Jill Kirsh is Hollywood’s “guru of hue,” and she’s been my go-to for years now. I stared using her products about six or seven years ago, and now I’m obsessed. No, really. I have her number in my phone, her email on hand and herWeb site bookmarked so that when I run out of my fav beauty products, I’m ready. Sure, I could just drive down to my local beauty chains and pick something up, but I promise you these colors are too perfect. Once you try them, you’ll be hooked, too.
Her unique color system for fashion and beauty (which is entirely based on your present hair color – whether it’s warm blonde or deep brunette!) has been the talk of the fashion world for the past five years. She’s been featured several times in InStyle Magazine, E!News online, Inc. magazine, Backstage, RedBook, the Los Angeles Times and on every major network and numerous local news affiliates including HGTV, Hallmark and Soapnet, plus myriad web sites like AOL, BeautyRiot, Shopafrolic and more.
She was named “Best Color Consultant” in the “Best of LA” issue of Los Angeles magazine and is frequently called upon by celebrities and titans of business for color coaching. In addition, Jill is featured as the “Color Expert” on the iPad app for the hit movie Divergent. So cool, right? I can’t imagine trusting anyone else with my beauty products!
Jill’s an amazing person, too. Once I was on my way to fashion week, and she shipped me my fav lip gloss right to my hotel room. Squeal, right?! I’m so, so happy her business is booming – you can now even purchase it on Amazon! And from now through March 20, you can get 30-percent off ALL the eyeshadows!
I rely on these three things: swatch book, blush and lip gloss. The swatch book is amazing in that anytime you’re shopping for an outfit, you can find YOUR colors. You don’t have to guess anymore. They’re all of your perfect shades – based on your hair color – right there in a book for you that you can carry anywhere. And not only are all these your best shades, but every color in your swatch book coordinates with each other, so you can have an entire wardrobe that totally rocks. Trust me, it works. Her swatch book helped me with all of these outfits, and I’m currently working with Jill now to find my “perfect yellow” that will be hot this season.
Jill also sells a makeup kit (pictured above) that’s filled with the best shades for your eyes, cheeks and lips! So much goodness in one kit. (Did I mention all eyeshadows, blush, lipstick and lip gloss are mineral-based, paraben-free and made in the USA?) You get: 6 blushes, 10 eyeshadows, 3 lipsticks, 1 eyeliner pencil, 1 lip liner pencil, 1 mascara, 1 lip gloss, 1 contour, 1 highlighter, 1 blush brush, 1 eyeshadow brush, 1 angular brush and 1 lip brush. Whew! That’s a lot for $145.
My Favorite Products
For every-day-of-my-life-wear, I rely on the blush and lip gloss religiously (because every piece in the big ol’ kit above is sold separately!). I wear Sahara Tan in the blush and it’s the perfect pop of color, always. I don’t know what I did before I discovered this, and I don’t feel complete without it anymore! The Elegant Suede shade of lip gloss is by far my fav product in the entire collection. I’ve had nearly everyone I hang out with ask me where I got my lip gloss. It’s not only the perfect shade, but the perfect bit of sheen for the ultimate in pretty. And there’s something so fancy about saying it came straight outta LA, am I right?
Here I am five years ago when I first started using the products. (I look like a baby!) A little bit goes a long way, and before you know it, you’ll find yourself adoring your Jill Kirsh, ordering it on the reg just like me. Wink.
P.S. Here’s an article featuring Jill on E! that I absolutely love. It’s a must-read on how the right color can really affect your appearance! Love the examples from red carpet season.