{Giveaway} Win a custom color beauty system from Jill Kirsh “guru of hue”

FOF Jill Kirsh, “Hollywood’s guru of hue,” is giving away her foolproof custom color system, worth over $240. It includes her ultimate makeup kit, a patented swatch book to take with you when you shop and an on-the-go mini compact. To enter, visit Jill’s page at Soft Surroundings to determine which of Jill’s color collections is right for you. Then tell us in the comments below!

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.

You may love the color baby blue, but does baby blue love you?

“Before Jill Kirsh came to the FOF offices to explain her color system, avocado was the last color I would have ever worn,” says FOF Founder, Geri Brin. “After she left, I literally ran to H&M to buy an avocado shirt.”

Jill’s system is based on a simple concept: your most flattering shades are dictated by your hair. “It’s not your skin color,” says Jill. “Your hair is what frames your face.”

She breaks us into four hair color categories: deep brunettes, warm blondes, ash blondes/greys, golden browns/redheads. Each category corresponds to a palette of 30 colors you can wear, either alone or in combination, and to a complete set of makeup.

For example, Geri’s hair color type–golden brown/redhead–looks best in these these colors:

Of course, “there’s no law that says, you can’t wear other colors,” says Jill, but she promises that these colors look best.

Since her color consultation with Jill, Geri takes her treasured swatch book everywhere. “She even takes it to Starbucks,” says her sister, Shelley.

Enter to win Jill’s complete color system by visiting her page on Soft Surroundings to determine which of the four hair color categories fits you best. Then tell us which one you are in the comments below!

(See all our past winners, here.)

(See official rules, here.)

Contest closes February 10, 2011

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.

[Read more about Jill, here]

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{Makeovers} 4 unbelievable celeb color makeovers!

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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{Quiz} Most likely to…?

Can you match the FOF star with her high school profile?

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Sources: CNN.com, AARP The Magazine, Huffington Post, WHAS11
Images: InStyle, Celebrity News, Amy Grindhouse, ABC News, Parade, and JCPS History

The Best and Worst of 2010 with the Boomer Broads

This year had its share of heroes and goats from Elizabeth Edwards to Tiger Woods. Our fave FOF video bloggers, The Boomer Broads deliver their “best and worst” of the year list. Do you agree?

{Quiz} Which famous FOF DOESN’T have insomnia?

Fifty percent of middle-aged and older adults complain of chronic insomnia symptoms according to the National Sleep Foundation.

Three of these four FOF stars toss and turn under the stars each night. Can you guess which famous FOF DOESN’T have insomnia?

[QUIZZIN 5]

Sources: The New York Times, Supanet.com, National Sleep Foundation
Images: Katherine McPherson for FabOverFifty, Greg in Hollywood, David Shankbone, The Famous People

{Poll} Which FOF celeb would you most like to sleep with?

Studies linking a decreased sex drive to an increase in age have run rampant on the Internet. But according to an article from WebMD, it might just be “a matter of knowing where to look.”

Take a look at these 6 FOF hotties, then answer our poll.

Which FOF celeb would you most like to sleep with?

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Images via Cinematic Passions,This One Woman, John Paul Brooke, Essence Magazine via Layla Skyes Cafe, Phillipa Fioretti, and AskMen.com

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