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Bronzers = LOVE

Now that I have gone through moisturizers, foundations, and primer I move on to two of my favorite products of all time.  With the risk of sounding like Olivia from Jerseylicious, I LOVE BRONZER, actually bronzer is my second BFF, Lynn is my first of course!!!  I love to be tan whether it comes from a bottle, bed, backyard, or compact!  As you know from my moisturizer I use my Clarins self tanner on my face to keep me tan. 

After my foundation and pressed powder there are a few bronzers that I go to on a regular basis. 

1 - Diorskin Nude in #050 Cafe Moka - This is pictured below and I have been using it since November.  It has a powder foundation (on bottom), bronzer (in the middle), and highlighter (top).  I use these blended together as a highlighter and contour on my cheekbones.  This is a wonderful product that I sometimes use to touch up with during the day.  When I do this I actually use the brush that it comes with.  I think this is the first time that I have ever used a brush that comes with a compact.  It is nice to contour with and too pick out the individual colors. 
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2 - Nars Bronzer in Casino - This has become my holy grail bronzer! This is a recommendation from Dara at http://belledujournewyorkcity.blogspot.com/.  I have been following her blog and watching her YouTube videos for quite some time.  I love her style! This bronzer works well on my dark skin.  This never looks orange or fake.  I also like that it has a slight shimmer but you will not look like a shiny little disco ball.  As you can see from the picture below I have hit pan so will need a back up soon!

Tip - For darker skin tones Casino is your color and for lighter skin tones try Nars Laguna.  Laguna is a huge favorite with YouTube gurus who like a more natural looking bronzer.  Laguna was also in Sephora's top bronzer display.  A fiber optic brush makes the bronzer go on lighter and more even.  When I use my regular brushes it seems to have a heavier coverage that is harder to blend. 

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My final face product is blush. The color that I choose really just depends on the mood I am in.  I have a MAC palette with 6 blushes that I go to most.  This is pictured below and colors are from left to right - Breath Of Plum, Prism, Peach Twist, Mocha, Pinch Me, and Margin.  If I had to choose my favorite, can't live without blush from this palette it would be Peach Twist.  It really is amazing.


These are my go to products of the moment.  I guess in the case of bronzer and blush, this case is SOLVED!   Next up - lip liner, lip gloss, and lip stick!!!

Detective Kathy

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