Riot (Hair Makeup)

(6 customer reviews)


This one’s got teeth and they’re just a little bit crooked. Hayley’s signature shade of neon orange.

Poser Paste is Hair Makeup: washable color that you apply to your hair.

  • Fast and fun to use, as easy as applying a new shade of lipstick!
  • Versatile and easy to work with; brush out for a natural look, lay it on for a modern, chunky look
  • Transfer-proof while you wear it and washes out with your favorite shampoo
  • Safe for all hair types, all hair colors and all ages
  • Generous 2.5 oz jar (may require stirring before use)

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  • Fast and fun to use, as easy as applying a new shade of lipstick! Temporary color for your hair.
  • Can be applied all-over the hair, on tips, roots, bangs or wherever you want a vibrant burst of color
  • Versatile and easy to work with; brush out for a natural look, lay it on for a modern, chunky look
  • Colors can be mixed to customize your own beautifully obnoxious shade
  • Transfer-proof while you wear it and washes out with your favorite shampoo
  • Infused with Bergamot and Sweet Orange Essential Oils: self-caring with the subtle scent of citrus
  • Bonus: it glows in black light which is a totally awesome party trick!
  • Safe for all hair types, all hair colors and all ages

We named this shade after the first big Paramore record, RIOT! It was during that album cycle that I became known as “the flame-headed frontwoman” of our music scene and that pseudo-emo image became synonymous with a whole era of alternative music. It wasn’t something I really planned. I’d met Brian a few months prior to shooting Paramore’s video for “Misery Business” and I told him I kind of wanted to look like a comic book character. He cut my bangs into a faux-hawk, dyed them neon orange, and sent me off with a few bottles of the same dye to touch up with.
If Brian had not created that look for me, a lot of things might be different today. The coolest part of it all is how close we became since that day. We had to name the orange after RIOT! because that was a really definitive time in both of our lives. – Hayley

1. Take a small amount out of the jar, rub fingers together, and apply the color to clean, dry hair.
2. Start small and build up the color until you achieve the vibrancy you want. Color can be used as an accent on the ends, to paint sections of a braid, to slick back a ponytail, or to color the entire head…the only limit is your imagination.
3. The product dries quickly, so work in small sections. To tone down the color and achieve a more ‘natural’ look, brush it out right away. Otherwise, style as you apply until your heart’s content. Heat tools are fine once the product dries.
4. Wear the color as long as you want and wash it when you’re over it with your favorite shampoo. Note that you may need to shampoo more than once to fully remove the product, depending on how much you apply.


  • Consider the color of your hair when choosing a shade, as it may impact the undertone of your Poser Paste.
  • The colors mix well together. Get creative to make your own custom shade.
  • If you can’t choose just one shade, try some color blocking by using different shades on different sections of the hair.
  • BTW, this works beautifully on curly hair: scrunch it into your hair like curl cream to maintain the shape of your ringlets.


  • Wet your hair and shampoo like normal. You may need to shampoo more than once to fully remove all of your Poser Paste, depending on how much you applied.
  • If color gets on your clothes, wait until it dries and use a lint roller to remove.
  • To clean your brush or comb, use makeup remover wipes to break down the product and then rinse with warm water.
  • Clean color from your hands with soap and warm water. Baby or makeup remover wipes work well if you’re on the go.

Isododecane, Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Silica, Microcrystalline Wax, Sunflower Seed Wax, SDA-40 Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Myristyl Myristate, Cera Alba, Stearyl Stearate, Cera Microcrystalline, Synthetic Fluorphhlogopite, AMP-Acrylates Diacetoneacrylamide Copolymer, Essential Oils of Bergamot, Sweet Orange, Phenoxyethanol, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, May also contain: Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI77492, D&C (CI 45410, 77007, 47000), UV Dayglow Pigments.

6 reviews for Riot (Hair Makeup)

  1. April Hagen-Flores (verified owner)

    Color wasn’t as strong but maybe it’s because of how dark my nephews hair is. But it’s a great product to get some color in kids hair! Can’t wait to test out more of these colors.

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi April!

      Poser paste is a build able product if you want more vibrant of a color I suggest putting a little more on each time until you get your desired coor.. Thanks for the review!

      XX Jackie

  2. MizBiz07

    I love the smell and the color, but the one that I purchased from Sally Beauty didn’t work very well. It caked on my hair and when I combed it out for the “softer look”, it flaked and clumped up on my hair. Did a get a bad batch or am I not doing it right?

    • Becca from GDY

      Hi! Thank you for your review on Poser Paste. Poser Paste is a wax based product that does take some getting used to. We have tons of tutorials on our strands blog to help you out! If you have any questions feel free to email us at [email protected]!
      xx Becca from GDY

  3. brittmaestro123 (verified owner)

    OMG, I’M IN LOVE. I tried it the other day, and not only is it gorgeous and the consistency is wonderful, BUT IT ALSO SMELLS LIKE ORANGES. Because of my experience with this color and product, I decided that my next color will be Riot as a semiperm. Love the dye line guys keep up the great work! ~Bree

    • Hallie from GDY

      Hi Bree!

      Thank you for your kind words about Poser Paste! We’ve formulated our Poser Paste with Bergamot and Sweet Orange essential oils to lift your mood when you’re throwing in a pop of color! Thank you for loving GDY!

      xx Hallie from GDY

  4. Erin

    Really like this paste! I always feel great about using gdy products and when these came out, and i saw there was one called riot, i had to give em a go! Really stoked i did, love this temp color???

    • Hallie from GDY

      Hey Erin!
      Thank you for supporting GDY! We love that you love our hair makeup!
      xx dye happy,
      Hallie from GDY

  5. Sierra

    Awesome color, brings back 2000’s mems?? love having a temporary riot! Hayley era moment in my hair?

    • Hallie from GDY

      Hello Sierra!
      We love that this brings back some good memories for you! Thanks for choosing GDY!
      xx dye happy,
      Hallie from GDY

  6. Hayley

    The orange looked like a really nice shade but for some reason the product was watery and mousse like. It didn’t coats my hair or leave any color. I have the blue one and the consistency is super different, its thick and coats my hair and is super opaque. Maybe I got a bad batch? I’m not sure but I was pretty dissapointed as it’s pretty unusable.

    • Hallie from GDY

      Hi Hayley!
      We’re sorry you had that experience with our Hair Makeup. Let us know if we can do anything to help!
      xx dye happy,
      Hallie from GDY

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