Ultra Violet Make Up – Lipstick, Nail Varnish and Mascara

If you’ve read my articles before, in particular my review of the Fever Feather Plume Eyelashes, you’ll know I love make up.  I have never tried Ultra Violet Make Up though so when Latex, Leather and Lace decided to send me some of the PaintGlow range to try, in exchange for an honest review, I was thrilled.

What is Ultra Violet Make Up

Ultra Violet Make Up is a type of make up that glows or shines under a blacklight.  This can create a really impressive and dramatic effect.  UV make up may not be an everyday type of make up due to the bright colours under natural light, but they are amazing for special occasions. If you’re going clubbing, on a hen night or even wanting to create a glowing Halloween look these are perfect.  Think really impressive day of the dead makeup and you can imagine the amazing possibilities.



PaintGlow Mascara: Aqua (water), Benzoguanamine/Formaldehyde/Melamine Crosspolymer, Copernica Cerifera (carnauba) Cera, Cera Alba (beeswax), Pvp, Stearic Acid, Peg-2 Sterate, Ceteareth-25, Triethanolamine, Cellulose Gum, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Parafin Liquid, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyyl Urea, Propylparaben, may contain +/- [diethylaminomethylcoumarin, solvent yellow 172, ci 45174, ci 45161, ci 74160, ci 74260.

PaintGlow Lipstick: Ricinus Communis (castor) Seed Oil, Benzoguanamine/ Formaldehyde/ Melamine Crosspolymer, Parafinum Liquidum, Ozokerite, Cera Alba (beeswax), Lanolin, Euphorbia Cerifera (canauba) cera, Cetyl Alcohol, Synthetic Wax, Propylene Glycol,Citric Acid, may contain +/- Solvent yellow 172, diethylaminomethylcoumarin, ci 74260, ci 74160, ci 45174, ci 45161.

PaintGlow Nail Varnish: Butyl acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Phthalic Anhydride/ Trimellitic Anhydride/ Glycols, Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Acrylates Copolymer, may contain +/- Mica, Polyurethane 33, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Synthetic Fluophlogopite, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, ci 77163, ci75470, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77510, ci 77891, ci 12085, ci 15850, ci 15880, ci 42090, ci 73360, ci 77007, ci 77742, ci 77288, ci 19140, ci 74160, ci 74260, ci 45161, ci 45174, ci 45410, ci 77000, ci 45380, ci 56238, ci 61551, ci73300, ci 74160, Tin Oxide, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Talc, Benzoguanamine/ Formaldehyde/ Melamine Crosspolymer, Diethylaminomethylcoumarin, Solvent Yellow 172, Zinc Sulphide.


If you could see the look on my face right now you would see confusion, mild shock and awe for all the chemists out there.  I have a mild headache from trying to read the small print on the packages!  My mind is spinning over the complicated names for the ingredients.  I felt it was important for you all to know the ingredients though, for allergy reasons and in case anybody likes to avoid certain chemicals.

There are some ingredients that I do tend to avoid.  Like Parabens for instance.  There is also a scary looking word in there…Formaldehyde.  If you want to find out more about these two ingredients please just click on them and you’ll be redirected to more knowledgeable articles.  As I’m no chemist please do look up any of the ingredients you would like to know more about.

Here’s my confession, I didn’t read the ingredients before applying slathers of this Ultra Violet Make Up onto my face.  I was just so excited by the prospect of it.


My Experience With the Ultra Violet Make Up

The excitement washed over me.  I own a black light.  I now own Ultra Violet Make Up.  The possibilities seem endless.  Nights out, Halloween special effects, possibly even some avatar kinky roleplay?!

The packaging is plain and simple, hot pink products in black and clear bottles and tubes.  I love this.  It is one of my favourite colour co ordinations.  Application of all of the products is easy.  The nail varnish spreads on evenly and dries quickly with no mess.  The mascara comes with a bulbed brush applicator and coats the lashes in a thin layer.  If you want a thicker look you can apply more coats but after two I found it became a little clumpy.  The lipstick is gorgeous.  A very summery, hot, neon pink which, if you’re brave enough, looks fab even in the day.


As I walk under the blacklight the effect is breathtaking.  My skin glows a dark, almost royal blue and my lips, eyelashes and finger nails change to an orange that is so stunning and bright.  As you can tell by the previous images I got overly excited by my avatar lips and eyelashes that I couldn’t resist going a step further and using it as face paint.

Mr Rose was equally impressed.  I couldn’t resist seeing if the lipstick would transfer its neon glow onto him.  The lipstick does feel moisturising and sheer, almost glossy, so I had a pretty good feeling I’d be able to mark him as mine in a club.


I was pretty impressed seeing how my lips fit against his in a kiss too.


I have mixed feelings about these products.  I absolutely love the look and the effects you can create with them.  I love the change in colour from pink to pinky orange and I absolutely love the fun you can have with the products.  The ingredients list is a little concerning though, but after looking up a few of the ingredients, I would be happy to use these products, as they wouldn’t be a regular everyday item for me.  This means exposure to the chemicals I find a little daunting would be very minimal.

If you would like to purchase any of the PaintGlow Products in this review you can find them here for between £1.99-£2.99.

Appearance:   (5 / 5)
Quality:   (2 / 5)
Ease of Application:   (5 / 5)
Ease of Removal:   (4 / 5)
Will I Use It Again:  ( 2.5 / 5)

*Prices correct at time of publishing

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