Showing posts with label how to fake long legs with makeup. Show all posts
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Legs for Days! How to Fake Long Legs with Makeup: Makeup Artists’ Technique

 Makeup artists are not only responsible for a model’s or celebrity’s face but sometimes her body too, so knowing how to give the illusion of long, toned legs is crucial, even for six foot tall supermodels.   These techniques are not the sole domain of the leggy set but are easy enough to make anyone’s legs appear longer, leaner, and more like you spend the balance of your day working out.  It just takes a little prep time and a bit of practice, but it can be really worth it if you are attending an event, having photos taken, or just want to make your friends wonder how you fit in all those workouts when you wear shorts to weekend brunch. 

Preparation is everything to achieving the best look so take time to get your skin ready.  First exfoliate your legs in the shower and follow up with a moisturizer while your skin is still a slightly damp to lock in the hydration.  If you are really pale-skinned and like a bit of color on a regular basis, try Jergen’s Natural Glow Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse which is quick-drying and self-adjusting, every few days. 

After prepping your skin, apply Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, either in lotion form, or in a spray, which is best if you spray it first on your hands and then rub it into your legs.  It won’t come off on your clothes, dries quickly, and gives a streak-free realistic glow that never appears orange.  You can build up the depth of the color by applying more product, but remember that your leg color should match your arms, neck, face, and d├ęcolletage or you will give yourself away immediately.

Next use a cream highlighter product down the front center of your legs but don’t highlight the knee.  Do the same down the back of your legs if you are dexterous enough to reach that area.  Makeup artists for celebrities and models all swear by PRTTY Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion which comes in five shades and is genius at giving a slimming effect to the legs.

To give definition, just as you would contour your face, you can contour the outline of your muscles on your legs.  Don’t be heavy-handed or you will look like you are wearing vertical stripes – not a good look.  Use a Body Blender sponge to apply a product such as Say Hello To Sexy Legs Body Contour Stick, by tensing your leg muscles and darkening the area along the edges of the muscle areas on both sides of your thighs and calves. 


Finally, wear heels in a color close to your skin color to lengthen the appearance of your legs without breaking the visual lines.  Legs for days!

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