Since I’ve been wearing MAC Strobe Cream ($29.50) practically every day since November, I figured it was high time I gave this bad boy some official Unsung Heroes . I’ve actually gotten to the point where I can’t leave home without it!
Strobe, a permanent member of Team MAC, resides under the Moisturizers section of MAC’s skin care line, where I’m sure it illuminates the place because that’s what it does. Worn alone or beneath foundation, it adds a very subtle brighting sheen to the skin — an opalescent glow, subtle, and more like pearls bathed in candlelight than sequins caught in the spotlight.
While I do find it to be moisturizing, by itself, it’s not quite moisturizing enough for my combination dry/oily skin, so I apply it on top of a helper product like Clarins Hydraquench. If you have normal to oily skin, however, you should be just fine without a helper.
Oh, and if Strobe feels too heavy for you, MAC also has a lighter version called Strobe Liquid, also $29.50.
MAC Strobe Cream unblended (left) and blended (right)
I think it gives dimension to my skin and makes me look well rested and refreshed…like I got a facial and a deep tissue massage at a spa.
And it looks great in pictures, too. You know how some matte foundations can leave skin looking flat? MAC Strobe does the opposite. It makes skin reflect just enough light to look more alive.
It doesn’t look or feel greasy, either, and has yet to cause a single breakout (knock on wood).
I’m kicking myself (right this very second, LOL!) for not trying MAC Strobe sooner. Now it’s on my “Products I Would Freak Out About If They Were Discontinued” list. Thank goodness it’s part of the permanent collection.
You can find Strobe at MAC counters, in stores and at maccosmetics.com.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
The MAC Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite products from MAC’s permanent collection
- MAC Unsung Heroes: Subculture Lip Pencil
- MAC Unsung Heroes: Soft Brown Eyeshadow
- MAC Unsung Hero: Woodwinked Eyeshadow
- MAC Unsung Hero: Powersurge Eye Kohl
- MAC Unsung Heroes: All That Glitters Eyeshadow Is Not Just Another Gold
- MAC Unsung Heroes: The Technakohl Liners
- MAC Unsung Hero: Groundwork Paint Pot
- MAC Unsung Hero: Nymphette Lipglass
- MAC Unsung Hero: Blacktrack Fluidline
- MAC Unsung Hero: Gorgeous Gold Eyeshadow
- MAC Unsung Hero: Patina Eyeshadow