Whether you’re a big fan of bronzers or not, they’re an essential part of any makeup kit.
They can be used to create a dewy glow in the summer and help give skin a healthy-looking tan year-round.
But how do you know when it’s time to replace yours?
How do you know what kind of bronzer will work best for your skin tone?
This guide will answer all these questions and more!
How Often to Replace Bronzer
In order to get the most out of your bronzer, you will want to make sure that it is clean and sanitary.
You can do this by washing your brush with lukewarm water and soap or putting alcohol on a cotton pad and cleaning off the bristles.
You will also want to replace your bronzer every six months to a year.
The reason for this is because bronzers are made with natural ingredients such as minerals and oils which break down over time.
When they do break down, they lose their color, texture, and effectiveness in creating a sun-kissed glow!
What to Look for When Buying a New Bronzer
- Look for the right tone.
If you have fair skin, you’ll want a soft bronzer that gives you a subtle glow.
If you have a medium skin tone, try something with more pigmentation and darker tones.
If you’re darker than medium, go for a matte bronzer or one with shimmer in it—not glitter!
- Look for the right shade.
You can’t just pick any old powder and expect it to work on your skin; there are different shades of bronzers that work better on different people depending on their natural undertones (pink or yellow).
You can usually find testers near the cosmetics section of stores so that you can see how they look on your own body before purchasing anything!
- Look for the right color.
Some bronzers come in paler shades than others; if this is the case with what you’re looking at buying then make sure it matches up well with yours beforehand by swatching them both together (or just holding them side-by-side).
This way there won’t be any surprises later down
How to Keep Your Bronzer Looking Fresh
- To keep your bronzer looking fresh, store it in a cool, dry place.
- Don’t store it in your bathroom or car, as they tend to get very humid and hot.
- You should also avoid storing your bronzer on top of your stove: the heat from cooking can make it melt down into a goopy mess.
How to Tell if Your Bronzer Has Gone Bad
As a general rule of thumb, you should replace your bronzer every 6 months.
If you are unsure whether or not it is time to throw out that old compact, here are some tips for determining if it’s expired:
- Look at the product and see if it appears dry or chalky. This can be an indication that the product has lost its ability to blend with your skin tone and is no longer effective.
- Smell the product before using it (this may seem strange, but if you have been using this bronzer on a daily basis for several years then what’s one more sniff?). A rancid smell means that bacteria has begun growing within your makeup bag and will cause breakouts on your face (as well as other nasty things).
How to Use a Bronzing Powder Correctly
- Apply bronzer to areas that naturally catch the sun.
- Don’t apply too much bronzer. Overdoing your bronzer is a common mistake, and it’s often one of the first things people notice when you wear too much makeup.
- Make sure that your complexion looks natural and not like an orange blob!
- Don’t apply bronzer too close to your eyes. Some people like their eyeshadow super intense, but this isn’t always flattering for everyone else—and it can look very unnatural if done wrong!
- Give yourself some space between the eyelid and where your mascara starts so there’s enough room for pigment without looking like a zombie face.
If there’s one thing most people agree on when it comes to makeup: less is more!
There are plenty of ways you can use all five senses while applying foundation (smell), concealer (touch), or lipstick (sight) without going overboard with every single product.
It helps if we take small steps before adding more products later down the line; even just knowing where not
A bronzer is one of the most versatile beauty products you can own.
It can be used to contour, highlight, bronze, and even color your skin.
The most important thing is to know how much product you need and how often the powder should be replaced.