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Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio

Smashbox

Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio

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Smashbox's contouring products have always been a best-kept secret of beauty insiders. They've made it easy to put your best face forward with three shades that mimic perfect lighting:

  • Contour: A darker shade that sculpts by creating shadows
  • Highlight: A light shade that pulls features forward
  • Bronze: A transition shade that eliminates harsh lines by blending the contour and highlight shades


The result? To-die-for features - from defined cheekbones to a perfected nose to a sculpted jawline.

Why you'll love it:

It's a cult favorite - reimagined! Smashbox heard time and again that pro artists can't live without their palette of contour powders. Now there's another form to love - creamy sticks!

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

Includes:

  • 3 sticks to contour, bronze and highlight
  • #SHAPEMATTERS insert with how-to's for your face shape
  • Sharpener


(0.12 oz each)

Use dry for buildable sculpting, or wet for a sheer contour.

From basic to advanced - and every contour in between!

Only have 60 seconds to contour? Follow these basic steps:

Contour:
  • Sides of nose
  • Under cheekbones

Bronze:
  • Above contour shade on cheekbones

Highlight:
  • Bridge of nose
  • Middle of forehead
  • Under eyes
  • Chin

Want to take contouring to the next level? Use the #SHAPEMATTERS insert with how-to's for five face shapes to customize your look.

Feel like trying something new? Go for clavicle highlighting! Apply the highlight shade right on top of your collarbone for a lifted, statuesque look - perfect for strapless or off-the-shoulder styles.
Phenyl Trimethicone, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Octyldodecanol, Jojoba Esters, Silica, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Polyethylene, Vinyl Dimethicone / Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethyl Citrate, Tribehenin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceramide NG, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, PEG-10 Phytosterol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Heptahydroxystearate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Benzoic Acid. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

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 Stick Trio
 
4.4

(based on 53 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (40)
  • Good pigmentation (37)
  • Long lasting (26)
  • Good value (18)
  • Versatile (18)

Cons

  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (25)
  • Daily use (21)
  • Dry skin (20)
  • Special occasions (18)
  • Sensitive skin (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (17), Classic style (14), Trendy style (12)

Reviewed by 53 customers

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5.0

Best Contouring Kit on the Market!

By ChrissyCat77

from Santa Cruz ca

About Me Classic Style

Verified Reviewer

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 Stick Trio:

    I have several contouring products & kits in my arsenal, & the Smasbox Contour Stick Trio beats them all by far! Its perfect for beginners or seasoned pro's. Easy sanitation by sharpening. Btw- they come sharpened. Pro tip from a Smashbox mua- use the contour stick to draw 3 'X's from under the cheek bone @ the ear getting lighter as you move towards the iris. Use the bronze stick to draw 2 'O's (small)- with a light hand, above the 'X's. Blend w/brush & light hand . Use the HL stick to clean up any muddines you may have created. I have not found this product to be at all muddy. It will change appearance if wearing the wrong shade of foundation. .. Lightly set face after all makeup is applied then go over contour w/powder contour to lock in. This is my ROD HG contour product. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Obsessed ...

    By Diana

    from Winter Garden , Fl

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    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 Stick Trio:

      Love this product, I used it for contouring BUT use the medium color as a lip stick, it's the perfect nude

      • Age:
      • 30-44

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A must have in your contouring arsenal

      By DallasGal

      from Dallas TX

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio:

        If you contour this is a must in your tool kit. Super easy to use, very pigmented, easy to blend. I love this as it's super easy for quick contouring when on the go. So effortless. And perfect for traveling when you don't want to carry your powder contours so they don't break due to travel. I will definitely purchase again. A bit on the pricey side but worth it.

        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        wow

        By Michelle

        from OKC

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio:

        I've always wanted this but didn't really think I needed it so it's taken me years to finally just grab it. I've been using all 3 everyday since I recieved them. all 3 are the PERFECT color for what their intended for. I use the contour to contour my cheeks, nose, lip & jaw. I use the bronzer to bronze my forehead and I use the highlight to clean up and/or add definition. this quickly became my HG & I'll continue to use daily. I wish it didn't take me so long. I've definitely been missing out. it's awesome that I get use out of all 3.

