Saturday, 4 January 2014

MAC Strobe Cream

Hello beautiful readers! How are winters coming along? They're pretty chilly and lazy for us hehe. Today this blog post is about a product "most-asked-about". In a lot of beauty forums I see questions being asked about this product and a lot of people seem to be clueless about it's purpose and function. And that is when I decided to review this product for my readers. 

Today's blog post is about "M.A.C Strobe Cream."

What does M.A.C say about this product?
The ultimate quick fix for the skin. Super-powered with potent botanical; 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.

I love this cream, and I don’t think I will stop buying this. It makes my skin super smooth and silk like. My foundation or powder glides on my skin because it gets so smooth, and the application looks flawless. It also hides my pores.
 I use this everyday, some people might be confused because it has a little bit of shine, but don’t be afraid, it just has the right amount of shine to give that wake-up feeling to the face, it is not shimmery or glittery, it has this pearly essence kind of thing which gives this amazing glow and radiance to the face and actually also makes your skin look healthy and young. It has a moisturising effect on my dry skin too, like a hydrant for my skin with all the botanical and vitamins and green tea benefits.  

The plus point is this comes out great on face in flash photography too, maybe because of the sheen it reflects just the right amount of light? Who knows and who cares, as long as it makes me look good =P
Moisturising but not greasy or oily is the catch! I usually use this before my evening or night makeup, because I use sunblock in the day. It hasn’t broken me out even once in the two years period. After I use this I just lightly dust studio fix powder on my face and I am good to go, because I get this amazing natural glow which I really like, makes me look like I have a naturally healthy skin and no makeup face which is the look I am going for most of the time. On my heavy makeup days I finish with a proper foundation and all routine and it is just used as a makeup base.
I love the packaging, it’s a very sleek, expensive looking pearly white cream bottle to squeeze product out in a very hygienic way with a black matte cap. It has a mild scent to it which I adore and it is not bothersome in any way.

How I use: I take very little about 2 hazelnut size drops and lightly pat on my skin. I do not rub it in. Just lightly pat is the key to make the maximum out of its benefits.
The other way is to mix this with your foundation and then apply, to make your foundation have moisturising effect and that would certainly tone down the shine too.

Points in favour:

  • Does not break me out.
  • Moisturises my skin.
  • It is healthy for my skin.
  • Makes me put less layers on my skin.
  • Gives a very natural glow.

Points not in favour:

  • It is a bit pricey.
  • Oily-skin people might not like the shine.

Availability and Pricing:
I got mine from Mac store in Dubai mall for 157dhs. But I am sure makeup pages on facebook can arrange one for you =)

Rating: I would rate this product 4.9/5


  1. I have always thought it will make me look like a shiny clown as i have combination to oily skin.....

    1. I don't think so honey, its an amazing product by MAC, one of their best selling. And all the MUA at mac always recommend this to everyone to apply before makeup =)

  2. This product is a must buy for me :D nice review Maryam :D

  3. not for oily skin huh.I am sad.Would have loved to try it.Great review.Thumbs up

    1. There's MAC strobe liquid for people with oily skin. Do give it a try=)

  4. wow seems to be a wonderful and tempting makeup base... wanna spend my savings now :p

  5. nice review .. will have to buy this one

  6. i am loving this but not in summer in winter i can say it is an amazing pick. thanks for sharing.

  7. This such a lovely product, nice review :)

  8. I love how it gives such a subtle illumination!


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