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MAC Cosmetics is keeping the new releases coming with a primer. I was immediately curious to know how it compared to MAC Strobe Cream**, but the ingredients are not the same. I will point out however that Strobe Cream is a moisturizer with glow added, meaning it is a skincare product. Especially, if you can tolerate fragrance, strobe cream is a great moisturizer. It remains to be seen how MAC will categorize this on their website since it isn’t available there yet, but Ulta’s marketing is only presenting this as a primer. Unfortunately for me, this product does contain wheat germ extract and fragrance, so I won’t be able to give it a try.
Since I brought up ingredients, I figured it would be helpful to list them.
MAC Studio Radiance Illuminating Primer** Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Butylene Glycol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Octyldodecanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’Orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Niacinamide, Sorbitol, Trehalose, Fragrance (Parfum), Dimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Polyaspartate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Hdi/Ppg/Polycaprolactone Crosspolymer, Octyldodecyl Xyloside, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Chloride, Silica, Propylene Carbonate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Linalool, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate.
MAC Strobe Cream** Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Glyceryl Distearate, Trisiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Cholesterol, Steareth-10, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Ceramide Ng, Cyanocobalamin, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Silica, Tin Oxide, Sucrose, Polysorbate 80, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Linoleic Acid, Panthenol, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium Edta, Edta, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 4 (Ci 14700)] <ILN45200>
Is this the primer you’ve been waiting for? What are your thoughts?
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