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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
 
4.3

(based on 48 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (37)
  • Good pigmentation (34)
  • Long lasting (24)
  • Versatile (16)
  • Good value (15)

Cons

  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (22)
  • Daily use (19)
  • Dry skin (18)
  • Special occasions (16)
  • Sensitive skin (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (16), Classic style (13), Trendy style (11)

Reviewed by 48 customers

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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
     
    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
         
        5.0

        Contour sticks!

        By Mikey

        from Helena, MO

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

        • Stains Easily

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Special Occasions

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

        It's a very easy way to contour your face.

        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        blendable , amazing

        By Lana

        from Dubai

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

        I'm so in love with the contour and the highlight

         
        5.0

        Pricey but worth it!

        By Khrysti the makeup enthusiast

        from Walla walla, wa

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          This product blends so easily! I didnt even need to use a tool I blending with my fingers and it looked awesome. It sucks that their pricey but I thought it was worth it especially if you are a beginner at the makeup thing.

          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          5.0

          I love this product.

          By Stephanie

          from New York

          About Me Classic Style

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              This contour kit is so easy to use. It comes with a guide that explains how to apply based on the shape of your face. It also blends really easily.

              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              Best contour trio ever!

              By Kaytalker

              from Conway, AR

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

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

                I use it daily as part of my makeup routine

                • Age:
                • 45-59

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  Is this creamy formula ok for oily acne prone skin? I dont want anything oily or waxy that could cause my easily congested pores to clog. Is powder better?
                  Asked on 4/15/2016 by erica from PA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! For oily and acne prone skin we suggest using our Contour Palette. Pair it with our Blemish Control primer to control oil and breakouts.

                    Answered on 4/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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