Smashbox x The Suicide Squad Cream Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

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Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow

Mongal

Smashbox Mongal Always On Cream Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a medium purple with subtle, warm pink undertones and a matte finish. This shade was very prone to sheering out as the texture was very gel-like, so it was quick to spread, just didn’t leave behind an even layer of product at all.

I was able to take that semi-sheer to medium coverage and build up, but the texture of the product created pilling as it seemed to be too silicone-heavy. The result was always a patchy mess but that patchy mess lasted for seven and a half hours before creasing at least…

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.34 oz. - $64.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "saturated color with a comfortable matte finish" that is long-wearing and won't crease. It has a thin, more velvety-cream consistency that was lightweight, spreadable, and tried down to a semi-flexible feel. It wasn't flexible in the sense that it could be continuously blended out after it had dried down, but it didn't feel as heavy or as clung-on to my lid, which I suspect was the result of the thinness of the product paired with its more powder-like finish.

The dry down was fast, so it didn't settle into my fine lines or creases as it dried down, but I felt like I had a decent amount of time to apply, blend, and diffuse the product as long as I worked one eye at a time. Once the formula dried down, it was more locked on and felt a lot drier to the touch, so I would not recommend fussing with it much once it sets as it could lead to the product lifting away.

Most shades were opaque, while some were opaque but had a tendency to sheer to more semi-opaque coverage and had to be built up in places. They tended to wear between eight and eight and a half hours before creasing a bit on me. I had higher hopes for wear, as I'm a huge fan of the brand's 24HR primer, but they definitely started to crease on me at an average-length of time (powder eyeshadows tend to last between seven and eight hours on me). If I wore them as a base, they lasted better--10 hours or so--or if I wore them more sheered out, it added a half hour to an hour of better wear.

Browse all of our Smashbox Always On Cream Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Lauroyl Lysine, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dextrin Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Styrene/ Isoprene Copolymer, Silica, Laureth-4, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)] Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Mongal

LELimited Edition. $22.00.
D-
D-
5
Product
8
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
1
Application
62%
Total
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Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow

Javelin

Smashbox Javelin Always On Cream Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a bright, medium blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. This shade had a longer dry down time compared to other shades, partially owing to the creamier, more emollient consistency. While it had more play time, it was almost too long as it was hard to apply the color evenly without creating patchiness if I kept working at a particular area (e.g. the edge) because it wasn’t THAT blendable either.

This would work well for a strong, opaque base color with other products layered on top and something else to soften the edge. It had opaque pigmentation that lasted for eight hours before creasing on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.34 oz. - $64.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "saturated color with a comfortable matte finish" that is long-wearing and won't crease. It has a thin, more velvety-cream consistency that was lightweight, spreadable, and tried down to a semi-flexible feel. It wasn't flexible in the sense that it could be continuously blended out after it had dried down, but it didn't feel as heavy or as clung-on to my lid, which I suspect was the result of the thinness of the product paired with its more powder-like finish.

The dry down was fast, so it didn't settle into my fine lines or creases as it dried down, but I felt like I had a decent amount of time to apply, blend, and diffuse the product as long as I worked one eye at a time. Once the formula dried down, it was more locked on and felt a lot drier to the touch, so I would not recommend fussing with it much once it sets as it could lead to the product lifting away.

Most shades were opaque, while some were opaque but had a tendency to sheer to more semi-opaque coverage and had to be built up in places. They tended to wear between eight and eight and a half hours before creasing a bit on me. I had higher hopes for wear, as I'm a huge fan of the brand's 24HR primer, but they definitely started to crease on me at an average-length of time (powder eyeshadows tend to last between seven and eight hours on me). If I wore them as a base, they lasted better--10 hours or so--or if I wore them more sheered out, it added a half hour to an hour of better wear.

Browse all of our Smashbox Always On Cream Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Lauroyl Lysine, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dextrin Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Styrene/ Isoprene Copolymer, Silica, Laureth-4, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)] Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Javelin

LELimited Edition. $22.00.
B+
B+
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow

Peacemaker

Smashbox Peacemaker Always On Cream Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a bright, medium yellow with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly but the more silicone-heavy texture had some pilling if I was not careful during the initial application.

I found that using a fingertip to apply the product initially and then a more feathery brush to diffuse was the easiest way to ensure the product didn’t pill as I worked with it. This shade wore decently for eight hours before creasing.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.34 oz. - $64.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "saturated color with a comfortable matte finish" that is long-wearing and won't crease. It has a thin, more velvety-cream consistency that was lightweight, spreadable, and tried down to a semi-flexible feel. It wasn't flexible in the sense that it could be continuously blended out after it had dried down, but it didn't feel as heavy or as clung-on to my lid, which I suspect was the result of the thinness of the product paired with its more powder-like finish.

