1 of 30
"I had someone waxing my eyebrows and they literally tore a piece of skin off! It was the worst. It was all welty right before I shot [for a photographer]. I don't wax my eyebrows anymore – I just pluck 'em. It may hurt a little worse going one by one but I will not wax my eyebrows!"
2 of 30
"The worst [was] when I had dark hair and I decided to go back to blonde. I'm a Sagittarius and I need everything right now – I can't wait. So I went to my friend and asked her to make me blonde again. She took a tub of powdered bleach and just put great globs of it on my hair. I lost, like, four inches of hair. My head looked like a Q-Tip pulled apart. I had to have the burned edges cut off. It happened during the last weeks of Married … with Children so I just wore a wig."
3 of 30
"I had dark purple-red hair because I saw [photographs of] Milla Jovovich and I thought I would look like her. I didn't. I was crazy. I always wore a cranberry, purple-red lipstick that matched. Not cute."
4 of 30
"I decided in college that I wanted my hair to be darker and I decided I could do it by myself. At first it looked really good, but I guess my hair doesn't hold color that well. It washed out to where it turned brown with a green tint to it. So, yeah ... that was my biggest blunder."
5 of 30
"[I've put] on mascara in the car. You don't look before you're walking out and you have black marks all underneath and above your eyes. That's pretty gnarly."
6 of 30
"Shaving that line around the upper lip, you kind of shave off too much hair. It messes up the whole [mustache], and you end up shaving it all off."
7 of 30
"One time, I dyed my hair for a part. I did like bright red, fire-engine streaks with black underneath. Those red streaks weren’t so bad. But the black did not come out of my hair until it grew out. It took so long to get rid of."
8 of 30
"I saw this one [photo] where my hair just looks really awful. It was too flat. I'm really into volume and it was really ugly. I did it on my own, it was my first time trying to put in clip-in extensions. I can't deal with all that."
9 of 30
"I did once try to have a very layered haircut when I was 14. My hair is actually poker-straight and it just stood up straight in the air. I wore a hat for two years after that."
10 of 30
"I plucked all my eyebrows off in seventh grade. It was a complete difference from one day to the next. My mom was horrified. She asked, 'Where did your eyebrows go?' "
11 of 30
"When I was in my early 20s, I had my hair permed. Bad idea! It turned into total frizz. My advice to women is, if you have nice hair already, don't get a perm – leave your hair alone!"
12 of 30
"When I was 14, I was about to go to a football game and I went to curl my eyelashes. There was no little rubber thing on the curler and [it] cut them off. I tried to glob on a bunch of mascara and then leave one eye without mascara. I looked like I was in A Clockwork Orange."
13 of 30
MARY J. BLIGE
"I used to dye my own hair. I used to put peroxide in it, probably like once a month. It was just me in the bathroom by myself. I would perm my hair the same day and then dye it and put that peroxide in it. Years later, I paid for it. I had to stop dying my hair and now it's back to its normal thickness. The last time I dyed my hair was about 20 years ago."
14 of 30
"I think at one point there was way too much chemical involvement [in my hair]. When I went back to natural squirrel [color], it actually behooves me. At some point there was a little too much of the paint brush and too many chemicals."
15 of 30
"I was a huge fan of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Kelly Taylor had a short pixie haircut. I thought I, too, should have that haircut. I cut 10 inches off [my hair]. It wasn't a good look. Mine was bad!"
16 of 30
"In junior high school, I was interested in being a blonde. That is not right for my particular combination of Korean, German and Irish heritage. I went to the drugstore and got a bottle of Sun-In and had orange hair for longer than I care to recall. The second I saw that stuff in my hair I was like, 'This is a big mistake – I'll work with what God gave me.' "
17 of 30
"Crazy eye shadow! I think it takes a really confident woman to pull that off and sometimes you can, but you've got to be really careful with that. A little too much color up there, a little too much craziness. Watch, the next time you see me I'll have all these crazy colors on there. Oh, well."
18 of 30
"I had a facial and I wasn't used to getting them. It was right before I filmed the video for 'Umbrella.' They gave me this peel – [the facialist] was like, 'Oh yeah, you should do a peel,' and I'm like, 'Okay, yeah, of course, I'll do a peel.' I didn't have any idea what it was. My skin was so sensitive and irritated, and when I went to do the video, the makeup started to burn me so badly. It started to really, really, really burn. We just had to blow it and fan it. It burned until it couldn't burn anymore."
19 of 30
"When I was in Rogue Trader with Ewan McGregor, they wanted me to be a natural blonde, but it came out gray!"
20 of 30
"I went through a period of a week in seventh grade where I would draw on a beauty mark on my face with a black Sharpie. I'd put it in different places – on my upper lip or on my cheek. I don't know what I thought people would think – that I had a traveling beauty mark or something! I realized that was ridiculous and stopped doing it."
21 of 30
"I dunked my bangs – just my bangs – in a bowl of peroxide, and then I sat in the sun. They were bright, like, Ronald McDonald orange. I curled it and sprayed it up! This was the '80s, so there I was, rocking out in the late '80s with these orange bangs and frosty pink lipstick."
22 of 30
"I did turquoise eye shadow in the '80s. I'm not sure that should have been cool then – it's certainly not cool now. I was a ballerina girl growing up, so I wore a lot of make up too early."
23 of 30
"I've done the very red [lips] and no eye makeup-type thing. That doesn't work for me. That ain't good on me. That was a big mistake for me."
24 of 30
"Two hours before the premiere of Jefferson in Paris, I had a facial. I'd never had a facial before, and I just assumed that having a facial would make you look beautiful. I looked like I'd been through a mosquito air-raid. I looked diabolical. And at that time I didn't have makeup artists, so I did [my makeup] myself. I just looked hideous."
25 of 30
"Fake tans are always the worst things. I've experienced this myself when I was 16 or 17, when the first spray-ons were invented. I thought it was cool to always have a tan back then. I did that and looked awful."
26 of 30
"I had a mullet once. That was really bad. I was like, 'Ken [Paves, her hairdresser], help me!'"
27 of 30
"My worst beauty blunder ever is when I was shooting House of Style for MTV. I had a massive pimple and I put toothpaste on it and I burned a hole in my forehead!"
28 of 30
EVA LONGORIA PARKER
"I'm not a fan of red lipstick, so sometimes I look at a picture of myself and I'm like, 'Ooohh! Red lipstick! Don't do that!' "
29 of 30
"I was a goth girl in high school. Perhaps the powdered white face and the black lipstick were not the most attractive. I felt fabulous at the time but looking back, uh, probably not the best idea."
30 of 30
"I got two perms when I was little. My mom hated that I wanted to get a perm. She was never heavy-handed – she always wanted us to be who we were and express ourselves how we wanted to. I felt that at 11 years old, I wanted a perm. I got [tighter] curls than Shirley Temple. I loved it and now I look at pictures and realize I was out of my mind."
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