You’ve found the perfect outfit, your hair is washed and styled to perfection, and you have your makeup routine down to an art. Good to go? Not so fast! There’s a part of the getting-ready routine that’s all too easy to overlook, but it can make a huge difference to your confidence throughout that special occasion – legs!

While the idea of leg makeup might seem ridiculous, there are plenty of reasons you might consider giving it a go. Whether you’re looking to add a little colour to your sun-starved pins, or you have a scar or bruise that you’d like to cover up, if you’re wearing a mini dress or a pair of cut-offs, applying a product to your legs can help you feel great.

How to cover leg blemishes

Varicose veins? Bruises? Acne scars? There are plenty of types of leg blemish that you might want to cover up, and there’s nothing wrong with that!

The best way to cover up veins, bruises, scars, and stretch marks, is by following this simple routine:

  1. Tan!

The night before your event, apply a good fake tan product to your legs (and to the rest of your body, if you feel like it!)

  • Moisturise

We don’t need to tell you how important it is to moisturise after applying a fake tan. Not only will this help prevent an uneven fade, moisturising your legs will make them appear healthier and more evenly toned.

  • Conceal key areas

If you have a particularly noticeable bruise or scar that you’d like to cover up, simply dab on a full-coverage concealer. Dab at the area with concealer, blending out at the edges until your happy with the coverage.

Tip: if you’ve applied a self-tan, you might need to choose a concealer in a darker shade than you’d usually use to match up the colour.

  • Cover larger areas with foundation

If you’re looking to improve the tone of your legs overall, apply a full-coverage foundation using a makeup sponge or brush. Make sure you blend in the product evenly for a seamless finish.

Tip: choose a foundation with a hint of shimmer for beautiful shiny legs.

The best fake tan for legs

Tanned legs often look more toned, and we all know how much confidence a little colour can give. Whether you’re preparing for a special occasion or you’re looking to improve your weekly tanning game, these are some of the best leg fake tans and leg makeup products you can buy:

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