The 2-piece kit comes with a Contour Palette in a glossy black packaging, along with a red angled contour brush and a cheat sheet with detailed instructions on where/how to apply the product.
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 are smooth, blendable and leave behind a semi-matte yet natural-looking finish that wears well without fading. They also give decent pigmentation and show up nicely on my NC30 skin. However, I do wish the Highlight color could be a teeny bit lighter and more shimmery.
Swatches of Smashbox Contour, Bronze and Highlight powders
The biggest surprise for me was the brush. Though flimsy looking, its bristles are soft and actually deposit color while blending everything nicely. In addition, the angle fits perfectly along my cheekbones, making contouring really easy.
Lo and behold the magic of the Smashbox Step-by-step Contour Kit!
Before and after using Smashbox Step-by-step Contour Kit
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 Beauty.com, Nordstrom and Ulta for $45.
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