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M.A.C Cosmetics Strobe Cream 50ml

4.4 of 106 reviews


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  • Dry
  • Normal to dry

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4.4 of 106 reviews

93% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

perfect for a glowy look
received a small version of this in the pink shade as a sample gives my skin a beautiful but subtle glow great under makeup or on its on easy to apply as well will definitely be purchasing this product

Most Helpful Criticism

3-4 stars
I don’t dislike this but it’s very pricey when you can get better Luminisers. Under make up or even on its own I love the pinklite but it works out cheaper to buy the travel size.
  1. Good under foundation

    This is lovely under my foundation but I wouldn't use it alone. Gives me a lovely glow
  2. perfect for a glowy look

    received a small version of this in the pink shade as a sample gives my skin a beautiful but subtle glow great under makeup or on its on easy to apply as well will definitely be purchasing this product
  3. perfect for a glowy look

    received a small version of this in the pink shade as a sample gives my skin a beautiful but subtle glow great under makeup or on its on and easy to apply will definitely be purchasing this product
  4. Best for glowy skin

    This is my 3rd bottle, love it so much. Use it under makeup and makes it look so glowy & beautiful
  5. avoid if you have oily skin

    not made for oily skin. looks good for a few minutes then you start to look like a grease ball. a beautiful product despite making me look too oily. defs recommend for people with dry skin types
  6. Great product

    Absolutely love this product. I use it for everything! I mix a little bit in with my foundation and it gives such a lovely subtle glow
  7. 3-4 stars

    I don’t dislike this but it’s very pricey when you can get better Luminisers. Under make up or even on its own I love the pinklite but it works out cheaper to buy the travel size.
  8. Lovely sheen

    I like this product to give a bit of a sheen and highlight. You can use it all over the face for a bit of a dewier look. Very easy to apply. Be cautious that it can be purchased in different colours though for different skin tones
  9. Love this product

    Beautiful cream, lovely under make up however I mainly wear on its own for a lovely dewy glow, now one of my faves, highly recommend!
  10. Love this product

    Beautiful cream, lovely under make up however I mainly wear on its own for a lovely dewy glow, now one of my faves, highly recommend!
  11. A hydrating highlighter

    I received this as a sample and loved it. Wearing it on your cheek bones give you an immediate glow. It doesn’t dry out because it’s so hydrating! Almost like a moisturiser!
  12. Amazing

    Great to put under foundation for a nice glow. Even shines through after powder. Only a little needed
  13. Loving Pinklite

    I recently picked this up as a new primer but have found myself mixing it with my studiofix and double wear to sheer it down a bit for winter wear. It leaves my skin looking fresh and dewy whilst still wearing fairly matte products. The pink suits my undertones but I would be interested to try the other shades out and see what finish they give.
  14. Peachlite is my fav

    I tried this strobe cream out for the first time when I got my make up done instore at Mac. I’ve never considered a strobe cream before and I absolutely love the finish it gave my make up. I love this and it’s not a staple in my make up routine.
  15. Love it

    Received this as sample on my recent order and I love to wear it especially now it's winter and my skin needs a boost of glow. It is subtle and adds healthy complexion without weighing down my skin. Love it.
  16. Awesome

    makes the skin look glowy under foundation but does get covered up under powder
  17. Subtle glow

    This gave a subtle dewy glow to my skin after applying it but I found it disappeared after applying foundation over the stop. I now just use it to sheer out some heavier foundations by mixing it in and it works wonders!
  18. Moisturiser booster and makes skin glow

    This makes my skin GLOW! Perfect to boost my current moisturiser during winter. Don’t be afraid to apply it all over the face!
  19. Replaced my moisturiser and primer

    Love this product and has replaced my moisturiser and primer! Gives a nice subtle glow under the base.
  20. Not a fan

    I was not a fan of this strobe cream. I found it was too shiny and did not look very natural. I only had a tester free from Adore Beauty but would not purchase.
  21. Wore it for my engagement party

    The make up artist used this on me for my engagement party and I loved it so much I bought it. It gives a nice glow, I use it as a primer under my foundation as it's also hydrating.
  22. Beautiful Glowy Primer

    I use this under make up as a primer. It makes my dry sling look dewy and healthy without being oily or glittery. It’s also very hydrating.
    I’m not sure about it making makeup last longer but with the finish it gives I don’t mind
  23. Beautifully radiant

