We spend lots of time focusing on what stars wear (and any wardrobe malfunctions they may have), but what about what they put on their faces? Although makeup may not seem important, different kinds of makeup styles have now come to mean different things, socially and politically and plenty of women won't leave home without it.
In a survey, two-thirds of British women said that heading to the office bare-faced caused them more stress than public speaking, going on a first date or enduring a job interview. 91 percent of women surveyed would rather cancel a first date altogether than go without makeup on. And in the U.S., women spend around $7 billion on cosmetics every year.
And that doesn't even include hair. The AP recently reported that in 1950, about seven percent of women dyed their hair. Today? 95 percent or more.
New York Fashion Week certainly brings out the most interesting celebrity beauty looks.
Here are some of the ones that got our attention (for good and bad reasons). Take a look, get inspired and vote for your faves!
BEST: Kristen Wiig
Funny girl Kristen Wiig has been taking her style pretty seriously lately. We always new she was a hottie (remember that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/kristen-wiig-marie-claire-august-2012-cover_n_1662005.html" target="_hplink">photo shoot in <em>Marie Claire</em>?</a>) but her look at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 show sealed the deal. Her windswept bangs were paired with barely there blush and a sweet peach shade of lipstick. A cute bow on her romper helped her keep her quirky cred. (Getty photo)
WORST: Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne went for a look that was a bit too "complicated" at the Spring 2013 fashion show for her line, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/11/abbey-dawn-fashion-show-avril-lavigne-kylie-jenner-photos-pictures_n_1873486.html?utm_hp_ref=style#slide=1501191" target="_hplink">Abbey Dawn</a>. We don't know what's worse: the green streaks that made her look like she was slimed on nickelodeon or the studs in her hair. We're all for individuality, but we would suggest that she picks one beauty statement to make at a time. (Getty photo)
BEST: Hailee Steinfeld
"True Grit" breakout star, Hailee Steinfeld, proved once again at the Spring 2013 Marc Jacobs show that she is no fashion newbie. The 15 year old, who has sat front row at many shows this season, paired a fun printed Marc Jacobs dress with a messy fishtail braid. We love how she kept her makeup light and age appropriate but added some pop with a coral pout -- and that she brought her mom Cheri Steinfeld to the show! (Getty photo)
WORST: Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne wore what we can only call a hair "don't" at the Spring 2013 Marc Jacobs show. We're not quite sure how to describe it -- Was it a braid, a bun... a croissant? (Getty photo)
BEST: Ashley Greene
Ashley Greene was radiant at the DKNY Spring 2013 fashion show. The "Twilight" actress and face of Mark Cosmetics wore matte biege lipstick and foundation that left her skin glowing. Her tousled brown locks looked healthy and luscious, a big improvement from the wig she wears during "Twilight" filming (not to mention her <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/04/17/ashley-greene-makeup_n_1428849.html#s705706&title=2008" target="_hplink">teenage crunchy hair days</a>). (Getty photo)
WORST: Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore looks as surprised as we do about her overdone look at the Boy and Girl By Band of Outsiders Spring 2013 show. The singer/actress usually opts for simple, natural and organic makeup, but it looks like she went a little overboard during fashion week. Our advice: Stick with your "girl next door" look and don't go all haute couture on us! (Getty photo)
BEST: Lauren Conrad
Reality Star Lauren Conrad beamed backstage at the Tracy Reese Spring 2013 fashion show, looking the part of a front row darling. With a modern beehive and a perfect cat eye, she had an updated '60s girl look that we're dying to try ourselves. (Getty photo)
WORST: Natasha Bedingfield
Natasha Bedingfield looked like she could have used a "Pocketful of Sunshine" at the Y-3 10th Anniversary Collection. Her makeup was a little more washed out and drab than we're used to from the usually-fresh-faced singer. And although she was probably channeling Blondie, her hair looked more like fellow British star's Russel Brand. Yikes! (Getty photo)
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