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The question

I am completely confused about which kind of bronzer to wear in the winter. Do I use liquid or powder? And are there any foolproof application tips?

The answer

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Three things to keep in mind when it comes to bronzers, regardless of the weather, are as follows:

1) Choose a formula that suits your skin type (if you have dry skin, use a cream or liquid; if your skin is oily, use a powder).

2) The shade you select should look like your naturally tanned skin.

3) You should apply the product only on the areas of your face that the sun naturally hits (the forehead, the nose, the cheekbones and the chin).

For a truly natural look, find a palette that offers multiple shades (Guerlain's Terracotta Light sheer bronzing powder contains five shades in one). Using a big, fluffy brush, use the lighter tones for winter (feel free to use all the colours in the summertime).

Begin applying the product at the temple and move downward in a "C" shape, into the hollow of the cheekbone. Apply the remainder on the top of the forehead, the nose and the chin.

Bahar Niramwalla is a celebrity makeup artist and beauty specialist on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV. Have a beauty question? E-mail

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