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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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Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SmashboxStep-By-Step Contour Kit
 
4.0

(based on 136 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (86)
  • Good pigmentation (62)
  • Versatile (37)
  • Blends easily (34)
  • Long lasting (34)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Contouring & highlighting (34)
  • Normal skin (33)
  • Daily use (32)
  • Anytime (29)
  • Special occasions (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (61), Classic style (34), Trendy style (15)

Reviewed by 136 customers

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3.0

umm okay

By Jazz

from Cleveland Ohio

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Pigmentation

Cons

  • Difficult to Apply
  • Have to press down to get anything

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

It's a okay buy but however it is hard to apply due to the fact of you having to press down to get anything. The brush can be a little better as well. All in all good bang for your buck but I'll try the oil base contour vs the powder one

  • Age:
  • 18-29
 
5.0

Definitely recommend

By Jenni the makeup guru

from Ossining, NY

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    I love this products nicely defines my facial structure. I would buy this again

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    SUPER easy to use, especially for a beginner like me!

    By Kalia

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Wears Off Easily

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    Love this, super easy and not too much to overwhelm with.

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    Use it everyday!

    By Jessi D

    from Minot AFB

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      Great sale

      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      3.0

      Just okay

      By PJ

      from RI

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creamy
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Velvety

      Cons

      • Difficult to Apply
      • Hard to blend
      • Patchy

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      After purchasing Smashbox's three mini palettes, I decided I would repurchase this due to it being 50% off during Ulta's Beauty Steal Event. I really love the highlight shade in this kit and the brush is decent. However, I find the contour shade to be very patchy. I've tried putting a larger amount of setting powder where I am going to place the contour, but I still get the same effect. I would be willing to say it transfers or even bleeds from where you place it, requiring a lighter shade to maintain a clean enough line in an attempt to blend naturally. That doesn't seem to work too well for me though.

      On a positive note, the shadows feel creamy and velvety. I absolutely love the highlight shade and I do keep the mini with me for touch ups, which seems to work fine. It's the initial placement that doesn't seem to work well for me.

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      i would buy this product again

      By tina

      from martinsburg

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Normal Skin
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        easy to use

        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        I will buy again!

        By amberose1886

        from Twin Cities, MN

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            This was recommended to me by two Ulta employees as I was in the market to buy my first highlight and concour kit. This is easy to use and the colors are great. Just what I was looking for! Thanks Ulta!

            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            4.0

            A substitue for powder foundation

            By Michelle

            from Hartsville, SC

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Wears Off Easily

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            I use this product as a replacement to the pressed powder foundation that Smashbox use to make. I live in the south and trust me liquid makeup is not your friend down here. WIsh smashbox would come back with a powder foundation and then I could use this as intended.

            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            2.0

            I Would not buy this product again

            By cher

            from Palm Harbor, Florida

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Stains Easily

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                it looked good when I applied it in the store. At home it applied terribly and really looked muddy.

                • Age:
                • 60+

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best contour color out there

                By Gigi

                from 92571

                About Me Classic Style

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                  love this product!! colors are perfect to contour your face. No other contour has the grey tone to it that this one does. Cannot get any easier than the application process this product provides. Very pigmented, blends well and no fallout.

                  • Age:
                  • 30-44

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                  Get answers from in-house experts.

                  17 Questions | 18 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • 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
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