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on 11/15/2015 11:31:00 AM
More reviews by Kikirini
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
Like a few other reviewers, I am very new to contouring. This is my first kit, recommended by a Sephora employee. I like it, but at the same time... for me, it's just not the best.I am VERY fair with cool undertones, so when I bought this, I was pleased to see that the darkest shade was a very cool brown. It's perfect for me. The rest of the palette is not perfect. The bronzer, for instance, is VERY orange. On my skin, it looks like I sprayed a fake tan all over myself. Even when I use it sparingly, it just ends up far too noticeable and fake-looking. The highlight is useless altogether; it is essentially the same shade as my skin and thus doesn't brighten anything or bring it forward. I gave this a decent rating because it is a high quality product, and it would work well for other people. But if you're very fair like I am, skip this and just get a single, cool brown shadow and contour with that instead.
on 10/15/2015 7:56:00 AM
More reviews by sarasophia
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Seriously, I mostly come here to read reviews but I feel like I have to write a review on this Contour Kit! I think all three colours are spot on (For my skin tone that is)! Sometimes the ashy color doesn't blend quite as nicely but it has to do with the foundation I'm wearing underneath. The highlight shade is amazing!!! It brightens my under eyes so well and overall this kit really gives my face more structure. I love it!!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 10/8/2015 11:54:00 AM
More reviews by purplepickle777
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This is the first contouring kit I have even owned and I'm very new to contouring so I decided that I needed a bronzer, contour, and highlight shade and this fit the bill perfectly. I also didn't want to buy a big palette because I know I'd only use a few of the shades anyway. I like this kit because the contour shade is a nice cool shade (think taupe) and so it really does mimic shadows on your face without being muddy. The bronzer is quite nice as well, warm without being too orange. The highlight shade is alright but I'm quite fair so I do have to apply quite a lot for it to show up. The contour and bronzer are both matte shades, as for the highlight it has a bit of a sheen to it which I kind of like as it reflects light off your face. I also liked the step by step contouring instructions for each face shape that come with it. The only thing I don't really like is that there is quite a bit of product fall out from the palette and the brush it comes with isn't very good. Not only is the brush small but just poor quality. I use it to contour the sides of my nose only but I would strongly recommend getting a different brush to use with this palette. Overall, I think it's a great palette for starters and I really like the shades of this palette.
on 8/18/2015 2:15:00 PM
More reviews by Louisejones11
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I am certainly not an expert when it comes to contouring. I love make up and wanted to try the new contouring method out, but I was aware that I don't have a lot of time in the morning so I couldn't spend an hour just contouring my face! I needed something, easy to apply, affective and quick. This step- by step palette ticks all of them boxes for me. The smashbox palette contains a dark shade for contouring, a medium shade of bronze to blend out and a highlighter. This kit also includes a contouring brush which I was impressed with. On the mirror of the palette it has a picture of a girls face showing you where to put what product & step by step instructions. I also was very impressed with this and it has helped me a lot when I first began to contour. It is very easy to apply. I don't notice a huge difference in my face. If I forgot to contour one evening I wouldn't feel bad for not wearing it, but when you are going for a special night out it gives you that extra boost! Overall great product & does what it says on the tin!
