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I find mattes, unless they are really subtle bronzers, to be tricky. I prefer a satin bronzer, but I also enjoy the look of a shimmery bronzer and will often layer the two.

I prefer matte bronzers. I don’t want any shimmer in them if possible. Satin is fine too, but I gravitate towards matte. I’m almost done with my shimmery version of NARS Laguna and can’t wait to go out and get their matte version or go back to Tarte Princess Ave. I should branch out a little, but I’m comfortable with what I know in the bronzer realm!

The same as you, Christine; satin or semi-matte. These just look more skin-like and realistic as opposed to dry matte or shimmery formulas. While my much beloved UD Jawbone is a matte, it isn’t dry looking or too flat. But, this year I find myself using the Laura Mercier 03 Bronzer on the regular, as I haven’t been outside enough to get my usual springtime darkening up of my complexion. The LM 03 seems to be slightly satin or semi-matte applied.

I personally apply bronzer more like a blush, I’m not the one who drenches her entire face in bronzers. I prefer satin finishes, with a tiny amount of shimmer (not flat matte), in a very natural and subtle way.

I am the same way, my skin tone is medium-tan and I don’t really like blush. So if I’m using bronzer I apply it like a blush. I want it to warm up my skin and give a bit of glow but not shimmer. So I guess more of a satin-matte finish.

I prefer matte but it works only because I keep my bronzers fairly light. Fenty Sun Stalk’r in Shady Biz is my go to.

When I want a satin finish I use a cream bronzer. If I’m in the mood for a matte I’ll go with a powder. Definitely no shimmer for me.

Matte, semi-matte, or satin. Shimmery or sparkly bronzers look weird on me. The one exception would be Wet N Wild Reserve Your Cabana. The fact that it’s as light as I am makes the luminous finish work.

I think something that’s matte to skin-finish is most versatile. Shimmery (or…dewy) bronzers can be nice too, but I feel like they’re more occasion-specific.

I like a matte to satin finish for my bronzers and blushes. I prefer to control where shimmer goes on my face so it doesn’t end up looking lumpy. The joys of growing older and gravity :-/

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