The dry down was fast, so it didn't settle into my fine lines or creases as it dried down, but I felt like I had a decent amount of time to apply, blend, and diffuse the product as long as I worked one eye at a time. Once the formula dried down, it was more locked on and felt a lot drier to the touch, so I would not recommend fussing with it much once it sets as it could lead to the product lifting away.

Most shades were opaque, while some were opaque but had a tendency to sheer to more semi-opaque coverage and had to be built up in places. They tended to wear between eight and eight and a half hours before creasing a bit on me. I had higher hopes for wear, as I'm a huge fan of the brand's 24HR primer, but they definitely started to crease on me at an average-length of time (powder eyeshadows tend to last between seven and eight hours on me). If I wore them as a base, they lasted better--10 hours or so--or if I wore them more sheered out, it added a half hour to an hour of better wear.

Browse all of our Smashbox Always On Cream Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Lauroyl Lysine, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dextrin Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Styrene/ Isoprene Copolymer, Silica, Laureth-4, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)] Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Peacemaker

LELimited Edition. $22.00.
B
B
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow
Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow

Bloodsport

Smashbox Bloodsport Always On Cream Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a light, yellowy brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation in a single layer, but it was very quick to dry down, so you had to work incredibly quickly to apply, spread, and blend out the edges before it set on skin.

It was easiest to use a fingertip to lay down the color initially and then use a fluffy, synthetic brush to diffuse the edges. It stayed on well for eight hours before creasing a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.34 oz. - $64.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "saturated color with a comfortable matte finish" that is long-wearing and won't crease. It has a thin, more velvety-cream consistency that was lightweight, spreadable, and tried down to a semi-flexible feel. It wasn't flexible in the sense that it could be continuously blended out after it had dried down, but it didn't feel as heavy or as clung-on to my lid, which I suspect was the result of the thinness of the product paired with its more powder-like finish.

The dry down was fast, so it didn't settle into my fine lines or creases as it dried down, but I felt like I had a decent amount of time to apply, blend, and diffuse the product as long as I worked one eye at a time. Once the formula dried down, it was more locked on and felt a lot drier to the touch, so I would not recommend fussing with it much once it sets as it could lead to the product lifting away.

Most shades were opaque, while some were opaque but had a tendency to sheer to more semi-opaque coverage and had to be built up in places. They tended to wear between eight and eight and a half hours before creasing a bit on me. I had higher hopes for wear, as I'm a huge fan of the brand's 24HR primer, but they definitely started to crease on me at an average-length of time (powder eyeshadows tend to last between seven and eight hours on me). If I wore them as a base, they lasted better--10 hours or so--or if I wore them more sheered out, it added a half hour to an hour of better wear.

Browse all of our Smashbox Always On Cream Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Lauroyl Lysine, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dextrin Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Styrene/ Isoprene Copolymer, Silica, Laureth-4, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)] Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Bloodsport

LELimited Edition. $22.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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I’m not sure since I haven’t tried it that way! It’s patchy because of the slip, so it might translate better on skin (which is more absorbent, I guess, compared to lips? lol!).

Javelin looks interesting. But I have an old Fluidline by MAC that I sometimes use the same way I would use this; as an eyeliner. That’s the only one that even looks decent enough to think about buying.

To be honest, these don’t look really inspiring to me – i think the application is just waaay too messy and tricky to be doing on a daily basis. There are a lot more easier products than this to use out in the marketplace.

I read an interview with the makeup artist where she talked about Javelin and it made me want it even though I rarely reach for such bright colors – let alone bright blues – these days. I’m not sure a B with that color and those formula critiques is enough for me to justify a purchase. I still might pick up Bloodsport when they go on sale. Yellow-based products look great on me generally and I’ve definitely entered the era of “basic brown 4 lyfe”.

There are properties I’d expect to see licensed on a makeup release, and then there’s Suicide Squad. I’m kind of bummed these aren’t better, I’d love the absurdity of such an odd pairing being a super high quality product.

Thanks for explaining the reference. I have no problem with the UD or Nars sexually explicit names/themes. I loved the cover art for Splendor in the Grass, not Natalie Wood, but a beautiful, murdered woman. But i kind of draw the line at an e/s named after a Colt 45. And the extrusion pix, esp Bloodsport, in that baby _ brown, wow, skeevy. Funny that i donโ€™t feel that way about SG creams. Also funny what turns you off.

None of these would suit me except that unfortunate purple, and that is such an easy pass.
I have know pilling, but only when I have paired foundation and primer in the wrong way, and the sunscreen doesn’t help, but pilling on cream eyeshadows is a new thing for me. Doesn’t sound nice at all.

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