Getting The Perfect Self Tan
Getting The Perfect Self Tan
Industry expert James Read shows you how to apply 'Airbrush legs' from Sally Hansen
Step 1: Introduction
Want to get perfect tanned legs without the streaks? Industry expert James Read who counts Lady Gaga, Lindsey Lohan and Mariah Carey as his clients has teamed up with 'Airbrush legs' from Sally Hansen to show you how it's done.
Step 2: Preperation
Preparationis key when applying self tan. You want it to be perfect, so wax 48 hours before, shave 24 hours before. This is to give the skin time to settle down. Then you need to exfoliate. Then you need to moisteurise the areas of the body. So with the legs, just a small amount of moisteuriser, less is more. Do the knees, the feet, and if you are going to do any other areas of the body -the hands, the wrists, the elbows. Any areas which you have dry skin or exczma. You want it to be perfect.
Step 3: Application - Choose the right product
The next stage is the application. It is so important to match the right skin tone with the right product. So Sally Hansen's 'Airbrush Legs' has got 4 skin tones:
Step 4: Application - Method
So I am going to go for a light glow now. This is going to add slight definition to the skin and give you a flawless look. You can go and whip your legs out any time and look amazing. So I am going to demonstrate now how to use this product. It is so easy to use. So I've moisteurised the key areas. I'm going to go down-don't go too close and literally go down, downward strokes down the legs. The great thing about this product is it will even out any imperfections on the skin. Then use your hands or use an applicator mitt which really makes the job easier. So what you are doing is working the product in. Spray a little bit more on certain areas. Don't apply it directly onto the foot. Work it over the foot and ankles, really blending it in.
Step 5: Application - Result
As you can see it is giving the skin a really flawless finish. This was big at fashion week this year. I did alot of models wanting their legs to look perfect when they went down the catwalk
Step 6: Application - backs of the legs
So now we are going to do the backs of the legs. So I'm going to spray the product onto the skin and work it in. Just glide it down the skin in fast motions and around the calves aswell. You can spray product around these areas to add definition and make the legs look even better than they already are.
Step 7: Results
So I'm going to show you the results now. And you can see the difference, it really does add and you don't really notice it. That's how great and natural it looks.
Step 8: Deep Glow
Now I'm going to demonstrate 'Deep Glow' which really works well on dark skin tones. Especially on coloured skin aswell and evens out pigmentation. It really does give that really flawless looking skin.