Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Leg Lotion Makeup
Sally Hansen’s new Airbrush Legs Lotion in a tube formula had me interested because I have been a big fan of the aerosol spray version for several years now. I was curious to see if it performed the same or better. I am in love with the look the Airbrush Legs products give to my legs, but I must confess I don’t stop there when I am in an emergency “I need color NOW!” situation, so I love to use it on my arms, chest and neck to get a little color as well. Read on for my full review, with before and after photos.
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup in Light
The new formula is smooth and easy to rub in, and more lotion-like than it’s spray can sister.
After: applied to arms, neck and chest (face is bare). I did not build up the color too intensely, but it gives my skin a nice very convincing tan glow in real life!
The Airbrush Legs Lotion is designed to smooth-on perfect legs in an instant. The product is a lightweight leg makeup that instantaneously hides imperfections and smooths legs for a flawless looking finish. It contains Palmaria Extract which is an plant extract containing antioxidants. This is a waterproof product that is easy to blend with no streaks. Keep in mind this is makeup for the legs, so it does not permanently tan or leave a stain and can be washed away with soap and a washcloth (quite a bit of scrubbing is required to get it off.) As I mentioned, I like to use this all over my body in instances where I need some color fast (not enough time to self-tan), at the beginning of the season, or in between self-tanning sessions. Oh did I mention it does not stink?! And it does not stain your hands?! Yes, pretty amazing…
Consistency, Application and Finish
The consistency of the Airbrush Legs Lotion is a bit on the thin side, but is still manageable. I found it easiest to put approximately a quarter size amount in my hand, rub my palms together and then apply in circular motions until it is blended in. Keep in mind since this is makeup you will need to prep your skin just as you would in applying foundation to the face as needed – moisturize and let it set for a few minutes and take care of extra dry patches. The lotion is buildable, and you can easily see when you have applied too much and blend it in. The product stays very workable for a few minutes, but if you find you over applied simply go back in with a moisturizer to blend it out. The finish this product leaves on the skin is semi-matte. There is no sparkle or glitter (thankfully), and it leaves a very smooth finish on the skin. If you have a lot of moles as I do you will notice they appear a little dulled, (although not covered up obviously) because the pigmentation of the lotion covers them up a bit. I have leg veins (thank you, family genes-ugh!) and this does a great job of masking them so I feel more comfortable in shorts. The feeling on the skin is very lightweight and I do not notice any tackiness. It dries very quickly, but I would advise waiting until it is fully dry before dressing. This product has no scent.
Just as I had experienced with the aerosol version, this product is waterproof, and even lasts on my oily skin until I remove it. I have been able to wear it at the pool, get in and out of the water, use a towel to pat dry (no rubbing!) and it is still in tact. In fact, I have even slept in this and my “tan” is still intact in the morning.
Although this lotion is waterproof and does stay on well for me I have noticed when I wear lighter clothing (especially white!) that the lotion will rub off onto the white throughout the day, even if I do allow it to fully dry before dressing. It does wash out of my clothing in the laundry, and while it doesn’t get messy or transfer to any shown part of the clothing item I am wearing while out and about, seeing that brown stuff on the inside of your favorite white pants is a little unsettling! I personally would not want to wear my most expensive white clothing piece when wearing this lotion (on legs or body). I prefer to stick to colored clothing pieces with this product.
I will give a word of warning, if you are prone to acne on your body and you choose to use this product on areas other than just your legs as I do, you may wish to remove it nightly anyway (just as you would in removing your face makeup after a long day) to avoid breakouts since this is essentially body makeup. To remove this product I use soap and a washcloth, and always have to scrub for it to even move. It removes fully and no stain is left behind. You may notice after initially applying the product that your hands pick up a lot of the product, and are quite dark at the end, but do not fear! It too washes out with a little extra scrubbing and soap so you do not have stained palms.
How does it compare to the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Spray Makeup? I found this to apply and blend more easily. With the spray version I felt the need to mix in a little lotion, but with this product I do not feel the need. The finish is the same to me as well, just as much pigmentation and leaves your legs looking flawless. Love it!
- If your skin is rough, consider exfoliating before use.
- If you need to moisturize your skin, wait until fully dry before applying the Airbrush Legs Lotion
- Blend well. (Since it is just like makeup.)
- If you get too much in an area use a little moisturizer to blend it out.
- Allow to fully dry (only a few minutes) before putting on clothing.
- Enjoy your new “tan” and sexy legs!
**Please note this does product not contain SPF. I would advise using an SPF-containing lotion before application to protect your skin.**
Price and Availability
Price varies upon location, between $11 – $15 (USD), 4 fl oz / 118 ml. Available shades: Light, Medium, Tan and Deep
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