on 8/18/2015 8:57:00 AM
More reviews by JasmineJolene
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
Omg. I love this thing. I have tried loads of contouring makeup and highlighters over the past two years, powders and creams - all sorts. I've been using Clinique chubby contour but it's a little too much like a bronzer. This palette is perfect. Literally perfect for my skin tone. I love that the highlight is not shimmery, the contour is exactly the right colour to give a shadow without looking like make up, and the bronzer is just wonderful. You know those Pinterest contouring pictures? I can actually do that now!It was expensive, about £35, but you know what? It's perfect. I cannot emphasise that enough. PERFECT. (Also the staying power is great, the brush is a good size, and the packaging is sturdy but attractive. But the colours are perfect in case I didn't mention that)
on 8/16/2015 11:04:00 PM
More reviews by fuzzyturtles11
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I have played with contouring before with some Too Faced Chocolate Soleil and Benefit High Beam, but I wanted to try a nice contouring kit that was designed to be used together, was in a convenient compact, and came with a contouring brush. This Smashbox kit seemed to be perfect. I bought it at Sephora for $45, which I feel is a little expensive considering the amount of product you get.I followed the instructions, putting the contour shade (left) in an E shape on my temple, hollow under cheekbone, edges of my nose, and jawline. Then I buffed the bronzer (middle shade) onto the cheekbone. Finally, I put the highlight shade (right) onto the tops of my cheekbones, center of forehead, center of nose, cupidís bow, and chin. The contouring shade is nice and cool, and doesnít look orange at all. The bronzer shade is a little orange, but paired with the cool contour shade, it adds depth and dimension to the contour. The highlight shade is the most disappointing, since itís close to my skin color and doesnít really highlight much.Overall, Iím happy with the contour and bronzing shades, but I donít think Iíll be using much of the highlight. Iím really enjoying the Hourglass Ambient Light Palette more than this one, as I feel the subtle shimmer adds more dimension to my face and makes it look healthy and glowy, whereas this Smashbox palette makes me look a little too matte. This palette is good for a really defined, stand-out look, while the Ambient Light palette is better for a natural, everyday look.
on 8/16/2015 10:11:00 PM
More reviews by Nancygia
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I was interested in buying something simple for contouring, like the sticks, but they were too dark for my NW15-20 skin, so I got talked into this kit. I got the Light/Medium. "Look, it even comes with a brush" the SA at Sephora said enthusiastically. The brush was so horrible, I almost returned the kit for that reason alone. It shed these little black pellets all over my face that were hard to remove, so I wound up with all of these red splotches on my face. As for the kit, the highlighter didn't highlight at all, nor do I like or understand highlighters that don't have any shimmer. It just looks to me like a face powder that is too dark for my skintone. The contour was okay, but it almost didn't create enough of a shadow. And the bronzer had too much red in it. I want to look tan, not sunburned. At $45, there was no way I was keeping this.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 7/31/2015 7:20:00 PM
More reviews by MeganRodewald
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
This is my first contour kit, so it should be taken with a grain of salt. I think my issue with this is not the actual product itself, but the fact that its a kit. Everything is so small so it really limits what type of brush you can use. I have the BECCA contour brush that's pretty big, and I can only get product on like the very tip of the brush. Don't even bother with the brush it came with. I'm not really sure why i bought this. I use the smashbox matte bronzer, laura mercier matte highlighter and nars laguna blush. BUT! I don't really dislike it, i just find it unnecessary. Not much product, it will be gone fast, and i don't see a need to repurchase.
on 7/26/2015 11:27:00 AM
More reviews by Pinkice107
Skin: Combination, Other, Warm
Hair: Blond, Other, Fine
I think that this is worth the money, the quality is really good and is great especially for presents for someone or anyone who wants to try new makeup
on 7/21/2015 9:03:00 PM
More reviews by brookeewebster
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium
I have been dying for a contouring palette and when I got my makeup done at Mecca recently I was rapped when I noticed she used this on me as it worked perfectly.I however, am unable to master it!!First of all, the packaging is great. I loved it. The brush is horrible, do not use it. It is too brissly for me and does not blend well at all.Highlighter - Not so much a highlighter for me, takes a lot of product for it to even remotely highlight my skin. Better off used as something to set your makeup with.Contour - I did not like this colour on my skin at all. It could be because I am used to contouring with a bronzer, the two are totally different. I also found it very difficult to blend into my skin and found it stuck to places I didn't want it to and rubbed off my foundation when I tried to blend it in.Bronzer - Great colour, however I would use my Benefit Hoola Bronzer anyday over this purely just because the Benefit bronzer contains more product. Can be hard to differentiate between the two if you are in a rush.If I ran out of this product I probably wouldn't buy it again. I was dying for a contour kit and was dissapointed in how much I DONT use this. Off to the shops I go....
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