Not so long ago – before the days of Kardashian contouring – bronzing powder was something we packed-on over our entire face hoping we’d end up looking like Rihanna in her S.O.S. film clip.

Instead, we’d wind-up looking like we needed a good wash, or worse, like our head could substitute a disco ball with its shimmering shade of terracotta.

We later learned that when it comes to bronzer, it’s all in the application. Placement is key, and you should use it in more ways than one.

Basically, bronzer is like the gift that keeps on giving, if you know how to use it properly… And we’re here to show you exactly that.

Click through to see how to work your bronzer like a pro – 4 ways, 1 powder.

By Carmen Hamilton.