Hayley Williams Trades Makeup For Face Paint During Radio 104.5 Performance

Hayley Williams at the Radio 104.5 Birthday Show this weekend.
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Anyone who’s seen her all-orange MAC makeup collab already knows that Hayley Williams is a TOTAL daredevil when it comes to her onstage performance makeup. If you ask us, the flame-haired singer is one of the few people in the world who can rock bright coral eyeshadow and tangerine lipstick—together!—and not look like she got ready in the dark. In fact, she manages to look, well, unexpectedly awesome?! But leave it to the Paramore frontwoman to push the beauty boundaries yet again this weekend, swapping classic makeup go-tos like winged eyeliner for smudgy paint splashed all over her face and arms. During Paramore’s epic performance at Radio 104.5’s birthday show in New Jersey, it’s honestly hard to tell which was more attention-grabbing: the band’s high-flying rendition of “Misery Business,” or Hayley’s bright blue face paint across her eyes. Who knows, she might be taking cues from previous face paint offenders like Lady Gaga or Ke$ha or even classic icons like David Bowie, but Hayley’s clearly owning the look herself.

What outfit goes well with teal and purple paint? Well, if you’re Hayley, that would be a sleeveless Siouxsie and the Banshees top, ripped denim cut-offs, black tights, and Vans platform sneakers. This definitely isn’t the first time the star’s sported rainbow-colored paint onstage—her face was halfway covered in blue at SXSW—and we’ve got a feeling it won’t be the last. But MAC fans, don’t worry, because she hasn’t ditched the line entirely! Just peep her manicure, which shows off her very own orange nail polish. Even if you’re not ready to copy Hayley’s bold beauty game quite yet, just like many of her outfits, at least part of her look here remains totally and completely accessible. Which, come to think of it, is one of the many reasons why we love her.

What do you think of Hayley Williams’ onstage face paint?

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