What it is: Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
What they say: Now you can give your legs a makeover in just seconds. No sun. No salon. No streaks. Just flawless-looking, irresistible, sexy legs. This lightweight leg makeup, enriched with Palmaria Extract, enhances the coverage of freckles, veins and imperfections. It's water and transfer resistant. Bare legs are nice. Airbrush Legs are irresistible.
How to use: Shake well. Spray directly into hand and apply on legs. Blend evenly and completely. Allow to set for 60 seconds before dressing. Removes easily with soap, water and a washcloth.
What I think: I've been on a quest to find the perfect sunless glow this summer. I've already tried out a few products (read here & here), but this week I tried the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs.
Having tried tanning towelettes and gradual lotion, I thought it would be cool to try a spray on version. That is until I read the directions: "Spray directly into hand and apply on legs." Wait, what?
On the one hand, this is my only complaint about the product, but on the other hand, I was more than a little annoyed that I had to apply to my hands first, then to my legs.
In Sally Hansen's defense, no where on the packaging or display do they imply that you can spray this on and go, but it's what I assumed.
My biggest issue with the "spray directly into hands" first part was that if I needed more product, my hands were already covered in color and kind of tacky so it made it hard to grab the bottle & spray again without making a mess.
Once I got past feeling like the application is counterproductive, I had nothing but great things to say about this product. The application is actually pretty quick and it was easy to blend in without getting any streaks or weird patches.
I tried applying Airbrush Legs two different ways after hearing from some of you on social media. First I applied it directly as is, which gave a much darker result. Then I also tried mixing it with my daily lotion, which gave a much more subtle glowing result.
Unlike the tanning towelettes and gradual tanning lotion, which either need time to develop or several applications, the Airbrush Legs gave you color immediately.
I picked one shade darker than I am currently just to try it out at first, and it looks very natural and like I had a nice glow on me. I think in the future I might try to go a shade or two darker (we'll see...).
The Airbrush Legs really does give your legs an airbrushed effect. My legs looked a lot smoother and every bit of hair stubble, visible veins, etc. seemed to blur together and not be quite as noticeable. I had a bruise on my thigh though that was very dark, which did seem to be less noticeable, but was still visible.
The results lasted all day and I didn't have any issues with color coming off onto my clothes. Once I showered, washed off and shaved though, I was back at square one, so this product needs to be applied every day (if that's the look you're going for).
Overall, I think I might hang onto Airbrush Legs and keep using it, but I also think it might be annoying to apply every single morning. I haven't quite made up my mind yet.
UPDATE 9-15-15: I got a free sample of the bottle version of the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs through Influenster to try out. It works pretty much the same where you rub it on for the day. Both version seem to work the same and provide the same amount of coverage.
What do you think? Have you tried this before? Tell me in the comments below!
Buy it online: Ulta $12.99 for 1 bottle