Review: Fright Night Hair Chalk in Slimy Lime and Cryptic Blue
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I found these hair chalks in the “impulse buy” section of my local Rite Aid. (By “impulse buy” section, I am referring to literally the entire makeup department.) I immediately thought, “Wow this is a really practical buy. Otherwise, what will I do if I suddenly find out that I need blue and/or green hair?” Then, of course, I gave myself a frugal high-five for purchasing a mere two colors, instead of all six-or-so that they had on display. I purchased “Slimy Lime”, which is Crayola Green, and “Cryptic Blue”, which is a primary-color blue. They are both simple, bright colors… the kind of colors that wouldn’t confuse preschoolers. (“What color is this, Billy?” “Pink?” “STAY IN SCHOOL, BILLY, IT’S A WARM-TONED FUSCHIA.”)
I have good news and I have bad news.
The bad news is that these are kind of shitty hair chalk. I found that I had a very difficult time building up any color. Furthermore, even setting it with hairspray didn’t prevent massive amounts of fading. I can tell it stayed in my hair because when I showered at the end of the night, it turned my bathtub the color of a polluted lagoon. However, it kind of hung out incognito; by lunchtime, you couldn’t really see the color at all.
I also discovered that I had to use an absurd amount of chalk. My hair (pictured below) took about half of each of those chalk containers and it is still subdued enough to appear half-hearted.
The good news is that these chalks do have one super handy purpose: eyebrow colors! It’s hard to find a good drugstore eyebrow color and, for me, eyeshadow usually doesn’t cut the mustard. They got a little powdery when used for brows, but the color payoff is good and the price is right.
|Fright Night Hair Chalk in Slimy Lime on Human Eyebrows|
|Fright Night Hair Chalk in Cryptic Blue on Human Eyebrows|
As with all drugstore products, there is some pricing variation based on raw luck. It seems that full price on these hair chalks is $4.99 for 0.1oz ($49.90 per ounce. That’s kind of pricey, especially for hair chalk, which requires about a pound and a half to really change up your hair color. For me, that’s more evidence that these will work a little better as brow product, where a little will go a long way.