MAC Barocococa Strobe Face Glaze ($28.00 for 0.5 oz.) has a translucent base with fine, copper and bronze pearl throughout a high-shine, glossy base. The formula is supposed to give the “dewiest, flushed glow” what is “translucent” and “oil-slicked” in look.

It’s best thought of as a tinted, glossy balm for the face with a hint of pearl and a lot of shine/glossiness–just as marketed. As you might expect, it does attract flyaway hairs readily, and the slightly thicker, a little tacky consistency does trap them. It’s a higher-maintenance product, though I know some will love that high-gloss finish, but it may be a better fit for someone looking for a more avant garde effect and not something they’d incorporate into everyday wear for all-day excursions.

The product applied best over bare skin but was workable over foundation, though I’d recommend something with sheerer coverage and a more luminous base. I’d also skip the powder wherever you want to have this on the skin. It lasted for five hours before moving/sliding noticeably on my face.


Squalane, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hexylene Glycol, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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