    I apply this product before my foundation and also as a highlighter, and it gives the most natural, light from within glow! It’s so easy to apply, not greasy, and looks good on my medium to dark skin tone. Absolutely recommend getting this!
  24. Dewy skin

    Love applying this product to my face before I apply my foundation. I find that it gives the skin the most beautiful dewy look, without looking too shiny.
  25. Lit from within look

    This product is beautiful and makes the skin looks lit from within under foundation!
    It doesn’t make any of my foundations look different when placed ontop and really looks beautiful!
    Not too glittery and just the right amount of luminosity !
  26. Suuuuper dewy

    I am obsessed with this cream it makes your skin look and feel super healthy but it is SUPER glossy looking so not ideal for a hot summer day but so gorgeous for night time glow
  27. glowy and gorgeous

    this gives the skin the most gorgeous lit from within glow, i mix it with foundation and it makes my skin look radiant and glowing. i love this stuff!
  28. One of my favourites

    So many uses for this product. I love using it as a highlighter or even putting on with my foundation for more glow and shine.
  29. Glowy primer and highlighter

    I love this as a great versatile product. I use it as a primer under makeup, and also as a liquid highlighter on the high points of the face Gives a lovely sheen to the skin. Wouldn't recommend for people with very oily skin as it may come across as greasy. A little goes a long way.
  30. So many uses for one product!

    I love applying this on my cheekbones and on my cupids bow when I don't want to appear too "highlighted" I use it all over my face as a moisturiser for no makeup days and I've even used it as an eyeshadow primer. I own more highlighters than I can count and this is in my rotation of highlighters I deem worthy. I am a little confused that people use it under foundation (Unless it's being used as a primer?!) because wouldn't the foundation just cover up the whole highlighting effect? Anyway, I love this because it's so versatile!
  31. Beautiful!

    What a lovely product! Such a subtle glow to natural skin or under foundation, subtle but cute! I love it
  32. Glow lover’s best friend

    I loooooove this product. I use it while prepping my skin for foundation right after my moisturizer sort of as a primer. It also looks amazing on its own on no makeup days.
  33. Couldn’t say enough good things

    My god, this is so incredible. This looks amazing under makeup but just stunning over your skincare! It looks like a natural dewy flush on the skin and keeps it looking hydrated and plump all day. The besssst!
  34. More of a light primer

    This product just wasn't for me I usually love mac products but my skin just did not agree with this. It irritated my skin and I had to discontinue use.

    Love mixing this with my foundation!
    It gives such a beautiful glow and is super pigmented - a little goes a long way!
    I sometimes mix with my sunscreen on days when I don't wear makeup just to give me healthy glow.

    I have the shade PInklite and will continue repurchasing.
  36. Great as a primer

    I have used this as a primer. It doesn’t do anything incredible but it is shimmery and brightening with some moisturising properties. Blended well with my foundation and wasn’t too oily.
  37. Brightening

    Great to use under, over or mixed into your base products. I used the pinklite and it adds a natural bright sheen, but does lean towards a cooler/purple reflect so keep in mind if you have a really warm skin tone.
  38. luminous

    fantastic glowy product for multi-use. I've used it alone under foundation, mixed in with foundation, to highlight eyelids and cheekbones and even on the shoulders for a summery glow. even though it's pricey, it lasts forever.
  39. LOVE

    This highlighter is one of the best!! Only need such a small amount for blinding highlight but in the best and most natural way possible! The pigment is insane and it is super long wearing!! Absolutely obsessed - couldn't live without!
  40. so useful

    this is a a great multi use product. I can mix this in my foundation to create a very luminous look and its a great highlighter!
  41. Perfect glow from within

    This is for if I'm looking for the perfect glow from within look - it makes my skin looking so luminous and dewy and leaves it feeling so hydrated. A definite favourite that I highly recommend!
  42. Lovely on bear skin

    I love wearing this as a highlighter on bear skin. It provides a great glow that is natural yet completely mesmerizing. I've never tried it under foundation as I love a matte face but have heard great things about it providing a luminous glow when done so. Highly recommend!!
  43. Dewey and luminous

