5 Steps to Applying Leg Makeup

Prime the Surface

The first step to applying body makeup on your legs is to prep the skin's surface. While you might put a moisturizer on your face before using your foundation, there is more involved to priming your legs. A smooth surface is essential. To create the smoothest legs possible, you should exfoliate, shave, cleanse and moisturize. (Men may want to skip shaving.)

For those trying to cover up scars, veins or other blemishes with raised surfaces, adding a gel or cream primer after applying moisturizer will help even out the surface and further hide these imperfections.

Although it's similar to applying face makeup, body makeup requires different types of brushes and tools. Learn more about those tools next.

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