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Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit

Smashbox

Step-By-Step Contour Kit

0.4 oz Item 2222418

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Smashbox's Step-By-Step Contour Kits include simple steps for defining and sculpting every face shape. There are two shade ranges: Light/Medium Contour and Medium/Dark Contour. Both palettes flatter a range of skin tones and work for all skin types.

Benefits:
  • Brings you deep contour, complementary bronzer and bright highlight shades in one palette
  • Creates contour with pigmented, blendable, buildable color
  • Comes with an easy-to-follow application guide based on face shape
  • Includes an angled brush
  • Appropriate for all levels from beginner to advanced

A $45 value!

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance and talc. Vegan friendly.

How to Apply Smashbox's Step-By-Step Contour Kit - Click Here!

For the nose:
  • Using the contour shade, apply two lines down the sides of your nose, starting near the beginning of your brow and ending at the tip of your nose
  • Blend product to create shadows for a slimming effect
  • Remember: these lines determine how slim your nose will be, so place them accordingly
  • Using the highlighting shade, accentuate the bridge by applying a thin line from the top to the ball of your nose and blend. This draws the light to the center of your nose, making it look straighter
  • To make the nose look shorter: Apply the contour shade to the very tip and underneath the tip between your nostrils to add shadows for the illusion of a shorter nose

For cheeks:
  • Suck in your cheeks to find the perfect hollow from your ear to the corner of your mouth
  • Using the contour shade, apply along this line and blend upward to create the illusion of sculpted cheeks by creating shadows
  • Blend upwards to instantly give the illusion of a facelift
  • Apply blush right above the contoured line - on the apples of your cheeks - to create a naturally flushed look

For the jawline:
  • Apply the contour shade underneath your jawline to square off your chin for a more sculpted look

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Product Reviews

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SmashboxStep-By-Step Contour Kit
 
4.0

(based on 166 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (104)
  • Good pigmentation (74)
  • Long lasting (47)
  • Versatile (39)
  • Blends easily (34)

Cons

  • Doesn't blend well (11)
  • Wears off easily (9)
  • Unnatural color (8)
  • Difficult to apply (7)
  • Doesn't apply smoothly (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (35)
  • Contouring & highlighting (34)
  • Normal skin (33)
  • Anytime (29)
  • Special occasions (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (71), Classic style (38), Trendy style (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Reviewed by 166 customers

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5.0

Perfect for me!

By Kp

from Minnesota

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Brush is great
  • Compact
  • Mate

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      I love the Mate look of this pallet! I don't like the whole highlight thing that's going around right now and this color matches me perfect!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Obsessed

      By Samantha

      from Boston

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      This is my second time purchasing this contour pallet. I have tried so many but it's perfect with the cool and warm bronzers and the one highlighter. And the brush is the perfect size! I recommend it to everyone!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Love, Best Contour Shade

      By Crystal

      from Rochester N.Y.

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      Love the contour shade but I am not a fan of the bronzer. I prefer the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer better. The brush it comes with is way to small contour with for me.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      It's good and not so good.

      By Ashley

      from Michigan

      Pros

      • Cool toned contour shade

      Cons

      • Small pans

      Best Uses

      • Contouring

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      I bought the light shade and I really enjoy the contour pan. It's very cool toned and not too dark for my skin. It sits nicely with my makeup and does a good job staying on throughout the day. I do not care for the bronzing shade, it is too orange. The highlight shade is okay; it's a nice shade but does not sit well on the skin. I use it under my eyes and it accentuates all of my lines and pores. I also wish the pans were a little bigger.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect shades

      By Tiffany

      from King George, VA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      I love it! It's so nice to finally find a contouring palette that works on my pale skin without looking orange! Gorgeous shades in this, definitely recommend.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Good and compact product

      By Shopaholic

      from Pasadena ca

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      I only bought this, since I had a coupon for smashbox but over all a good product very compact and travel friendly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I ended up returning this item but..

      By Reviewer

      from Knoxville, Tennessee

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • long lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

          I sort of regret it sometimes. I ended up getting another contour kit that was more portable for me and one that I feel looks a bit more natural on me than the Smashbox contour kit, but I have been noticing that although the new kit I purchased looks great when applied and the Smashbox kit would look more unnatural, The Smashbox kit would inevitably last much longer, and settle into a more natural and attractive look, whereas the contour kit I kept will fade out pretty quickly. I may consider purchasing this in the future due to its staying power.

