Watch these weird marks disappear in my leg makeup tutorial. (Source: Supplied.)
Well, have you watched scenes like this and thought, “Wow. No way could someone be that clumsy in real life.”
Uh...guilty as charged. Almost every day, I'll hurt myself in some way from sheer clumsiness, and it wreaks absolute havoc on my legs. They're constantly covered in bruises and scratches. Luckily, there's a solution to this common problem: body makeup. It's quick and easy to apply (unlike self-tanner), and creates the illusion of flawless legs.
And even if you already have naturally flawless legs, this tutorial may be handy if you need heavy-duty coverage for a special occasion - such as hiding acne.
Why use leg makeup?
Now, is leg and body makeup something you should wear everyday? No. Most of the time, I'll happily display the weird bruises, insect bites and scratches on my legs. But occasionally, a special event will come up, and I feel like my leg blemishes could become distracting.
The one time I really dedicated myself to wearing leg makeup was when I was a bridesmaid in my sister's wedding, where I wore a short dress. During the ceremony, I wanted people to be looking at my beautiful sister... and not thinking, "What's wrong with Carla's legs?!".
Call me paranoid, but it's happened before. Behold: a photo that I uploaded to Instagram three years ago, of me happily drinking a cocktail on a Sri Lankan beach. Immediately after posting it, a concerned family member commented: "What happened to your knees?! Are you OK?" Uh, nothing happened. LIFE happened!