Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit

I am absolutely obsessed with Smashbox Step by Step Contour Kit for a few reasons. Growing up, every time people would meet my mother and I they would often say two things to me: 1)Wow, I can't believe that's your mom, she looks young enough to be your sister or 2) You guys look so much alike, you could be twins but your nose is way bigger. Can you believe people would say that ? I didn't mind them saying my mom looked young enough to be my sister.  My mom is proof to me that if you eat right, take vitamins and supplements, you will look and feel incredibly young (mommy has been vegan for years and she looks amazing) but can you believe that since I was a kid, I've had to hear that the only difference between my mom and I, is my nose is way bigger than hers. Can we talk about the complex that gave me?  My nose is probably the feature I was most insecure about during my teens.   But see that's where the beauty of makeup comes along because makeup can transform those features you don't love into the  features you've dreamed about without spending thousands of dollars on surgery. Contouring is one of the best things about makeup in my opinion.  I've been contouring my nose and cheeks forever so I've become pretty good at it. Although funny story, one of the first times I ever contoured, I didn't know too much about makeup and didn't know how to blend well.  So I basically had very visible brown lines on my nose and cheeks-kind of like this:


I walked around like that for a few hours. A lot of people were staring at me and giving me the eye, but I assumed that they thought I just looked pretty with my new contoured nose and cheeks. Turns out the joke was on me, and when I met up with girlfriend the first thing she asked me was why i had dirty brown lines all over my face! Very Embarrassing! So remember when you contour, blending is  KEY!

I wish back then, Smashbox would have had their Step by Step Contour kit around. Not only does it contain a contour shade (darkest shade) a bronzer shade, a highlight shade, but it also contains the contour brush, and 2 tutorials with pics on how and where to contour and highlight your face to bring out or recede your features.

Not everyone can pick up a dark matte powder and know where and how to contour. This step by step guide (along with diagrams) along with a brush and three shades for $45.00, is  great.
Here's me all contoured and highlighted up! . 

What do you use to contour/highlight?

Do you contour and highight?



Product provided for review.


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Chanel said...

I need this in my life. I am trying to learn how to contour and this would be perfect

vonnie said...

I really want that kit because I am trying to learn to perfect my contouring :) I have a very dark liquid foundation that I've been toying with and like the results so far.


Nour said...

I've just lately begun to think about contouring, so I think I'm going to get my hands on this product!

Zenab said...

I may have to pick this up. I am pregnant and my nose is beginning to spread and I look just awful. :( Thanks for the post.

Gigi said...

I highlight on a daily basis and only contour for nights out or when I want a little something "extra".

I don't have very hollow cheekbones so contouring is a bit tricky for me, but I've been almost getting the hang of it.

LOL, the first time I contoured my nose, I also ended up looking like I had a dirty nose in the picture. I really hope no one stared long enough to notice... even though I did right away.
Haven't attempted it since. But I just might.

I use any ol' bronzer to be honest. Mostly the one's from NYC you once recommended on ur blog. :)

Janna said...

Contouring is great! But I must say you are pretty just the way you are. Your nose suits you and you look lovely.

~Janna (The Best Red Dress)

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