          The color is rich, easy to blend, but also very easy to overdue. It only needs a gentle touch. I like that you can purchase this and try the shades and the brush, but I wish you could purchase the colors separately too. Similar to a Bobbi Brown eye shadow pallet where you can pick the size, pop in the shades to your preference if needed, and so on.
          I only really used one shade, as I prefer a different bronzer and highlight. Also, with each color so close to one another, it was difficult to apply the bronzer with my usual bronzing brush. It was a nice color, but to use it felt more like a hassle than a convenience. The highlight shade was very subtle.
          I love to travel and prefer powder contour. It seems most powder contour beauty products come in very large kits that makes them inconvenient to take around.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Its a nice pallete, not to expensive

          By Ash

          from Virginia

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            I use this product as just an every day thing, i like that because its a powder that my face doesn't look fake.

             
            4.0

            Second time buying this product!

            By Kait

            from Baton Rouge, LA

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Natural Looking

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stay On

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            I love that I can use this for contouring as part of my everyday look without it looking too overdone.

             
            5.0

            Love it

            By kristie

            from texas

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            this is a great contour palette. The powder are very easy to work with and very pigmented. comes with a small brush that I do use but I don't use it for this palette.

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            • Q:

              What are the dimensions of this including the box/packaging?
              Asked on 3/28/2017 by Beauty

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi There! The Step-by-Step Contour kit is approximately 4.75 inches wide by 2.5 inches long by 7/16 of an inch deep.

                Answered on 4/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
            • Q:

              Does the highlighting powder cause flashback in flash photography?
              Asked on 3/27/2017 by Islander

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi There! The highlighting powder will not cause flashback in photography. To extend your look we suggest applying the Step-By-Step contouring Kit over a foundation primer. Try our Photo finish Foundation Primer for a look that will last all day.

                Answered on 3/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
            • Q:

              Do you use a foundation with the contour kit?
              Asked on 1/14/2017 by Sam from Villages, Fl

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi There! You don't have to use a foundation with the step-by-step contour kit.However, a primer and foundation base does help with blending.

                Answered on 1/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
            • Q:

              Are the colors on the light contour kit the same colors on the contour sticks??
              Asked on 11/28/2016 by ultaquestion from Los Angeles

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi There! Yes, the colors are similar. The powders in the kit will increase the depth of your contour when they are layered over the sticks. The two work well together.

                Answered on 11/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
            • Q:

              I'm a 4.0 in the smashbox foundation should I get the medium/dark contour kit?
              Asked on 11/27/2016 by Jamz

              2 answers

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The Step-By-Step Contour Kit in Deep includes a deeper contour hue, a rich terracotta bronzer and a soft highlighter ideal for contouring medium to dark skin tones.

                Answered on 11/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi There! Yes, we suggest the medium-dark contour kit for someone who wears 4.0.

                Answered on 11/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
            • Q:

              Does it work on tan skin?
              Asked on 7/22/2016 by Recc from Houston,TX

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi There! Yes it does. We recommend the Step-By-Step contour Kit in Dark for medium to dark skin.

                Answered on 7/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
            • Q:

              I love the contour color in the light/medium kit but I don't use the bronzer or the highlighter as they are a bit light for me. The colors in the medium/dark kit are too dark though. Is there a way for me to purchase just the contour color so I don't have to buy the whole kit and throw out 2/3 of it when I run out of the contour?
              Asked on 5/18/2016 by Erin from Portland,OR

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi There! Unfortunately, the colors aren't available to purchase separately. Have you tried mixing the colors to create your perfect shade? You can also try our new contour sticks. They'll be launching soon at Ulta.

                Answered on 5/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
            • Q:

              I have oily skin, would you recommend using powdered palettes or cream? I wanna buy a contour kit but want a good experience with it.
              Asked on 2/5/2016 by Nicole Novoa

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Step-By-Step Contour Kit features powder contour shades and is formulated for all skin types, so it's a great option for you!

                Answered on 2/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              Can this product be used over a liquid foundation?
              Asked on 1/11/2016 by A

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Yes, absolutely!

                Answered on 1/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              I am very pale nc15 in mac studio fix fluid. Am i to pale ?
              Asked on 12/12/2015 by Christine from Belfast

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                We recommend testing the Light/Medium palette at your nearest Ulta Beauty store - it is suitable for most fair, light, and light-to-medium complexions!

                http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                Answered on 12/18/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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