Leg Makeup Is the Summer Beauty Essential We're 100% on Board With

It's officially the time of year for sundresses, miniskirts, and cutoffs, and with it comes the license to show off those legs. If there's one thing that can get in the way of donning the shortest of short shorts this season, it's potentially feeling self-consciousness about our legs. After all, our legs hold us up, propel us forward, and often undergo some minor damage in the process. Maybe there's a cut or bruise you want to cover, a case of uneven skin tone, or the inevitable bug bites that pop up after the obligatory summer camping trip. Luckily, there's a very simple solution: leg makeup. Some takes on this body makeup product resemble bronzers, while others are applied as a foundation or concealer—it all depends on what your areas of concern are.

Read on as we scope out 12 of our favorite leg-makeup products that serve to satisfy your every need, whether you're looking for light coverage, a subtle glow, or something more heavy-duty.

Up next, explore our picks for the very best drugstore self-tanners.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.