M.A.C Cosmetics Strobe Cream
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M.A.C Cosmetics Strobe Cream


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.54 / 5 based on 1,972 Reviews


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


  • 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 Cosmetics Strobe Cream
M.A.C Cosmetics Strobe Cream
Reviews (1972)
Q&A (87)
Media (215)
  • "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
Stephanie M.
Lakeland, FL
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Pinklite more...
For days where my skin is looking a little dull and I don’t want to wear foundation, this is a godsend. It adds such a nice subtle glow to the skin and it’s surprisingly very moisturizing on my skin. For days where it’s very hot out and I want to wear foundation, this keeps my ultra matte foundations from looking flat and gives it a more radiant look. Not sure how that works, but it does. It’s not every day that I reach for this, but I cannot live without it. Sometimes my skin looks dull and dry and that’s when this product proves it’s worth. If you’re unsure about this and don’t want to spend the money, any MAC counter or store I’ve ever been to has given me a sample of this.
Baton Rouge, LA
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Strobe cream is one of the best makeup/skincare products on the market. It's a bestseller for a reason. Even though I have oily/combo skin, this product doesn't make me feel greasy or break me out. I use it as a primer under my makeup and also just on its own sometimes on "no makeup" days. It truly is a staple in not only my makeup bag, but so many other people's makeup bags for a reason. I think the hype around this product is deserved. If you want a subtle lit from within glow, you need this product in your life. 
Cayleen C.
242 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Silverlite more...
I had received this product from a subscription box and all I have to say is that I will be buying the full bottles more often now! It made my makeup look so beautiful and full of life which I loved. It made my skin look amazing and the foundation stayed on much longer. The product is a cream not a gel and applies very smoothly. I loved this product sooo much I recommend it to everyone.
Joshua Darren D.
Elk Grove, CA
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Goldlite more...
Amazing product for glow skin. A bit overpriced for the product but I use it often. Lasts through the day and not too over hydrating. The shimmers are fine and the color is quite sheer but illuminating. Has a pleasant smell of the usual Mac fix plus. The packaging is nice but I wish it was more practical. It’s a squeeze tube. I would recommend this if you had a coupon or discount.
Michelle K.
200 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Goldlite more...
I love these strobe creams. Gold lite is my favorite but I like the pink and peach as well. I use this all over the face under my foundation when I want a beautiful glow to my skin, or when I wear a really matte finish foundation like Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup. It’s a beautiful foundation, but with my dry skin it needs a little help, and the strobe cream under it gives life back to my skin.
Megan M.
706 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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.
Mikaela S.
Las Vegas, NV
363 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Goldlite more...
I have been dreaming of getting this for years and finally pushed myself to get it. I have dry skin and this strobe cream makes it looks as if it is wet. I love how it looks under foundation and how it’s so natural looking and so beautiful. I was afraid that they gold would be a little too much on my skin tone. But it is absolute beautiful and can probably used on any skin tone. It’s truly an amazing product
Hue V.
San Jose, CA
195 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Pinklite more...
I’ve been using Strobe Cream for years now and even though I do have better moisturizer creams to use, I’ll always go back to this. It has little tiny flecks that is the perfect amount to use all over the face that gives you a nice glow with in look, fresh, radiant, and hydrates the face. I sometimes wear this alone all over the face, on the tops of the cheeks, or any other places of my face that the light hits with mascara and go on about my day. This wears nicely with make up over top of the cream as well. It is. Skittle bit heavy in consistency and it does take a little bit of time for the cream to absorb into the skin but results look amazing.

If you feel like the Strobe Cream doesn’t have enough sparkles for your liking, You can mix your regular moisturizer with a liquid highlighter and apply it to the face as well.
Jackie L.
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Pinklite more...
This has such a nice illuminating effect on my skin. It leaves me with a nice healthy glow and it comes in a small well priced version so that you can try it out first. I have not noticed it making my skin more greasy than usual. I apply it under my foundation. I've heard that some people use it as a primer or alone without foundation too. M.A.C Cosmetics Strobe Cream
Zaneta O.
Fresh Meadows, NY
536 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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. 
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?
Faith B.
San Antonio, TX
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Does this have a shimmer to it?
Becca D.
Callan, Kilkenny
15 reviews
Do I apply this before foundation? Or use it as a highlight? X

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