By Contributor : Agnirupa
Am here today with an amazing, super-effective yet quite underrated product from MAC , the purpose of which is quite unclear, especially to us..wherever we see MAC in Indian blogs we mostly do not find reviews on this super adaptable highlighter with added skin benefits and hydration! Welcome the bright star of today- The MAC Strobe cream <3 do not let the name strobe mislead you into thinking it will make you turn into a disco ball 😛 ‘coz it won’t! it’s just the ideal pick-me-up for dull and lifeless skin which I think we need much more than makeup ^_^
What MAC claim about Strobe Cream
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 with 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.
Packaging & Price
Price- 1950/- INR for 50 ml / 1.7 US fl oz
Swatches & My take on the product
The strobe cream comes packaged in a very convenient white sleek plastic tube with a matte black cap which is supposed to be stored upside down for easy dispensing of the product as and when required! very sleek, fuss-free and useful!
The cream is pearly white in color with a texture which is smooth, creamy, not thick at all and spreads easily even on parched dry skin *my skin in winters :-/* blending like a dream and glides on beautifully 🙂
The effect? 😀 well it certainly has a lot ^_^ looked at closely, it reveals some purply shimmery feel but fear not 😛 on skin it looks well rested, flawless and healthy 😀 I stuck to it the whole winter and used to just take 1-2 drops and either mix with my BB cream or sunscreen to create a dewy fresh finish, or better still I used to massage a couple of drops on to the higher contours of my face *apples of cheeks, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow etc :D*
Either ways, it does its job remarkably well! And the ingredients list filled with anti-oxidants and minerals are definitely an added boost to both your skin and morale 😀
There is a mild, soothing smell *like MAC FIX+* which I love even more and it persists for sometime after application 😀
For my dry-combination skin in winters it did give me just the right amount of hydration without turning oily or leaving my skin parched for ladies with dry skin though, applying a few drops with their normal moisturizer would be better
Now, A closer look at the product and swatches before we go in detail about Pros & Cons
On my face- I have worn strobe cream on my high contours and have applied just a thin layer of BB cream on face J no fuss jaldi jaldi make up for saraswati puja at my place J *lol 😛 that even rhymed
- Sleek, user friendly, fuss-free tube packaging which is easy to carry
- Light, smooth, non greasy texture- spreads easily and blends beautifully
- Gives an instant boost to dry, dull tired skin <3
- Does not look shimmery or glittery 😀
- Acts as an extremely easy-to-use highlighter which is both subtle and refreshing!
- Has various skin benefits
- Enough hydrating for combi-normal skin
- Mild, soothing smell
- Lasts for a long long time *_*
Do I recommend this?
Oohh yess! This is one of those MAC products the use of which most of us did not know before or are still confused about J highlighter, skin booster or skincare?? Well to tell the truth, ALL! I tried both Clarins beauty flash balm at the store and this one and yeahh no prizes for guessing who came home with me 😛 an instant pick-me-up for dull, tired skin, which has impressive ingredients, does not look over the top and is easy to carry and apply MAC scores on all fronts 😀 and yeahh they have another solution for the upcoming oily summers or for ladies with perpetually greasy skin troubles- they have a Strobe lotion 😀 it’s the same price, same quantity, same effect- just runnier in texture and comes in a bottle <3 so what are you waiting for 😀
Hope many myths about this particular product is now clear and my post was a wee bit helpful for you all <3 muahh ! miss me till the next time 😀 stay gorgeous!
MakeupholicWorld: Agni, Awesome review as always! Love your makeup and the pictures are so wonderful!! I am really liking the sheen it gives to face! A must try product from MAC! They have a lotion variant of this as well.Here is a picture of both lotion and cream swatched together here………..
Pic courtesy : http://a-fleur-de-peau.fr/archives/review/mac-strobe-lotion/