My sister received this cute mini Contour Kit by Smashbox as part of a prize she won off Instagram…and since she “can’t contour” she gave it to me. I was obviously thrilled to inherit any new product and couldn’t wait to give it a try. The full size Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit retails for $54/Cdn, includes three pans; contour, bronze and highlight, and comes in two shades: light/medium and medium/deep. This little guy has pans the size of eyeshadows and is in the shade light/medium.
I was so excited to try this out as I typically just contour with my Bobbi Brown bronzer. I have the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, but I find the shades are a bit too muddy on my skin, so was curious to see how the Smashbox would hold up.
First off, the yellow “highlight” shade is AMAZING for setting undereyes. It’s the perfect brightening colour and does a great job at stopping concealer from creasing. I am a big fan, and would totally buy if it came on its own. The bronzer and highlight colours are really awesome too. I think they compliment my skin perfectly without being muddy, and really carve out a soft contoured look. Unfortunately though… this powder broke out my cheeks every single time I tried it. I would wake up the following morning with a zit on each cheek right where I would contour, which is a total bummer, so I had to stop using it! 😥
All around, this is an awesome kit. Perfect for setting your undereyes and adding a bronze and contour. Unfortunately it broke me out, so I think the only way to test for yourselves is to pick it up! Otherwise, I would give it a big thumbs up from me!