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Step-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
 
4.1

(based on 183 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (115)
  • Good pigmentation (82)
  • Long lasting (53)
  • 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 (77), Classic style (40), Trendy style (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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5.0

It's great!

By Lilchiwamama

from Tempe, az

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Travel

    Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

    I love this little kit it's perfect for travel and every day. I was going for a different contour kit but was shown this instead and I love it!!

     
    5.0

    Been using for a year.

    By Jacqueline

    from Phildelphia

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      Only powder contour I have consistently used over the past year. Just starting to run out now. Very natural and blends great.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best contour kit

      By Byrdie

      from SF, CA

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      I have tried so many contour powders and kits( kvd, abh, Kevin aucuion) and this is my favorite. The color tones and formula is absolutely amazing. It is very easy to blend and the colors are perfect for my light skin tone. I use the the contour shade ( tap any extra powder off brush) and it really chisels my cheekbones in such a natural way and the banana shade is perfect to set your under eyes and clean up and places on the face that are not perfected. Highly recommend

       
      4.0

      Good tones!

      By Erica

      from Chicago, Illinois

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Natural Looking

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

      I love this contour palette. I like that the contour is a cool brown and blends really well into my skin. The only con is that it doesn't stay on all day. After 8 hours it's totally gone, but I still love it and recommend it.

       
      5.0

      I love the cool tones contour shade

      By Bridge

      from Lincoln NE

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

        I use it to contour my cheekbones I love it

         
        5.0

        It was exactly what I was looking for!

        By Dee1234

        from DesMoines IA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Travel

          Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

          I've never used any product like this before. I love how it looks! Skin looks great!

           
          5.0

          Great contour kit for everyday use

          By V

          from New Orleans

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Natural Looking

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit:

              Everyday look, work appropriate

               
              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

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                      • Q:

                        Is this specific product made in the USA? I know smashbox makes products in the USA and Europe but I want to know where this specific product made.
                        Asked on 3/23/2018 by Bkasprzyk23 from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! The Step-By-Step contour kit is made in China.

                          Answered on 3/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Smashbox contour kit is described without having harmful ingredients:
                        "Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance and talc. Vegan friendly."
                        However, the very 1st ingredient in each contour powder is TALC which is a carcinogenic, what the ?!
                        Asked on 9/11/2017 by Liz from Meridian, ID

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! You are correct. The description does not match the ingredient list on the website. The Step-By-Step Contour Kit does contain Talc. We will have the website updated as soon as possible.

                          Answered on 9/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • 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:

                          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
                        • 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
                      • 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
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