue or modify to "new and improved"...you can't improve on perfection!
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Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 4 for Strobe Cream
Date:02 09 2011
Tags +Non-Oily, Lightweight, Absorbs quickly
The MAC Strobe Cream is an awesome base/highlighter. Althought it's a skincare line product to be used before makeup, the ultra-fine shimmer in the product is very pretty when used as a highlighter after foundation as well. However the cream is not very moisturizing so I suggest people with very dry skin to look for an alterative solution if you're planning on using this product for skincare.
I was a little reluctant to purchase this product because some reviews have said that Strobe Cream is really just a premakeup highlighting tool, and what I really wanted was a go to light weight moisturizer that is light enough to wear under my make up but effective enough to put on before bed. I have found it in this product! I have years of experience finding great moisturizers for my clienst-- but I got bored of them... this one is a life saver. It has brought the light back to my face- and not in a "makeupy" way- in a natural healthy glow kind of way. Also, it does not get oily after a full day of wearing it under my mineralize satin finish foundation. Needless to say- if you are hesitant - do what I did, get the smaller size to try it, but trust me you will fall in love! I am stocking up so I never run out.
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/ Sanford, FL
Review 7 for Strobe Cream
Date:06 03 2012
It wasnt for my skin
Tags +Non-Oily, Skin brightening, non oily skin
I bought this product & like how it does moisturize my skin & I love the finish & result after it soaks in & dries..But everythime I have used it, a day or two later my face it all broke out.. Guess it just wasnt for my skin type...
Gives a good glow to the skin. Good for daytime underneath makeup.
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Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 9 for Strobe Cream
Date:05 15 2015
Miracle in a bottle
Tags +Hydrating, Non-Oily, Skin brightening
I don't know what it is about this product, but no matter how tired I look, it adds like an immediate awakening and brightening effect to my face. Try to let it absorb for 10 minutes before applying foundation for maximum effect.
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Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 10 for Strobe Cream
Date:04 16 2015
I saw some you-tubers use this so I went out and ordered this. For me, this is so-so. I did not think it gave such a dewy look or some kind of luminosity with its "iridescent" particles. On a positive note, this leans towards being more matte-looking rather than oily or greasy looking and was not glittery or sparkly. I prefer more of a dramatic look than subtly or at least show a very noticeable difference.....this did not make much of a difference on me esp for the price. I did not think this was particularly moisturizing. Nor did I think it "de-snoozes, de-stresses, 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." I did not notice. I hate to be so harsh and it kills me to write this;) I love MAC products but this one disappointed me. I think there are other products that claim to do what this does much better. I do think it is overpriced. $33 for 1.7 ounce. I was expecting a much bigger product. Would I buy again? Nope. Maybe I received a lemon;)
As much as I love to wear make up, I'm an esthetician and showing my skin is a professional necessity. This product gives me a glow that is unsurpassed by your average skin care product. It's not very hydrating for very dry skin (like mine) so i find myself mixing it with a little Care Blends Oil. I also wish they would add an SPF. THAT would make it perfect. Another great product...
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/ The great state of Texas
Review 12 for Strobe Cream
Date:08 30 2011
Tags +Hydrating, Skin brightening
I went to Mac and got a sample based on the great reviews. I love this product. i am using the MAC Pro Longwear which is very matte...this helps to give it a glow without being oily. Its also great for every day. I will be buying today right after work.
I used this everyday while I worked at my local MAC store. I would wear it under my foundation, mixed in with liquid foundation & sometimes just by itself if I was just going to run errands somewhere & didn't want to wear any foundation. I always got so many compliments. I stopped using it for years. I have NO idea why. I just re-purchased it again & I am now reminded of why I loved it & used it for so long. My face just glows. It gives my skin an 'angelic' look. My skin absorbs it & it doesn't feel greasy. I absolutely love the smell & how smooth my skin feels. Foundation goes on effortlessly on top of this & I went back to old faithful, mixing a little in with my liquid foundation. Heaven! This is perfect for any girl who want's that glowy look.
I quite like this product. I use it on days when I don't want to apply foundation, but I still want a bright look to my skin. It is less shimmery than i initially thought it would be, but that doesn't bother me too much. The biggest flaw I find is that it actually smells a bit strange to me. Maybe the smell just isn't my preference, and other than that it is great.
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Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 15 for Strobe Cream
Date:02 10 2014
40 and FAB
Tags +Skin brightening
I bought this on a fluke not even knowing what the product was. The word STROBE was what stood out to me. I'm about to turn 41 and I want that fresh youthful look I had which means no more matte skin. I have uneven skin tone along with melasma (dark spots) and a shiny t-zone. I didn't know if this product would work for me since I have to use industrial concealer to cover up the dark spots. I added a small amount to my foundation, mixed it in and i could not be any more happier. It's EXACTLY what I wanted and the look I was going for. I don't look like a smeared oil on my face but it's more of an ethereal glow that's very natural looking. My skin looks so healthy! I put the concealer over the trouble spots which still looked radiant. I am addicted and will be going back to buy the big bottle. LOVE LOVE LOVE! And at the end of the day, I am not oily either. OH and it's a mega dose of green tea and vitamins. i am SOLD! THANK YOU MAC
After trying various other products, this cream has helped revitalize my dry skin (caused by acne Rx's; retin-A and Benzoil Peroxide), that at 33 has met its match in a year's worth of adult acne. In just 24 hours (applied it 4 times) of using this cream, my skin was brighter and the patches of dry skin had greatly diminished. Hoping that it continues to work and that MAC doesn't discontinue it :)
I use strobe every day, either under my make-up or alone, and I LOVE the results of the "natural glow" my skin now has!
I have very dry/combination skin that also tends to be sensitive. Strobe is not moisturizing enough for me to wear alone, so I mix some with my regular moisturizer (which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5). However, it's very light weight, looks VERY natural, and never looks greasy or caked on. Strobe was first recommended to me by a make-up artist friend, and even though I've tried a variety of other products, I keep coming back to Strobe...
Bottom line: It gives my dry skin LIFE, brightens my face, and gives me the healthy glow that my skin naturally lacks -- without looking frosty, make-upy, or greasy.