MAC Strobe Cream - review


I've mentioned before that I'm not a MAC fan. I'm just not attracted to the brand and I think some of its products (eg the lipsticks) are ridiculously overrated: cheaper products exist on the market that are just as good. I'm aware I'm in the minority though!

MAC's Strobe Cream and Fix+ (see review here) are however the exceptions, and I'll keep coming back to them again and again. I've given both an HG tag, and I don't give those out often.

MAC claims/product details:
  • The ultimate quick fix for the skin
  • Super-powered with potent botanicals
  • De-snoozes, de-stresses, moistens, freshens and boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin
  • Delivers a fully loaded vitamin zap and a mega dose of green tea
  • Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants
  • Enhances the effects of light on all skin and in all lighting conditions from sunlight to spotlight
  • Shelf-life after opening: 24 months
  • RRP $55 for 30ml

It's a nicely thick, white cream - see above.

Below I've blended it in. You can see that it adds a nice sheen (see the line across the middle) without being in-your-face. And not a speck of glitter in sight!


I love this stuff.

It's hydrating and nourishing without being heavy, and it absorbs super well despite its thickness.

I apply it before and after makeup, and it gives a beautiful dewy finish. It can be used in place of your primer and moisturiser because it contains so many goodies and works well for both functions. Makeup goes on so smoothly afterwards - I really notice when I've used this, as opposed to lesser products.

You can also wear it on its own for a natural, 'lit from within' glow that makes your skin look ten times better than it is. If I throw on one product before leaving the house in a rush, this is it.

A little goes a long way, so I would recommend buying the smaller 30ml size, which only costs $15 so it works out to be cheaper on a per-ml basis than the full size anyway!

When my spending ban lifts, this is one of the few products I plan to replace. I've been rationing it to make sure it lasts until October, although I don't think I need to because the tube lasts so long as it is.


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