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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 85 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (53)
  • Blends easily (34)
  • Good pigmentation (31)
  • Looks natural (28)
  • Doesn't appear cakey (23)

Cons

  • Doesn't blend well (11)
  • Unnatural color (8)
  • Doesn't apply smoothly (6)
  • Wears off easily (5)
  • Appears cakey (3)

Best Uses

  • Contouring & highlighting (34)
  • Anytime (29)
  • Nighttime (14)
  • Daytime (13)
  • Daily use (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (37), Classic style (20), Trendy style (10)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (36), Fair (30), Deep (3)

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5.0

Love this! Super easy to use!

By Gabrielle

from New York

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Value
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    I am not great at applying makeup AT ALL! But this countouring set was super easy to use and there is kind of no room for error! Looks great everytime!

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

    great buy

    By christina

    from los angeles

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      Works well on my medium complexion, easy to apply. I forego eyeshadow and just contour with this.

      • Age:
      • 45-59
      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Great Buy

      By Sherri

      from Jacksonville

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

          Love it

          • Age:
          • 30-44
          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Awesome!

          By Laney

          from Odessa, MO

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            I ask a cosmetic specialist what would be a good product for contouring. She recommended Smash Box kit. I bought it and absolutely love it. It goes on easy, simple to apply and also comes with a phamplet that shows various ways to apply.

            • Age:
            • 45-59
            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Love this contour kit!

            By Ricki

            from Boca Raton, FL

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

              I love that this kit isnt so complex. The three shades, dark, medium bronze & light highlighter are perfect. I use the highlighter almost on a daily basis. The darkest shade I use usually for a night out & the bronze as well. I love that its small and thin enough to fit in my clutch when I go out. It also comes with a small contour brush which isnt the best quality but it works and also is easy to bring with me in my clutch! The pigmentation is great & I am very happy with this product. I am on my second one after it was originally reccomended by a friend. The only complaint I had about my first one was that when I dropped it one time, it cracked the highlighter & mirror inside which was a mess but I continued to use until it got too messy in my makeup bag.

              • Age:
              • 18-29
              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              2.0

              Don't waste your money

              By Ashley

              from Irving, Texas

              Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

              I bought this contour kit about 3 months ago when I started getting into makeup, I started using it now, and I don't like it at all. It has no pigment, and when I wear it, it looks like I forgot to wash my face. I bought this one along with the Smashbox Contour Sticks and those were definitely worth the money. Don't waste your money on this product. The only good thing about this is that it has pictures and shows you where to contour, highlight and bronze.

               
              1.0

              Disappointed

              By A. Bell

              from Shreveport, LA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Can barely see contour on skin...
                • Wears Off Easily

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                  Could barely see the contour shade.
                  Highlighters not a good match.
                  Came off easily.
                  Returned.

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

                  Contouring made super easy!

                  By Kris

                  from Virginia Beach

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Normal Skin
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                    Love this contouring kit! It's quick and easy for someone on the go but gets the job done. I just wish it was a bigger highlight section. I am heavy on my highlighting and always run out of that one first.

                    • Age:
                    • 18-29
                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    2.0

                    eh

                    By ry

                    from york, pa

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply

                    Cons

                    • Wears Off Easily

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                      the pigmentation wasnt great, and the pallette is kinda small so i wouldnt get it again

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

                      Easy to use

                      By Debbie

                      from Texas

                      About Me Classic Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Good Pigmentation
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Normal Skin
                        • Sensitive Skin

                        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                        Very easy to use

                        • Age:
                        • 45-59
                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

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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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