Most women now wear more skirts, dresses, and shorts than they do jeans. For some, it’s inevitable since they’re required either for work or school, and the rest prefer them for style reasons. Either way, these women will definitely pay more attention to their legs since these skirts, dresses, and shorts do show off this part of the female body.
Of course, one would automatically think that the need to shave or wax off the hair on the legs is important. Or perhaps, if one would opt to go the traditional route and wear a pair of stockings to make the legs appear presentable. However, here’s one option you may want to look into esp if wearing stockings makes you feel uncomfortable and no amount of shaving or waxing can make your legs look close to perfect — put on some leg makeup.
In this day and age, putting on makeup on other parts of our body, apart from the face and neck, can still seem to be a bit strange but it’s slowly getting steam. Most of us might presume that this sort of thing only happens in photoshoots, wherein models need to appear perfect before gracing the glossies, or perhaps occasions wherein it’s vital that a photograph is perfect. But now, a quick trip to a local drugstore or in our case, beauty stores, can allow us access to a product that will help us create an illusion of perfectly toned skin on our legs, the Airbrush Legs from Sally Hansen.
My friend P suffers from a rare skin pigment imbalance (early stage Vitiligo) which leaves certain areas of her skin a shade lighter than her normal skin tone. She decided that it’d be a good opportunity to try out the Sally Hansen leg makeup for an event she needs to attend. After applying cream shadow on the affected areas, bringing it closer to the normal skin tone, the Airbrush Legs was applied all over the legs. Focusing on parts that show, the makeup was applied generously and evenly.
It takes a minute or two to dry and was indeed water-resistant. However, it isn’t smudge resistant. The makeup can and will transfer to any article of clothing that will brush against it. Wearing the makeup is relatively comfortable (none of the I’ve got makeup on my legs feeling). And it stays on for hours; recorded time is about 8 hours.
Application is easy. All you have to do is unscrew the cover, aim a good 5 inches away from the skin then spray it on. I’m not certain what Vitamin K can do but it did help cover and fade imperfections. The skin with the leg makeup look smooth and the skin tone, even.
P didn’t complain of any side effects or skin irritations after using it. It didn’t cause any skin problem. Removing the leg makeup was relatively easy. Just jump in the shower and rinse it off with water and soap then you’re all good.
Advice for the folks interested to get and use one: Don’t just trust the shade as seen on the bottle, be sure to test the product out to determine the right shade. Medium glow is for light and medium skin tone and appears a shade darker than the normal skin tone once applied. Most stores have testers ready so, make full use of it.
P.S. I’ll try to update this post with a swatch as soon as get around to seeing my friend again.
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Medium Glow, Php 999.00 (Sold in most PCX/First Aid stores in Manila)
Have any of you folks tried the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs? Any good? Share your own experience, we’d greatly appreciate it.
Photo © 2009 Sasha Manuel