REVIEW: Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio

Smashbox contour trio

The Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio is a kit of 3 blendable cream sticks  for easy contour and highlight. Make up beginners who are looking for a way to learn how to contour and highlight will find these sticks easy to use and a gateway into the world of sculpted cheekbones and chiseled faces. However, even though the kit is named ‘step-by-step’ experts alike may also find themselves loving this trio due to the
convenient packaging.

Where: This kit can be purchase at Sephora, Macys, or Nordstrom

Price: $45

smashbox contour stick swatch

Swatches on Medium/Tan skin ( Contour, Bronze, Highlight)

What I loved:

  • Packaging: 3 easy to use sticks that can be taken anywhere and stored without a mess.
  • Texture: The sticks are creamy and blendable.
  • Tools: This kit comes with a sharpener so you do not have to worry about purchasing one.
  • Finish: These sticks have a matte finish which is ideal for contour. The tones of the colors are also very neutral and not brassy or orange which I love!

What I didn’t love:

  • Colors: I found that these sticks would work on light to medium skin tones. If you are tan, the darkest contour color may not be dark enough for you.
  • Price: While the packaging is convenient, you do pay the price for it. $45 for 3 sticks is quite pricey when many contour palettes come with 6 shades and are priced at $40-50.


Smash box contour trio


1 Comment

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    Vanessa - BPAMC

    October 19, 2016

    Oh these look fabulous!!!