11 Beauty Lessons You Can Take Away From The Ridiculously Wacky Paris Runways


Oh, Paris Fashion Week. You never disappoint us with your stop-and-stare designs. And we can't take our eyes off of the outrageous beauty looks from the Spring 2014 runways.

None of these wild makeup looks and hairstyles would translate into the real world. (Trust us, we've tested them out.) However, there are many lessons to be learned. Here are 11 that will steer us all in the right direction.

1. The bigger the sunhat, the better. You can never be over-protected from the sun's harmful UV rays.

paris fashion week spring 2014

Chalayan Spring 2014

2. There is such a thing as too much sparkle.

paris fashion week spring 2014

Givenchy Spring 2014

3. Remember that it's all about placement when piling on the shimmer.

paris fashion week spring 2014

Vivienne Westwood Spring 2014

4. Hold the sand when recreating the beachy waves look.

paris fashion week spring 2014

AF Vandevorst Spring 2014

5. Head jewelry is done right when it doesn't consume your entire head. Click here for some inspiration.

paris fashion week spring 2014

Hexa by Kuho Spring 2014

6. You can never go wrong with classic hairstyles like a pompadour, French roll or low ponytail -- just not all at once. And keep your bangs out of your nostrils, ladies!

paris fashion week spring 2014

Haider Ackermann Spring 2014

7. White shadow or liner can make any eye color pop when it's worn in moderation and along the waterline.

paris fashion week spring 2014

Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2014

8. Wigs are a cool way to try a new 'do without making the full commitment, but your hair extensions will look ten times more glamorous if they're styled to fit you.

paris fashion week spring 2014

Manish Arora Spring 2014

9. Slicked-down baby hair, bold brows and colorful eyeshadow were big in the '80s and '90s, but only one of these beauty trends is making a comeback. Here's a hint.

paris fashion week spring 2014

Céline Spring 2014

10. If you're questioning whether your beauty look is culturally offensive or insensitive, then it probably is.

paris fashion week spring 2014

Junya Watanabe Spring 2014

11. Wash your hair immediately if it looks like this. (We don't care how long you normally go in between shampoos.)

paris fashion week spring 2014

Naco Spring 2014

More beauty looks from the City of Lights:

Chanel: Runway - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014

Want more HuffPost Style beauty content? Check us out on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram. (For everything else check out our main HuffPost Style Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram @HuffPostStyle.)
Do you have a beauty story idea or tip? Email us at beautytips@huffingtonpost.com. (PR pitches sent to this address will be ignored.)

Before You Go