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Bronze Me Up: Guest Blogger

Courtne Smith, a.k.a Queen Shmink, is a world traveler with extraordinary fashion and beauty sense. The Toronto-based blogger is one of our favorite ladies to follow on the Interwebz because she makes her impeccable style (fancy fur is her specialty) feel so accessible and easy to recreate. Plus, she always has a killer manicure. This week, she teaches us her secrets that keep her perfectly primped when she’s both at home or on the road with her bff, Drake.

No face is complete without bronzer. A faux glow brightens up a dull visage, and gives your face instant warmth. I prefer matte bronzers during the fall and winter, and shimmer during the summer or when I have an amazing tan. Sometimes, I even dust a matte bronzer over my entire face and use the shimmer bronzer as a highlighter.

Guerlain makes a terrific bronzer that actually falls perfectly between the matte and shimmer categories. Its gold flecks are so fine that you can barely see them. 

Looking to find out more? Here are my favorite matte and shimmer bronzers:

Matte 1. Hourglass Superficial Bronzer 2. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil 3. Dior Bronze Matte

Shimmer 1. Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer 2. Stila Sun Powder 3. Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer

Another great matte option? Cargo’s beautiful bronzer.

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