Glow-in-the-dark beauty products aren't always an immediate go-to choice, but if you’re given the opportunity to flick on a neon liner or a lambent lip color, you should indulge. Especially if you consider yourself a beauty enthusiast, glow-in-the-dark makeup and hair color is the most exciting and unusual way to detour away from your normal routine (plain nude lipsticks and matte eyeshadows need not apply). Whether it's for an event like Halloween, a themed party, a music festival, or a fun night at a club, glow-in-the-dark beauty is officially the boldest, brightest, and most eye-catching type of look you could wear.
However, unlike the plastic sticker stars that might have adorned your ceiling when you were a kid, these products don't inherently glow in the dark on their own. Instead, they come to life with a vivid glow of brilliant color under UV blacklight. Essentially, they pop just as brightly—if not more so—under UV blacklight, allowing you to enhance your daylight look in the dark.
Want your glowing look to turn heads even in the dark? Keep scrolling to see 12 of our favorite glow-in-the-dark beauty products to experiment with, whatever the time, event, or reason.
Moon Glow Blacklight Neon UV Lipstick
This vibrant, matte, neon lipstick is sure to stand out under any blacklight or UV lighting. Apply two coats for the boldest, most long-lasting finish, and remove easily with soap and water when the night is over (you don't want this all over your pillowcase). Pick a favorite shade or scoop them all up. You’ll love the way your lips look in the dark.
Kryolan Aquacolor UV DayGlow Palette
This palette contains six intense shades of face paint that stand out in regular daylight but intensify the most under UV light sources. Safe to apply on all areas of the face, you can use different colors to amplify your look into something bold and exciting.
Manic Panic Hot Hot Pink Hair Dye
This cult-favorite hair dye shines best under UV blacklight and comes in a range of electrifying colors to choose from, whether you’re looking for one shade or desire several colors at once. Wear your hair straight, curly, or in several braids to show off this powerful pink hue. Since it’s only semi-permanent, it allows you to go crazy without any regret. Plus, it's vegan-friendly and PPD free.
SUVA Beauty UV Brights Hydra FX Dance Party
This cake eyeliner is water-activated and glows under UV blacklight, making it the perfect choice for an eyeliner that makes a statement. Have an angled eyeliner brush on hand, wet the brush, and dip into the powder for application. We're particularly fond of the electric yellow shade.
Splashes & Spills UV Glow Blacklight Eyeliner and Mascara Duo Variety Pack
This fun makeup duo provides eyeliner and mascara in one tube. The set includes six bright colors—yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, and pink—that are vividly bright in regular daylight and under UV blacklight. It goes on smoothly and can be removed easily with warm water and soap.
Lemonhead Glowjam UV Glitter Balm
This versatile glitter balm can be applied directly, but it’s pretty concentrated, so it also works well if you thin it out with water and apply it anywhere on your face or body. You can also dilute it with a bit of hair gel to add some sparkle to your hair. Under UV blacklight, you’ll get a sparkly glow with great coverage. It comes in five neon colors to choose from, and a little goes a long way.
Midnight Glo UV Blacklight Face and Body Paint Set Neon Colors
We love this face and body paint set because it’s non-toxic, washable, and the creamy formula makes for a smooth application. You get eight bright colors in the set, and they can be mixed together for a virtually endless palette of options, so you can truly customize your look. It can be used anywhere on your body, though it’s recommended to avoid applying it around your eyes. The colors are pretty intense, with good coverage under standard lighting, but they really come alive under UV blacklight.
MAEPEOR Neon Liquid UV Glow Matte Eyeliner
While many UV blacklight-compatible or glow-in-the-dark makeup products seem to sacrifice quality for the glowing characteristic you’re after, this eyeliner set checks both boxes—it is a quality eyeliner and will give you a vivid blacklight glow. Each of the eight colors has an ultra-fine felt-tipped brush, enabling you to get a precise application. You can easily create thin, exact lines and details using multiple colors in one area. It’s also waterproof, quick-drying, and doesn’t smudge, so you can be confident that your look will last the whole night.
Splashes & Spills UV Glow Blacklight Lip Gloss Variety Pack
This lip gloss set includes six bright colors that will not only pop in daylight but will also give you a vibrant glow under UV blacklight. The moisturizing formula is kind to your lips, safe for your body and the planet, and easily applied and removed.
SUVA Beauty UV Brights Hydra Liner FX Palette
This eyeliner palette comes with six colors with names as sassy as they are bright, like Nacho Problem and Avocuddle. The UV-backlight-glowing colors can be applied with the included fine liner brush for precision application. The makeup is smudge-proof and transfer-resistant, so your designs will stay intact until you're ready to wash them off. The product is also cruelty-free and vegan.
Splashes & Spills UV Blacklight Nail Polish Variety Pack
Don’t forget your nails. Complete your look with UV blacklight-compatible nail polish. This vivid nail polish is safe to use on the most sensitive of nails and packs quite a punch when seen in the dark. The set's six bright, neon colors also look bold in the daytime because the nail polish provides great coverage.
Moon Glow Blacklight Neon Glow Face Paint Body Crayon Pack
This six-color makeup crayon set can be used anywhere on your face or body. It offers good coverage and can be easily removed with a regular makeup removal wipe when your night is over. It applies like traditional face paint, and the crayons last a long time. Plus, it is safe for kids and not tested on animals.