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Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit

Smashbox

Step-By-Step Contour Kit

0.4 oz Item 2222418

Color:Light/Medium

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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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SmashboxStep-By-Step Contour Kit
 
4.0

(based on 159 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (104)
  • Good pigmentation (74)
  • Long lasting (46)
  • 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)

Reviewed by 159 customers

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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.

     
    2.0

    Broke my Face out

    By Riley

    from South Carolina

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Looking

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts
    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Going Out

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    The product was good looking on my face, but a few hours after I put it on, I noticed my face was itchy. It also caused breakouts along where I put the contour. Very disappointed.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Loved love love.

    By Raven

    from Cleveland Ohio

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      Really love this product.

       
      4.0

      nice

      By caro

      from charlottesville

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      really easy to apply and easy to blend!! very good for a contour beginner. it doesn't stay on very well, though.

       
      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

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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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