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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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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
Contour: Talc, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, PTFE, Isopentyldiol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

Bronze: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Nylon-12, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Silica, Isopentyldiol, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Highlight: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil / Paraffinum Liquidum / Huile Minerale, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Isopentyldiol, Panthenol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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.

Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates and Fragrance.

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SmashboxStep-By-Step Contour Kit
 
4.0

(based on 153 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (99)
  • Good pigmentation (71)
  • Long lasting (44)
  • 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 (67), Classic style (38), Trendy style (18)

Reviewed by 153 customers

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5.0

I love this

By KC

from Georgia

Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

It's lovely. Absolutely my favorite powder contour kit by far, specifically for women with brown skin. That said I don't know if the contour will work for darker women...but the bronzer and hilighter will prtobably still work out well.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again. Love it.

By don't have one

from South Carolina

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    The highlighter is great for dark circles under the eyes!

     
    5.0

    Love this!

    By MichelleJ

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      This kit is the exact blend I need for my face. I can highlight, low light and contour with one easy kit.

       
      5.0

      Simple and easy to use

      By Brittany

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

          Only use on the weekend.

           
          5.0

          Easy to use!

          By Mia

          from Vermont

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            I'm new to contouring, but this was super easy to use and looked great! Works well with my fair skin tone. My skin is also kind of dry and sensitive, this product didn't irritate my skin and looked great all day!

             
            3.0

            Ok

            By Tiffany

            from Port Charlotte, FL

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Ineffective
            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            The bronzer and highlighter have almost no pigmentation, was basically not there.

             
            5.0

            Best Contiur kit by far

            By Melissa

            from Austin, Texas

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

              Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

              Best contour kit by far. The tons are like a brownish bronze which give your face a healthy glow. Most other company's they have a grey ton added and it makes people look like they have a 5 O'clock shadow. Love this contour kit. It last forever to. I've had mine probably since December I think and it's only now starting to see the bottom. So it is worth every penny. Throw your old kit away and go buy this one! You'll be happy you did!

               
              5.0

              Contour Kit

              By Nancy R.

              from Taft

              Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

              Great For Travel Love That It Comes With A Brush! One Of My Favorites Hands Down.

               
              3.0

              Love It, Except...

              By Cat

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Natural Style

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Causes Breakouts

              Best Uses

              • Going Out
              • Travel

              Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

              I used this kit every time I wore makeup for about 4 months. I loved how it looked, it was so easy to use, and since it was a pretty small product I could take it with me. I was very happy with it- until I noticed it was giving me little bumps wherever I applied it. I was heartbroken :( I will continue using it until I use it up but I'm not sure if breakouts are worth it, I'm sure there's a better option out there.

               
              2.0

              I am disappointed

              By Brittneyelaine4

              from Rumford, Maine

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Take-off
              • Good Pigmentation

              Cons

              • Difficult to Apply
              • Does not Blend Well
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

              To begin, the palette and brush were both MUCH smaller than I had thought, I am sure this is my fault as I did not thoroughly read the physical description but Smashbox typically offers high quality products and when the small palette went on sale I couldn't help but buy it. I am glad the product was on sale because I would have been totally bummed if I paid full price for this product. The pigmentation is good but it does not apply well and it is incredibly difficult to blend. This would not be good for beginners. I actually prefer the NYX contour palette over this one.

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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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