    This product is great for those days when you want glowing skin. I like to wear it underneath my foundation to give that glowing from within look. I have combination skin and do find that I can get quite oily in my T zone throughout the day with this product, but that is to be expected! So I would recommend touching up with a powder for those with oiler skin.
  44. very glittery

    This is really nice as a creamy primer under a foundation to give that sun kissed glow look, really nice under light coverage foundation. I used this under full coverage foundation and it sort of just hid the glittery look so probably works best under light-med foundation. It is also very creamy so use it in moderation to have the best effect, and the different colours to suit different skin types is also helpful, as the yellow and pink ones are really bright.
  45. very shiny

    This is great as a base primer for a dewy or shiny make up look! it has little sparkles in there and when the light hits your face it looks so good, especially in photos. Its very light It spreads very easily on the skin and doesn't feel or look cakey. I use the Mac foundations on top of it and they go on flawlessly as if it were any other of their primers. Its nice to wear lightly with a mineral powder or liquid on top for a beautiful no make up style look. I have oily skin and it works for me
  46. Nice but not special

    Nice cream used sparingly with skincare and light makeup but has been outstripped by newer highlighters on the market. I've used the original light pink pearls for reference which I would mix with sunscreen and light makeup. It was moisturising and had a soft smell but given it is comodogenic I switched to something more natural (FYI: I did not experience clogged pores with this).
  47. Subtle highlights

    I use this for a subtle highlight on my cheekbones and I love it! A little goes a long way and it's so easy to apply! I love this stuff!!
  48. Striking!

    Ever since using the ordinary’s coverage foundation in 1.0ns (which has silver highlight in it) i’ve been on the hunt for a highlighting option which used silver instead of the usual suspects like pink and gold, because silver seems to work so much better with my skin tone (i’m very fair, and for example I look better in silver earrings than gold - same goes on my face apparently!). I use ‘silverlite’ mixed into foundation and straight on my eyelids with a stipple brush, and across my collarbones. Great product, little goes a long way.
  49. Absolutely amazing

    This highlighter is one of the best!! Only need such a small amount for blinding highlight but in the best and most natural way possible! The pigment is insane and it is super long wearing!! Love it!!!
  50. A cult fave!

    I use this under my makeup, on it’s own, mixed with my highlighter to make it creamier, anything! It’s so versatile and makes your skin feel amazing as well. I use pink lite, which is great for my fair cool undertoned skin. Love!
  51. So good!

    I bought this in goldlite and am so impressed. It gives skin a glowy sheen without looking obviously glittery or pearlescent (unless you look really close up). I've mixed into bb cream for night time and worn it under tinted moisturiser for day time. Love!
  52. Nice when used in moderate amounts

    Very hyped product, and I used this with very high expectations. I like the glow that Goldlite gives - it's a golden sheen. It's not overly glittery so it has a more natural, "lit from within" look. I like to wear it under bb cream in strategic places (e.g. cheekbones) instead of all over the face, which I personally feel looks quite greasy on my skin.
  53. Good for subtle look

    As a fan of the minimal makeup look, I catch myself on too lazy to apply foundation on most days so I tend to opt for bb cream instead (since its quicker and can be more easily applied). However since some bb creams tend to oxidise after some time I find that with just that on its own, my face can look quite two dimensional. By layering the strobe cream underneath, I find that it somewhat evens out my skintone and brightens it a bit, this can be good for those who don't use highlighter but want to add a little glow
  54. Glowy Goodness

    I fell in love with this product when a makeup artist used this on me! It is the perfect balance of a dewy shine without the glitter or caked up makeup look. Just a beautiful lit from within glow!
  55. Brilliant for dry skin

    I absolutely loved this product. I have been on very strong medication recently and have found my skin has been looking dry and a bit dehydrated. I use this under my make up and it just looks amazing! Assists my foundation to look flawless and bright.
  56. A Glow Like No Other

    I’ve tried many illuminating primers over the years but this is by far my favourite! You only need a small amount to achieve a super human glow which radiates from under your foundation (should you even need any!) no matter if it’s a powder or full coverage liquid foundation. I have Goldlite, Pinklite, Peachlite and Silverlite (can you tell I love this product?) and love being able to switch up the base tone of my glow depending on my skin’s needs or to match my preferred makeup for the day. It just makes me happier being glowy and this is the best way to shine!
  57. Natural and glowy

    Strobe cream is like a glowy moisturiser, beautiful under or mixed into foundation. I also like it on my no makeup days to give my skin a natural glow. Surprisingly hydrating!
  58. A little goes a long way!

