MAC Strobe Cream

9 March 2014

MAC Strobe Cream Review
 After raving about Fix + earlier in the week, I thought that I'd share another MAC product with you which has been helping me to achieve the perfect base: Strobe Cream. I first used this dewy dream back in my university days, but after working my way through a couple of tubes never got round to replacing it, until I noticed it popping up on a couple of blogs recently.

MAC bill strobe cream as a moisturiser, but I've never used it in this function, so I can't comment on how it works in the hydration department. My preferred method of use is as a liquid highlighter, which I layer over my skin care routine. I apply this cream to the areas that I'd typically use a highlighter on (the tops of my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose and under my brows), buff on my foundation, and then  if I'm really going for a dewy look, pat on another light layer of strobe cream over the top with my fingertips. Given the creamy consistency of strobe cream, it's very easy to blend with your fingers.

Strobe cream gives a beautiful pearlescent glow to the skin without looking greasy, which I feel would be flattering on any skin tone. As well as being a pretty highlighter, it's great to mix in with a heavier, more matte foundation prior to application for a more natural finish. I've had no issues with breakouts etc as a result of this product, and if you're in the market for a new highlighter (be honest, who isn't?) I'd definitely recommend giving this MAC version a go.

Strobe cream when blended out:
MAC Strobe Cream Review Swatch


  1. I LOVE MAC's strobe cream! I actually got a sample in an order, so its only a small tube (I think 30ml?) but its lasted SO long!

  2. Oh wow this looks soooo beautiful on your skin. I've never tried MAC Strobe Cream before, but I'd love to make a purchase for Summer when I don't wear foundation xx

    Gemma //

  3. I have always wanted to try this product. It looks beautiful, great post!

  4. The sheen on this is beautiful!

  5. OMG you are making me want this, Josie :)
    I love it!

  6. I like your reviews and your blog design is so pretty!

    Following you on Bloglovin'! xx

    Have a nice day! :-)

    - C:ndy

  7. Seriously need to invest in this for the summer!! My bank account will seriously hate me ha Just finished my Khloe Kardashian post, part of my Get the Look series! Thought you'd like it as you liked my Kim one! ♡

  8. Beautiful! I'm seriously scared of liquid highlighters, they always make me look like a discoball!

    xx Anine

  9. This looks like it would work beautifully as a highlighter! Lovely review.

  10. This looks like a perfect mixer for foundation :) I'm so enticed!


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