Fake The Glow Of A Green Juice Diet With Michael Kors’ Leg Shine


When it comes to beauty-product nostalgia, Michael Kors Leg Shine really takes me back: I was getting ready for Junior Prom with the most glamorous person I had, at this point in my life, ever met. She had bookshelves of Vogue, a chaise longue in her bedroom, and his-and-hers sinks for just her. She was everything. And when she saw my tea-length dress and bare, dry, scaley legs—a swim team side-effect—she bent down to apply what I had assumed was designer deodorant (this exists) along my shins. It wasn’t. It was a sheer, glittery wax that smelled like freesia and cashmere. It made my legs look and smell expensive and grown up. In the photos where I’m standing (unfortunate prom group shots called for us shorter gals to do the sitting-in-an-invisible-chair-with-hands-on-knees bend), you can see a long, glamorous, gleaming line down my legs. Thanks to my everything friend—and Michael Kors.

So, when my current BF whisked me away for a Valentine’s day at the beach in LA, I thought I’d do my pale, dry, scaley legs (a NYC winter side-effect) a favor and spend the most romantic $10 of all time—on Michael Kors Leg Shine (the mini travel version). The shine doesn’t last for longer than it takes to pose for a prom group shot, but it does seal in moisture, imperceptibly take your skin tone from gaunt to green-juice-4-lyfe, and leave you with a residual gold shimmer and light floral scent. Plus, it’s a lot more clothes-, water-, and suntan-friendly than other leg makeup. Even wearing it 10 years later makes me feel remarkably glamorous.

—Mackenzie Wagoner

Photos by Mathea Millman. 

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  • Jen

    wow! I've actually never heard of this product but it sounds amazing. "leg makeup" freaks me out a little but this "shine stick" is something I have to add to my Vegas trip shopping list!


  • softy

    you went to the beach in LA for v-day? it's not THAT warm here...then again i wear cashmere sweaters when it's 70 degrees out.

  • Brittany

    The ultimate holy grail of body luminizer/cream/makeup etc. is hands down Prrty Peashun. It's like 15 body products rolled into one and in great packaging.

  • katie

    How does this stack up next to the NARS Body Glow stuff? Besides being way less expensive apparently...

  • Kristin Perry

    Cant wait to try this! xo, KP


  • irisflower

    Beautiful little post & story, but would love to see this on/swatched!

  • http://belleboulevard.com/ Audrey Knox

    Those powders were amazing.

  • julia wheeler

    yes! i just busted mine out a couple of months ago too!


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