As the weather starts (very slowly) to get warmer, it is time to shed the layers and start thinking about spring and summer dresses. I love the coolness and comfort of dresses in warm weather and one of my very favourite products for this time of year is Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs.
I have also heard of it referred to as leg makeup or spray panty hose. I love this stuff.
It makes my legs look bronzed for the summer months. I’m a sucker for a tan and this is definitely healthier and quicker than baking in the sun.
The product makes my legs about a shade darker and has a subtle shimmer in the sun. It minimizes any bumps or bruises on your legs and gives them a smooth finish. It is also transfer proof so it does not stain your clothing or wash away if you get caught in the rain. It washes away easily in the shower with a loofah, so you don’t have to worry about stained sheets.
It comes in four shades: light, medium, tan and deep. I use the deep shade. The difference is subtle, you don’t look or feel like you have a heavy product on your legs. In fact, the difference is so subtle that it was incredibly difficult to capture on camera.
Can you spot the difference?
Although I love this product , I was on the fence about sharing it with my dear TNLers because until recently, it had one huge flaw. The spray bottle it comes in always ALWAYS clogs about 1/3 of the way through the bottle.
You can remedy this a few times by running the nozzle under very hot water, but after a while it will not unclog and stops spraying permanently.
Now because I love the product, I continued to use it. I purchase a bottle of Airbrush Legs at Wal-Mart and then use it until it will no longer spray. Then I exchange it for a new bottle at Wal-Mart with my receipt. I knew I couldn’t possibly go on this way forever, so I contacted Coty International, the makers of Sally Hansen products.
An interesting fact that I learned during this process, was that there is no actual Sally Hansen.
But, that is a mystery for later, back to the quandary at hand…
A representative from Coty e-mailed me back and said that they would be happy to send me a replacement bottle of Airbrush Legs if I could just ship mine to them. I wrote back and said that the problem I have with that would be that I then have to pay shipping costs in addition to the cost of the product. I would be better off continuing to return to the store of purchase as I would lose less money. Also, this is an ongoing problem. It’s not like I received a faulty can. No response from Coty.
I was prepared to give up on this stuff. But, it was a shame that faulty packaging would be the setback for what I think is an otherwise stellar product.
Imagine my joy, when on a shopping trip to Buffalo last week I came across this at Target…
They changed the packaging, woohoo!
I am so pleased to see that Sally Hansen must have considered feedback about this product and redeveloped the container. I still saw the spray bottles in Target but I am hoping that they are eventually going to phase them out altogether.
To apply the product in its original packaging, you have to spray it into your hand first before applying, so there really is no necessity for a spray can.
I picked my bottle up at Target for $11.99. A little of this goes a long way, so I have no doubt that this will take me through the whole summer and maybe more.
Unfortunately, I have yet to see this product in Canada. The States often gets beauty products about a month ahead of us, so hope that we will be seeing it in our drug stores in the weeks to come.
Have you ever tried Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs?