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M·A·C Cosmetics Strobe Cream

Constantly being followed around by a lighting crew to mimic the perfect strobe effect isn't ideal—a girl can dream, though, right? This skincare-meets-makeup cream helps tired and dull skin look more luminous and achieve that coveted glow—no heavy equipment required. In fact, the vitamin-, green tea-, and botanical-enriched formula is so lightweight that it blends like a dream to give skin a subtle lit-from-within radiance. The Silverite shade gives lighter skin tones a silver sheen while Pinklite reflects a pink sheen on light to medium-dark skin tones. When worn under makeup, it creates a base for all the products layered on afterward. On days when you're feeling a little bit more low-maintenance, it can double as your moisturizer or you can layer over your favorite one for a soft luminescence.

M·A·C Cosmetics Strobe Cream
4.2 out of 5 stars, based on 5,872 Reviews 5,872 Reviews
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I felt like it left a film on my face and I did not care for the smell.

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Not for me
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I do not use any Mac products that have to be applied on my entire face— I will break out.

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Not for me
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This did absolutely nothing for me but make me break out, which is unfortunate because I don’t even use this type of product just figured I’d try it before tossing it out.

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Not for me
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I rarely, if ever use liquid highlighter. Please, please, for the love of Sheezus, STOP SENDING ME HIGHLIGHTER!!!
I have enough to last forever!!!

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not for me
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I am not a fan of highlighters I have natural strobe lol

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Could have been great
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I really wanted to like this product, however it is just too shiny. It applies nicely and I haven't used enough to see if it hydrates, however it just reflects everything off of me. I like a nice shine if done well, however this was too unnatural and just didn't look good with or without makeup.

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It’s Mac
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It’s a Mac product and has the quality you would expect from a Mac product. However they’re still not cruelty free which is why it got one star from me.

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Red Light!

I received MAC’s Strobe Cream Pinklite in BB’s Skin Multitaskers Discovery Kit. I applied the Strobe Cream (in lieu of my regular Clinique Pore Minimizer) after my moisturizer (Benefit’s Total Moisture) - and instead of a lovely pinklite shimmer - my skin turned red and splotchy! Red light!

Despite the initial redness, I completed my makeup routine just to see if there was a benefit to this primer. There was not. During the day my foundation became creasey and cakey - something I’ve never seen before because I wear liquid foundation, and don’t use a setting powder.

So MAC’s a no-go for me. Clinique’s Pore Minimizer continues to get the green light from me!

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not my fav
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I really had high hopes for this product but was disappointed when I used it. It left my cheeks feeling oily and it dint have that "highlighting" effect I thought it would.

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Blech
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This made my skin look terrible. It gave it a pasty sheen and made it shiny. This is the second sample I've tossed of this product. Please don't send this again!

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