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SmashboxStep-By-Step Contour Kit

Smashbox

Step-By-Step Contour Kit

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Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit is a user-friendly contour palette and brush set teaches you how to sculpt, shape and make your features pop with a set of bronzer, highlighter & contour powders.

Benefits:
  • Brings you deep contour, complementary bronzer and bright highlight shades in one palette
  • Creates contour with pigmented, blendable, buildable color
  • Comes with an easy-to-follow application guide based on face shape
  • Includes an angled brush
  • Appropriate for all levels from beginner to advanced
  • Cruelty-free

A $45 value!

These kits include simple steps for defining and sculpting every face shape. There are two shade ranges: Light/Medium Contour and Medium/Dark Contour. Both palettes flatter a range of skin tones and work for all skin types.

Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates & Fragrance.

How to Apply Smashbox's Step-By-Step Contour Kit - Click Here!

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. Blend product to create shadows for a slimming effect.
  • Remember: these lines determine how slim your nose will be, 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 shorter: 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.
Contour: Talc, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, PTFE, Isopentyldiol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Bronze: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Nylon-12, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Silica, Isopentyldiol, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Highlight: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil\Paraffinum Liquidum\Huile Minerale, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Isopentyldiol, Panthenol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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 Kit
 
4.0

(based on 176 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (109)
  • Good pigmentation (77)
  • Long lasting (49)
  • Versatile (39)
  • Blends easily (34)

Cons

  • Doesn't blend well (11)
  • Wears off easily (9)
  • Difficult to apply (8)
  • Unnatural color (8)
  • Doesn't apply smoothly (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (35)
  • Contouring & highlighting (34)
  • Normal skin (33)
  • Anytime (29)
  • Special occasions (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (73), Classic style (38), Trendy style (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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5.0

Great

By Em

from Florida

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      Love this! I use it with and without foundation. The only drawback is that I'm running out of the highlight faster than the darker shades.

       
      5.0

      Loveeee

      By Jenny

      from Indianapolis IN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Going Out

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        This is my first contour kit and I love it. Super easy and it looks so good.

         
        4.0

        I wish contouring color was a little deeper, but it works

        By Rina

        from Orlando fl

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Noncomedogenic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

          Good product

           
          4.0

          I really the colors in this contour palette

          By Kell

          from Norton, Massachusetts

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

            I love how great the product goes on, just wish the first color was a bit darker. I really loved the free brush.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I love it but....

            By Clg

            from Indiana

            About Me Trendy Style

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Travel

              Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

              Love it but wish it had refills. I use more of the highlighter and darker shade than the bronzer. I do like the bronzer at times but wish it was a tad shimmery. I'm tired of buying a new kit when I run out of one pan. It's such a waste. As much as I love the size of the kit for travel, I'm thinking about switching to a brand with refillable pans.

               
              1.0

              Sticky

              By Iriska

              from Oregon

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult to Apply
                • Poor Coverage

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                  Returned it. Tried it with different brushes, I know it's powder, but it felt sticky while applying it!

                   
                  5.0

                  Good gift

                  By Mama j

                  from Sylvania ohio

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                  She loves this product and this was the only store that had it

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  4.0

                  I'm shy about new contour kits, but I really enjoyed this

                  By Cmoney

                  from Chicago

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • blendable
                  • comes with a brush
                  • simple
                  • smooth

                  Cons

                  • I don't use the highlight
                  • Names are a little off putting

                  Best Uses

                  • everyday
                  • natural looks
                  • night out

                  Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                  I am someone who is picky about contour kits. I have an olive undertone to my skin and certain brands that claim they're for my skin make it look like I smeared mud onto my cheeks and don't blend. This is NOT the case with this contour kit! The bronze really feels nice and gives me such a nice blend and adding the contour to define my cheeks looks incredibly beautiful. I contemplated buying this product for months and I'm so glad I did! My only thing is I feel like the shade they named bronze is actually darker than the contour side. Either way the formula feels smooth and blends nicely into my skin. It also doesn't move down my cheeks like other kits do. I also don't use the highlight often, I use other products for that.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  A little smaller than I thought it would be.

                  By Amanda V.

                  from Kenosha, WI

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                  The colors of this (light) palette were great, very cool toned and perfect for my skin. However, I had recently purchased a different bronzer that was the same color as the deeper shade, so I returned this because the pans were pretty small and the brush is also tiny. I was hoping/thinking it would've been a bit bigger. I will say, this would be very convenient for travel and again, the colors are great - just didn't work out for me.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  I am on my third kit.

                  By Ann

                  from Oklahoma

                  Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

                  I use the light kit. I love the contour shade, it is very natural and I also love the highlighter. The middle bronzing color is almost a fake orangy self tanner shade so I do not use it. If I could find a kit with all three of the colors useable, I would switch. I do love 2 out 3 colors but I hate paying for 3 when 2 only 2 are useable. I can also use the contour and highlighter as eye shadow. They are really pretty.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  • Q:

                    What are the dimensions of this including the box/packaging?
                    Asked on 3/28/2017 by Beauty

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Step-by-Step Contour kit is approximately 4.75 inches wide by 2.5 inches long by 7/16 of an inch deep.

                      Answered on 4/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does the highlighting powder cause flashback in flash photography?
                    Asked on 3/27/2017 by Islander

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The highlighting powder will not cause flashback in photography. To extend your look we suggest applying the Step-By-Step contouring Kit over a foundation primer. Try our Photo finish Foundation Primer for a look that will last all day.

                      Answered on 3/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Do you use a foundation with the contour kit?
                    Asked on 1/14/2017 by Sam from Villages, Fl

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! You don't have to use a foundation with the step-by-step contour kit.However, a primer and foundation base does help with blending.

                      Answered on 1/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Are the colors on the light contour kit the same colors on the contour sticks??
                    Asked on 11/28/2016 by ultaquestion from Los Angeles

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Yes, the colors are similar. The powders in the kit will increase the depth of your contour when they are layered over the sticks. The two work well together.

                      Answered on 11/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I'm a 4.0 in the smashbox foundation should I get the medium/dark contour kit?
                    Asked on 11/27/2016 by Jamz

                    2 answers

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Step-By-Step Contour Kit in Deep includes a deeper contour hue, a rich terracotta bronzer and a soft highlighter ideal for contouring medium to dark skin tones.

                      Answered on 11/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Yes, we suggest the medium-dark contour kit for someone who wears 4.0.

                      Answered on 11/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • 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
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