MAC Redlite Strobe Cream Review

Hi everyone,

Recently, MAC launched their “Spotlight” collection in India, in which they have launched 4 new shades of their cult favourite strobe cream. If you are not familiar with strobe cream by MAC – the strobe cream is a multi-purpose product which can be used as a moisturizer for face or under the foundation as a primer or just on the high points of the face as a highlighter. There are 5 shades in collection now:


Silverlite – cool tones silver sheen.

Goldlite – warm yellow gold undertones
Peachlite  – peachy pink tone
Redlite – pinky red tone
Pink light – (original) with opal iridescent colour.


INR 2700
Product Description:
The ultimate quick fix for the skin. Super-powered with potent botanicals to refresh and moisten. Boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin with nutritious vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Enhances the effects of light on all skin in all lighting conditions from sunlight to spotlight.  Smoothes skin. Improves clarity. Provides radiance. Hydrating. Dermatologist tested. Ophthalmologist tested. Non-acnegenic.


My Experience with MAC Redlite Strobe Cream:

This strobe cream comes housed in a white squeezy tube with a matte black twist up cap. The name of the brand and product is printed in the front and the shade name and details on the back.


I have gone through a  complete tube of the original version. I absolutely love this stuff. It can be used as a moisturizer to brighten up complexion and to boost dull-looking skin. It can be used underneath the foundation as a primer and on high points of face as a very natural highlighter.

The shade “Redlite” has a pinky red sheen to it and will look very pretty on all skin tones. The texture on strobe cream is like a lotion and feels non sticky or oily on the skin. Redlite has a very fine pinky red shimmer which does not sit into pores and just adds a beautiful glow to dull complexion. The  original strobe cream had a thicker consistency than this.


This Redlite is lightweight and thinner in consistency than the regular strobe cream. I absolutely love the fact that this is a multipurpose product. It spreads like butter on the skin and feels very lightweight. It adds an instant glow on the face without making you look like a disco ball.


It can definitely be worn alone or as a daily highlighter when you just want that little bit something. It does not clog pores or cause acne. When I apply strobe cream before makeup, I feel that my foundation goes on smoother and sits better then without a primer. This does increase the weartime of the foundation by 2 to 3 hours, not more.


There’s just a minor difference that you can notice between peachlite and this one when it’s on your skin. Silverlite would work well on cool toned people, peachlite for warm skin tones, and Redlite will work for all skin tones because it has pink undertones (warm and cool).

Pros of MAC Redlite Strobe Cream:

  • More shades to choose from.
  • Multi purpose product.
  • Can be used alone or under foundation.
  • Feels lightweight.
  • Creates a beautiful base for makeup.
  • Increases the wear time of the foundation.
  • Adds instant glow.
  • Doesn’t clog pores or cause acne.
  • Imparts a very natural glow.

Cons of MAC Redlite Strobe Cream:

  • None.

IMBB Rating:
Would I Repurchase/Recommend MAC Redlite Strobe Cream?


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