Rihanna Pulls Off Green Lipstick Somehow

Well... she's never been shy about her love for greenery.
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Well... she's never been shy about her love for greenery.
Rihanna. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Clear Channel

Rihanna. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Clear Channel

Hair inspo? Photo: "Spice World"

Hair inspo? Photo: "Spice World"

Rihanna's look Thursday night proved once and for all that this lady is capable of pulling off ANYTHING -- and I'm not just talking about going totally topless on a magazine cover, though that obviously took some crazy cojones.

For her appearance at the IHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles, the pop star took '90s, rave-inspired beauty to another level -- pairing Mel B.-in-"Spice World" micro-bun hair (or as MTVStyle put it, Jada Pinkett Smith in "The Matrix Reloaded") with emerald green lipstick. The only thing missing was a pacifier necklace and some glow sticks. 

Unsurprisingly, Rihanna's outfit was also a little bit out there: A totally sheer, black lace gown from the Givenchy Couture fall 2008 collection.

As someone who has tried -- and many would argue, failed -- to successfully wear green lipstick in public, I feel like I'm somewhat of an authority on the matter. And let me tell you: It's IMPOSSIBLE. Scratch that. Impossible for anyone other than Rihanna, apparently. I might actually prefer this lip shade to the bright blue she wore in September. Though you have to admit: Even her pearly whites are looking a little swampy around the edges.

Guess it's like Kermit said... it's not easy being green.