Glow-in-the-dark beauty products aren't always an immediate go-to, but given the opportunity to flick on a neon liner or a lambent lip color, it's worth wearing. 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 (no nude lipsticks or matte eyeshadows need apply). Whether it's for an event like Halloween, a themed party, or a music festival (which is certainly the most timely of these occasions, seeing as we just wrapped Coachella and Stagecoach), glow-in-the-dark beauty is officially the boldest, brightest, and most eye-catching type of look you could possibly wear.
Why not make the most dramatic of an entrance as possible? Keep scrolling to see eight of our favorite glow-in-the-dark beauty products to experiment with, whatever the time, event, or reason.
This face and body paint is the perfect product when it comes to creating a glow-in-the-dark makeup look. It comes in several shades (some of which are currently sold-out on the brand's website, but that's no matter—we like this bright traffic-cone orange shade). It’s a definite bonus to have a product on hand that can multi-task—you can wear it on the face and the body and can also try mixing it with other colors to customize your look. However you choose to wear it, it will definitely make a statement when the lights go out.
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.
Whether you’ve got an all night rave or you just feel like taking your glow-in-the-dark makeup to the next level, this highlight is the perfect choice when you want to add an instant glow. Available in a dropper form, the liquid is easy to control so you can get as little or as much as you need. Wear it alone without mixing this product with anything else for best results.
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.
This cult-favorite hair dye shines best under black light and comes in myriad 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.
This environmentally-friendly nail polish is safe to use on the most sensitive of nails, and packs quite a punch when seen in the dark. At an affordable price and with 20 shades to choose from, you’ll definitely find a few colors worth wearing to your next event.
This glow in the dark duo is the perfect starter kit, as it’s something you can wear both day and night in any kind of light you choose. If you wear in regular lighting, the cheek stain comes off as a subtle coral blush and the lip gloss is a pearly pink shade. Fade to night and turn the lights off, and the lip color instantly becomes an ultraviolet blue tone and cheeks, a bright neon coral.
This cake eyeliner is water-activated and glows under UV blacklight, making it the perfect choice for eyeliner that really 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.
For more bold and bright makeup inspiration, check out the newest neon makeup trend that all the celebs are wearing.