M.A.C Strobe Cream

BY MAC
4.4/5     4 Reviews

Product Description

M.A.C Strobe Cream contains nutritious vitamins and green tea that work wonders for your skin. It is the ultimate quick fix for dull, flat and tired-looking skin. This cream brightens and clarifies your skin with the help of iridescent particles and antioxidants. It contains potent botanical ingredients that nourish your skin from within, resulting in fresh and healthy-looking skin. It also adds the softest glow to your face. M.A.C Strobe Cream is available in five shades. It comes in an opaque plastic bottle with a screw lid.

Product Reviews

3.7/5

4 Ratings & 4 Reviews

80%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Makes your skin glow

Hydrates your skin

Non-acnegenic

Dermatologist-tested

Ophthalmologist-tested

Smoothens skin

CONS

Can make your skin oily

Not suitable for oily skin

4.6/5

PROS

Light texture

Mild fragrance

Travel-friendly packaging

Makes your skin glow

Nourishes the skin

Can be used as a highlighter

CONS

Not suitable for oily skin

No SPF


M.A.C needs no introduction to me. I have been using this brand’s products for a really long time and I have always loved them. M.A.C Strobe Cream is a recent purchase and I have to say, it is really one heck of a product!

I have combination skin and I feel that this cream is best for combination skin type. I have been using this cream from M.A.C for about three weeks and I can’t stop admiring it. When I have to go for a night out, I apply it all over my face with a foundation brush from M.A.C. I don’t like to use my fingers as I am very particular about personal hygiene and also because it tends to set well with the brush. I don’t have many skin problems so I don’t need a foundation. But this strobe cream does the trick of giving me flawless and glowing skin.

During the daytime when I go to the office or just anywhere else, I use this cream as my highlighter and it finishes off my look. The shade I am using is Redlite as I have medium skin tone. The trick for this cream is to get the right shade. You can do this by swatching all the shades or simply knowing what type of skin you have.

Whenever I use this cream, it not only fulfills my makeup needs but also makes my skin healthier.

This cream illuminates my whole look and makes my skin look radiant, smooth and dewy with a pinch of sheen. I just love this product! I’m so glad I bought it.

4.3/5

PROS

Light texture

Long shelf life

Does not cause breakouts

Non-sticky

Can be used as a primer and a highlighter

Accentuates your makeup

CONS

Difficult to squeeze out the product from the bottle


I started using Strobe Cream because I got a sample for the Pinklite shade. And I tell you, it is one of the best! I saw so many makeup artists using this to give their makeup an edge. I was eager when I purchased the full size tube.

This is how I use it - Sometimes when I am not in the mood to do anything, I take this cream and use it as a primer over CC cream, and touch up my brows. That itself makes me look like a million dollars! At times when I do feel like it, I set my foundation and other makeup and then apply this Strobe Cream around the inner corner of my eyes with a small brush to highlight them. It makes my eyes appear bigger and BEAUTIFUL! I also continue to use it as a highlighter. I stipple it on the high points of my face, such as on my cheekbones, on the bridge of my nose, on my forehead, and chin.

The end result is insane! My makeup always looks on point with M.A.C Strobe Cream. And my selfies look way better too!

4.9/5

PROS

Mild fragrance

Makes your skin glow

Easy to apply

Non-greasy

CONS


M.A.C Strobe Cream makes my skin look radiant and glowing! I've definitely seen a huge difference in my pictures! I have deep dark skin so I use the Goldlite and Peachlite shades. I use this cream as an additional moisturizer or primer when doing my makeup. It works as a nice base underneath my foundation. It has a lotion-like texture to it, so it is not feel heavy on your skin. It gives a nice gleam to your skin, without being sparkly.

1/5

PROS

None

CONS

Expensive

Not suitable for oily skin

Weird fragrance


I just can’t bring myself to love this cream. No matter how many times I go back to it, I just end up disappointed. It is not for oily skin. Save your money!

For me, it’s too greasy and it smells odd! It smells like burning plastic I think. The smells bothers me so much. I feel at a loss of words here.

Question & Answers

November 4, 2018

What is the list of ingredients of M.A.C Strobe Cream?

Pia MukherjeeNovember 5, 2018

Pia MukherjeeNovember 5, 2018

The list of ingredients are: 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).

November 3, 2018

Does M.A.C strobe cream have any side effects?

Shruti AroraNovember 4, 2018

Shruti AroraNovember 4, 2018

In some reports, the cream caused irritation and breakouts. It has also been reported that it didn’t provide the illuminating effect, though it can be due to the incorrect usage of the cream.

Individuals with sensitive skin should keep in mind that M.A.C Strobe Cream contains fragrance which can cause irritation and inflammation.

November 2, 2018

How to use this cream?

Neha KrishnanNovember 3, 2018

Neha KrishnanNovember 3, 2018

Blend the Strobe Cream all over your face with your fingertips. You can also mix it with your favorite foundation for a natural glow. You can either use your fingertips or a makeup brush to apply it.

November 1, 2018

What are the different shades present in M.A.C Strobe Cream?

Akriti RathiNovember 2, 2018

Akriti RathiNovember 2, 2018

There are 5 shades in M.A.C Strobe Cream:
Goldlite - Works well with medium or deep skin tones.
Peachlite - Works well with medium or deep skin tones.
Pinklite (Original Strobe Cream) - Works well with lighter skin tones.
Redlite - Works well with medium or deep skin tones.
Silverlite - Works well with lighter skin tones.

October 31, 2018

Is M.A.C Strobe Cream a highlighter?

Ananya SharmaNovember 1, 2018

Ananya SharmaNovember 1, 2018

It can be used as a highlighter. MAC Strobe Cream contains mineral pigments that brighten your skin. This product does add shine to your face, but what it also does is give you lots and lots of antioxidants that are very beneficial for the health of your skin.
Apply some Strobe Cream with a stippling brush on the high points of your face that you want to highlight.

October 30, 2018

Can it be used mixed with a foundation?

Amrutha AnmolOctober 31, 2018

Amrutha AnmolOctober 31, 2018

Yes, you can mix some Strobe Cream with your foundation and get a dewy finish. However, make sure to always apply primer before doing so as Strobe Cream can make your pores look bigger and your skin oilier.