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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
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Surprisingly AMAZING
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I didn't exactly know what the product was for...but I eventually learned that you can use it as a moisturizer/primer. So I have been using it for a week in place of my Primer and my skin looks SO much healthier and less red. It's winter now, so I suspect my face was in need of hydration and this is the perfect product. It leaves my skin dewy without melting my makeup that's on top of it. The smell is not great though, so hopefully MAC will improve that in the future.

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Love this stuff!
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I love how light weight and luminous this is! I mix it with my tinted moisturizer and go, it really helps with coverage.

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Dana
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I have never used a product like this before, I am on only day two of it. We will see after a full week of use, maybe I will actually enjoy. The product itself is not all that bad!

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Nothing special
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Didn’t notice much difference compared to other primers, plus this brand tests on animals in order to sell in China, so I’ll pass

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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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Eh.
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Fine but not great. Mac is not Cruelty free and I don’t like that

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Oily
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Left my skin oily after use. Definitely could not use alone because my face would shine so much

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using it right?
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I'm not 100% sure if im using this right, but the way I am it makes my skin look "glowy" .. my husbands words...

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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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Strobe cream

Awesome stuff! I absolutely love this stuff I use as a highlighter and sometimes I mix with my foundation to give a beaming look.

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