I’m serious! 30 seconds!

I wanted to share with you my new favorite “beauty” product. Now, I have to admit, I’m a little terrified here because I am about to bare myself to you. Not my soul, mind you.

My legs.

bare legs

Ugh. There they are, not Photoshopped or anything and you can see they have quite a few… blemishes.

I am not a spring chicken anymore, people, and my legs have seen some serious mileage. Two kids and a lifetime of clumsiness has left my legs rather scarred and uneven. That’s why, as I’ve told my husband before, I don’t wear shorts. It’s a pretty hard and fast rule.

I will, however, sometimes wear skorts, if they are long enough and I feel relatively comfortable in them. But I still have the problem of not being able to Photoshop my legs in real life. Can someone get on that, please? I guess it’s called “cosmetic procedure” IRL. Whatevs.


You didn’t believe me with the wide shot, did you? Here’s a close up. Try to keep your lunch down while you peruse the myriad veins, moles, and random residual bruises.

When I came across this “leg makeup” nonsense from Sally Hansen, I was at least intrigued. But I figured it would kind of suck.


It totally does not suck. It’s AMAZING. And it changed my legs’ life. They get out so much more often now!

It’s super easy to put on; it comes in a spray so you spray it on, but you also have to rub it in. It’s kind of like a spray lotion, I’d say. And it takes about 30 seconds per leg to cover everything and give yourself an even “glow.”

Witness: here’s after I’d done one leg, but not the other. Can you tell which is which?

legmakeup3Like, DUH. The one on the left is sprayed. Check it from further away:

legmakeup4The thing I like about it is that it doesn’t make your legs look fake. You can still see the natural, ahem, personality in your legs, but it’s toned down, muted just a tad. And everything is smoothed out. And, as you see here, tanned up a little (you can choose whatever shade you want, so you don’t have to have a tan effect, though). The color is just temporary, so you don’t have to worry about messing it up and having streaky legs for a week.

Here they are both sprayed up:

legmakeup5Don’t they look better? I’m feeling a little weird showing so many pictures of my legs here but I felt compelled to share my good fortune with you.

I have to give you a few tips, though.

  • To apply, spray a little on and immediately, and I mean immediately, rub it in. I almost start rubbing before I’ve sprayed. It comes out darker and a little splattery, so you want to rub it in like a lotion. Spray different sections, a little at a time, and smooth it in. Don’t try to do your whole leg at once.
  • Since it is a spray, I usually put it on in the shower. Not while I’m showering, mind you, but after I’ve dried off, I’ll step back in to spray my legs so the shower stall contains any misfires.
  • Make sure you wash your hands afterwards, or you will have seriously tan and shimmery palms.
  • You’ll notice the packaging says “water resistant.” They are not kidding! When I get in the shower, the color stays on my legs until I actually wash them with soap. Only then do I see the tan running down the drain. So you don’t have to worry if you are headed to the beach that you’ll have dark drips down your legs. You’re good to go, even if you swim.
  • The color has a slight shimmer to it, too, so your legs will get a nice glimmer to them. It’s extremely subtle, but I like it.

Have you tried this product? I am so impressed with how well it performs. If you’ve used it, tell us how it went in the comments!



Leave a Comment

  • September 4, 2013, 6:08 pm Erika

    Glad to hear your legs are getting out more (LOL). They look fantastic. Time for a shopping spree!

  • September 5, 2013, 8:56 am BWBecky

    Have not tried, but I will! I use the Neutrogena Build a Tan lotion and it works great, but can still have a veiny section in the back of my thigh that refuses to be covered or muted. I’m going to try the combo, 1-2 punch.

    • February 24, 2014, 9:54 am Morissa

      Thanks for the review! I am going to check this stuff out.