Say No To Beauty Mishaps

The runway is where trends begin and style is shared with the public. While the past few seasons have seen the genesis of great beauty trends such as bold red lips, the smoky eye and strong eyebrows, there are some beauty trends you should ignore -- or straight up dismiss. Here are four runway trends that should never leave the runway.

Don't Paint your part.

Chanel is a leader in beauty trends, but it might have gone too far with a line down the hair part. It was a great dramatic effect for its spring 2011 runway show but really shouldn't be repeated on the streets.

Don't celebrate frizzy hair.

While straight locks are sexy and sleek, we're all about natural curls. Don't let it get out of hand, though: While this style showed Marc Jacobs' love for frizz, you'll look like you forgot to style your locks.

Don't braid your hair like a basket.

Alexander McQueen, with his daring looks, was a great genius -- but a basketweaved coif comes off as something entirely different when worn as an everyday look.

Don't go in for garish makeup.

Any woman who can pull off a bold lip or smoky eye a la Vena Cava's spring look is fierce in our book. But while confidence is key in taking the runway to the street, remember that the old saying, less is more is, in fact, true.

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