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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

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance and talc.

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.

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SmashboxStep-By-Step Contour Kit
 
4.0

(based on 146 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (93)
  • Good pigmentation (68)
  • Long lasting (39)
  • 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 (64), Classic style (35), Trendy style (18)

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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.

 
4.0

easy for a beginner

By TinTN

from Hendersonville tn

Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

I am new to contouring but I really like this one.

 
5.0

Easy to Contour with kit

By MsCamel

from Detroit, MI

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    The contouring kit is very easy to use and comes with a brush that is angled specifically to contour.

     
    5.0

    Bought it again

    By No

    from TN

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      No c

       
      2.0

      Not great, would return if I could!

      By TT

      from Annapolis, MD

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Ineffective
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Going Out

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      I can barely see this on my skin and it's very light. I don't know the return policy at Ulta but I took the new product on vacation with me & threw away the box or I would return it! I don't like it at all and it's very ineffective on my skin.

       
      4.0

      LOVE IT :)

      By MSJOLO81

      from FT. LAUDERDALE

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        SO EASY TO APPLY WITH AWESOME PIGMENTATION WITHOUT USING MUCH.

        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        Absoultely love this product!

        By Chanel

        from Tampa, Florida

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        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 got this in deep tones worrying if it would work right or not since I tan very easily in the summer. The pigmentation is great and it's almost a creamy feel even though its a powder! I love it, it makes contouring so easy!

          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          5.0

          Great kit that is easy to use

          By Bre

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            Easy to use for beginners just getting into the contouring technique. It works for everyday wear and for going out/special occasions.

            • Age:
            • 18-29

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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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