From nail polish to hair dye, glow-in-the-dark beauty is trending as cosmetics favorites like Stila introduce makeup that pops in the sun and glows in the dark. UK-based Illamasqua’s “Paranormal” summer line offers UV glow nail varnishes that can be worn alone or with a top coat that gives nails a glowing finish. Make Up Forever has a Fluo Night professional line of 8 florescent pigments that can be mixed with makeup to intensify and transform everything from gloss to mascara. The most wearable (for me anyway), is Stila’s After Glow Lip Color in bright purples, pinks, and oranges, and the fun new Corrupted Neon manicure from Ciaté. Purveyor of elaborate nail polish kits, Ciaté is jumping on the glow-in-the-dark trend with 4 new neon shades with optional glitter for texture. Similar to “Paranormal,” a UV-glow top coat sets the nails to glow under black light. I think I could pull it off for a fun occasion. You?
Jill Seiman is a freelance writer and digital media consultant living in New York City with her husband, two young sons, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She writes about her fashion, beauty, fitness, and travel adventures as an urban mom on her personal blog, Glamamom, and a daily beauty feature at Babble.