The Best Body Makeup That Works Better Than Pantyhose

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I was recently on a panel with four other women, and I couldn’t believe how flawless the moderator’s legs looked on stage under the harsh lights. When I asked her what her secret was, she surprised me with a cult classic answer: Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs. It got me thinking about how we’ve all but thrown pantyhose out the door decades ago, yet there is still a need to cover and perfect our exposed skin below our necks. Here are the best body makeup products for smoothing, blurring, and covering exposed skin using the most updated skin-perfecting formulas.

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 An Affordable Classic

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs ($11) offers lightweight, water-resistant coverage that evens out skin tone and provides a natural-looking finish. Available in multiple shades, it blends seamlessly to match various skin tones and is ideal for achieving smooth, flawless-looking legs instantly.

Shade Range: 6 shades


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The Cover-All

Known for its high coverage and long-lasting formula, Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup ($40) is a favorite for concealing tattoos, scars, veins and uneven skin tones on the body. It includes SPF 15 to provide sun protection while ensuring your skin looks flawless throughout the day.

Shade Range: 12 shades from fair to deep



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The Ultimate Glow Getter

Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body ($65) enhancer acts as a highlighter, imparting a subtle shimmer and glow to accentuate collarbones, legs, and arms. It adds a touch of luminosity while hydrating the skin for a radiant, red-carpet-ready look.

Shade range: Universal



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A Truly Natural Finish

Specifically designed to perfect skin appearance on the body, Westmore Beauty Body Coverage Perfector ($39) provides coverage for imperfections while maintaining a natural finish. It’s ideal for achieving a flawless look without feeling heavy on the skin.

Shade Range: 6 shades, from Light Radiance to Deep Radiance

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The Luxe Option

Alleven Colour Shield ($80) is luxurious body makeup known for its breathable formula that evens out skin tone and offers an airbrush finish for a flawless appearance. It provides long-lasting coverage with a lightweight feel, perfect for enhancing skin’s natural beauty.

Shade Range: 7 shades

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Flawless Finish

Maelys Cosmetics Tinted Body Foundation ($29) is formulated to provide coverage and enhance skin appearance, and this body foundation effectively evens out skin tone and conceals imperfections. It’s designed for long-lasting wear, ensuring a smooth and flawless finish.

Shade Range: 4 shades

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Longer Lasting Coverage

The transfer-resistant IT Cosmetics Celebration Body Foundation Illumination ($30) instantly camouflages top skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, scars, discoloration, uneven skin texture and mild stretch marks. It’s waterproof and designed to last all day, enriched with skin-loving squalane and hydrolyzed collagen for moisturization.

Shade Range: 7 shades

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Best Skin Perfecting Blur

Erborian CC Body ($55) offers the perfecting benefits of a CC cream, leaving skin softer and visibly smoother. Formulated with encapsulated pigments that melt upon application, it immediately evens skin tone and texture. Enriched with centella asiatica to reduce redness and soothe irritation, it provides a natural-looking tint without a sticky feel or transfer.

Shade Range: One shade that adapts to a “wide range of skin tones,” according to the brand

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Best Shade Match

This transformative body makeup is designed to conceal imperfections such as varicose veins, sun spots, scars, and more. Bombshell Body and Leg Makeup ($50) is a concentrated pigment blend offering lightweight and blendable coverage with a comfortable, transfer-resistant, and waterproof finish for up to three days. Infused with vitamin E and fatty acids, it hydrates and nourishes, leaving skin radiant.

Shade Range: Available in 28 shades, offering the largest shade range in body makeup



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Best for Healthy Radiance

Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Body Luminizing Tint ($52) is a subtly luminizing body tint that delivers a blurring effect with a silky, transfer-resistant gel-cream formula. It provides buildable coverage and a healthy radiance that’s humidity-, sweat-, and transfer-resistant. Ideal for enhancing skin tone with a lightweight feel.

Shade Range: 7 shades from Pearl Swirl to Chocolate Reign



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