    I received this as a sample from adore beauty and it is a great highlighter but you only need the tiniest amount
  59. smells horrible

    not sure why but the smell is terrible! it does provide a nice glow when mixed in with foundation but im not sure if its worth it
  60. Love it

    I love this product. I don't wear a huge amount of makeup during the week and absolutely love this just on its own or mixed in with a touch of tinted moisturizer - gives the skin a gorgeous sheen
  61. Glorious Glow

    Love this product under foundation for a luminous glow, but also love to wear it alone or under a sheer tinted moisturiser during summer. Really brightens the skin and has a beautiful consistency.
  62. Not worth the hype for me

    This product is ok, but there are so many other new formulations of illuminators on the market that are better. It is a versatile product, can be mixed into foundation, applied on top of foundation or used with the moisturiser. It provides a glow, nothing new or amazing.
  63. Glow!

    I love using this all over as a base to make the skin glowing! On days I don't wear makeup I apply this all over to radiate the skin.
  64. Believe the hype !!!

    I love this product ! I mean I love love LOVE IT !!!
    I put it on my skin the minute my moisturiser has absorbed and it just gives me skin this beautiful glowy tone. You can wear it on its own or under a tinted moisturiser or foundation .its just the best primer ! I put a little down the bridge of my nose and on my cheek bones too. Buy it, you won’t regret it !
  65. Okay

    These are super great for no makeup days but kind of rub off when you apply makeup over the top.
  66. Goldlite - Great for skintones that have any redness

    I love the glowy finish that this moisturiser provides. With my oily skin, I definitely have to use a primer over this to ensure my foundation lasts a long time on my skin and doesn't slide around but it adds a gorgeous golden luminosity. I own the shade 'Goldlite' and enjoy this one in particular as the yellow golden undertones seem to counteract some redness in my cheeks which makes me feel as though I can use less coverage.
  67. Soft glow

    This strobe cream gives a very soft, subtle and luminous, skin-like glow. If you're after an intense or blinding highlight then this isn't the product for you. But if you're after every-day work/school glow that will melt easily into the skin, this is perfect. It lasts on the skin and gives some beautiful dimension to your face when paired with a matte foundation. Smells really nice too. I love it.
  68. It's good

    It gives your skin a nice glow, but it really isn't all that special.
  69. Amazing

    This product is amazing. I apply it before my foundation and it gives me a dewy look. This is a must own product. I
  70. glow

    gives a good glow but thats about all the product does for the skin
  71. A favourite for dewy, fresh-looking skin!

    I love strobe and use it daily, with or without makeup! You only need a small amount for it to go a long way. I dab it across cheek bones, brow bones and dab a little along the bridge of my nose, bow of mouth and leftover on collarbones.
  72. Holy Grail

    This strobe light cream is super versatile, able to be used as a cream highlighter, or as a primer under foundation or mixed with foundation to create a lovely dewy glow look. It leaves my skin feeling super smooth and does not cause my combo sensitive skin to breakout.
    A holy grail product always in my makeup bag I currently have it in Peachlite and have previously tried pinklite.
  73. Lovely glow

    Tried this product (in goldlite) as I love having days where I wear minimal make up, but need a little boost so I don’t look washed out. I found it gave my skin a hydrating, natural glow. I have also used it under make up and as a highlighter. Lost one star as maybe not as vibrant or long lasting as I hoped. Overall happy with the product.
  74. Lit from within

    Looks so beautiful under foundation, give a lit from within glow. Also worked well on my oily skin without affecting the foundation texture (I used mine with a pore-filling primer). Looks stunning when applied to the body for a trip to the beach or a night out.
  75. Dry skin

    Dry skin saviour. I hate doing my foundation just to find dry patches, this stops that from happening.
  76. Love it - subtle healthy glow

    I've used this once so far, and I love it.
    It's a light creamy texture. I smoothed roughly a pea-sized amount over my whole face as a moisturiser (before foundation). It, did not feel sticky in anyway. I have combination skin and it felt great putting it on. It gave me a really subtle healthy glow to my skin. At the end of my makeup I rubbed a little more of the product onto my fingers and then dabbed it on as a highlighter.

