Jamie Lee Curtis in McQueen at the Globes: what’s going on with her styling?

Do you remember how hot Jamie Lee Curtis looked at the Halloween premiere this fall? (God I loved that movie.) Here’s a link to those photos. She had on a menswear-inspired look showing lots of cleavage and her hair was spiky short and cute.

Last night a lot of people loved Jamie Lee Curtis’ look, particularly her silver hair. The color was amazing but there was something off about the way it was styled and her makeup was wrong. Jamie told Access Hollywood that she bought this white McQueen dress three months ago before she knew her plans. It’s a gorgeous white gown, I love how sleek it is and the silver diamond across the front is so cool, but this is an example of how styling makes all the difference. Her coloring is off, her eye makeup is too dark and her lips are too nude plus she needs to do something different with her hair. I’m sorry for criticizing this queen but I know how much better she can look!


Nominee Connie Britton was also in white, in a Christian Siriano strapless gown featuring silver beading in a delicate diamond striped pattern. She lost in the Actress in a Limited Series category to Patricia Arquette, who won for Escape at Dannemora. I really liked her look, it’s safe but kind of perfect for the evening. I have Dirty John on my DVR waiting for me! I listened to the podcast over the holiday and was enthralled.



Speaking of Patricia Arquette, she was in Vivienne Westwood and she looked incredible. During her acceptance speech she put on a pair of bedazzled reading glasses and now I want some. (I wear bifocal contact lenses now, I don’t quite need reading glasses, but give it a few months.)



Here’s her speech! She got beeped for saying “how many f-ing teeth does a person need?”

Allison Janney was also in Siriano. She looked a little high to me when she was presenting with Sam Rockwell. Maybe she was just imbibing a bit, that seems to be common at The Globes. This gown is amazing, I love the draping and how it fits her like a glove.


Photos credit: WENN

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  1. hezzer19 says:

    OK this is going to sound insulting but I don’t mean it to be. JLC looks…old. Which isn’t a bad thing! But compared to how she looked in the Halloween premiere it’s odd. It’s like she aged 20 years. Is it the hair? The make-up? It must be.

    Don’t get me wrong! She still looks amazing! She’s a goddess! It just struck me as a somewhat jarring change.

    • Livethelifeaquatic says:

      It’s the heavy makeup plus hair combo. She looks like she is wearing a mask of foundation that isn’t her shade. And instead of having a dewy finish it’s quite matte…not good for mature skin. The eye makeup is way too heavy handed. She is one of those women who look best with a fresh face little to no makeup.
      As I age I feel the same way. Less is better and I could never pull off a Smokey eye in a million years.

      • Ifeoma says:

        Exactly. The look was too matte

      • SJhere says:

        Agree. The makeup is wrong and the lipstick is wrong too. I like her natural hair color but the style is unflattering. JLC deserves better from her style team.

      • Meemow says:

        I agree. The foundation was wrong and the blush/bronzer she was wearing read as muddy grey on stage and it was not a good look.

      • Doodle says:

        The hair is dowager hair. It’s a beautiful color but styled like an 80 year old woman’s hair. I call it the Q-tip look. She needs a more colorful lip and lighter eye makeup. This was just a miss.

      • Pandy says:

        Agree. I do love her dress (love all of them on this thread actually), but her makeup is terrible. Her hairstyle is too matronly as well. Too bad.

      • BchyYogi says:

        She had the SAME hairstyle for YEARS and now we know why! The white iron out is just unbelievably aging and unoriginal. I thought maybe it was some facial procedure, and could be, but I’d love to see her own styling side by side?

      • Silent Star says:

        She looks like Kris Kardashian’s good twin. Not a bad look, but definitely different for her.

    • JennyJenny says:

      I have to agree ~ she’s a Goddess and deserved much better styling then this.
      The thought that crossed my mind is she almost looks embalmed….

      • lily of the Catty says:

        Embalmed – that’s the word I have been searching for!! It’s such a shame; she normally rocks it.

    • Birdix says:

      It’s like she’s remaking Freaky Friday with Karl Lagerfeld instead of Lindsay Lohan.

    • Esmom says:

      It’s the hair and makeup. It honestly looks like it was done by an undertaker who knew nothing about her personality or style. It was breathtakingly bad and I felt terrible for her.

      • Lucy2 says:

        I agree, it’s bad hair and make up, especially after seeing those photos of her not too long ago, where she looked fantastic.

      • Megan says:

        The hair, especially. It looks exactly like my 98 year old grandmother’s hair after she gets a “set” at the salon (which she calls beauty parlor).

      • Nancy says:

        Martha Washington/Barbara Bush vibes going on. Not good.

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        True, she was completely washed out. They applied her make up with a heavy hand and she should have taken a different approach with that dress, if that was what she wanted to wear. She looks better in colors, bright and vibrant to bring out her beautiful features. She refuses to give in to Hollywood standards and is aging gracefully. Look at Helen Mirren, she is always hitting the carpets in rich tones. JLC should do the same. My husband has had the biggest crush on JLC since I have known him, she is his freebie.
        As you can see, she is always wearing some type of color, either rich earth tones or pastels.

      • LoveMusic says:

        I’m 57, and seeing these pics just scared the heck out of me. If Jamie Lee Fricking Curtis can’t look rocking at her age, what hope do any of us have???

