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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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Product Reviews

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SmashboxStep-By-Step Contour Kit
 
4.0

(based on 116 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (74)
  • Good pigmentation (50)
  • Blends easily (34)
  • Versatile (30)
  • Looks natural (28)

Cons

  • Doesn't blend well (11)
  • Unnatural color (8)
  • Wears off easily (7)
  • Doesn't apply smoothly (6)
  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Contouring & highlighting (34)
  • Anytime (29)
  • Normal skin (25)
  • Daily use (22)
  • Nighttime (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (53), Classic style (26), Trendy style (13)

Reviewed by 116 customers

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5.0

love this product

By tet

from nj

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    Contouring of cheekbones and nose

    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    2.0

    Younique is a lot better. This makes it look like dirt is on

    By Sara

    from Michigan

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    Brush is cheap. Falls apart easy. Pro:has a mirror

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    how can so many hate this?!

    By mkr

    from new york

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    I an an olive pale tan color.. so I understand that the color may not work well for pale people.. but for someone like me with a rare skin tone it is so hard to find colors that fit my face perfectly, and this product does it!!! first off.. I prime with smashbox primer.. afterwards I put this product where I want it, then I blend it out with my lancome dual finish powder foundation.. these three combines are the holy grail for my daily routine! on a primer this blends like a dream, and works so well with my foundation. I look contoured and covered with light all day wear. the only complaint i have is that the brush is course compared to my collection of soft dreamy brushes. other than that no fallout, no blending problems, long lasting wear, light, easy to use and quality product.

     
    2.0

    Meh

    By Sunny

    from Beaufort, SC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Color

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        Purchased during Black Friday since it was on sale. Once I received through mail, immediately noted colors were too light for my complexion. Went to store to exchange for darker palette. Once at store & seeing darker palette, still wasn't impressed. Got Anastasia contour palette instead.

        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        I would buy this again and again, love how long it stays on

        By Jenny

        from Helena, Mt

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

        • Stains Easily

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        It stays on forever with no help! A little goes a very long way and the colors work well with fair skin

        • Age:
        • 18-29

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        pretty good but...

        By rishaa

        from marlton, nj

        About Me Classic Style

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Wears Off Easily

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        i feel like the product definitely does what its supposed to do however, i dont think its worth the price. a better option would be the Anastasia Beverly Hills powder contour palette.

        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Great contour kit

        By Jeannie822

        from Bronxville

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

          I've been using this contour palette for over a year now and I absolutely love it! It's easy to use and it had great pigment and finish. I have oily skin and it works very well for me.

          • Age:
          • 45-59
           
          2.0

          Sadly Did NOT enjoy this product...

          By Caitlyn

          from New York, NY

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Brush Was Awful!
            • Messy
            • Muddy Looking

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

              I really wanted to love this product... I really did! This was my first time trying a contour kit, and even though I had bad experiences in the past with Smashbox, I decided to give this a chance. Boy, was I in for a mess! It has an immense amount of fallout, and it looked super muddy and gross on my skin. And even worse- the brush it comes with sheds like crazy!! It was soft, but it left brush hairs everywhere on my face! I know everyone has different experiences with different products, but I didn't have a good one with this contour kit.

              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again!

              By D

              from Archdale north carolina

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                I use this product daily! I love it so natural

                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                5.0

                Very good product

                By DJ

                from Clay, KY

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                    Very good product and lasts all day. I love how there are step-by-step directions on the mirror when you open the compact.

                    • Age:
                    • 45-59

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                    Get answers from in-house experts.

                    15 Questions | 16 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • 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
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