This bronzer hack cuts your makeup time in half—and saves you cash too

Get ready to glow with Summer's hottest bronzer hack

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TikTok has transformed our beauty routines, from showing us the most popular skincare brands to the ultimate makeup hacks. TikTok has shown us how to do this game-changing eyeshadow hack, how to do the reverse cat-eye trend, and now, with this bronzer hack, it’s showing us how to transform our powder bronzers into creams—without buying brand new ones.

Cream products are having a real moment, there’s nothing better than achieving that natural, summer glow, and one way to do that is with a cream bronzer.

This viral hack shows us that all we need is our old faithful powder bronzer and some setting spray. And if there’s anything we love more than a beauty hack—it’s one that doesn’t require splashing the cash.

As MUA @glamzilla shows us, all you need to do is spray your bronzer with the setting spray and apply it to your cheekbones in an upward motion.


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That’s it—simple as and unsurprisingly—TikTok loved it, the clip has thousands of likes, and beauty enthusiasts have taken to the comments to spread the love for this hack. Even Urban Decay commented saying: “These tips are 🔥🔥🔥.”

Another fan said: “You just blew my mind.”

Glamzilla (aka Stephanie Valentine) also shared that you can do this with your blush too, and if you have a long-wear setting spray to hand you’ve given yourself a long-wear glowy look—so win-win.

Cream bronzers and blushes are perfect for those who prefer a dewy, natural look and can be easier and more forgiving to blend. Powder bronzers can become cakey depending on setting spray or foundations. 

Many other beauty TikTokers have tested out this game-changing hack on other bronzer brands, including Benefits Hoola, and it really does work! 


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One warning though, depending on your setting spray it can create a film on your bronzer when it dries, but fear not, you can gently scrape this away with a spoolie or with your firmer makeup brush. 

We'd recommend test this out first on a cheaper bronzer, or just on one corner of your bronzer.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.