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M.A.C Cosmetic Strobe Cream
5 varieties available

M.A.C Cosmetic Strobe Cream

BY MAC COSMETICS #51 in Highlighter

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars69%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.54 / 5 based on 1,593 Reviews

Product Description

The Ultimate Quick Fix For Skin Now In Shades Of Pink (Original), Peach, Silver, Red And Gold. Super-powered With Potent Botanicals, It Boosts The Look Of Dull, Flat Or Tired-looking Skin With Nutritious Vitamins And A Mega-dose Of Green Tea. Brightens And Clarifies With Iridescent Particles And Antioxidants. Adds The Softest Glow To Skin In Sunlight To Spotlight.

Key Claims And Benefits:

  • Smoothes Skin
  • Improves Clarity
  • Provides Radiance
  • Hydrating
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Ophthalmologist Tested
  • Non-acnegenic

Usage:

  • Apply Directly To Skin With Fingertips Or M·a·c 109 Brush.
  • For More Intensity Add Strobe Cream On Top Of Foundation; Apply Under Foundation For A More Subtle Glow.
  • Try Using Multiple Shades For A Strobe Ombre Effect!
  • Mix Strobe Cream With Your Favourite Liquid Or Cream M·a·c Foundation For A Natural Glow
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M.A.C Cosmetic Strobe Cream
M.A.C Cosmetic Strobe Cream
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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "i have this in peachlite. i like anything with extra moisture. i'm still trying learning how i like to use it. i like when i first put it on my skin and my face looks so glossy. i'm going to try it as a highlighter over my powder foundation tomorrow." in 32 reviews
  • "I have very dry skin and this gives it back the life it needs." in 1 review
  • "I love using this as a moisturizer before I do my makeup or mixing it into my fondation to add a little bit of dewiness and glow." in 1 review
Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1232 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Silverlite more...
I love this product and the fact that it comes in different shades! Super-powered with potent botanicals, it boosts the look of dull, flat, or tired-looking skin with nutritious vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Adds the softest glow to skin in sunlight to spotlight. Details+
How to Use- Apply product to fingertips and blend over face. Love this product! It smells great, moisturizes well, and blend perfect with my MAC foundation. This even looks pretty and helps offset my redness and gives a nice shine so I can wear without foundation without my skin looking bare. Mix Strobe Cream with your favourite liquid or cream M·A·C foundation for a natural glow. Try using multiple shades for a strobe ombre effect!
Megan M.
642 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Silverlite more...
I had high hopes for this since it’s not something I normally go for but it was really underwhelming. It gives off a very subtle glow that is similar to liquid highlighter but not as luminous. You can get a nice dewy complexion growing with this if that’s what you’re into but it doesn’t do much other that that. It’s not a particularly good base for powder highlights and doesn’t make my pores more flattering.
Toniann G.
Salisbury Mls, NY
90 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 1.7 oz more...
I got a little travel size from Ulta, just to try out, and I loved it. A little bit goes a long way. If I'm looking to just glow a little, I'll put this on with my moisturizer. I was worried it was going to be a chunky glittery glow, but it is the opposite. It is very subtle. I prefer the keep buying the travel size, as the regular size is a but pricey. Would recommend to anyone who wants a subtle glow.
zaneta o.
Fresh Meadows, NY
445 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Silverlite more...
I got a sample tube of this product from Sephora. I definitely liked it and I feel like it's a solid choice. For me it's just a matter of personal preference that I like my highlighters to be a bid more solid form ie: stick, powder, etc. This cream resembles the consistency of a thicker lotion and application can be a bit messy whereas a stick or powder would be a cleaner option. 
Erin M.
Butler, NJ
218 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Mac Strobe Full Size 1.7 oz more...
I thought I would hate this sample of the strobe cream as I have naturally oily skin, and I thought that this would emphasize that. However, this adds a nice natural glow if it is placed under foundation as a primer. It holds on to the foundation and doesn't let my oils up to the surface. The biggest issue I have with this is that it smells terrible. Others have said they don't mind the smell, but I definitely mind it. It smells very chemically.
Jenell J.
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Goldlite more...
Can I give this 6 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I can’t get enough of this I can’t stop staring at my skin once I put it on the glow I getbis so awesome and it’s illuminating with out big chunks of glitter on your face I received this as a sample because I wanted to try it for a longtime and WOW😝 impressed I will be purchasing the full size even though it 35 dollars for tiny bottle
Paula P.
Bridge City
245 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: 1.7 oz more...
I use this Mac Strobe Cream as a moisturizer under foundation when I want my makeup to look luminous and dewy. It does a good job of taking a matte finish foundation and giving it just the perfect amount of glow without looking oily. It is something that I always keep in my makeup bag.M.A.C Cosmetic Strobe Cream
Ashley B.
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Pinklite more...
I absolutely love this stuff. I put it on after my moisturizer as a primer for my foundation and it leaves a nice subtle glow through the foundation. The pinklite works for my skin tone but the gold is beautiful as well. You can also apply this on top of your foundation as a highlight or for your powder highlight to hold onto
Karla F.
Statesboro
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Pinklite more...
I had the opportunity to try this product as a sample, but I loved it so much I went and bought the full size. It is the perfect cream for when I do not want to apply makeup, but still want to look dewy and put together. I love the scent as well and I love it so much that sometimes I use it as my primer for my makeup.
Lori P.
Los Angeles, CA
9 reviews
Review for: Pinklite more...
This cream is perfection. I love the subtle glow this adds when I put it underneath a tinted moisturizer. Even in the dead of an East Coast winter, I still look almost infuriatingly glowy. After a night of too much wine and and too little sleep, I threw this on and was surprised at how alive I looked.

I also love to pat a little of this onto my finished makeup if I look a little too “done” or matte.

This product is a holy grail for me. Never going back.
Ashton S.
Vancleave, MS
9 reviews
Silly question: BUT are these all the same thing or do the different colors mean different product?
Tracey D.
Old Town, FL
186 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Thinking about picking up the travel size. But it it good for dry skin? And what does it do for you?
cathy k.
60 reviews
Is this product worth the money? How do you use this stuff?
Becca D.
Callan, Kilkenny
15 reviews
Do I apply this before foundation? Or use it as a highlight? X
Faith B.
San Antonio, TX
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Does this have a shimmer to it?

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