How to Do TikTok’s Powder-to-Cream Makeup Hack Without Causing Breakouts


Bronzers are a kind of merchandise that you could’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 they’re having an particularly main second proper now as a result of TikTok customers are raving over a viral hack that enables you to manipulate powder bronzers into cream formulation. 

The approach is easy: Spritz no matter setting spray you’ve gotten onto your bronzer, swirl your brush within the product, and swipe in your face. It’s a simple approach to experiment with texture and end. It appeared to all begin when Toronto-based person Stephanie Valentine, recognized to her followers as Glamzilla, shared the hack in an advert for Urban Decay’s All Night Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray on June 12. After that, a number of different customers put the tactic to the check to decide if it was well worth the effort. 

In 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 Allure that she likes utilizing the approach each time she needs to play with totally different textures or finishes or to revive merchandise she hasn’t used shortly. 

Spanish TikTok person Mari Steffany Siracusa additionally tried the approach and fell in love. She used MAC’s Prep and Prime Fix+ setting spray with Benefit Cosmetics’ Hoola Bronzer to give her face a pleasant glow. Like Valentine, she loved the top outcome and advised Allure that she would contemplate including this to her on a regular basis routine.

Unlike Valentine and Siracusa, Toronto-based TikTok person 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 nicely with the blush. “I don’t know,” she says within the video whereas inspecting the ultimate outcome. “I don’t think I’d do this again.” She shared with Allure that as a result of the product dried down quick, it was tougher to mix out. So she was left with a patchy outcome.

While not everybody loves the approach, mixing powder merchandise with setting sprays or different liquid mediums isn’t precisely new. New York-based make-up artist Joseph Carrillo tells Allure that the approach has been round for a very long time and used with eye shadow particularly. Despite that, he would not precisely suggest the method. Instead, he suggests, “Spray the brush you are going to use, then pick up the product. Otherwise, your fave product can be drenched, molded, or ruined.”

Cosmetic chemist Ginger King additionally warns towards this hack for hygiene causes. “The first time is cool, but [once] the powder meets water, [it] equals a breeding ground for bacteria growth,” she says. An improve in micro organism can lead to breakouts, which is essentially why dermatologists suggest remedies with antibacterial elements like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Instead, King says to scrape out the powder and blend it along with your setting spray or one other liquid medium on a separate palette, after which apply.

This TikTok hack is probably not the best possibility, however as King and Carrillo each shared, there are different methods to manipulate a powder’s texture. So subsequent time you are low on cream bronzer, you may simply seize your setting spray (mixing medium or distilled water works nicely too, in accordance to Carrillo) and use certainly one of their strategies. 

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