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Friday
Jun202008

MAC Skinsheen Leg Spray.

Having to a wear a dress and having super white legs that have not lived up to a normal faux-tan routine do not qual pretty. Or anything remotely pretty. So when I had to get dressed up this week, I knew I needed to find something that would work on my legs - pronto.

mac_skin_sheen.jpgI have used some other cream formulas in the past and really like LORAC TANtalizer and Benefit's Jiffy Tube, but as I love spray on products, I figured I would give MAC's Skinsheen Leg Spray.

Well, the spray on part was different than what I expected. It is an aerosol, yes, but nothing that can be used as a simple spray on application. The gel-like liquid sprays out and onto legs, but needs to be blended over skin. I used my hands to spread it out evenly, and it really was not hard at all.

The look is slightly tinted and nice and glowy. It appears almost glossy right away, but it does dry down to a nice sheen. Skinsheen seemed to be completely dry in under ten minutes, but I gave it a bit more than that to make sure nothing rubbed off on my dress. And it didn't. As Skinsheen uses special polymers (with silicone) to adhere better to skin, it is important to not moisturize before using the product. Leaving legs au natural will help the product glide onto skin and adhere to it better.

I love Skinsheen as a Leg Spray and it is very worth the extra effort of rubbing it neatly over legs and waiting for it to dry. Once the product is dry, it lasts a very long time and really needs a good washing with warm water and soap to be removed. 

Remember that the end result is a sheen, not a full on fake-bake bronzer. Medium-Dark left me with a slight tint to my starch white legs, like I said, but a beautiful glow. I just tested Deep Dark and I think that will be the way to go for my legs to look more bronzed. So choose your colors wisely. If you want just a nice sheen and glowy effect, the lighter shade will probably work just fine, but if you are looking for more of a tinted bronzy color, try Dark or Deep Dark. Check out Skinsheen Leg Spray ($22.50) at MAC counters to find your perfect shade.

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Reader Comments (5)

I can't wait to try it! I hope it works like getting a regular spray tan
Oh no, it is not like getting a regular spray tan at all. You have to carefully even it out and it gives a soft tint and glow. If you are looking for a great spray tan, try the Sublime Bronze Airbrush Self-Tanner that I just reviewed before this one.
Hey, I already like that stuff. Just kidding...I have the same problem you do...very white legs. Talk about ugh. Do you know of any other products like this...that aren't as expensive? Also, can I buy this particular product in stores...or just offline?
I can't wait to try it! I hope it works like getting a regular spray tan

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