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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 5,679 Reviews 5,679 Reviews
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Great with No Make up
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I'm really loving this not as a primer but as a moisturizer on the days I don't wear make up. It gives my skin a very subtle glow and feels great!

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Well balanced
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I have oily skin and even though this has shimmer in it, its so fine and well balanced that it does give more glow and no shiny

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Not my thing
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I dont use any type of highlight or strobe product so this one was wasted on me. It feels greasy and did not look great when I tried using it, my other make up clumped with it. All in all, just not a good choice for me.

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lightweight
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This cream left my skin feeling very soft. Had a fresh scent. Was easy to work with.

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Strobe cream
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Love this. Most likely will purchase full size and add it to routine.

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Powder
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This made my skin look beyond ashy. No go for me. :(

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Flawless Face in Seconds
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Have you ever thought "If I could only use five products for the rest of my life, what would I choose?"
For me, I might change four of those products on a regular basis. However? This strobe cream is without a doubt the one constant. I feel like I don't even need to add makeup after using it, because it is so effective at evening out my skintone and masking imperfections. The glow looks natural, but can easily be glammed up for the evening.

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alright
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it was alright. i didn’t like the smell. but it was okay. i feel like it made me break out actually now that i think abut it

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nothing special

I didn't have any strong opinions on this product. I've seen lots of youtubers use this as a primer so I tried to do the same thing, but it made my pores look huge and my face looked sorta dusty (with mineral-y/glittery stuff) after using foundation. As just a highlighter, it works fine, but there are better products for a fraction of the cost.

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