Rated 4.46 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Worth it! Easy to use & lasts all day!
I'm very pleased with my Smashbox Always On Cream Shadow in Amber! I like that it's a vegan, cruelty-free, primer-infused shadow. As soon as I swatched it, my initial impression was that it'd make a great, yet really easy shadow look all over the lid with a touch of glitter. I had no problem getting a smooth, saturated cream shadow application in no time, and the Amber shade was a perfect base for Better Society & Paradiso from my Nabla Cosmetics Side By Side palette as a shimmery topper to give it that extra sparkle pop! The texture is a creamy, easy-to-spread mousse that takes enough time to dry that you can work with it to get just the right look. It's simple to apply and build up with just a finger or a cream brush like my Sigma E58, but tbh I prefer to use my fingers to keep it simple.
I think the Amber shade makes both a pretty base and on it's own as a natural, nude, warm brown look. It also lasted all day without any creasing or fading. The shadow also sits comfortably and works well when blending out. The quality of the formula makes me very interested in trying out some of the more dramatic shades like the deep teal Ultramarine or yellow Ochre as well!
Most Helpful Critical Review thought I'd like the product more
Honestly, for the price I'd be mad if I bought this for myself there's no instructions on the package, it states; "smear product on with finger " , I'm no professional whenever it comes to makeup, however I have worn make up every day for YEARS 10+ but let me tell you something, this is the HARDEST product to BLEND OUT I've ever used IN MY LIFE! The product gets literally EVERYWHERE AND ON EVERYTHING!! I love you smash box I've used your products in the past I love almost all your products, but please next time make sure to use a warning label or please put "for professional use only" I spent 3 hours doing my WHOLE ENTIRE FACE just to RUIN it with this eye shadow I can't get off!! The pros are: it is long lasting that's for sure, HIGHLY pigmented And you get more bang for your buck because when I say a PEA size amount will COVER your whole face I MEAN IT literally your WHOLE ENTIRE FACE!! If your know what you're doing and you don't just glob it on like the fool I am it's an AMAZING product that'll last all day and look extremely beautiful, but it's not for the "throw my face on and go" kind of people like myself!!
Reviewed by 734 customers Interesting consistency
emilychristinab5293000 from Belle Mead, NJ
Personally i've never tried a cream eyeshadow before so i was definitely hesitant, but after putting it on i really liked the finish. I have brown eyes so this color didn't do much for me but i would buy again in a different color!
norakatie from Dandridge, TN
Cream eyeshadows are not typically my choice, but this eyeshadow didn't let me down. It only takes a little to use. It's blends pretty well. It is also long lasting. Like I fell asleep with it on and it didn't budge overnight.
amantlau000 from Indianapolis, IN
Let me tell you first that it's very pigmented. It's really hard for me to blend out and takes a good minute. I'm not a makeup professional or anything but man smash box, this is one of them products that I could not purchase. One of the pros about this is that it does stay long on your face. I honestly don't like this personally it's decent.
yuli_g from Garland , TX
I don't use cream shadows but I can honestly say I loved this one! It is super smooth and doesn't feel creamy on the eyelid as well it is super lightweight and blends super even when being applied! I love that it's not as dark as it appears!!
rngkgk from Los Angeles, CA
it's not as pigmented so good for lights and natural makeup. it's really creamy and smooth. would totally recommend 10/10
gabycastro_ from Moreno Valley, CA
I like the formula, it definitely blends better with your finger than with a brush. A little goes a long way, so it can be hard to blend out if you use a lot. The color I received was such a nice base color.
arlenev3 from Bayonne, NJ
Honestly all I can say is BOMB! This product is a life saver you can literally apply it with your fingertips and it gives you that flawless airbrush feel. It dries pretty fast so make sure you blend once you apply it. I used it for a more natural look and it looked amazing.
danielyslifestyle from Tucson, AZ
Super user friendly eyeshadow, if you use it in small amounts to begin with you shouldn't have a problem. Creasing does happen after a long day.
faithmtckr from Waterford , MI
I like the product for what it is but the color I received didn't go great with my skin and seemed to wear off after a couple of hours. The texture and formula seem to be ok but not something I would use daily. I think I'd feel better once I try a few different colors and maybe put an eyeshadow primer underneath before applying?
