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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.

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 61 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (37)
  • Blends easily (33)
  • Looks natural (27)
  • Doesn't appear cakey (23)
  • Good pigmentation (22)

Cons

  • Doesn't blend well (10)
  • Unnatural color (7)
  • Doesn't apply smoothly (5)

Best Uses

  • Contouring & highlighting (33)
  • Anytime (28)
  • Nighttime (14)
  • Daytime (13)
  • Hint of color (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (28), Classic style (14), Trendy style (7)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (26), Fair (22)

Reviewed by 61 customers

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1.0

Save your money

By T

from Clarkston MI

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Apply Smoothly
    • Doesn't Blend Well
    • Looks like army makeup when applied
    • Unnatural Color

    Best Uses

    • When your in the woods

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    This is not a good contour set. It is so blochy when it's applied. I felt like I was wearing army makeup. It was a sad disappointment.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Nice kit

    By Ultaholic

    from Ocoee Florida

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Easily
    • Doesn't Appear Cakey
    • Easy To Apply
    • Looks Natural

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      This is a subtle and natural look, no shimmer. Exactly what I wanted.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      love!

      By Crystal

      from Tallapoosa, Ga

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Easily
      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Looks Natural

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Contouring & Highlighting

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        I am new to contouring, but this makes it so easy! It comes with a brush and instructions so you know what you are doing. It blended very well. I love this!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Don't leave home without it

        By Jrose

        from Natomas, ca

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Easily
        • Doesn't Appear Cakey
        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Anytime

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        I love this product. size is easy to take with you

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        i love love love this product

        By ayeisha

        from waldron, ar

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Doesn't Appear Cakey
        • Easy To Apply
        • Long-Lasting
        • Looks Natural
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Doesn't Blend Well

        Best Uses

        • Contouring & Highlighting

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        i love it!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        Perfect for first time contour-ers

        By Katie

        from Nashua, NH

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Doesn't Blend Well

        Best Uses

        • Contouring & Highlighting

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        This comes with all the instructions on how to contour with illustrations - it's practically fool proof! High quality for all three contouring needs, perfect for beginners.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I might buy this product again

        By Don't have nick name

        from Corona, Ca

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Doesn't Appear Cakey

        Cons

        • Doesn't Apply Smoothly

        Best Uses

        • Nighttime

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        Still learn to apply evenly.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Jakkie

        from Denver

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        I got this in Light/Medium and have medium olive toned skin. I think it works perfectly, I use the middle color for a more subtle contour on my temples and the darker one on my cheekbones and chin to slim down my face

         
        5.0

        This is the best

        By Miki

        from UK

        About Me Classic 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:

          I love this even though I've never worn any make up on my skin except moisturiser

          • Skin Tone:
          • Deep

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Starter Contour Kit!

          By Katie

          from Green Bay, WI

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Blends Easily
          • Easy To Apply
          • Long-Lasting
          • Looks Natural

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime
            • Contouring & Highlighting

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            I use this contour palette EVERY DAY! I was looking for a way to break into contouring when an ULTA beauty advisor put this on my skin during a Smashbox event. I was hesitant to buy it because I figured she was just pushing Smashbox because of the event-I went home and was mesmerized all day by the healthy glow it gave my skin! I went back the next day and purchased the kit available this month for 21 days of beauty (primer, contour palette, cheek stick). I read reviews, and some were positive, some were negative. But trying it for myself that day in the store made all the difference-I couldn't imagine going a day without it now! I find that all three colors work well for me-I have the "Light" palette. I love how this palette just makes my makeup look very polished and put-together.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

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            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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