We totally get that not every woman wakes up camera-ready like Kim Kardashian. But when a part of a celebrity's budget is allocated to professional hair and makeup artists, there's no excuse for stepping out on the red carpet looking like a total mess.
Nonetheless, there were many stars who made us question their sanity (and the people they call their "friends") this year because of beauty blunders. From Nicki Minaj's lace-front wigs to Christina Aguilera's neon cornrows, these famous faces have taken eccentricity to the extreme.
Click through the slideshow below to see the worst celebrity beauty looks of 2012, and tell us in the comments section which hair and makeup mishaps top your list.
The "American Idol" judge has reached the pinnacle of outlandish in this lace-front wig, yellow eyeliner and bubble gum pink lipstick.
This is all just wrong -- from the thick, side plaits to the neon pink ombre hair to the heavy makeup.
It's no secret that this life-size Barbie loves to wear wigs, but this lackluster hair piece is in desperate need of moisture.
The "Jersey Shore" star and new mom can't seem to let go of the kid inside with her Skittles-colored hair (which really complements her fake tan).
Stewart takes the concept of the cat-eye too literally here.
While the model's platinum blonde hairstyle was envelope-pushing, she should have stopped for a moment before bleaching her brows.
The "Fashion Police" host is giving us a modern version of Dr. Seuss' <a href="http://www.thegloss.com/2010/12/21/culture/taylor-momsen-was-cindy-lou-who/">Cindy Lou Who</a> with her towering, purple top knot. But it's nowhere near as cute.
This auburn hair color makes the young actress appear well beyond her years, and the difference in skin tone between her face and chest is just ... obvious.
We're not sure what's more distracting here: Barton's blush overload or her sequin-wrapped cleavage.
We love the way Burrell mixes flavors on her Food Network cooking show, "Secrets of a Restaurant Chef." However, she hasn't quite nailed the art of layering makeup or applying hairspray.
We almost didn't recognize the supermodel with this helmet hairstyle. Keep it easy and breezy, Niki.
The Italian lawyer should read our feature on <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/07/eyebrow-makeover-thick-brows_n_2258146.html">the best brows for your face shape</a>, and check out <a href="http://www.bellasugar.com/Smoky-eyes-smokey-eyes-How-create-smoky-eye-tutorial-53781">this tutorial on the smokey eye</a>. Then maybe we'll excuse the outrageous headpiece.
"The Twilight" starlet's drastic new dark hairdo makes her look like a vampire in real life.
We're guessing she dozed off as her hairstylist was preparing to give her a buzzcut.
Dog the Bounty Hunter called -- he wants his hairstyle back.
The "Mad Men" actress' attempt to pull of a retro flipped hairstyle and '60s-blue eyeshadow-and-pink lipstick combination fails miserably.
Lana Del Rey
The 26-year-old singer looks so much older with this shapeless, brunette hairstyle.
Ashley Tisdale's faux tan should not be the standard of beauty.
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