Jill Kirsh Color Shows How Color Can Make a HUGE Impact on Fashion Choices! part 1

I love colorful fashions. I love color period. It makes a room, a face, even a simple thing like a tee suddenly pop. I like neutrals too and my closet lives and dies by them.. but color is what you would see in my house, in my makeup and in my closet. So when Jill Kirsh of Jill Kirsh Color showed me the power of HUE in taking my look from meh to WOW!

When Jill and I were talking after the Emmys 2015, she sent me before and after shots of celebs from the red carpet with their dresses photoshopped to the right color. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I am splitting this collection into 2 posts because these are large photos and because there are a lot of them.

None of these women have had their makeup or hair color touched in the course of the dress color being changed.

Carice van Houten

Carice wears this pale pink strapless gown and she looks washed out. Her pale skin is just too pale and the color does nothing but wash her out. Even the red lips look way too loud for this ensemble.
Switch it up to this deep olive and suddenly it’s like Carice has makeup on! There is color in her cheeks and the color sets off her skintone, her eyes and her hair. #Score!

Edie Falco

While I have issues with the styling of this dress, we will skip that here. Simply looking at the color, the pale color just drains the life from Edie’s face and her hair. She looks bleached out.

Change her dress to this peachy/apricot shade and it’s like she’ just came from a week at the beach. Her skin glows, her hair shines and the dress looks better (not enough IMHO but still better!). I think she glows in this photo.

Emma Roberts

One of the best-dressed women on the red carpet, Emmy rocks the look but she doesn’t dazzle. Her hair is perfect but boring. Her makeup looks blah. She doesn’t capture your eye, but her dress does– and that’s not the result you want when you walk the Emmys red carpet.

Instead with a deeper bronzy beige with warmth, suddenly Emma’s hair looks less platinum but that golden hue one saw in glamour photos of the stars in the 40’s and 50’s. Her dress seems to light up her skin and the makeup makes this doll of an outfit come to life . Emma is gorgeous– all because of the hue!

Giuliana Rancic


While I really like this dress with all the dazzle, it’s almost blending into the background because of the color is draining the color from Rancic herself. The hue drains the color from her hair making it look flat and boring. Her makeup does nothing to light up her face.

Change the hue from pink to gold and vavoom, the dress pops color in her hair. Her eyes come to life and her skintone looks golden. She looks healthy and lively all courtesy of a simple change in the color of the dress.
The gold wins the medal!

I love that
1) Jill Kirsh Color knows which hues will work for each hair color.
2) It’s so easy to do on your own once you figure out which color family you are (warm or cool). I got swatchbooks from Jill Kirsh’s website. So you can score these same very helpful swatchbooks and use them to help you find the best colors for fashions, your home and your cosmetics!
3) Once you have the swatchbook, it’s just so easy to put together outfits and cosmetics that make you look fabulous!


Thanks to the fantastic Jill Kirsh of JillKirshColor.com. You need her system. It’s easy, fast and fabulous.
As long as you don’t tweak your hair color out of the color family you can stick with the same colors.

Stevie Wilson,

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