Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Mac strobe cream dupe for £1.49!

Last night I was working on a shoot in cambridge, it was great, the hairdresser, model and photographer were all fantastic and we got some beautiful photos which I can't wait to show you!.
Its on shoots like this that I fall in love with my beloved Mac strobe cream over and over again, it just gives the most beautiful glow under the lights and camera, therefor making it a vital part of my kit on almost all shoots.
Now while rummaging in my kit I found a product that I've recently neglected since my love for strobe cream, yet it pretty much does the exact same thing at a very small fraction of the cost!.
(Now, if you reading this I'm quite sure you'll understand what this cream does, but incase your unsure, its essentially a moisturiser with light reflecting properties and makes the skin glow and gleam and is excellent for for photography and a staple in most pro's kits.)
I purchased superdrugs Illuminating moisture cream around a year ago after seeing how well it got reviewed compared to some high end creams in a magazine. This stuff is honestly fantastic, especially for the price. 
The only slight difference being strobe cream is very marginally thicker in consistency, the colouring varies very slightly as well.
As you can see below, swatched on my hand, strobe cream (left) is more of a pearly pinkish white whereas superdrug's (right) looks like more of a creamy colour. However when blended out they are barely detectable from eachother.



Here I have them blended in on my hand, again strobe cream on the left superdrug's cream on the right.


The very subtle difference being that strobe cream has more of a pearly shine with subtle pink reflects whereas superdrug's has as more subtle golden glow, but essentially do the same thing! Mac are just slightly more clever with how they market it and with all the pro's constantly raving about it everywhere you look, other similar products that might much out there don't really get noticed, much like this one.
Now heres the even better thing, that I'm sure you'd all been waiting for and seeing from the title. 
The PRICE!

Mac strobe cream, full sized at 50ml comes in at a hefty £21.50! The full sized Superdrug illuminating moisture cream also 50ml costs £1.49! Saving you a grand total of £20.01! Amazing! The strobe cream I've picture is my 30ml travel size that retails for £12.
This couldn't really get any better, and as much as I adore my strobe cream, superdrugs little gem also comes with me on many shoots! Another bonus is that the illuminating moisture cream also contains vitamin E and spf 15.
This glow on this model below was achieved by myself using superdrugs illuminating moisture cream.

Its also worth noting that since I purchased this product their packaging has changed and this is what you need to look for if you want to find this at your local store.

Now to conclude, I'm not saying that this bargain is better than strobe cream, I'll always be loyal to macs fantastic creation, however I can't neglect the fact that superdrugs cream is FANTASTIC very close dupe for it, and if you don't want to break the bank I would definitely recommend it, on both a personal and professional recommendation.

To purchase this bargain online click here
http://www.superdrug.com/moisturiser/superdrug-vitamin-e-radiance-cream-50ml/invt/396397/

Let me know your thoughts on this, have you used either product, have you found superdrugs little gem? If so, do you love it? If you haven't are you going to be rushing out to buy it?


10 comments:

Dragon Mommy said...

just ordered some :) will let you know what i think of it.

holli x
dragonmommy123.blogspot.com

x-Makeup-Meoww-x said...

Oh awesome! Definitely let me know, I'll make sure i follow you blog as well for any updates, hope you like it as much as I do :).
-x

AngieBeautyBelle said...

I have this product with the old packaging and never drew this comparison until now! Love it, really illuminates your skin :)
xxx


http://angiebeautybelle.blogspot.com/

Shopuntilyoudrop said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my post! :)
But thank you very linking me to this even more! This sounds amazing and the price difference is pretty good aswell! £1.49... wow!
I will definitely be popping down to my local superdrug and picking some up :)
http://shopuntilyoudrop90.blogspot.com/

x-Makeup-Meoww-x said...

@Angie Its only when I was using strobe cream at a shoot the other day that it really hit me, I used to use this stuff instead of it all the time!

@shopuntilyoudrop No problem at all :) Let me know what you think of it when you get some, I'm sure'll love it and its such a little hidden bargain I couldn't not tell the world :)!

-x

Emily said...

i so need to get my hands on some! many thanks for sharing xxx

x-Makeup-Meoww-x said...

No worries Emily! I just had to share it and can't believe I'd forgotten how good it was! Let me know what you think :)
-X

♥AdamAlexMommy.com♥ said...

i love your blog! great style picks, and i love your product reviews. :) enjoyed browsing your blog very much, and i hope we can stay connected! following. :) cheers!
jasmine

Lainey LuLu said...

Brand New to your blog via Beauty Box Swap AND your 100th follower! woo!! - I'm going to order this NOW! Thanks for the recommendation and I look forward to reading your blogs x Lainey

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