Imagine a nearly transparent version of your favorite brightly colored lipstick — what you’d end up with would look a lot like MAC’s new Strobe Kiss and Strobe Current Tinted Lip Conditioner Sticks, two little lovelies from MAC’s new Strobe Collection. In stick form both look bold and bright, but they apply unexpectedly sheer. Picture a transparent wash of color.
I got my hands on two of the five available shades — Strobe Kiss, a light coral with golden shimmer, and Strobe Current, a shimmery red plum.
At first, Strobe Kiss scared me because the color of the stick reminded me of an orange highway cone, but not so on my lips. Applied, it’s a lighter, semi-transparent version of MAC Lychee Luxe Lipglass, my all-time favorite coral shade. Tiny gold flecks catch the light just right at certain angles, bringing with them an added dimension to Strobe Kiss that makes my lips look soft and highly kissable.
Now, Strobe Current ain’t messin’ around either. A plum with golden red shimmer, it reminds me of a subdued version of MAC Contessa Lipglass. Keep in mind that it applies a tiny bit darker than Strobe Kiss does, so if you have light-toned lips, it might be the better choice to provide you with a lil’ more color.
These two shades bring it, but I also loved their light, non-stick texture. The formulas feels thin and slippery on my lips, and neither one has a strong taste or smell. As if that wasn’t enough, they also moisturize like a mofo! Earlier this week I had chapped lips, but after wearing Lip Conditioner for a couple days my lips returned to normal. These are so fab that I’m going to hit the counter for two more colors — Strobe Rays (a light caramel with golden red shimmer) and Strobe Blossom (a light blue-pink with red shimmer).
All five of the Strobe Tinted Lip Conditioner Sticks contain SPF 15, making them perfect for sunny days. I plan to wear them a lot come summertime.
Purchase MAC Strobe Kiss and Strobe Current Tinted Lip Conditioner Sticks at your favorite MAC Counter or online at www.maccosmetics.com.
Happy Friday, ya’ll! We made it, whoo hoo! I’ve had a semi-productive day so far. I went for a long run this morning (long run for me), did some laundry and worked from home for a bit. During the run I heard a new song, Leavin’, by Jesse McCartney, and it’s been stuck in my head ever since. It won’t stop playing!
What are you listening to today? Does it put you in the mood for the weekend?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,