         
        5.0

        love them

        By Jessica

        from Michigan

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio:

        I love these contouring crayons only thing is two of mine was broke and it looks like it may have been open but I just cut the end off resharpen them an used I love them will be having to buy sooner than planned but overall it is a good product

         
        5.0

        Love this Trio

        By Tany

        from New Haven, CT

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Normal Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio:

          Love this Trio. The only downfall is that the contour stick (dark one) finishes tooo fast.

          • Age:
          • 30-44

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          KKW contour kit dupe

          By Liz

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          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 Stick Trio:

            It applies easily, blends well, & has great pigmentation. the contour shade looked muddy on me.

            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            4.0

            Like it

            By Meggiemegmegs

            from Cortland il

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Normal Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio:

            I love how creamy this is. Only thing I didn't like is it doesn't blend great with a sponge. Gets messy. I suggest using a brush instead. Otherwise great!

            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            5.0

            This is a really great quality and fun product! Love it!

            By Alicia

            from Houston, Tx

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dry Skin
              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio:

              Awesome

              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              4.0

              Great product for sharp contouring

              By Shannon

              from Mexico

              About Me Natural Style

              Pros

              • Good Pigmentation
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

              • Difficult to Apply

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio:

              This was my first contouring product I've ever purchased and I bought it because I thought it would be easy to apply with pencils. It was more difficult than I expected, since it's hard to draw both sides of the face the exact same, but with practice it got easier. It's very difficult and time consuming to blend. I find myself using the highlight shade way more than the darker shades, so my highlight pencil ran out much faster than the other two and now I just have the contour and bronze shade left.

              • Age:
              • 18-29

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              • Q:

                Some products make my sin peel, so is this product gentle enough?
                Asked on 7/8/2017 by oooobarr from Elk Grove, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! The Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio has been tested for all skin types.

                  Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Will the contour color in the kit work on tan skin, or does it just disappear?
                Asked on 5/13/2017 by Cookie from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! It depends on how deep your tan is.The contour color in the Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio works best on light to medium skin tones.

                  Answered on 5/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                What is the best tool to use for blending?
                Asked on 2/19/2017 by Erica from LA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! We recommend using your fingers or a beauty blender.

                  Answered on 2/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                How do you get more out of the stick? Do you sharpen it in a pencil sharpener?
                Asked on 1/2/2017 by Dominique from Baton Rouge, LA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! The Step-By-Step Contour Sticks come with a sharpener.

                  Answered on 1/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                How long does the sticks last? Do your palettes last longer?
                Asked on 12/13/2016 by me from LA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! It's hard to say how long the sticks will last, but you'll definitely get equal use out of both. I personally have never fully used up a palette or a stick and I'm a makeup artist who works everyday. These products last a long time!

                  Answered on 12/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Are these colors suitable for extremely fair, cool-toned skin?
                Asked on 10/13/2016 by melooh from New York

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! The colors look gorgeous on extremely fair, cool toned skin!

                  Answered on 10/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                The other face products I use are the complexion rescue by bm and their bare skin concealer. I also use their mineral veil. Should I use these sticks over or under my other products?
                Asked on 6/23/2016 by Mally from USA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! The Step-By-Step Contour sticks look best when applied over foundation and concealer and under setting powders (mineral veil).

                  Pro Tip: Prime your skin with Photo finish Foundation Primer for a flawless finish that will last and last.

                  Answered on 6/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                how much product is in one stick?
                Asked on 6/12/2016 by um

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! Each stick 0.12 oz.

                  Answered on 6/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                I use the primer oil as my makeup primer, so if I use the creme contour sticks, especially during the summer, should I use setting powder? This is my first time using contour products and I know a lot of people use setting powder to lock in the contour.
                Asked on 5/19/2016 by Beauty Buff from Los Angeles, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! Yes, we suggest using the Contour Palette over the Contour Sticks for more staying power. The combination of the two will give you a finish that will last and last.

                  Answered on 5/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                I use the primer oil as my makeup primer, so if I use the creme contour sticks, especially during the summer, should I use setting powder? This is my first time using contour products and I know a lot of people use setting powder to lock in the contour.
                Asked on 5/19/2016 by Beauty Buff from Los Angeles, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! Yes, we suggest using the Contour Palette over the Contour Sticks for more staying power. The combination of the two will give you a finish that will last and last.

                  Answered on 5/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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