Here is a full review of my beloved Smashbox Step By Step Contour Kit I used for the How To Contour Your Nose Makeup Tutorial.
The 2-piece kit comes with a Contour Palette in a glossy black packaging, along with a red angled contour brush.
Inside the Contour Palette, you will find a huge mirror and a sticker with instructions on how to apply the product on one side, and 3 colors – a cool-toned brown for Contour, a warm tan for Bronze and an ivory for Highlight – on the other.
The powders were smooth, blendable and left behind a semi-matte yet natural-looking finish that wore well without fading. They also gave decent pigmentation and showed up nicely on my NC30 skin. However, I did wish the Highlight color could be a teeny bit lighter and more shimmery.
The biggest surprise for me though, was the brush. Though super flimsy looking, its bristles were soft and actually deposited color while blending everything nicely. In addition, the angle fitted perfectly along my cheekbones, making contouring really easy.
Overall, Smashbox Step-by-step Contour Kit is a great and easy-to-use tool to highlight and contour features. Highly recommended for those with light to medium skintones.
Smashbox Step-by-step Contour Kit is available at Sephora and Smashbox.com for $45.
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