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Makeup Review: Smashbox Bronze Lights in Deep Matte

Makeup Review: Smashbox Bronze Lights in Deep Matte



You may think that brown skin really doesn’t need a bronzer. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Bronzers have a plethora of uses for brown skin — powder, foundation, highlighter, contour and more. I have been using  Smashbox Bronze Lights  in Deep Matte as my contour lately and I’m loving it.

Here are the details for Smashbox Bronze Lights in Deep Matte $36:

SMASHBOX Bronze Lights Deep MatteWhat it is:
An eight-hour wear, refined bronzer with coated pigments that make it easier to blend.

What it does:
This bronzer enhances your skintone so that you look like you’ve spent time in the California sun. Infused with Photoset Mineral Complex so that it stays put for up to eight hours, this formula ensures that the skin looks perfectly sunkissed. Use it to create a natural, fresh-faced bronzed look all year round, or use it to contour by sweeping it under the cheekbones, jawline, and along the inner bridge of the nose for a slimming effect.

Suggested Usage:
Apply to cheeks, temples, nose, or anywhere you want a boost of color.
Use Bronze Lights to contour: sweep it under cheekbones, jawline, and along the inner bridge of the nose for a slimming effect.

Why I love it:

Smashbox Bronze Lights in Deep Matte is everything I could want in a bronzer. The formula is so milled so fine that it blends seamlessly into my skin. All-too-often bronzers have too much shimmer, are too orange or are not pigmented enough for black or brown skin, but that isn’t the case with Smashbox Bronze Lights in Deep Matte.  I use this bronzer as a light contour topped with either a blush or highlighter for everyday use. I’m not a fan of that overdone  contour that we see so much on Instagram or YouTube, so if you are looking for a powder that just gives you a nice “hollow” look, I highly suggest this bronzer by Smashbox.

The color deep is the perfect contour color for me, while it serves as an ideal foundation for my daughter who is a deeper brown than I am. So, as you can see, Smashbox Bronze Lights in Deep Matte can be used in in more than one way. Right now we are in winter, and I’m a little pale (light brown), so to warm up my skin on days when  I just want to look “healthy” I use this bronzer with a big fluffy brush and hit all  the high points on my face and it looks fabulous — like I just got some  great sun!

You don’t have to worry about Smashbox Bronze Lights in Deep Matte fading or changing color on you either. It stays true in color and lasts for hours. I have worn it 12+ hours without any touch up! You also need just a little product to go a very long way, as the pigment is potent!

Bling Factor:

Pro: Perfect color for brown skin foundation or contour, lasts for hours, no shimmer, pigment potent!

Con: None

Price: $36

Buy Again: Yes

Packaging: 5 Blings

Overall: 5 Blings

Hero Ingredient: N/A

Natural/Organic/Vegan: No

Cruelty Free: Yes

Note: I’m sorry, my pictures keep showing up sideways! I’m trying to figure this out!

Smashbox Bronze Lights Deep Matte Review swatch 3

Smashbox Bronze Lights Deep Matte Review swatch 2

Smashbox Bronze Lights Deep Matte Review swatch 1

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”





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