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The Quest for the Best Leg Makeup

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Want to achieve airbrushed smoothness of your legs? Find the best leg makeup, learn how to use it, and let those legs shine!

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You’ve seen Kim Kardashian put on KKW body makeup products when her psoriasis is flaring up. You’ve been inspired by Megan Fox Jennifer’s Body makeup — Dermablend leg and body makeup and Tarte Shape Tape body makeup. 

Body makeup is a great way to cover everything from bruises and bug bites to tattoos and keep your skin glowing. But body makeup, including leg makeup, is an option to experiment with until you achieve a flawless look to boost your confidence.

Dermaflage has its own line of waterproof body makeup to cover stretch marks, spider veins, bruises, age spots, scars, and tattoos you want to conceal. The Behind the Scenes Concealer Pro Palette is a highly concentrated product that is 100% waterproof and smudge-proof. Developed by Hollywood SFX makeup artists, it won’t budge.

With a long list of products on the market — Kim Kardashian body makeup, Tarte body makeup, Westmore body makeup, Dermablend body makeup, and Dermaflage concealer and tattoo makeup — it might be tough to find the best body makeup for legs. 

There’s also the concern of how to apply it properly to ensure it stays on an entire day (or night!).

Let’s get started by understanding body makeup for legs and how to use it.

Let’s Start with the Basics — What Is Leg Makeup? 

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You don’t have to keep your legs hidden in skinny jeans or wide-legged slacks just because they’ve seen better days. There are numerous brands of waterproof body makeup for legs on the market that can come to your rescue. But what exactly is leg makeup?

The name is pretty self-explanatory — there’s makeup for the body in general; then, there’s makeup specifically for the legs. Leg makeup can be used to cover up various imperfections, such as age spots, discoloration, scars, varicose veins, and tattoos. They can also even out the patchy faux tan you regret getting. Furthermore, like face makeup, it can even out your skin tone and make your legs feel smooth like butter.

Not all types of leg makeup work the same way. Just like how face makeup comes in various formulations, you also have a variety of options for leg makeup. 

Makeup for the body and legs come in the form of liquids, powders, and sprays. But what is the best leg makeup among these options, you ask? Consider these factors:

  • Liquid makeup is convenient because it blends seamlessly into your skin.
  • Powder-based makeup, like setting powder, tends to sit on top of your skin.
  • Leg and body makeup spray is typically transfer-proof and waterproof.

You might not find the best leg makeup right away. So, don’t be afraid to test different products to determine what works best for you.

What’s the Point of Wearing Leg Makeup and Who Uses It?

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There are many reasons to use leg makeup products. If scars and age spots are your main issue, pair your leg makeup with the best scar removal creams for skin. You may opt for waterproof body makeup if you’re heading to the pool or beach or to conceal scars and tattoos properly.

Additionally, some people look for the best waterproof body makeup to cover up discoloration, hyperpigmentation, and other irregularities caused by skin disorders.

Anyone is free to use leg makeup. You can apply a generous amount to conceal natural skin concerns or tattoos. Or you can put on a thin layer to make your legs look extra smooth and glamorous in your favorite skirt or dress. Just ensure you’re using safe products that have no adverse side effects.

How Do You Apply Leg and Body Makeup?

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Still unfamiliar with leg and body makeup? While it’s not as quickly noticeable as on the face, it works very much like face makeup — you blend it across your skin and gradually add more product until you reach your desired look. You can even consider using a concealer for total flawlessness.

Here are six helpful tried-and-tested leg makeup tips when applying waterproof body makeup for scars or tattoos.

  1. Apply leg makeup in a similar way you would use self-tanner. Use gloves and a sponge to blend the product throughout your skin to avoid making a mess.
  2. Always find leg makeup products that match your intention. Find a shade that matches your face foundation if you want to cover your entire leg. Find a match for your natural leg color if you only want to conceal some spots or patches.
  3. Again, similar to face makeup, use a concealer to cover up dark spots, bruises, and spider veins before putting on foundation. The concealer can color correct your skin so the leg foundation will have a smooth and seamless finish.
  4. Apply leg foundation with a latex sponge. You can also use makeup brushes. But avoid using your fingers because their natural oils affect the consistency of the makeup, making it difficult to blend well.
  5. Finish with a setting spray or powder to keep the makeup in place for longer.
  6. Allow it to dry before dressing up, even if you’re wearing a short skirt or a dress. This will keep your outfit from staining and ensure the makeup stays.

You can perfect the art of putting on leg makeup with enough practice. However, you still have to take skincare into account.

Skin issues, such as dryness, irritation, and melanoma, are common on the legs too. Therefore, it’s essential to establish and stick to a leg skincare routine that works for you.

The most important part of your leg skincare routine is hydration, especially right after a bath or a shower, when your skin is damp enough to absorb products better. Put on lotions, body oils, or other types of moisturizer to keep your skin sufficiently quenched inside out. These products also create a strong barrier that helps keep your skin healthy.

Second — and this is especially important if you shave — exfoliate your legs and knees. Use a cleanser with glycolic acid to eliminate buildup, bumps, dryness, and flakiness. Add dry brushing to your exfoliation process; it removes dead skin cells, boosts circulation, helps with lymphatic drainage, and minimizes cellulite appearance.

Finally, make SPF a part of your skincare routine, especially if you are exposed to sunlight for hours. Put on sunscreen at least half an hour before stepping out in the sun. 

How Do You Choose the Best Leg Makeup? 

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Waterproof and transfer-proof options are ideal when shopping for the best leg makeup. This will keep the product from rubbing off on any surface your skin comes in contact with. You also want to ensure the product stays on for long.

Other equally important factors to consider are:

  • Color: Find the right color to match your skin tone.
  • Matte or Shimmer: This depends on whether you’re going for a subtle matte finish or a superstar glow.
  • Formulation: Powder and liquid foundation have unique advantages, so try out different options to know what suits you best.

Also, do an ingredient check. Opt for a gentle formula that hydrates and nourishes while covering your skin up.

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Add Dermaflage to Your Body Makeup Kit

Dermaflage is no stranger to primers, foundations, concealers, corrective creams, and other makeup and skincare products that help you look flawless. The brand combines years of research and expertise to make products that make you look and feel beautiful.

For example, pro makeup artists put a lot of thought into developing the Behind the Scenes Concealer Pro Palette. This highly pigmented product conceals age spots, bruises, dark spots, discoloration, tattoos, and varicose veins. A little definitely goes a long way. Plus, it’s waterproof and smudge-proof, so you don’t need to spend extra on a setting spray or powder. It dries matte, too, so it won’t rub off or transfer to your clothes. Moreover, you can mix and match the palette colors to match your skin tone perfectly.

Experiment with Dermaflage products and achieve that smooth, airbrushed look today!

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