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Makeup hack: How to fix broken bronzer and save every last drop

There's no need to panic when your beloved bronzer is looking dangerously low. Here's how to savor every last drop (and save a few bucks).
/ Source: TODAY

When you unpack a brand-new bronzer, it seems like a lifetime could pass before you reach the end of it. But because it's a beauty product we use often, the reality is unfortunately a whole lot shorter than that.

Stop relying on a few measly crumbles (guilty!) or, worse, tossing perfectly good makeup in the trash: is here to help with this easy, four-step solution.

Step 1: Don't panic!

Bronzer makeup hack
Running low on your favorite, go-to bronzer? There's no need to panic.Stephania Stanley / TODAY

Instead of scrapping the bottom of a metal container, simply move on to Step 2.

Step 2: Add face moisturizer.

Makeup hacks: Broken bronzer
Stephania Stanley / TODAY

Take your favorite face moisturizer (preferably with SPF) and add a healthy amount into the compact. The ratio should be about 1:1. As an alternative, you can break the remaining bronzer into smaller pieces and transfer them into a different tub or holder. A small Tupperware works just fine!

Step 3: Mix it up.

Makeup hacks: Broken bronzer
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Using a spoon, stirrer or opposite end of a makeup brush, mix the powder with the lotion. Don't be afraid to break up any remaining solid pieces.

Step 4: Lather it on.

Makeup hacks: Broken bronzer
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Now you have a tinted moisturizer in the perfect shade for your skin tone ... without wasting a drop.

Makeup hack: How to fix a broken bronzer
Makeup hacks!Stephania Stanley