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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 and 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 126 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (79)
  • Good pigmentation (53)
  • Blends easily (34)
  • Versatile (33)
  • Long lasting (29)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Contouring & highlighting (34)
  • Anytime (29)
  • Normal skin (27)
  • Daily use (26)
  • Special occasions (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (56), Classic style (30), Trendy style (14)

Reviewed by 126 customers

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4.0

I love this contour kit

By Kris Wolf

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dry Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    I love this product. I run out of the lighter color first all the time and it is frustrating that I can't buy it individually. I now have 2 half used kits because i needed all 3 to create the look.

    • Age:
    • 30-44

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    No recommendation

    By Cindy

    from Hastings, Mi

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        Left powdery mess, I exchanged

        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Sunshine

        from Long Island

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

          Color great for me.

          • Age:
          • 45-59
           
          5.0

          My favorite

          By Hayhay

          from Bloomington

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            This powder shade applies very dark, so less is more! It blends out so well and it really dose inhance your bone structure! I like it tremendously!

            • Age:
            • 18-29

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not worth it

            By Shelby

            from Maryland

            About Me Natural Style

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult to Apply
              • Flakes
              • Messy
              • Stains Easily
              • Very dry

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                Probably the worst contour kit I've ever encountered. If you already have dry skin, this product is cakey and drying. Beware

                • Age:
                • 18-29

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                No good except okay bronzer

                By Nyc212mom

                from Nyc

                About Me Classic Style

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Only for perfect skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                    Made my pores stand out and blotchy. My cheeks for contouring looked dirty and you can see the true depth of my craters. Ugh. Bronzer is okay. Highlighter does nothing

                    • Age:
                    • 30-44
                     
                    4.0

                    Still getting used to it.

                    By Rae Rae

                    from Phoenix,Az

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Special Occasions

                      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                      I am still learning to contour. And this comes with the brush so it makes it a bit easier.

                      • Age:
                      • 30-44
                       
                      5.0

                      My New Fav.

                      By Londa

                      from Houston

                      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                      Perfect For Dark Skin Tones

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      it's fine, colors lackluster

                      By Melissa

                      from USA

                      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                      I bought this at 50% off to try to teach myself how to contour. I have really oily skin so I don't like using too many creme products, including the dark/light concealer approach to contouring I saw all over YouTube. For reference bought the lighter version and I have neutral-medium skin. The kit comes with a nice brush and a great set of diagrams for contouring and highlighting based on face shape. It's also compact so it's great for traveling and the powder is pretty blendable. However, I'm not really impressed with the pigmentation/shade options. The "contour" shade is a cool brown, which comes out very ashy on my neutral-medium skin. I usually use the "bronzing" shade to contour instead, because it is warmer, even though it's supposed to be used to accentuate the "contour" shade. The highlighting shade is not the sort of shimmery champagne shade you associate with highlighters (the whole set is matte), but a sort of light banana shade. I use it mostly to add more coverage to my undereye concealer and sometimes on my nose under an actual highlighter.

                      Now that I know how to contour I can do it just as well with a decently pigmented bronzer and an angled brush (the brush is actually pretty solid). I would not advise anyone to buy this product at full price if you have a similar skin tone to mine, but I can't really speak to others.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I will buy this agian

                      By Don't know

                      from New Orleans, Louisiana

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Long Lasting
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Sensitive Skin
                        • Special Occasions

                        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                        Love it so much I will by this again when I run out but I've had for so long and although I've hit the bottom of the pan it is still going this product is easy to use and easily biuldable

                        • Age:
                        • 18-29

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                        16 Questions | 17 Answers
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                        • 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
                        • 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

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