Paris Beauty Roundup Spring 2012: The Best and the Quirkiest

It's hard to generalize about the beauty looks across the major fashion capitals, but we're going to go ahead and do it anyway. New York is either easy-breezy or loud and brash. London makeup artists usually go crazy with their palettes, while Milan is generally sophisticated and strong. Paris, much like many of the runway collections, is pretty with a theatrical streak. Check out our favorite looks (which, as usual, are the ones that are the most fun to look at.) Though this season we may have to try a few of these out in real life. Photos: Imaxtree
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It's hard to generalize about the beauty looks across the major fashion capitals, but we're going to go ahead and do it anyway.

Best Make-Under: This one goes to

Best Alien Hair: This is a three-way tie between

Best Hair Foliage: We're no botanists, but those look like lavender flowers sprinkled in the models' hair at Alexis Mabille. We like how it's purposely messy.

Best Parisian Blue Lips: Every season. Blue lips. Here's Vivienne Westwood Gold Label showing an aqua pout and Yohji Yamamoto, whose models sported a gorgeous violet lip.

Best Emo Look We Would Actually Wear In Real Life: There's something about the eyes on the

Prettiest Hair Ever:

More Eye Appendages: We noticed early in Paris that designers were putting a lot of weird stuff on the eyes. Here are a couple more. Silver disc decals at Givenchy and paper stick-on eyeliner and pink lashes at Viktor and Rolf.