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Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit

Smashbox

Step-By-Step Contour Kit

Light/Medium

Item #: 2222418 Size: 0.4 oz

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A cult fave of beauty insiders for totally effortless contouring.

Why you'll love it:

Define your cheekbones, perfect your nose and sculpt your jawline with this palette of blendable powders in universal shades to match your skin tone.

Redefine yourself:

As the contour experts, Smashbox has you covered. This kits offer step-by-step tips on defining and sculpting every face shape.

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates & fragrance.

Includes:

  • 3 powders to contour, bronze and highlight
  • Angled contour brush
  • #SHAPEMATTERS insert with how-to's for your face shape


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, and blend, creating shadows for a slimming effect. Remember: Determine how slim you want your nose to be with these lines, 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 less long: 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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SmashboxStep-By-Step Contour Kit
 
4.0

(based on 100 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (63)
  • Good pigmentation (41)
  • Blends easily (34)
  • Looks natural (28)
  • Versatile (26)

Cons

  • Doesn't blend well (11)
  • Unnatural color (8)
  • Doesn't apply smoothly (6)
  • Wears off easily (6)
  • Appears cakey (3)

Best Uses

  • Contouring & highlighting (34)
  • Anytime (29)
  • Daily use (17)
  • Normal skin (16)
  • Nighttime (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (44), Classic style (24), Trendy style (11)

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5.0

Great!

By Codes

from NC

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long Lasting
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    I was so very happy when I came across a contour palette with only three colors. More than that would have been confusing to a beginner like myself. The kit is great and so easy not to mess up! The powders blend well and are easy to use.

    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    3.0

    started kit to learn how to contour

    By none

    from Altamonte Springs fl

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

    • Wears Off Easily

    Best Uses

    • Special Occasions

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    these color tones don't work on everyone. It makes it look like you're applying black/dark spots purposely on your face

    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Love!

    By Murr

    from Ft worth, tx

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Long Lasting
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      Aside from being a bit taken back by the price for a set of three powners, I love this contouring palette. I had bought the It one ages ago, and it has more color options, which don't help me much considering I look like I've never seen sun, and I'm light blonde, it can be to much, and that palette, the powder was passed to hard, couldn't get any on my brushes. This one is just soft enough and easy to use and blend.

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      Love it

      By Jess

      from Kentucky

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        I think this is a great kit for the beginner wanting to learn the magic of contouring.

        • Age:
        • 45-59

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great but...

        By makeup666

        from Marlton, nj

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        This contour kit is great! Blends well and easy. Only downside is the price. I think you can get something more worth your money (ABH contour kit). Also, in my opinion the brush is horrible. I was unable to properly contour with it. Also this does give off a lot of fall out.

         
        5.0

        Easy to apply

        By Tru

        from FL

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

          Was easy to apply for a contouring newbie. Blended well and didn't clog pores on sensitive, oily skin.

          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          5.0

          first contour kit and love it!

          By britt britt

          from pottstown pa

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Good Value
          • Long Lasting
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            great consistency and easy to use great results!

            • Age:
            • 18-29

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            I wouldn't buy this again

            By Jessi

            from Clarks summit pa

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Pigmentation

            Cons

            • Difficult to Apply
            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            You have to repeatedly go over the palette to get any off. It makes a mess and requires multiple applications to get enough of the product.

            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            4.0

            Great color - Not pore-friendly

            By MadiMay

            from Missoula

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            I have very light skin (I can even use the highlight shade to set my foundation) and, for me, the deepest color is perfect for contouring under me cheek bones. It is not orange or muddy and is perfectly matte. However, I have noticed occasional breakouts along the areas that I place the contour. I have dryish skin that is not prone to breakouts and I haven't experienced breakouts with other contour shades.

             
            5.0

            Great contour kit

            By Zee

            from Franklin, LA

            About Me Classic Style

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dry Skin
              • Normal Skin
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

              One of the very best contour palettes I purchased

              • Age:
              • 45-59
              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

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              15 Questions | 16 Answers
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              • 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
              • Q:

                Are the powders matte?
                Asked on 12/6/2015 by Emily from US

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, they are matte. :-)

                  Answered on 12/8/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                If my skin tone is medium, would I use the light/medium OR medium/dark?
                Asked on 12/4/2015 by Li from Hawaiʻi

                1 answer

              • Q:

                What is the width and length of this product? Will this be travel friendly?
                Asked on 9/28/2015 by China from Anaheim, Ca

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The Step By Step Contour Kit's dimensions are: L 4" / W 0.73" / H 6". Yes, this product is travel friendly!

                  Answered on 10/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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