The warm weather has finally come to North Carolina! You know you want to have flawless legs this summer for the skirts, shorts, and dresses. I know that I do. I have found a way to turn my pasty pale legs into legs that make me feel more confident. This is probably my favorite frugal beauty tip.
I used to be really confident about my legs even though they were pale. But after working in a job where I was on my feet a lot and having a baby, my legs aren’t what they used to be. I have spider veins and varicose veins now that I absolutely hate!
You can try to go to the dermatologist and have laser treatments but those can cost hundreds of dollars per treatment and you usually need 3 to make them go away.
Even then, they only disappear for a certain amount of time. I found a much cheaper method to get rid of my imperfections. I’ve included some affiliate links to make your shopping easier.
I found some very affordable leg makeup from Sally Hansen and L’Oreal concealer to make my legs look amazing. The first thing I did was use some of the Jergens color primer to exfoliate my legs in the shower.
This gets rid of any dead skin so that the leg makeup won’t streak and will look as natural as possible.
I then used the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in light glow. I really like this product instead of using a self tanner. It looks natural and not orange and it comes off with soap and water.
If you don’t like how it looks or you put too much on, you can simply wash it off and start again. It doesn’t rub off on my clothes either.
Make sure you shake the can really well and spray it on your hands instead of directly on you legs. Then rub it all over your legs in circular motion to make sure you don’t miss any spots.
If your skin tone is in between fair and medium, you might want to get the darker shade and just mix it with some body lotion to make it a little less pigmented.
It says to let it dry for 90 seconds before getting dressed, but I usually wait about 5-10 min. just to be sure it is dry. It does a good job at giving me some color but it doesn’t fully cover my veins. That is where the concealer comes in.
I took some L’Oreal True Match concealer in fair/light neutral. This works really well for my skin tone. I just dabbed it on my imperfections and blended it out with my mini sponge puff that I got on Amazon for only .99¢! I really love this little sponge.
I love the way my legs turned out! They aren’t perfect but they are so much better. You can barely see my veins, you have to get really close.
You can see how well it did on the back of my knees. It is a bit difficult to get the concealer on all of the veins on the back of your knee but I think I did a pretty good job!
I was very pleased with how it covered the spider veins on my ankles. I love how everything looks very natural and gives me a little bit of color. It is not orange at all which is something that really pale people have a problem with.
This isn’t a permanent fix and I probably won’t do this everyday but this is great if you have a special occasion like a wedding or date. Plus, it is really affordable! You can get all the products for under $20 and do this over and over again.
Try this out and let me know if this flawless legs routine works for you!