Here's What Happened When I Wore Crazy Lip Colors for a Week

Victoria Hoff

There are some peoplenamely, models on the couture runway, or Rihannawho can swipe on some emerald-colored lipstick and look impossibly cool. But as much as I'm typically down to try on a bold or edgy beauty look, I have to admit that I don't exactly have the same kind of DGAF confidence as RiRi to pull off such a statement. (Does anyone, really?)

But a few weeks ago, after previewing Kat Von D's fall makeup offerings, I was sent home with a goodie bag that included a longwear lipstick in an alarming shade of shimmery, gunmetal gray. "Who wears this?" I thought to myself, before realizing that someone like Rihanna probably would—and they would look badass, too. Why couldn't I? And thus, the gauntlet was thrown: For roughly one week, I would challenge myself to go throughout my life and business while wearing the most avant-garde shades of lipstick I could find on the market. How would people react? How would react? It was time to muster up my inner @badgalriri and find out.

Keep reading to see which shades I tried, how I styled them, and what others had to say about my experiment!

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