I don't have that many high end make-up items, the ones I do have have been presents, or treats. I'm a student, I'm on a budget, and there's plenty of time for me to get every eyeshadow Bobby Brown or whoever make when I've qualified as a solicitor. This product though will always be in my make-up bag.
Sorry about the slightly messy bottom photo, but as you can tell I've had this for some time, and I'm clumsy. Before I get into this review, I want to highlight that this is the Strobe Liquid, and not the Strobe Cream, which I have never tried.
MAC says "Blending soft focus diffusers with iridescent pigments, this ultra-fluid strobe formula produces a soft radiant light on the skin, reducing the appearance of skin imperfections by providing a natural looking glow. Spreads on smoothly and absorbs quickly leaving the skin looking healthier and more radiant. A lighter weight addition to the popular strobe cream."
Packaging first, its classic MAC. The pump makes it really easy to get the right amount, and I like that I can see how much is left, so I know when I should run out and get some more.
For me, this is like photoshop in a bottle. I've used this for three different things, so I'll go through each of it in turn. I first used this as a type of moisturising base under my make-up after a MAC MUA introduced it to me. It works really well, smooths out any imperfections, reduces the need for concealer and just makes make-up look its best. As a primer, I'd say it was decent, my make-up lasted a lot longer with it, but its not a specific primer. I then used it on my "make-up free days" all over my face (ok, so I still technically wore some make-up) and it made a huge difference. From looking like I was ill, to normal in a half a minute is pretty impressive under anyones standards. Lastly, I use this, very sparingly, as a highlighter. One pump is enough for your entire face, and once blended in it gives the perfect amount of shimmer.
This one bottle has lasted my every day for a year so far. If you look on the above picture, I've still got so much left, so money-wise its definitely accessible on a budget, especially when you take into account how much this product can actually do! I know the cream is cheaper, but you do get more of the liquid so that's expected.
Below I've swatched the product. If anyone's wondering I've been matched to NW20 in MAC foundation.
That's one pumps worth, which is excessive for the area I blended it in to hence why it looks a bit "white?", but you get the point. It adds a subtle shimmer and really wakens up your skin, making your glowing, but naturally.
I can't recommend this product enough, and really suggest if your near a MAC counter, go and have a test because I can't imagine not using this product.
MAC Strobe Liquid Lotion RRP at £22.50 for 50ml.
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