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M.A.C Cosmetics Strobe Cream 50ml

4.4 of 78 reviews

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  • Dry
  • Normal to dry

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4.4 of 78 reviews

92% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

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!

Most Helpful Criticism

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
  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Beautiful!

    What a lovely product! Such a subtle glow to natural skin or under foundation, subtle but cute! I love it
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. SUPER PIGMENTED & GLOWY

    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. 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!!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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).
  19. 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!!
  20. 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.
  21. 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!!!
  22. 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!
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  25. 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
  26. 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!
  27. 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.
  28. 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!
  29. 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!
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. Nice

    Overall one of the nicest illuminators on the market.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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 !
  38. Okay

    These are super great for no makeup days but kind of rub off when you apply makeup over the top.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. It's good

    It gives your skin a nice glow, but it really isn't all that special.
  42. 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
  43. glow

    gives a good glow but thats about all the product does for the skin
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. Dry skin

    Dry skin saviour. I hate doing my foundation just to find dry patches, this stops that from happening.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. Great cream

    Great luminous finish
  55. 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.
  56. 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
  57. One of the best primer

    for a luminous finish its the best primer
  58. 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 .
  59. 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 !
  60. 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! :)
  61. Love

    Brilliant for lit within glowy skin
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.

  69. 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
  70. 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.
  71. 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!
  72. 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!
  73. Amazing glow

    Beautiful product and the shade peachlite compliments my light skin tone
  74. Amazing multi use product

    Love love love this product! You can wear this on its own for a glow. I also use this as primer under my foundation but sometimes also put this on for a subtle highlighter.
  75. a gorgeous product, natural glow moisturiser!

    I love this product, I do not however wear it as a highlight on top of my foundation (too emollient for that purpose in my opinion). I do prefer my embryolisse moisturiser as a primer/moisturiser, however this just gives the most gorgeous subtle glow!
  76. Love

    Greatest lit within glow primer!
  77. HOLY GRAIL

    I have been using this ever since I can remember, and it it still my number 1 liquid highlight. My favourite way to use it is to dab onto the high points of my after foundation and top with a powder highlight, or wear alone on makeup free days for a natural radiance. Perfection!
  78. Amazing Glow!

    I love this cream, it gives the skin such a subtle glow and dew to it. I use the shade Pinklite which is the OG MAC Strobe cream, I'm fair and find this shade best suited.
    It works well under any BB cream or foundation- Love Love Love!!!!
  79. An instant pick-me-up

    When my skin feels flat and is need of a little extra TLC, I turn to Strobe Cream for help.

    It's an instant pick me up. My complexion feels smooth and plump and looks radiant. A subtle glow comes through my foundation, and my skin looks healthy and fresh.
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