I have tried numerous self-tanners in the past, all of which have made me look like I have some sort of weird skin condition, but SH Airbrush Legs has changed my mind about self-tanners! I first bought this a few months back while on a trip with my husband. I wanted a nice glow since it is hot out and I was going to be wearing shorts most of the time. I applied this by spraying in my hands and then rubbing it onto my legs and was shocked at how great it looked! I did attempt to apply two coats the first time I used it to be sure every bit of my leg was covered and looked great, but I found that the product transfers onto clothing, etc. much easier if there are multiple layers, otherwise I have no issues with SH Airbrush Legs. I actually had a friend compliment me on my "tan" the other day! :D I have recommended this product to family and friends and will most definitely be repurchasing in the future.
Well as most of the reviewers here I am reaaaaally reallyyy paaaleee (NC15), and have paler legs.. But this product is GREAT and gives me the color I wished I had! It gives you a beautiful coloooor, my legs do look really good, the only thing I don't like is the shimmer, its too glowy and I can't use it at day without looking like one of those weird vampires from twilight but tanned .. I use it only at night but It looks really natural, its not yellow, its the perfect color .. Its really easy to apply, but what I do is wet a little my legs and hands and spray it on my legs and with my hand I'll rub it on my legs and it blends great and it doesn't patch up.
PROS: Helps give legs some color, doesn't come off too terribly easily once it dries, makes spider veins and ingrown hairs less noticeable. I have black hair and pale skin and you always see my hair under my skin, I have ingrowns badly due to sensitive skin no matter what I do and some spider veins from being a waitress for years. This stuff doesn't cover 100 percent but it does cover enough that I am finally able to wear shorts when I used to refuse.
CONS: I would like to disagree with the reviews that say it doesn't smell or streak EVER. It streaks IF you don't pay attention when you rub it in. I personally don't like the smell. Also in artificial light the color looks great but if you have ivory skin like me, sometimes it's a little orangey outside/in natural light. I have never tried it going to the beach if I planned to get in the water so I can't speak on that. I find a light dusting of cheap ELF powder in a similar shade takes away from some of the orangey-ness IF I AM planning on being in natural light a lot and not sitting on anything because I'm sure the powder would run off.
I love that stuff. Dries in a flash, makes my legs look great, stays on until you wash it off. Great product!
please don't buy this product , its cheap . it irritated my pale legs . it stuck on clothing . its almost impossible to get rid of . it has an ugly color. i had to use my facial cleanser to clean my legs . it looks so uneven . go get a 15 minute tan outside ( with extra virgin olive oil) . everyday for 2 weeks . it will give you a healthy natural glow , without out giving you sunburn !
I am medium skin tone and so grateful I purchased the light glow. I used the medium creme in the store and it was too dark for me. In any event I have always been self conscious about my legs because I am a veiny mess with the worlds worst white trash 1990's tattoo on my ankle,oh its bad. I used this product as directed and seriously it gave my legs a much better look. then I dabbed just a touch of kat von D tattoo cover up and it was like I was a normal human again who didnt have weird spider veins and a dull fairy on her leg( I was young ok). I will forever use this product. it didnt get on my clothes, but I will add that at the end of the night I showered because I didnt want to go to sleep with this stuff on my legs. It came off no problem because yes when I stepped out of the shower I was transformed back to old self with ugly legs.
I am extremely pale and for the last several years I would apply self tanner to my arms & legs every few days during the warmer months, but after awhile it was becoming burdensome.I was never keen on the smell of self tanners & got sick of all the grunt work needed to get a natural, streak free finish. Finally, after seeing so many beautiful fair skinned actresses who embraced their natural skin color I decided it was time to do the same. I noticed the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in drugstores & places like Target for quite awhile but it never occurred to me to try it myself. As much as I embraced my paleness I just wanted something to take the glare off of my legs. After reading the reviews on MUA I decided to try the Light Glow and I was hooked from the first application!!
With the Light Glow I got just a hint of color but not enough to look weird against the rest of me. Once it sets (after a minute) it's there to stay & will only come off with soap & water. There's no smell and virtually no mess ( I use a baby wipe to get it off my hands). I also don't find this overly glittery or shimmery.
My legs are pretty decent in terms of blemishes, I just have a broken vein behind my right knee which I cover with a heavy duty concealer such as Hard Candy's Glamoflage or Estee Lauder's Double Wear Maximum Cover Foundation. SH Airbrush Legs is not opaque so don't expect it to do any heavy duty concealing.
As for application itself I think it works best over smooth, moisturized legs. I shake the can, spray a little into one hand, rub both hands together then rub over 1 leg. I repeat for the other leg then wipe my hands with a baby wipe. I let it set for a minute before getting dressed and have never had an issue with it transferring onto clothing or sheets. I've recently started using safflower oil as a body moisturizer and I was worried that the Airbrush Legs wouldn't set over it but it hasn't been an issue.
I am on my 2nd can of this and I will keep repurchasing.
I have to add my two cents here because this product is amazing. Like many reviewers here, I have pale legs with blemishes I'd like to hide. I've been picked on by friends and family for my long, skinny, "white enough to bring down airplanes" legs for years. It's made me so insecure about my legs that I will not wear shorts in public unless I've covered them in self-tanner ahead of time. Even then, I'm too insecure to wear them anywhere other than say, the grocery store. But airbrush legs is so amazing, so much better than self-tanner, that I actually like to look at my legs now!
For coverage, I was looking for something to conceal a few tiny, blue-green veins that show through my super pale skin, as well as bruises, extremely minor scars and most importantly the broken red capillaries around the sides of my ankles. All my imperfections were blended away beautifully with the exception of the redness. The redness was merely diminished, but I am still happy with the results because it truly looks like someone gave me new legs LOL. I was so embarrassed about those capillaries. I'm only 31 but I've been watching it get worse since I was in my early 20s. Keep that in mind if you're looking to cover any reddened areas, it may not do the trick for you.
As far as application goes, I had zero issues. I tried spraying it in my hand and rubbing in circular motions as if it were regular lotion and it blended just fine. I also tried spraying directly onto my legs and that was fine as well. It dried quickly and as others have pointed out the staying power is great.
Color wise, the light glow matches fine. My legs are a bit darker than the rest of me but I don't think it's noticeable unless I point it out to people. It does look much darker when you first start applying, but just keep blending and it will lighten up a bit.
Now about that shimmer...yes, I sparkle. But who cares about sparkle when my legs look awesome??? I'm very pleased with the product and so glad I finally tried it.
Up to my second bottle in the light and this stuff is amazing! Is like a light foam that you apply does not go streaky even if you do a sloppy job! I got the shade light, I'm quite pale, and it didn't go orange at all I look like I've actually seen sunlight! Even if it rains it doesn't run At all you have to wash it off with a mit or soap. I have super sensitive skin and even on my Eczema prone areas no irritation, would definitely recommend even lasts till the day after for me
Tried the medium glow and loved the product itself just not the color. So I was able to return it and get the Light Glow and I LOVE it! It's perfect and natural looking with a slight sun kissed glow. Don't expect it to cover darker imperfections(unless you put on a few extra layers, but that takes away from the natural look i think), but it does make them less noticeable.