How to Apply Leg Makeup

Do you shy away from wearing short dresses just because you have some scars or stretch marks on your legs?  Well, not all of us are blessed with long, lean and sexy looking legs. But, with some makeup tricks we can achieve the desired look. Leg makeup help to give skin a healthy glow which in turn gives your legs a youthful look.


Benefits of leg makeup:

Wearing special makeup formulated for your legs can help do the following:

• Cover up scars, stretch marks and even tattoos.
• Hide blemishes, age spots and spider veins.
• Even out skin tone.

Types of leg makeup:

Liquid: Liquid makeup can be a little messy, but the product is easy to control with the right tools. Dispense the product onto the sponge and apply directly on the skin in a circular manner.

Spray on: It is the fastest and easiest way to obtain full body coverage. These products are convenient to pack and to use, if you’re ready to step out the door in a flash, a spray on formula may be the best product for body concealing.

Cake: These products are very time consuming. Cake varieties pack heavy coverage with controlled application. This type of formula will last longer and provide a practically flawless result. But, they can clog the pores and cause mild breakouts with continued use.

How to apply leg makeup:

Leg makeup can be a fantastic way to cover up imperfections and give them that desired flawless look. Mentioned below are some tips to help you.
• Clean and exfoliate your skin prior to the application of leg makeup. Exfoliation is necessary to remove any dead skin cells that can either cause the makeup to flake off, or cause for the makeup to be applied unevenly.
• Apply moisturizer and wait for it to sink in your skin.


• Start by taking an appropriate amount of makeup. Apply in a circular motion, focusing on the outer edges of the application. Blend thoroughly.
• Set your makeup with a light dusting of loose powder.
• To draw some extra attention to your legs, try brushing a light shimmer powder in front of your calves. Highlighting enhance the length of your legs too.

Tips to contour legs:

Like your face you can contour your legs too.

• Just take a spray tanning product and lightly spray your outer thigh area from the top side of your legs all the way down. Do not spray the centre front of your leg.
• Do the same spray technique on the inside of your leg from the top all the way down. Let this second coat dry. Again, do not spray the centre back of your leg.
Hope these tips help you in some way or other.

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Also read:

Leg : Skin Care for Great Legs
5 Exercises for Thighs, Hips and Calves
How To Look Good in Shorts
4 Exercises to Reduce Thigh Fat


6 thoughts on “How to Apply Leg Makeup

    1. yes Priya, my question to…
      when i read the topic mujhe laga acha, ye bhi hota hai? :methinks:
      i am so naive in makeup… :shying:
      need to learn a lot about makeup :specs:

      btw Era, i need to know about what to do about the ingrown hairs i have in my legs (after i started using epilator)… please can you do an article on that?

      1. Hi Gini,

        Plz scrub ur legs regularly. The ingrown hair will reduce. EVen i am facing the same problem…With regular scrubbing….my leg is a lot better

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