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.
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