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Color Me Beautiful’s Looking Your Best
Spillane and Sherlock

Another color book to make you pretty. We have featured these types of books before: color for your life, color for men, colors for your home, etc. I remember when this was a big deal. This topic was on all the talk shows and I think there were even some Avon like parties where one could get their colors done. I don’t know if it is still as big a deal as was back in the late 1980s/1990s.

I remember trying to understand this process and getting nowhere. I really tried to figure it out and frankly I just didn’t understand the differences. It also sounds like a lot of work. No thanks.


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chart of assets

color chart

do's and don'ts


  1. Psst, Spillane and Sherlock: “Slimming” does not mean “shapeless.” That too-long sweater in the after picture hides Lisa’s curves and makes her look like a little girl wearing her grandma’s clothes.

    1. No one in her right mind would wear the dreadful Before outfit, so the After is an improvement. But, it looks like rather nice maternity wear.

      1. That was my thought. The after picture screams “maternity wear” to me. A longer skirt would have helped her. Lisa should be flaunting those curves. They might as well have said “Short-waisted? Just give up, fatty!”

        The author’s photos don’t show very good color. Spillane’s washed out (“drab and mousy”), Sherlock’s orange, and both their names make me think of mystery novels.

        Pretty much every time someone “did my colors”, the recommendation was to wear colors that make me look like I needed immediate medical attention, or possibly an exorcism. I didn’t like it 25 years ago and nobody needs this book now.

    1. Put the “wrong” outfit on the right on the woman on the left and she’s dynamite. I had a few outfits like that one at this time.

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