NEW! Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit Exclusive to Sephora

NEW! Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit
Whoo, whoo! All aboard the contour train! Introducing Smashbox's Step-By Step Contour Kit exclusive to Sephora. That's right, another kit for all of us contour newbies. If you couldn't get your hands on the coveted Anastasia Contour Kit, maybe this kit will be your jam. 

Ok, let's get the obvious differences out of the way. Yes, the Anastasia kit comes with six powders that are 3.0 g / 0.11 Oz each or 18 g / 0.66 Oz all together for $40. Whereas the Smashbox kit comes with only 3 powders that are 3.68 g /0.13 Oz each or 11.34 g / 0.4 Oz for $52. 

Major differences would be that the Smashbox kit includes a angled brush and a howto guide. Also, the Smashbox kit's individual powders have more product then Anastasia's.

So, how to choose? Well, for starters, the Anastasia Contour Kit is currently unavailable on Sephora. Hears hopping it becomes a permanent product. So that makes your current predicament sort of easy, no? 

The other thing I wanted to mention is that from what I have seen on various reviews is that most people only used a bout three of the colours in the palette. The other three colours would be left untouched. Sooooooo, in that case, the Smashbox kit has everything you really need. 

Ok, I'm getting really into this kit and I haven't even tried it yet. Don't worry, it's in my shopping cart as we speak. Today is turning into a very expensive day for online shopping. Damn you fall releases!!

Let me know all your thoughts on this in the comments down below!

Anyways, let's get into what this product actually offers you.

What it is:
A contouring kit that teaches you how to sculpt, shape, and define your features with three shades for defining, bronzing, and highlighting any complexion.

What it does:
Master basic contouring or advance your skills with this advanced sculpting kit designed for your face shape. Three blendable, buildable shades contour, bronze, and highlight the face for foolproof contouring, and the specially designed angled brush assists with even application.

This set contains:
- 0.4 oz Contouring palette
- Angled brush

What else you need to know:
“Foundation is great because it evens out skin, but it also removes the natural contours of the face. I always go back to sculpt and rebuild depth and dimension so it’s great to have this all-in-one palette that lets you perfectly define and contour!”—Lori Taylor Davis, Smashbox Global Pro Lead Artist

NEW! Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit
NEW! Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit How-to Guide

Suggested Usage:

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, and blend, creating shadows for a slimming effect. 
  • Remember: determine how slim you want your nose to be with these lines, 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 less long: 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.

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