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{Makeovers} 4 unbelievable celeb color makeovers!

2011 February 1

According to FOF Jill Kirsh, “Hollywood’s guru of hue,” any FOF can look younger, thinner and more radiant, with just a little bit of color intervention. Her clever system is based on hair color, and includes makeup kits and a portable booklet of fabric swatches to help you identify your best colors.

We were intrigued, but skeptical. What about skin tone or eye color? “No, no” says Jill. “The hair rules the day.”

“We’ll believe it when we see it,” we said, and put Jill to the test.

The challenge: Take 4 FOF celebs and tell us, were their Golden Globes dresses a hits or misses? If it was a hit, show us why. If it was a miss, work your color magic and help that star shine.

The results: Ta-da! 4 show-stopping color transformations.

She missed. “The warm champagne tone of the dress that Helen wore to the Golden Globes takes away from her silver hair and drags her down. Icy blue would have been a better choice for her. It lifts the attention up to her face and makes her look more vibrant.”

She hit…sort of. “Black is great, it’s basic and we all love it,” says Jill. “The black dress Melissa Leo wore to the Golden Globes works. But, eggplant should really be her new black. The eggplant dress brings out the warmth of her face and auburn hair.”

She hit. “Catherine Zeta Jones nailed it with the forest green dress she wore to the Golden Globes,” says Jill. “Since she’s a deep brunette, she really pops in forest green. If the dress were a different shade, such as olive, she would fade right into it.”

She hit. The marigold that Kyra Sedgwick picked for the Golden Globes was a great choice for her warm blond hair coloring. She looks vibrant and alive,” says Jill. A taupe would have grayed her out and made her look older.”

[Enter to win one of Jill's complete color kits, here.]

Images via American Superstar Mag

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  • Jean says:

    I would love to be chosen. My son is getting married and I have no idea what color dress to get, especially since the bridesmaids are sangria.

  • Sheri Vivis says:

    Where can I get that dress the Helen Miren is wearing or what brand is it I would love to have it for my daughters wedding.

  • wendy says:

    Yea, someone who takes the scary out of colors. I know I look good in certain blues but wow there are other colors! Thank you and please help me.

  • cyndi says:

    Not only do colors highlight your skin hues and enhance your looks, but they enlighten your spirit too.

  • CJ says:

    I’m sorry. I don’t buy it. If this were true, every woman with the same color hair would wear the same color and look great in it. My hair is commonly known as “off-black”. I guarantee you that I would not look great in every color you associate with this shade of brunette. Uh Uh. Nope. Not feeling you.

  • rose trigg says:

    I am deffinatly the gem tones type! Love them and the Gems!

  • Sheryl says:

    As my formerly light golden brown hair includes a few more strands of silvery gray each day, I could so use some help choosing appropriate colors that liven me up and don’t wash me out. Great examples of what choosing the right colors can do for any FOF!

  • Kathleen says:

    I have always wanted help with knowing which colors would give me the pizazz I’m looking for. I’m ready to embrace my “new” grey –I’m finished with hair coloring. I have better things to do with my time and money!

  • Irishstar says:

    I have some grey in my hair,but there is still quite abit of brown with red hilights in . I guess I’m somewhere between the two.

  • Valarie says:

    After a divorce at 51 with 4 college/high school children to raise and the loss of my Dad in November 2010. I could sure use a pick me up to make me feel alive!

  • Karen says:

    I never had the right shades of color.
    Im not sure of what colors I am .

  • Debbie says:

    Great idea, especially for women who do struggle with colors, and what is right for them. I’d love to have the Ash Blonde cosmetics to play with! Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win.

    Stay warm everyone!

  • Marge Ghilarducci says:

    Hmmmmm…I guess ‘salt and pepper’ officially qualifies as gray.

  • Michele Stith says:

    This is a brilliant, easy way to determine your best colors and I applaud you Jill Kirsh, on behalf on all women.

  • Shellie says:

    Helen Mirren was the only one who looked fab in both shades! The drab green and neutral hue didn’t work for Katherine or Kyra. Shows the importance of colors to work with one’s coloring as well as style!

  • Joan Santa Cruz says:

    This is exactly what I need! I was amazed after seeing the comparisons of the stars in different shades of color and I could absolutely use your help! PLEASE PICK ME ~ !