So you’ve purchased a new bronzer. It’s gorgeous, it’s glowing and it has a lot of promise for your makeup routine.
But then you try to use it and realize that this powder is not so easy to work with!
You can’t get enough product on your brush, it gets all over the sink when you apply it, and sometimes accidentally falls into your mouth—gross!
Well, don’t worry.
All of these problems have pretty simple solutions (and they’ll make your life easier). So read on!
How to turn your powder bronzer into a cream
You can turn your powder bronzer into a cream by adding things like oil and water to it.
- Add a little bit of coconut oil to make it creamy.
- Add a little bit of olive oil to help create that dewy effect on top of your skin.
- You can also add water for an extra moisturizing glow!
How to make your powder bronzer more creamy
If you have a dry powder bronzer, you can turn it into a cream by adding some liquid to your product.
By doing so, you’ll find that the powder becomes easier to blend and much more moisturizing!
- Add a little oil:
You can add any type of oil or even body lotion onto your bronzer for an instant transformation.
Just mix them together in a bowl until they are well combined.
- Add a little moisturizer:
If oils aren’t for you, try using lotions or body butters instead!
They will give you the same result without being greasy at all!
- Use a creamy foundation as base:
If those two options just aren’t working out for you either (they should), try using loose face powders as bases instead.
That way, when applied on top of this new base layer, they won’t look cakey at all!
How to make your powder bronzer less creamy
- Add less water.
If you have a bronzer with a powder formula that feels too creamy, reduce the amount of water by one-quarter to make it more powdery.
- Use a light hand when applying.
Apply the product in small, circular motions with a fluffy brush to keep it from looking streaky or uneven.
- Use a damp brush
Use a damp brush instead of dry when applying your bronzer to avoid caking up on your face and giving yourself an orange glow.
This will also help keep any streaks at bay!
How to make your powder bronzer more of a liquid and less of a solid
- Use a spoon to mix the powder with a drop of water.
- Use a brush to mix the powder with a drop of water.
- Use a spray bottle to mix the powder with water.
- Mix the powder with your fingers!
How to make your powder bronzer more of a liquid and more of a solid
You don’t have to buy a new bronzer if you want to use it as an eyeshadow or blush.
You can turn your powder bronzer into cream by using a damp brush, sponge, or towel.
- Add more powder to your bronzer and then apply it with a damp brush. You’ll be left with a dewy look that’s perfect for summer!
- Use a wet brush when applying your bronzer for even application and no streaking from dry spots on the face. This method also makes blending easier because of its smooth texture.
- Try using the same technique as above but with something like baby wipes instead of water so you can add moisture while removing dirt and grime from your face at once!
How to use your powder bronzer as liquid blush
- Use a sponge or brush to apply the product to your cheeks.
- Apply it on the apples of your cheeks, not in between your nose and mouth.
- Tap off any excess powder before applying it to ensure that you’re getting even coverage.
- Start with only a small amount and build up as needed—you can always add more but once you’ve applied too much, there’s no removing it!
How to use your powder bronzer as liquid foundation
- Use a brush to apply.
This is the most common method for applying loose powder bronzer, and it’s easy to do: glide the brush in circular motions all over your face, brushing off any excess bronzer as you go.
- Or use a sponge or beauty blender to apply.
If you prefer not to use brushes (or if they’re not available), sponges or other porous makeup applicators can also be used to apply loose powder bronzers.
Simply dip them into the bronzer and then pat them on your cheeks, forehead, and chin in small strokes until they are fully blended with foundation or pressed powder (which will help lock down those stray blotches).
You may also opt for using a beauty blender—just remember that these are designed for liquid makeup rather than matte creams... so be careful!
How to use your powder bronzer as an eye shadow base or wet eyeshadow
If you want to use your powder bronzer as an eye shadow base, apply it with a clean brush.
You can also use it as a wet eyeshadow, in which case you’ll want to dip the brush into water first and then swirl it around in your powder bronzer before applying.
To intensify the color of your look, apply more of the bronzer on top of what’s already there.
How to use your powder bronzer as an eye shadow (dry)
- Using a dry powder bronzer as an eye shadow is easy.
- Apply the bronzer to your eyelid and blend it out into the crease of your eyelid with a flat brush.
How to use your powder bronzer on its own
It’s easy to use your powder bronzer on its own. All you need is a brush.
- For the face:
Use a fluffy kabuki or angled blush brush for precise application around the cheeks and temples.
You can also use an eyeshadow brush if you want to apply a little bit of shimmer or highlight under the brow bone (I love using my Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush).
- For the body:
Use a large powder brush to dust over your entire body, paying particular attention to any areas where you may experience sun damage, like arms and chest (you know who you are).
Not only will this help prevent discoloration, but it’ll also give you that super-tan glow we all aspire to!
- For hair: Apply directly onto damp locks before drying—it’ll give hair added dimension and hold while making sure there aren’t any roots showing through that could make us look less than tanned.
So what’s the answer? Is there a way to turn your powder bronzer into cream?
Yes, you can turn your powder bronzer into a cream!
It may take some trial and error, but the results are worth it.