Makeup fads you should ignore

Oct 20, 2011 at 10:49 a.m. ET

As each season begins, we see a whole new crop of makeup trends that we "should" be wearing. While some of the experts' new fall makeup ideas are fabulous, others should just be ignored. Let's take a look at these makeup fads you should skip this season.

Fall makeup fads

Spider lashes

For years, we've all been making sure that our lashes are completely separated after applying mascara, and now, we're being told that it's trendy for them to clump together. Clumpy, spider lashes are supposedly hot for fall, according to a number of beauty magazines and websites. To achieve the look, you need to apply about five coats of mascara, allowing each coat to dry completely in between. If you have high quality mascara, it probably won't clump easily. Therefore, some women are actually using tweezers to force the lashes to clump together. Though the clumpy look worked for Twiggy, you should just skip it and go back to your regular mascara routine.

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Monochrome eyes and lips

Brown eye shadow, brown eye liner and brown lipstick -- how boring can you get? The monochromatic look is supposed to be fall's version of fresh-faced makeup. However, it usually appears washed out, not fresh. And though we like natural makeup, natural doesn't mean drab. If you want to try out this look, make sure the shades you are using have pink or peach undertones for a little more color.

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Bright orange lips

Orange was a hot color in makeup last spring and it's back again for fall. Orange lipstick is popular in every shade from neon tangerine to deep rust, but the problem with orange lip color is that it can make your teeth look really yellow. So unless your pearly whites are extremely white, you should just ignore this lipstick trend. Instead, color your lips in a glossy shade of wine this fall or, if you're really daring, try a deep, dark shade of purple.

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