Bronzers are a type of merchandise which you can’t put down when you begin utilizing it. They add heat and radiance to the pores and skin, even after the summer season days are lengthy gone. And so they’re having an particularly main second proper now as a result of TikTok customers are raving over a viral hack that means that you can manipulate powder bronzers into cream formulation. 

The approach is easy: Spritz no matter setting spray you have got onto your bronzer, swirl your brush within the product, and swipe in your face. It is a straightforward technique to experiment with texture and end. It appeared to all begin when Toronto-based consumer Stephanie Valentine, identified to her followers as Glamzilla, shared the hack in an advert for City Decay’s All Evening Lengthy-Lasting Make-up Setting Spray on June 12. After that, a couple of different customers put the tactic to the check to find out if it was well worth the effort. 

Within the video, Valentine spritzes the spray onto Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer, then the MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush in Melba earlier than mixing every on her face. She shared with Attract that she likes utilizing the approach every time she needs to play with totally different textures or finishes or to revive merchandise she hasn’t used shortly. 

Spanish TikTok consumer Mari Steffany Siracusa additionally tried the approach and fell in love. She used MAC’s Prep and Prime Repair+ setting spray with Profit Cosmetics’ Hoola Bronzer to provide her face a pleasant glow. Like Valentine, she loved the top outcome and advised Attract that she would take into account including this to her on a regular basis routine.

Not like Valentine and Siracusa, Toronto-based TikTok consumer Alissia Christidis wasn’t impressed by the texture-altering approach. She examined it with a bronzer and blush, however discovered that the tactic did not work as properly with the blush. “I do not know,” she says within the video whereas analyzing the ultimate outcome. “I do not suppose I might do that once more.” She shared with Attract that as a result of the product dried down quick, it was tougher to mix out. So she was left with a patchy outcome.

Whereas not everybody loves the approach, mixing powder merchandise with setting sprays or different liquid mediums will not be precisely new. New York-based make-up artist Joseph Carrillo tells Attract that the approach has been round for a very long time and used with eye shadow particularly. Regardless of that, he would not precisely suggest the method. As a substitute, he suggests, “Spray the comb you will use, then choose up the product. In any other case, your fave product could be drenched, molded, or ruined.”

Beauty chemist Ginger King additionally warns in opposition to this hack for hygiene causes. “The primary time is cool, however [once] the powder meets water, [it] equals a breeding floor for micro organism progress,” she says. A rise in micro organism can result in breakouts, which is basically why dermatologists suggest remedies with antibacterial components like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. As a substitute, King says to scrape out the powder and blend it together with your setting spray or one other liquid medium on a separate palette, after which apply.

This TikTok hack might not be the best choice, however as King and Carrillo each shared, there are different methods to govern a powder’s texture. So subsequent time you are low on cream bronzer, you possibly can simply seize your setting spray (mixing medium or distilled water works properly too, in line with Carrillo) and use certainly one of their methods. 

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