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Dark lip liner with pale lips, orange foundation, spider lashes, streaky blusher, clashing colours and goth makeup: the beauty mistakes you don't want to commit ever again!
The actress-turned director proved she doesn't always look flawless when she stepped out for the premiere of 'The Normal Heart' covered in white powder. Obviously, her makeup artist had used a cover-up which looked fine at home but showed up terribly under the glaring lights of the cameras. Picture: PA
Don't get us wrong, we simply love Twiggy and her Sixties look, but spider lashes were a big trend that thankfully didn't catch on. It made women look startled rather than giving them that doe-eyed look.
Joan Collins sports a very 70s look here: bold, streaky blusher a tone too dark compared to the rest of the skin (blending clearly hadn't been invented yet). Also the fake beauty spot and simply too much eyeshadow.
If you were a bit of a rebel in the 80s you probably sported the goth look at some point. The eyeshadow covered the lids up to the brow-bone in a very geometrical way, generally in shades of purple, blue, dark grey and black. The eyeliner was thick, the blusher reminiscent of the 70s and lips a lurid purple-red. Picture: PA
Madonna sported some strong looks in the 80s and this is by far one of the worst. The foundation is way too pale and a different colour from the rest of her body and those eyebrows, don't get us started.....
SJP nails the 80s look here. The trend for mixing colours and putting different shades together was all the rage at the time. Here we can see a pink eyeshadow, blue kohl, bright fuchsia blusher and reddish-pink gloss. Life in technicolour! Picture: Rex Features
Oh the 90s! Only one decade, yet so many beauty mistakes! Here Kate Winslet sports one of the most popular looks of the time: really pale foundation with brown lips. Let's hope this trend never comes back!
Late 90s and Pamela Anderson wears two looks popular at the time: thin, over plucked eyebrows and pale, 'foundation' lipstick.
An ubiquitous look, sported here by Posh Spice, that EVERY woman wore at some point: pale lips contoured with a much darker liner. Horrid. Picture: PA
Christina Aguilera makes the cardinal mistake of wearing too much makeup, making her look clownish. Too much eyeshadow, excessive blusher and too bright a lipstick. If in doubt ladies, it's either eyes or lips. Never both.
Kim Kardashian's base is just too much. The reality TV star wears tons of foundation, concealer, bronzer and blusher. It looks like she's wearing a rubber mask. Remember: less is more. Picture: Getty
Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat has helped millions of women who suffer from dark circles, but the problem is, it doesn't photograph well. So many stars have fallen victim of the white crescent under the eyes, just like the enchanting Rose Byrne in this picture. Picture: PA
Mariah Carey's face is bright orange in this picture. We are sure she wanted to go for 'sun-kissed' but went for tangoed instead. If you wear fake tan, let it build little by little and don't be tempted to put on too much, or you may end up just like Carey. Picture: PA
A very early Noughties mistake: shading done in two tones too different from each other. Jennifer Lopez's face is kept too light, and the contouring is too orange/brown, especially along her hair line. Picture: PA
Alas, this is a mishap that can happen to everybody at any time. Lips can easily lose their natural contour with age, so lipstick, especially of the glossy variety, has a tendency to 'bleed', i.e. smudge around the lip line. You can prevent it by lining your lips with a crayon the same colour as the lipstick. Picture: PA
A mistake commited by many: a much lighter (or darker) face compared to the rest of the body, as illustrated here by Keira Knightley. Ladies, if you tan, update your foundation and if you are pale, make sure you use the right shade. It's really that simple. Picture: PA
Visible face powder seems to be THE beauty mistake committed by actresses these days. It's important to only use a veil of translucent powder to set the makeup and take away shine. Don't overdo it or you'll look like you are wearing talcum on your face, and what's more, it will sit in your fine lines, making them look much more prominent. Picture: PA