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SmashboxStep-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.

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
 
4.1

(based on 35 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends easily (17)
  • Easy to apply (17)
  • Looks natural (15)
  • Doesn't appear cakey (11)
  • Good pigmentation (11)

Cons

  • Unnatural color (6)
  • Doesn't blend well (4)

Best Uses

  • Contouring & highlighting (16)
  • Anytime (12)
  • Nighttime (8)
  • Daytime (7)
  • Hint of color (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (12), Classic style (8), Trendy style (6)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (15), Fair (10)

Reviewed by 35 customers

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5.0

Wonderful product!

By Lucien

from South Bay, CA

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Easily
  • Doesn't Appear Cakey
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long-Lasting
  • Looks Natural
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime
    • Contouring & Highlighting

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    This is e best product that I have come across for contouring , the pigment colors are fabulous.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Contour magic

    By Lc

    from Crown point indiana

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    Love this! Great pigment for layering. I use to contour and also just as a bronzer. The lightening color is fabulous on eyelids for a pick me up.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    Love it

    By Susie

    from VA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Easily
    • Easy To Apply
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Contouring & Highlighting

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      Love the appearance. Has a guide to apply the contour which is very helpful. I bought other brushes to separate and blend better but I love it.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      love love love this product

      By cookie89

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Love How Easy It Goes On

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

          i have never been a big fan of makeup and i am just starting to were more than the basic and o love how with just this product i am able to show more

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Love this product!

          By Jules

          from Madison Wisconsin

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Easily
          • Easy To Apply
          • Looks Natural

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            I love bronzer and use it always. This product is great for winter color!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Great for Contouring

            By Snflwrs4me

            from Los Angeles

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Easily
            • Easy To Apply
            • Looks Natural

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                I love the ash color undertone

                 
                5.0

                LOVE LOVE LOVE!

                By Urbandecayfreak

                from OKC, OK

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Even Coverage

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Contouring

                  Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                  I'm a redhead with very light skin and with the right amount of blending my skin looks flawless. I love the powder because you can put as little or as much on as you want and it doesn't take that much time!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  3.0

                  it's Okay

                  By Perez

                  from CA

                  Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                  I've used it for a while now. It's alright. Not the best I've used. I use the dark version: contour is a little hard to blend. Bronzer is orange. Haven't tried the highlight yet

                   
                  5.0

                  BEST!

                  By Justyna

                  from Florida

                  Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                  This is the best contouring kit I have ever tried! I have fair to light skin with yellow undertones, and all the other contouring products I've tried (which is a lot) haven't worked for my skin tone, this one is so nice and can give you a natural contour or a extreme contour, I love it!
                  If your looking to buy this product but aren't sure, I would definitely give it a go, it is so good!

                   
                  3.0

                  Good for a first time kit

                  By L.M.

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Doesn't Appear Cakey

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Apply Smoothly
                  • Doesn't Blend Well
                  • Unnatural Color

                  Best Uses

                  • Faking A Tan
                  • Hint of Color

                  Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                  The product was great at first. But it doesn't blend easily and doesn't last. If you want some color it is a good product, but if you use it properly for contouring, it just makes your face look dirty and sometimes splotchy.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  Get answers from in-house experts.

                  11 Questions | 11 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    how often should i use this
                    Asked on 8/5/2015 by be from illinois,

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      You can incorporate it into your daily makeup regimen or use it as often as you'd like!

                      Answered on 8/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Does smash box test on animal?
                    Asked on 7/29/2015 by Erika from Oregon

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Here is Smashbox's official statement on animal welfare:

                      "Do you test on animals?
                      We don't test on animals, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except where required by law.

                      What countries require animal testing?
                      China, most notably, in addition to a few others that conduct testing by law of cosmetic products or ingredients to demonstrate safety.

                      Does Smashbox sell in any of these countries?
                      No.

                      What are we doing to end animal testing?
                      Our founders launched with a commitment to end animal testing, and that commitment remains. For instance, we only conduct or commission in vitro/human volunteer testing to show our products are safe, and we're part of the European Partnership for Alternatives to Animal Testing, among other efforts."

                      Answered on 7/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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