15 Worst Beauty Trends Over Time

15 Worst Beauty Trends Over Time

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For all of the plucking and primping ladies (and plenty of men) indulge in, there is definitely a science to looking good. Want to score a mate? All you need to project are “full lips, clear skin, smooth skin, clear eyes, lustrous hair, good muscle tone and body fat distribution,” says one distinguished evolutionary psychologist.

Want to kick butt at work? A recent study shows a little makeup goes a long way in terms of conveying competency on the job. Still, evidence alone doesn’t seem to prevent us from testing the parameters of gorgeousity via wacky new ways to style our hair and paint our faces, which seem to deliberately contradict the rules of natural selection. Behold, the worst beauty trends to have emerged over the last half century.

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