Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup Review
A Liquid Body Foundation for Scars, Stretch Marks & More!
Did you like Dermablend’s Leg and Body Cover? Then you’ll love the new Leg and Body Makeup! The brand, part of L’Oreal’s portfolio of brands, recently sent our editors complimentary samples of the buildable liquid body foundation to try. Peep our review of Leg and Body Makeup below!
While many assume makeup is reserved for the face, when you have skin concerns like varicose—or other visible—veins, stretch marks, or bruises on the skin below your chin, you know better. Body foundation is a quick way to help to temporarily conceal imperfections on the skin’s surface everywhere from your legs to your arms to your décolleté. One such body foundation that we love at Skincare.com is Dermablend’s Leg and Body Makeup, a re-imagination of its beloved Leg and Body Cover.
You may have assumed that body foundation was strictly for those looking to temporarily conceal tattoos—think: big interviews, weddings, or meeting an especially conservative future mother-in-law for the first time. And, while many body foundations are great for doing just that, this body foundation can do that and so much more.
Long-Lasting High-Color Body Foundation
With summer on the horizon many of us are shedding those cold weather layers—see ya next year tights!—in favor of shorter hemlines and flirtier silhouettes. However, when you have certain skin concerns it can feel impossible to flaunt your legs, arms, or other areas of skin with confidence. Dermablend’s Leg and Body Makeup was created to tackle these hard-to-cover skin issues head on. The buildable lightweight liquid body foundation provides coverage for moderate to major skin concerns including varicose and other visible veins, tattoos, stretch marks, scars, age spots, birthmarks, and bruises. When worn under Dermablend’s Setting Powder you can get up to 16 hours of high-color wear that’s smudge and transfer resistant. What’s more? The body foundation is formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 25 to help protect your skin from the sun when used with other sun protection measures.
How to Use Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup
Using a body foundation may sound daunting—and messy—but Dermablend’s Leg and Body Makeup makes it a breeze. It can be used on large surface areas—think your legs, arms, and torso—and the lightweight formula blends easily providing your skin with all-day hydration, comfortable wear, and a natural finish. To apply, there are just two very simple steps:
Step 1: Using your fingertips, apply Leg and Body Makeup onto your skin and blend evenly using long strokes. Blend the edges outward for a more seamless coverage. If you need to customize your coverage, it’s simple. Allow the foundation to dry slightly and then apply additional layers.
Step 2: After the makeup has dried, it’s time to set your coverage for a more long-lasting, smudge-proof, and transfer-proof wear. Reach for Dermablend’s Setting Powder and apply a generous amount of it onto the skin where you applied the foundation. Let the powder set for 2-5 minutes and then brush off the excess.
Note: If you’re using Leg and Body Makeup as your primary sunscreen, apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure and be sure to reapply every two hours. If you plan to swim or sweat, be sure to apply a water-resistant sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF under the body foundation.
When it’s time to remove the makeup, use Dermablend’s Makeup Remover as it helps to quickly dissolve Leg and Body Makeup. Massage the remover onto your skin and then remove with a damp cloth or tissue.
Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup Review
We were big fans of Leg and Body Cover, the predecessor to the new Leg and Body Makeup, so we were curious to see how the new product measured up. Just like Leg and Body Cover the formula is dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested, non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, and fragrance-free.
The new packaging makes it easy to find your color, for instance if you were a Natural in Leg and Body Cover, you’ll want to try Light Sand 25W in Leg and Body Makeup. But, if you’re shopping online there’s a handy chart available on the brand’s site to make it simple to find your new shade out of the 12 true-to-tone shades.
For purposes of this review I was trying to camouflage a handful of skin imperfections on my legs. First, I’m a klutz to levels most people can’t comprehend so my legs are often covered with unexplainable bruises. Second, I have stretch marks on my upper thighs from a growth spurt way back in high school—I’ve lovingly called them my zebra stripes since I was 17. Since Dermablend Leg and Body Cover is formulated to help cover both of these concerns I was eager to try it out for myself.
What I loved most was the lightweight, hydrating formula. When you think of high color often cakey textures come to mind but this formula is anything but. I applied a small amount and blended in the body foundation with a makeup sponge until my leg was covered and then set it with Dermablend’s Setting Powder after it had dried. I felt my legs looked great after I had finished—a far cry from the bruised stems I usually sport. The coverage lasted for the entire day I was out and about running errands and not once did I feel like I was wearing makeup on my legs. While I didn’t need to go up as far on my leg since my stretch marks were covered by my dress, I wanted to see how well the product would cover them and was pleasantly surprised—admittedly my stretch marks are a faded white at this point in my life so they were easy to cover up.
Overall I really loved knowing that if I had a big event pop up on my calendar this summer and wanted to wear a shorter dress that I had the choice to put on a makeup product that definitely makes me feel a little more confident about my legs.