March 12, 2008

MAC Strobe

MAC’s newest color story, Strobe, is up and available at MAC if you’re interested!

Strobe is actually a color story that’s somewhat near and dear to my heart because it contains the Tinted Lip Conditioner Sticks.

A little history…..

My first venture into MAC was during the Sweetie Cake release and at the time they had offered Lip Conditioner Sticks and I had purchased one in the color pink resort. It had become a true favorite of mine and I toted it around everywhere. I’ve had to replace it three times since purchasing it by seeking it out on E-bay and paying way above retail for it.

My faithful friend, Pink Resort!

When MAC released Strobe I was over the moon at the prospect of getting my hands on new Lip Conditioners. I know a few people have ranted that they are sheer and just not worth the price and such but for me they are gold. I really love the natural look they give plus the moisturizing benefit alone is well worth the cost.

As you can see the packaging differs slightly from the previous release of lip conditioners! I’m really liking the new packaging which is on the right hand side!

I must admit that this year’s releases aren’t nearly as pigmented as my Pink Resort but I’m still loving the colors and the formula!

Strobe Current, Strobe Rays, and Strobe Kiss

If you’re a big lover of smoothing your lips down with balms, chapstick, or just one for loving a very smooth, moisturizing lip treatment this may very well be what you seek! I seriously have a bad habit of not touching up lipstick and gloss so I throw one of these in my purse for quick touch ups. They make my lips feel great plus I’m not completely bare lipped!

Strobe is definately something you might want to check out! I’m pretty curious about the cream which promises to revive and refresh dull, tired skin!

Strobe is available now at MAC!

Want anything from this color collection?

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • couturesista

    Hi, I looove your blog. I was linked here from scandalous beauty. Anywho, I also have an addiction to the lip conditioners. I purchased the soothing beige a couple of months ago, I like it alot, but it’s in like a pot, so if you don’t use a lip brush you have lip balm all over your fingers. I’m obsessed with balmmy and glossy lips so apply it all the time. I’m glad they put it in a stick.

  • PaoPao

    Hi Muse!

    You NEED the strobe cream (not the liquid: the cream). It’s just amazing.

    I didn’t like the lippies, I prefer my colourless lip conditioner SPF 15 🙂

  • the Muse

    hiya couturesista!

    Thanks so much! I’m glad you are enjoying my blog! Thanks also for telling me where you found me. Always curious how folk come to pop up here!

    Yay another lip conditioner fan 😉

    I don’t like the pots myself so I was happy to have the rerelease of these in a stick. Makes things so much easier and alot less messy!

    Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!

    Do stop back 🙂

  • the Muse

    hey pao pao 😉

    Is it really? Does it light your skin up?

    Oh god I feel a lemming lol!

    I didn’t really like the colorless to be honest but it’s good to have around for the winter and dry lips 😉

  • nilla cookie

    Hiya Muse!

    I’ve got the lotion and a couple of the lippies – I love the subtle tint too. It’s a nice change from regular lip balm for easy color on the go!

    Are you going to try the Strobe Cream or Lotion?

  • the Muse

    hey you 😉

    duh im talking to you now and answering your comment wahoo multitasking!

    Agreed. It’s so easy to slick it on and go!

    Not sure yet. Which is better?

    I find MAC lotions burn a little when I wear ’em!

    is it gentle?

  • the Muse

    why I’m asking in a comment when I’m talking to you right now is beyond me but anyway!

    *rolls eyes*

  • Mrs. Lynne,

    I love lip conditioner. When the Strobe came out I just had to try it since a bit of pearl would be nice. But I think that because it’s not as emollient as the one in the tub my lips aren’t as fond because they normally do so well with regular LC in the tub. *shrugs* darn these dry ‘ol lips!

  • the Muse

    I have dry lips too 🙁 It makes the lip conditioners kinda roll up on me a bit which drive me nuts!

    I find if I use Vaseline first then some on top I’m good 🙂