Reina Rebelde On Your Face Contour + Color Trio in Coqueta is one of our best-selling products, because it makes contour makeup so easy. This multi-use palette includes a trio of velvety shades: a matte bronzer, champagne highlighter and pearlized blush. These three shades are formulated to flatter all skin tones and to be used as eyeshadows as well!
For natural-looking contour makeup you need to place the shades in the trio strategically and blend very well to achieve the desired result. Unlike doing contour makeup with cream or sticks, contour makeup with powder should be the final step in your routine after your face is prepped the way you want - i.e. foundation, moisturizer. We love doing contour makeup using powders, because they're easy to use and will give a more natural finished look.
The first step will be to apply a small amount of the matte bronzer to the parts of your face you want to minimize - we love using our #4 Domed Powder Brush but you can use any larger fluffy brush that will apply and diffuse powder well. Because we are using the bronzer to minimize and sculpt areas of the face, the bronzer needs to be matte as opposed to shimmery. Remember powders are buildable, and these shades are highly pigmented so we like to start with a light hand and add more as needed. Here are some examples of the most common areas of the face that we apply bronzer to when applying contour makeup. Applying a bronzer beneath the cheekbone, in the hollow, will subtly add more dimension to your cheekbones. If you have a high forehead, you can add a bit of bronzer along the hairline and blend outward. Placing bronzer along both sides of your nose will make it appear narrower. And placing bronzer along the jawline will create the illusion of a more defined jaw.
The second step is to apply the champagne highlighter to the parts of your face that you want to catch the light and appear wider or larger. We love applying the highlighter using our #1 Eyeshadow Contour Brush under the brow at the brow bone to lift the eyes, and adding a dab in the inner corner of each eye will make you look more awake. We also like to add highlighter along the cheekbones toward the bottom of the nose which gives the appearance of higher cheekbones. Highlighter placed above the lips in the cupid’s bow area of the mouth and on the tip of the nose adds the right amount of shimmer. The options are endless, just remember that the light will catch any part of your face with highlighter.
Finally, add a pop of the pearlized blush on the apples of your cheeks (the parts of your cheeks that pop out when you smile) and blend it out toward your hairline. Pro tip: The blush looks amazing as eyeshadow.
And if you don't have time for full contour makeup and just want a simple all-over color instead - simply swirl all three shades of the Coqueta trio using our #4 Domed Powder Brush, tap excess off, and apply to your cheekbones, along the hairline and along the jaw line. And remember to BLEND!