Is it just me or are rompers a tricky thing to wear post-college? Jumpsuits always seemed like a safer alternative until I found this long-sleeved romper in a cute boutique in Portsmouth after a friend convinced to buy it because she bought a romper, and it quickly became one of my favorite outfits. But as is the case with any romper, one intimidating factor that came to mind was showing off my pasty, imperfect legs. This is not to say that you need a tan to look good; if you love what have, all the more power to you – OWN IT. But if you’re like me and strive for a sun-kissed glow that makes you look like you’re forever on vacation rather than forever in a cube, keep reading.
I first tried Vita Liberata’s Body Blur a few months ago at the peak of winter when my keratosis pilaris (KP) was out of control and my skin looked white as snow. Which means it was the perfect time to test out a product that claims to “blur imperfections.” Having used leg makeup in the past (hello Sally Hansen airbrush legs!), I knew not to get my hopes up too much; KP is difficult to conceal and leg makeup is messy AF. But there’s a reason Body Blur is so popular with celebrity makeup artists (yup, Gigi Hadid wears it). For one thing, the color blends into your skin for a natural-looking tan instead of that dreaded orange tone. Second, it’s organic, which is probably my favorite part. As someone who wears makeup everyday, I try to minimize the amount of toxic ingredients I’m subjecting to my body.
And while it doesn’t completely hide my KP, it significantly conceals it, which makes it a must-have whenever I’m wearing a dress, skirt, or romper. Unfortunately it does rub off on sheets and seats like other leg makeup, but it lasts all day. If you prefer an gradual tan over a faux tan, try the Self Tan Dry Oil also by Vita Liberata which has SPF 50 and contains marula oil to soften skin, prevent aging, and diminish the appearance of blemishes and scars. It works great as a gradual tanner and doesn’t make me look orange. The only problem I noticed is this product does tend to darken my pores, so I prefer to use it sparingly until I build a tan and then switch to the Body Blur for daily coverage. Thanks to these products, I don’t need to roast in the sun all day and risk getting skin cancer for a sun-kissed glow.
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*Disclaimer: These products have been provided to me for review; all opinions are my own.
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