Very universal shade
simrank19 from San Francisco, CA
This shade is quite universal. It suits my skin tone perfectly. And the way to apply this is also very easy. I can see it becoming my go to eye shadow as well!
stays put, a bit drying
meliso from Park Ridge, IL
I actually really enjoyed this and it's a beautiful product. The only thing is that it does seem drying on the eyes but it lasts because of this.
mrsafrika from Fort Polk, LA
This product I pigmented!!! I applied with my finger instead of a brush and it goes on smooth. It's also very blendable. It is vegan and cruelty free which I love the most. The color is gorgeous on my skin. It's a nice natural color I can wear daily.
easy to apply and color lasts
ashleydb8d1 from Madison, CT
overall the product had major staying power and the olive green was nice. Its not a color I wear often but being able to adjust the density helps to either still keep it neutral or pop. Id definitely buy some of the other color options
Smooth as Silk
yajhayram from Wilmington , NC
Love this eyeshadow! What could be easier then applying with your finger?! A little goes a long way and is long lasting. Easy to carry and you don't have to worry about it breaking and powder spilling in your purse. I can't wait to try the other shades!
so smooth !
valariea1 from San Diego, CA
I liked this liquid eye shadow. Its a great base to layer your shadows . It's also great for an everyday no-makeup look! I absolutely love the formula. It went on so smooth and soft. Felt like soft mouse/velvet . Took a star off for not being buildable , but other than that this is amazing.
always on, the truth.
anielove19 from Sacramento, CA
LOVE THE PIGMENT! The color payoff is amazing. A little goes a long way! Def have to work fast with it because it will dry pretty fast but it's easy to blend and apply. Def will try again and other colors as well.!
kailat from Caldwell, ID
I was really skeptical of this, especially the color, when I got it!! I LOVE it!! It's so smooth and creamy. I love using this when I'm not using eyeliner! It really makes my eyes pop.
keysykm from Kansas City, KS
Amber is a beautiful color that I use when going for a natural look. The product is super smooth and easy to apply. I recommend using a brush when applying this product for better results. The color doesn't really stand out with my skin color but it's beautiful in person. I actually use it a lot with a winged liner. As you can see in my pictures the flash one you can barely see the color on my skin. Without flash it's more visible.
liizbeth76 from Gilroy, CA
I have never tried a product like this before and I must say I am very impressed. It was very easy to use with both my finger and a brush. It bended easily and lasted all day. I also love the color because I am able to wear it everyday.
SO FUN AND LASTED ALL NIGHT LONG!
niknak515 from New York, NY
The shadow was wild it lasted all night and super pigmented!! Really love the texture and boxing as well! My only issue was the color, i didnt love the olive on my own skintone so if i were to buy again i'd probably try something a bit more subtle. Overall great shadow!
ruskak from New Castle, DE
This shadow is not called always on randomly as it stays really the whole day. I adore it's reach color. Just a little amount is needed to see blessed color. One of the best advantage is that it blends supper easily and doesn't dry extremely fast.
ashleyj187 from Middle River, MD
The product itself is super light weight. Very convenient. It's super smooth and easy to put on. A little bit does go a long way so no worries about having to waste product. It's very pigmented and it is for sure true to color. I deff recommend. Would be great for a fall vibe.
long-lasting, challenging application
ericaw86de from Florence, AL
There's no denying that this shadow is pigmented and lasting. It even served as a great primer, as I layered other powder shadows overtop and it held them in place all day with no creasing. I have the "olive" color and the only drawback is it's a bit tricky to apply cleanly. Using my finger to spread the creme shadow results in product getting a few places that I hadn't intended, and since the eye skin is so delicate, I have to pull a bit harder than I'd like to get it well blended. May experiment with other application techniques, but overall, product delivers on claims of pigment, priming, and staying power! Whether it becomes a stale will depend on whether I can figure out a reliable application method.
would not use fingers
theandsand from Columbia, MO
I actually really like this product!! It's very very very pigmented so I only need a tiny amount of product! The only thing I would suggest is that the instructions said blend with finger but I would get a brush. My fingers were very pigmented and it was hard to get off. Not sure how it blends with other colors- I only used this one. It stayed on ALL DAY with NO primer would also consider maybe a lighter color to use as primer.
sierrasc2cb from Freeport, IL
great product very blendable and lasts a long time I really enjoyed this product