MAC Strobe Cream- Review

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hey girlies!

Hope you're all having a lovely Sunday so far, I'm not very impressed as the sun has gone behind the clouds so I've had to retreat from my sunbathing.

Now as it's summer, I have been loving the dewy and glowy make up look. My make up idols this summer have been Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl for her peachy cheeks and barely there eyeshadow and Millie Mackintosh from Made in Chelsea for her bronzed dewy look that she always rocks so well.

I decided that I wanted a piece of this dewy action and decided to order some MAC strobe cream.

So what is MAC's Strobe Cream?

Mac describe their Strobe Cream as ' The ultimate quick fix for the skin. Super-powered with potent botanticals; de snoozes, de- stresses , moistens, freshens and boosts the look of dull, flat or tired looking skin with a fully loaded vitamin zap and a mega dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Enchances the effects of light on all skin and in all lighting conditions from sunlight to spotlight.' 

Now let's be honest, it sounds like a miracle cream doesn't it? I decided to get this after reading about it on my college friend Sam's new beauty blog ( go read it, it's great) and she'd said how she mixed it with Estee Lauder's Double wear to achieve a dewy, less heavy look. 

This is what I've been doing since my strobe cream arrived and I have noticed a dewyness to my skin that I wouldn't of got without the strobe cream. I feel that it does make Double wear a lot less heavy which is better for these summer days. I'm still getting to grips with the strobe cream but so far so good. I think it will look amazing on holiday with a natural tan so I am very excited to play around with it in 
Crete next week. (1 WEEK TO GO!) 

A little goes a long way with Strobe Cream- Also look at the lack of shimmer.

I was worried that when it would arrive, that strobe cream would be full of shimmer but it isn't. It's what can be described as pearly and adds a pearly sheen to your face which is alot better than glitter. No one wants to look like Edward Cullen. 

me with strobe cream on, notice the dewyness? Lol- also I apologise for the top, I was off to work. 

Strobe cream is quite pricey however- I bought the travel version which for 30ml is £12.00, the full size version of 50ml is £21.00. I'm really getting into skincare at the moment as yes make up is amazing but the conditions of your skin makes make up look better or worse. I'm definitely feeling some Liz Earle products and/or Estee Lauder night repair serum- I'm gonna try get a sample this week! 

Over all if you want to achieve the dewy look then I would recommend Strobe Cream, I will be letting you know how I get on with it as the weeks go on.

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday :) 

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  1. It does look very good on you hun! Love the holiday countdown!

  2. You look lovely :) I've been wanting this cream for a while as it's so popular in the blog world, so thanks for the review! Might be the push I need to get it.

  3. This looks great on you! I always weary to try shimmery/dewy products because my skin is already really oily naturally.
    xx Jessica

  4. Im going to be really honest here (sorry!) and say I don't see a massive difference, I'm so so sorry! I tried strobe cream and didn't see much of a difference really, its also had a lot of bad press for clogging up pores so make sure you really take it off properly! Its good to get the travel sizes to test things out, I never thought about that!

  5. I actually do see a difference between this pic and the one your posted in your Double Wear review. I think your face makeup looks less heavy and more natural here- which is a good thing! I am trialing Double Wear right now, and I am on the fence. I want to love it but I don't think it is for me.

  6. aw thanks for linking my blog Corrie I was wondering where all the traffic was coming from haha. glad you like the strobe cream it does make double wear sooo much nicer to use. Seriously considering the Liz Earle cleanse and polish too xxx

  7. it does look nice on you, I've heard it breaks alot of people out though, id probably do the same as you and start with the mini x

  8. looks fab on you but it broke me out when I used it!

  9. Your skin looks so glow-y and lovely :) !

  10. Hi Corrie! This is a great review! I've always wanted to know more about MAC's Strobe Cream - thank you.

    Kisses, Melanie

  11. have been curious about this product for a long time. thanks for this review! :)

  12. Rachel- Ah thanks Rachel :) x

    Sarah.S- Ah thank you :) I do really like it so I would get it ;) x

    Jessica- Ah thank you :) I'm the same Jessica, my skin is really oily too but I've had no problems so far!x

    Holly Arabella- Oh don't worry, it is a very subtle effect, yeah I do suppose it could be quite bad for the skin!! Yeah it is good to have it in a travel size to try out! x

    Krystal- Ah thank you, I can notice a difference too! Yeah it is a funny foundation, I love the coverage but hate the way it looks in pictures! Let me know your final thoughts! x

    Sam- Ah no worries :) Yeah it does make it lighter for summer! I know, it sounds amazing! :) x

    Lauren Rose- Ah thank you :) yeah I will have to make sure to not wear too much and take it off really well! x

    Jade- Thanks Jade :) oh no really? x

    Jessicaaasx- Aw thanks sweet :) x

    Laura- Thank you lovely x

    Beauty and bows- Ah thank you Melanie, I'm glad you liked the post! x

    Sugar sugar- ah I'm glad you found it useful :) x