MAC Strobe Cream | MAC | £12.50
The Actual Product
Blended in, you can see the glow and radiance it gives my hand
Okay, so when I first saw this, I wasn't sure what exactly it was and how it would fit into my routine, but still went ahead and purchased it anyway! MAC say 'de-snoozes, de-stresses, moistens, freshens and boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin'.
I've been using this for sometime now, as I wanted to trial it before I gave a review. Yes, it feels lovely to use, it doesn't break me out and it does give my skin a boost of radiance, but to be honest, I'm not sure whether I would repurchase. Once I've let it sink in, putting my foundation on over the top just eradicates the lovely glow it gives my skin.
I have, however, found another use for it and that's to mix it in with my Estee Lauder Double Wear, or apply my double wear on top of the strobe cream whilst it's still wet on my skin. This makes my double wear sit a lot more naturally on my skin and the double wear doesn't seem to dry to such a taught, matte finish, it leaves more of a natural glow to my skin.
I've also found that this works well patted onto the skin after foundation to add a glow to skin. Although really, I have so many highlighters, I wouldn't repurchase it just for this.
Since using the product, I haven't noticed that my skin has been de-snoozed, de-stressed, anymore moisturised than normal nor does my tired skin look any brighter. I think this would better suit someone who only wore a light coverage foundation, or who didn't wear foundation at all and wanted an extra boost and added glow to their skin.