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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 & 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 75 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (45)
  • Blends easily (34)
  • Looks natural (28)
  • Good pigmentation (27)
  • Doesn't appear cakey (23)

Cons

  • Doesn't blend well (11)
  • Unnatural color (8)
  • Doesn't apply smoothly (6)
  • Appears cakey (3)
  • Wears off easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Contouring & highlighting (34)
  • Anytime (29)
  • Nighttime (14)
  • Daytime (13)
  • Hint of color (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (34), Classic style (16), Trendy style (10)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (30), Fair (28)

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5.0

Nice

By L

from Maryland

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      I only used to contour shade on the far end. Very good though! It's a settle contour which is exactly what I was going for. It's a perfect shade too-- a lot of other contours are orange-y but not this one!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      1.0

      RETURN FORSURE

      By Samantha

      from Las Vegas NV

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

      • Falls apart
      • Messy
      • Waste of money
      • Wears Off Easily

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      Was my first contour kit and I was extremely excited when I bought it!
      Unfortunately I had terrible costumer service which wasn't even asked about. When I get home to play around with the kit the pallet is falling apart the glue didn't hold and just made things difficult.

      • Age:
      • 18-29
      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Simple!!! Great contouring kit with just the basics

      By CC Craig

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        I was looking for a contour kit that was more compact to travel with and actually worked. I love that the contour kit just has the 3 main shades and they are matte colors so no shimmer or shine. This kit works great, is easy to put on and lasted pretty well. It's perfect for a quick contour especially if you want to look more natural and not all bronzy. I would recommend using a different brush when you use it though. The one that comes along with it is a little rough and small. I like a larger brush that is softer and easy to use to blend.

        • Age:
        • 18-29
        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Yes!!! Buy it!!!

        By Dolly

        from Levittown, PA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

          I love the natural look.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          I will buy again.

          By Alexx

          from Columbus, Ga

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            I use it everyday.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            1.0

            Looked like a battered woman after using this contouring kit

            By Gina

            from Florida

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult to Apply
              • Messy
              • Wears Off Easily

              Best Uses

              • None

              Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

              The instructions on this and the product are not very good. Too expensive for the poor quality.

               
              4.0

              Recommended priducy

              By Make up Mama

              from Connecticut

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply

              Cons

              • Wears Off Easily

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                Instructions are easy to follow

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                3.0

                good product

                By Elizabeth

                from Nampa,Idaho

                Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                highlight didn't work as good as I'd like it to ran out way before the others wouldn't buy it again

                 
                4.0

                Great contour product

                By Kat

                from Minneapolis MN

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Normal Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                  Great product for contouring and adding shadows to highlight features.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By Not a make up expert

                  from Hampton, VA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Normal Skin
                    • Special Occasions

                    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                    Great results with this kit by just following the application instructions included.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    13 Questions | 13 Answers
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                    • 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

                    • Q:

                      What is the width and length of this product? Will this be travel friendly?
                      Asked on 9/28/2015 by China from Anaheim, Ca

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The Step By Step Contour Kit's dimensions are: L 4" / W 0.73" / H 6". Yes, this product is travel friendly!

                        Answered on 10/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Did this come with the brush?
                      Asked on 8/20/2015 by Gracie from Florida,US

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, the angled contour brush is included! :-)

                        Answered on 8/20/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      which palate would you recommend if i usually use a pure beige shade of foundation? the light/med or the med/dark.
                      Asked on 8/5/2015 by alicha from fargo, nd

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Our best guess would be the Light/Medium palette for you, but it is always best to test the shades in person at your nearest ULTA Beauty store to be sure!

                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                        Answered on 8/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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