    This product delivered exactly what I was after. I wanted a highlighter that wasn't an obvious glitter bomb on my face. I love that it's multipurpose - I can use it over my whole face, as well as a highlighter.
  77. So versatile

    This gives a nice glow when mixed into foundation, used as a primer, or used afterwards as a highlighter. A little goes a long way so good value for money.
  78. sooo nice

    this gives such a nice glow to the skin and is comfy to wear. has never broken me out. only took off a star for MAC not being cruelty free.
  79. Great highlighter!

    Lovely illuminating cream! Great for using on the face and body and I love the shade peach lite. Would definitely recommend - great product an you get heaps of uses out of it.
  80. Beautiful glow

    Such a nice primer!! Love this under foundation or even by itself. Adds the perfect glow and just makes skin look so natural and radiant.
  81. Great multiuse product

    Moisturising and illuminating, works great to prep the skin prior to makeup for a luminous base, after foundation to highlight the high points of the face or even mixed into foundation to add luminosity.
  82. Pinklight

    I'm still learning how to use this strobe cream but it's so pretty! I've been mixing it in with my foundation and it definitely makes me look more dewy and glowy! The pinklight seems to suit me and I'm quite fair. You get heaps of product too in that size
  83. One of the best primer

    for a luminous finish its the best primer
  84. Got the travel size went back for full size

    Great for under or over makeup . Blends over foundation beautifully. Nice under brow bone and like all Mac products lasts really well .
  85. Not a HG but super nice

    I don't swear by this but it gives SUCH a nice shimmery glow to my makeup routine, I probably wouldn't pay again for it but its always in the samples !
  86. Soft soft skin!!!

    I really love this product it makes my skin feel amazing, I didn’t realise I couldn’t live without this product until I ran out. It really makes a difference. The one thing I don’t like is it’s really difficult to squeeze the last bits of the cream out as the tube is so hard... guess I should just buy more! :)
  87. Absolutely L O V E!

    I got the pinklite and mix it in with my foundation and the finish is absolutely beautiful. It makes my skin look so luminous, dewy and healthy! I also apply it on top of my foundation on the high points of my face for an extra glow.
  88. Versatile

    I wear strobe cream every single day, it's a gorgeous highlight and a great primer under foundation to give you a dewy glow. I'll also wear this bear faced for a little glow and on my eyelids.
  89. Amazing dewy skin

    Even though I love the dewy skin look, my t zone is quite oily so I must set my foundation with lots of powder to avoid becoming an oily mess. This product is great, I use this with my foundation to look dewy without the oiliness. Also great to apply on the body for a beautiful glow.
  90. Luminous Moisturiser

    I use this on almost every person I do makeup on. I love the shade Goldlite and Peachlite for a warmer look. I prefer to use this as a moisturiser and then apply a primer on top for longevity.
  91. Perfect Primer

    Does such a great correcting job and really evens my skin tone so it’s perfect for applying foundation. Subtly illuminates without being too over the top.
  92. Love it

    This product is honestly amazing. I use it to mix into matte foundations to make my makeup look more glowy/dewy and less chalky. Or I use it on its own when I'm not wearing makeup to give my skin an extra glow.
  93. glowin'

    This product is almost like a moisturiser with shimmer through it! It's easy to blend into the skin. It can be used two ways. The first as a primer or mixed in with foundation to give a glowy (but not not glittery) look to your makeup. The product mixes will with foundation. I mix with Studio Fix Fluid. The other way you can use this is by using a highlighter. Dab onto your skin after foundation and blend.

  94. Love a dewy base

    I love to use this under my foundation to give a subtle glow - I love a dewy makeup look and this works so well to achieve that. I also apply to brow bone, upper lip and nose for a natural, dewy highlight
  95. Not a fan

    I liked this product originally, but after a week found i never reached for it. The effect is gives is subtle, almost missable. It goes on well, does give a glow if mixed direct into foundation - but not so great when used under foundation.
  96. Subtle shimmer

    This product is great for a shimmery, highlighted look. Long-lasting and works just as well beneath foundation as it does swiped gently over the cheeks. Great for those nights out under the lights!
  97. Glow from within

    Great product - get the natural glow from within. Use as a base under foundation! I wouldn't use as a primer on its own but would pair with a primer!
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