We've all had a few unfortunate style moments, but for some celebrities, their style faux pas have been caught in photographic evidence forever. Even stars at the Oscars, one of the biggest red carpet events around, aren't impervious to questionable hair and makeup. Check out this selection of awkward choices throughout the years, from dismaying hairstyles and egregious eyeshadow looks, and try not to laugh too much. After all, everybody's been there.
So your hair is perfectly coiffed, and your makeup and wedding day nails looks amazing. You're all set for your big day . . . until you get into the bathroom and realise that the red wine you've been sipping has turned your lips and teeth an unsightly shade of aubergine. What do you do? Lucky for you, weddings are not only a great place to mix and mingle, they're also stocked with fixes for these party mishaps:
- Wine lips: Grab a lime and a dash of salt from the bar, sprinkle the salt on the lime and gently buff your lips and teeth. The acidity of the lime and the salt work together to create a makeshift exfoliant. Just don't make a habit of this — the acid from the lime can be harmful to your teeth.
- Frizzy hair: Get caught in the rain on your way to your reception? You're covered. Reach for some hand moisturiser and rub a tiny dollop into your hands. Lightly run your fingers through your hair, taking care not to focus on one area for too long (especially your roots). The moisturiser will flatten frizz, leaving you with silky strands all evening.
- Lipstick teeth: Oh, the dreaded lipstick teeth. Whether it's you or your Aunt Mildred, there's always someone affected by this common mishap. If your lipstick just doesn't want to stay put, use your lip balm as a barrier. Swipe some on your fingers and apply it to the innermost part of your lips. This will keep your pigment from transferring to your pearly whites.
- Bad breath: Bite into that entrée only to get the overwhelming taste of garlic? You don't have to suffer on your big night. Just scoot back over to the bar and grab some citrus. Sucking on a lemon for a few minutes helps promote saliva production, which aids in combating bad breath.
Everyone has had a beauty mishap or two, whether you've suffered from a bad bout of hair colour or worn makeup that just wasn't right for you. Stars are regular people, too, so occasionally they have beauty slip-ups of their own. Unlike the rest of us, though, their occasional beauty issues wind up on film. The following celebrities' hair and makeup mistakes could happen to anyone, which is why we can all learn a lesson or two. Check out 10 red carpet incidents and how to avoid the same fate!
We've all had them. From hair to makeup to beauty maintenance, there's always been that one thing you wish you hadn't done. Mine was when my sister cut off all of my hair to make a birds nest (but that's a whole other story and totally not my fault), so it's always good to know that celebs also have had their regrets. Australia's Next Top Model host Charlotte Dawson recently revealed hers, saying:
"I wish I hadn't shaved off my eyebrows when I was 13. I thought I was a punk rocker. It really upset my mother and they've never grown back properly."
Bummer, Char. How about you, what's your beauty blunder?
As Quinn Fabray on Glee, she's more likely pairing her Cheerios uniform with a soft pink lip and high ponytail rather than fashion-forward matte orange and teased quiff, but this is Instyle we're talking, not William McKinley High School. The gorgeous actress 'fesses up to having made beauty blunders in the past — baby blue eyeshadow on her bat mitzvah; noice — and says she likes the pillowy pout look: "I have slightly full lips and I love how this matte [orange] colour plumps them even more." Of the sexy berry hue, she loves its versatility, saying "it could work for shopping or for a night out. And the texture is nice because it's not lip-smackingly shiny." Interestingly Dianna says she "seldom" wears gloss, preferring to be less high-shine than most of Gen-Y. I'm the same. Are you? Or are you a gloss girl through and through, huh?