Tuesday, December 30, 2014

MAC Strobe Cream!

A quick post coming your way! I wanted to talk about a product that I've heard so many nice things about but thought I would never be interested in. It's a luminising cream from MAC, their famous Strobe Cream. I have it in this mini travel size and I must say that it has taken me by surprise!


Strobe Cream is a skin brightner, MAC markets it as a face moisturiser with skin benefiting ingredients. However, to me it's more like a highlighter. It seems to have such a visible glow, I just don't see it working on my oily skin applied all over.

As mentioned many times before, my skin is very oily and that is why I usually stay away from liquid highlighters. I also find that they don't work that well with powder foundations and most of the time that is my foundation of choice. But this fall and winter I've been wearing liquid foundation more and that is when I've been using Strobe Cream. And it does work with my skin too! I've been wearing it under my True Match foundation on the top of my cheek bones and on the brige of my nose, so basically everywhere I would normally highlight with a powdery product. I must say, every time I wear liquid and Strobe Cream together, it really makes a difference! It gives my face a really nice glow that looks very natural at the same time.

If my skin wasn't so oily, I would mix Strobe Cream together with my foundation. It would look just lovely! If you have dry skin, you can use it as a primer applied all over your face or as a moisturiser like it is intended. I've been using it only to highlight right after my moisturiser and then let it set for a while before my foundation.


Some swatches. Now, this was way too much product...! I had to wipe some off so I could blend it nicely. Here it is blended in the pictures below. As you can see, it's very glowy! But it's subtle at the same time, it's not shimmery at all. I must say that only a tiniest amount goes a long way! The normal size Strobe Cream would be too much for me, even this smaller 30 ml / 1 fl oz. seems like a lot because I really don't need that much.




As you can see, the glow is just amazing! Subtle but definitely glowy. I love it! Don't you just love it when you fall in love with a product you never thought you would! 

Stockmann has started selling MAC online here in Finland! I live far away from the nearest MAC counter and it's been really hard to get my hands on MAC products so I'm really happy about this! Strobe Cream (normal size 50ml / 1.7 fl oz.). retails 33€ at their website.

I also have the famous Fix + in a travel size. I must say that I've really been enjoying it! I feel like it works better now in the winter time, it feels moisturising and gives a nice finishing touch for my makeup. Works very well with powder foundations! I was thinking about getting a full size but then decided against it. I feel like, as much as I like it, it doesn't hold my makeup in place during the day as well as my De-slick Setting Spray from Urban Decay.


That's all this time :) I'm hoping to take pictures of the Stila palette today, let's hope for clear weather..!

Thanks for reading!

2 comments:

  1. Tuo voide oli ennen tämän postauksen lukemista ihan vieras tuote mulle, mutta vaikuttaa erittäinkin kiintoisalta! Tämä postaus tulee vielä koitumaan mun kukkarolle kohtalokkaaksi, ääk. Vaikuttaa just niin täydelliseltä, koska ainakin kuvissa voide näyttää levittyvän siistimmin kuin mulla käytössä oleva Benefitin High Beam ja antavan hillitympää kuultoa kuin TheBalmin Mary-Lou Manizer. Tykkään muutenkin enemmän voidemaisten korostustuotteiden antamasta kuullosta kuin puuterimaisten shimmeripläjäyksestä.

    Mua lähinnä hirvittää tuo mahdollisuus tilata MAC:in juttuja myös netistä. Riemuitsen asiasta ihan koko sydämestäni niiden puolesta, jotka pääsevät vihdoin helpommin kauan haavelemiensa tuotteiden pariin, mutta samalla toivon, että mut voitaisiin jotenkin bannata Stockan verkkokaupassa.:D Oon luvannut itselleni, että mitään en tilaa, kun asun kerran parin kilometrin päässä MAC:in tiskistä. Saa nähdä miten käy...

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    1. Tämä kyllä levittyy hyvin, mutta olen käyttänyt itse vain paljaalle iholle meikkivoiteen alla. Pitääkin testata miten toimisi päällä..! Tämä on vähän outo tapaus, selkeästi hohtava tuote, jota markkinoidaan kosteusvoiteena, mutta itse en kyllä laittaisi tätä koko kasvoille. En ole varma mitä nämä minikoot maksaa, mutta tästä pienestäkin riittää varmasti pitkäksi aikaa ;)

      Heh, minä olen kyllä onnellinen että MAC on vihdoin paiemmin saatavilla, asun nimittäin yli 500 km päässä lähimmästä pisteestä..! Sinulla on onneksi lyhyt matka, voit siis käydä testaamasia olisiko tämä hyvä sinulle... ;)

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