April 29, 2009

That Special GLOW: UV and Blacklight Effects

In honor of the upcoming Black & Light Ball and the summery season, I have been continuing research on UV and glow-producing effects. Perfect elements for party-goers who like to run around at night and in the dark.

I glanced quickly at our make-up counter here at Halloween Adventure (East Village, NYC), and picked out 3 glow effects products that looked rather neat:

1. Aquacolor Day Glow Effects Make-up Palette
(Kryolan Aquacolor Day Glow Effects Face and Body Paint Makeup Palette 5177)

Bright glowing color in normal lighting (ex: day light). Colors intensify under UV- lighting. Palette includes these shades: UV- pink, UV-orange, UV-green, UV-yellow, UV-blue, UV-violet. Removable with soap and water.


2. iGlow Hair Gel

"IGlow ™ - THE HAIR GEL THAT GLOWS IN THE DARK! NEEDS NO OTHER LIGHT SOURCE! NO BLACK LIGHT! - NO ULTRA-VIOLET ! - NO RECHARGING! THE ONLY SELF ILLUMINATING HAIR GEL IN THE WORLD! GLOWS UP TO 6 HOURS! -- TEMPORARY HAIR COLOR! SAFE! -- NON TOXIC! -- WASHES OUT WITH NORMAL SHAMPOO! Be Creative! Build up the layers of gel to achieve the desired GLOW effect you want!. "


3. UV-sensitive Eyelashes

I saw these in the make-up display case. I had no idea there were fancy false eyelashes specially designed to be blacklight reactive. Who knew? Yet there they were!


4. ClearNeon

"BLACK LIGHT AEROSOL PAINT 7.3 OZ SIZE
Manufactured by Clear Neon, Inc.

Clear Neon Florescent Glow Aerosol Spray Paint 7.3 oz, Clear Neon aerosol paint is a new amazing paint that is virtually invisible until a blacklight is used to activate it. This paint goes a LONG way. Unlike traditional florescent paint which must apply a lot of pigment to look solid color in the day, this paint can be applied thin with a great effect under UV. AVAILABLE COLORS: Orange, Green, Red, Yellow. Blue "


Again, I ran into these products by just taking a quick look in one of the make-up display cases. I'll mention that there are other make-up display cases that I hadn't looked in yet. Not a bad assortment of blacklight and glow effects products to find at first glance.

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