What it Is: A cult fave of beauty insiders for totally effortless contouring.
Why You'll Love It: As the contour experts, smashbox has you covered. Define your cheekbones, perfect your nose and sculpt your jawline with this palette of blendable powders in universal shades to match your skin tone.
Just the Facts: Includes:
3 powders to contour, bronze and highlight
angled contour brush
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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
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 the 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 lineon the apples of your cheeksto 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.