Saturday Surfing and MAC Strobe Cream

Published in: Just For Fun, MAC Makeup

Photo by Ornesllaswouldgo

What up, buttercup? How are you doing today? I’m just over here playing with makeup and watching one of the funniest TV shows I’ve seen in ages! It’s called The League. Have you seen it? Seriously, I know almost nothing about fantasy football, but damn that show’s hilarious.


Speaking of funny TV shows, what do you think about Modern Family? That’s another one that gets me every time.

Back to that makeup I’m playing with… It’s a highlighting illuminator called MAC Strobe Cream ($30), and other than TV it’s been the highlight of my weekend so far. Ha! You know you’re a makeup junkie when a product can be the highlight of your day…

Ever since discovering how great the combo of Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener and MAC Pro Longwear Concealer work for me (BTW, isn’t Nancy’s concealer tutorial great!?), I’ve been looking for an illuminator to wear beneath foundation.

Thanks to my friend Marisol (and MAC), I think I found it!

Have I mentioned that a new MAC store opened just 5 minutes away? Marisol and I hit it after dinner last night (¡nos gusta Chipotle!), and she promptly sold me on Strobe, which she’s been loving for a while.

MAC Strobe Cream unblended (left) and blended (right)

Worn either alone or under foundations and tinted moisturizers, it imparts a very subtle brightening sheen — not a glitter, just a very soft pearl glow.


I’m gonna put some on right now and head to Trader Joe’s, where I hope to appear all fresh and glowy as I cruise the frozen food aisle. 🙂

But before that, you know what time it is. Surf’s up!

Saturday Surfing: Sites I Surfed Today

Thanks to reader Amber for sending this hilarious cat video!

Have a fantastic Saturday, ya hear?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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So far, 24 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. TJ says:

    I just got my hands on some strobe cream after a glowing review (hee hee) I received months ago. Better late than never.
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  2. Kaelin says:


  3. Amanda says:

    Have you tried Josie Maran’s illuminator? I’ve been using that for the past couple of days and its great. It comes in her Love Nest set at Sephora. =)

  4. Vesna says:

    Haha, the slim box is the best! I love this cat! <3

  5. Martha says:

    I am so close to ordering some Strobe Cream along with Pro Longwear Concealer- thanks for the push over the edge 😀

  6. Emma says:

    I love the kitty in the boxes. I laughed so hard my tummy hurts 🙂 Rooster loves his box so it’s become a permanent fixture in our living room. We also might be getting another Maine Coon to be his friend (hopefully he likes him).

  7. noemii says:

    That i write like website is so cool! Thank you for sharing.
    i named my dog Lolita (aka Lola) after Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita 🙂 i’ve gotten weird looks for Lolita so i usually refer to her as Lola after the initial introduction. Especially from males. Surprise, surprise :} (creeepeeerrs).

  8. Nina says:

    ohh ive always been curious about strobe cream …. maybe its time to find out if it will work for me.

    speakng of highlighters – i got a high beam to go last thurs — love it! 🙂

  9. BeautyMaven says:

    … I don’t understand the MAC acryblic paint stuff, lol… Ke$ha-inspired?
    I just can’t think of a day in my past where I have needed fancy body paints, lol… oh except this past Halloween! (I was Bowser from Mario, hehe)
    BeautyMaven recently posted … Workspace Makeover!

  10. danielle says:

    ahhhh omg new mac store :O man are you for serious !!!!

  11. Kerry says:

    “Modern Family” FTW. 🙂
    Also, I’ve been loving E.L.F.’s Shimmering Facial Whip in Spotlight. I hear it’s a dupe for MAC’s Strobe Cream, but I haven’t tried that yet.

  12. dbb says:

    haha that cat is soo funny, did you see his video with the bigger box?

  13. mkdallas says:

    I have to give a shoutout to the Clarisonic Opal, which is indeed the shitz. It’s ridiculously spendy, but I’ve been using it for 7 weeks and am very pleased with the very visible results. It’s not a miracle worker; it won’t get rid of crows-feet, but it does smooth them out a bit (if I had to give a percentage, I’d say they are 20% less noticeable). The drastic improvement I’ve seen with the Opal is the almost total elimination of my under-eye bags (we’re talkin’ 90% improvement here). I have allergies, plus I’m 52, so I tend to have those yucky fluid-y big ole bags under my eyes; this little tool has practically eliminated them, to my great joy. Even my kid noticed a major difference. The serum caps that you buy with it are expensive, but they do last a long time (my 1st cap just ran out at 7 and 1/2 weeks) and I received 3 with the purchase of the unit. I think the Opal gets really mixed reviews because it does certain things very well, but it can’t remove wrinkles. However, the overall drastically enhanced appearance of my eyes is definitely worth the bucks. if you Google it, some place is always offering $50 off on the purchase, too.

  14. Heidi says:

    Oh, yeah, forgot to mention earlier, as for Modern Family, it’s also one of my favorite shows. Every episode has me laughing hysterically. Every character is wonderful!

  15. Roxanne says:

    I totally rocked red eyeshadow in high school. In the 90’s. I was also a goth kid with weird tastes in cosmetics. With that said, I want to rock the red again.

    I am a HUGE Maru fan! He’s just so darn adorbs. Love that chunky kitty.

  16. Felicia says:

    Omg, that cat made me laugh so hard! Its adorable 🙂

  17. Liza says:

    I am sooo excited about the MAC store opening up in Northgate

  18. inaya says:

    jes jes, modern family unique, clean and HILLARIOUS. let us know how the strobe works out karen 🙂

  19. Kim says:

    I like the idea of the Strobe Cream – I could use a little brightening. 🙂 Btw, your keyboard is the cleanest thing I’ve ever seen; I’m incredibly jealous!

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