How to Use Waterproof Body Makeup For Legs

When we think about makeup, we tend to focus on the face, but it’s possible to use makeup all over the body, including the legs, arms, stomach, décolleté, and more. Body makeup is a great way to cover scars, stretch marks, and imperfections for flawless-looking skin in no time. Read on to discover how you can incorporate waterproof body makeup into your routine and learn tips and tricks to achieve the best results!

An Introduction to Waterproof Body Makeup

Just like you can use primer, foundation, and concealer on your face, you can find body-friendly equivalents of those same products to use on areas like your legs. Body makeup is similar to face makeup but with added ingredients for longer wear times and better transfer resistance for worry-free wear.

The Advantages of Waterproof Body Makeup for Legs

So, why might you want to make use of waterproof body makeup for legs in the first place? Here are some of the many benefits of using this kind of makeup:

  • Confidence - Just like with facial makeup, the main reason why people use body makeup is to bring out the best of their natural beauty. These products help to highlight, enhance, or accentuate the best features of your body and are great for drawing attention to areas like the legs and shoulders to help people feel great about their appearance. Body makeup can also make you feel more confident when it comes to wearing certain kinds of clothing like dresses, skirts, swimsuits, and more.
  • Covering Up - Facial makeup is great for covering up little marks, dark patches, and other blemishes on the skin. Body makeup works in the same way. You can use it to cover scars on the legs, spider veins, age spots, freckles, marks, and even tattoos for a more flawless-looking appearance.
  • Radiance Boost Instead of using self-tanners or laying out in the sun, body makeup can be a quick and convenient way to enhance your skin’s natural radiance and provide a boost of color for a tan and bronzed appearance every day or for special occasions.
  • Waterproof Protection Not all body makeups are made the same. It’s a good idea to find a body makeup that is also waterproof. So even if you’re heading out to the beach, pool, or if you plan to have quite an active day and risk sweating a little, you won’t have to worry about your makeup fading, streaking, or coming off throughout your activities.

How to Apply Waterproof Body Makeup for Legs

Waterproof body makeup for your legs is a great option to enhance your appearance, complement your favorite outfits, and hide any blemishes or imperfections that you may want to conceal. Here are some simple step-by-step instructions to ensure you can achieve the best results when wearing body makeup:

  1. Clean and Shave - If you want to get the best results when working with waterproof leg makeup, it’s important to apply it onto clean and shaven legs. This will not only help to make the application process easier, but it also gives you a more even distribution of the product. So, before you begin, use an oil-free cleanser or exfoliator to prep the skin and shave any hairs you may have to have a smooth and clean canvas for application.
  2. Use Oil-Free Primer - Many people make use of primer on their face before applying other kinds of makeup, like foundation. The same logic applies to the body. It’s best to rub a thin layer of primer or moisturizer onto your legs to prepare them for the next steps and ensure your skin is hydrated. Oil-free formulas work best to ensure your body makeup remains transfer-resistant and can properly adhere to the skin for all-day wear.
  3.  Apply Body Foundation - Next, you can start to work your waterproof body foundation into your legs. It’s best to use a liquid product for this to enjoy the easiest application, and you may want to find a wide brush or large, damp sponge to help apply the foundation evenly across a large area.
  4. Buff Off Excess Ensure your product has had time to set, usually this takes around 5-10 minutes. After the setting, you can use a mitt, tissue or old towel to gently buff off excess product, similar to blotting your lipstick. This will help to ensure that the coverage won’t transfer to clothing or furniture.
When you’re ready to remove your waterproof body makeup, you can do so by using an oil or oil-based cleanser to easily rinse away the formula.

Check out the full line of Westmore Beauty products. From foundation to finisher, lipstick to body concealer, brushes, and more, we’ve got everything you need.