    • Murphy says:

      Yeah she looks old–and normally I’d just chalk it up to that but she looks significantly different than she did at the Halloween premiere, and it’s not just the slightly longer hair. Her face is a lot puffier.

    • Louise177 says:

      I was going to say Jaime aged 20 years too. I hope she returns to the pixie cut because this style seems too grandmom.

    • holly hobby says:

      I think it’s the hair too. She looks way harsher here than she usually looks.

    • isabelle says:

      Her MU is what is wrong. The eye MU isn’t a good look on her, the nude lip (stop it ladies it doesn’t look good on most women) is what really ages her.

      • Imeanreally says:

        Agree, especially about the nude lip. You have to be young and fresh-faced to (maybe) carry it off. Can’t wait for this trend to go away.

    • noway says:

      It’s predominantly the hair. In my opinion, gray hair is hard to pull off and not look old if you are over 45 anyway, but she managed to do it. This hairstyle just isn’t it, but I think she might be trying to grow it out a bit, and she is in between. The makeup didn’t look great either with the white dress as Kaiser said. I thought the gown was great though, and she has a killer body. The crazy thing is if she dyed her hair people would just be saying how great she looks. I kind of like that she is like screw that I’m not doing it, so I like the attitude, and we all just need to readjust how we think about age especially with women. I’m just as guilty too, but if we don’t see women in a more natural state we are all going to be dyeing, plucking, sucking, plumping, botoxing, fillering, and plastic surgerying till death.

    • Himmiefan says:

      She just convinced me to keep on coloring my hair.

    • ladytron2000 says:

      Whoever is responsible for this should be drawn & quartered!

  2. Squirrelgirl says:

    I was so sad for Amy Adams not winning anything last night, but Patricia Arquette was incredible in Escape from Dannemora.

    • isabelle says:

      Patricia deserved a win, she was excellent in Dannemora. Forgot she is a good actor and the series isa reminder of Patricias talent.

    • Bella Bella says:

      Amy Adams should have won awards the year she was in Arrival. That woman consistently puts out outstanding performances and does not get recognized. She is a chameleon. I love her. I don’t know what is wrong with the people that vote. GIVE THAT WOMAN A STATUE.

      • Becks1 says:

        I actually think it can be harder for the chameleons, because people tend to forget that they are acting. There is someone else I have felt this way about for years and now I cant remember who it is! But I always thought “that performance wasn’t that good, they weren’t even acting” but every performance was so different so they clearly were acting, it just didn’t even feel like it. But I cant remember who I’m thinking of now!

      • ladytron2000 says:

        I agree, even in crap films, Amy is consistently excellent.

  3. Caity says:

    Allison Janney is actually wearing Christian Siriano, and she looks amazing!

    • Celebitchy says:

      I knew that and it was a typo on my part! I fixed it thanks, agree!

    • Ifeoma says:

      F**cking amazing! I first saw her on Mom and her character is always wearing jeans and a flannel or something so it’s always so pleasant to see her transformation on the red carpet.

    • SJhere says:

      Allison looks wonderful. Beautiful color dress on her. Excellent posture too. She is finally getting her due, very talented actress. She kills it on Mom!

    • Thirsty Hirsty says:

      I cannot help myself….AJ’s boobs look squished and uncomfortable. How is that a good look? This seems to be the year of bad bodices for boobs, either not enough support, or too much structure. It’s almost as though the fashion designers are subtly getting even with the women they are dressing? I don’t know, but there is something happening when so many women’s dresses unflatter instead of flattering.

      • Deedee says:

        Agreed. While I like the dress, I don’t like the fit on her.

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        I agree in the breast department. Plus, I think she should have done something with her hair. Something soft, to balance the large pendant that she was wearing. Thoughts?

      • LoveMusic says:

        Her boobs are desperately trying to escape upwards!!! That fit is terrible. The rest of the dress fits exquisitely!! Beautiful job on that. And I have always loved her!

      • ladytron2000 says:

        What is up with all the boobs being suffocated??

        It’s like the dresses were designed by men….?

    • jan90067 says:

      She looked so amazing, I didn’t even SEE Sam Rockwell with her! I had NO IDEA WHO presented with her till I read this lol. She was definitely best dressed last night; Saoirse runner up. Sandra Oh (in the red dress), Taylor and Danai round it out for me.

    • minx says:

      I just loved her whole look. Fabulous.

    • Antonym says:

      I recently started rewatching West Wing (so good) and looking at these photos I think Allison Janney is even more beautiful today.

  4. Mitzy says:

    I didn’t recognise Jamie Lee Curtis at all. Hair and outfit are great, I think what throws it all off for me is the shimmery nude lip……………………………nopes. Allison Janney, Patricia Arquette & Connie Britton look amazing 🙂

  5. Erinn says:

    She doesn’t even look like herself. Honestly, I would never have guessed it was her if you didn’t specifically say it was. Her skin looks so dry – and she’s either got a makeup artist that hates her, or she did it herself and it’s bad.

    Foundation tone is slightly off…brows are too warm toned. Her hair looks better and edgier with a more grayish tone than the pure white, I think. Honestly the tone of the brows and hair are what is throwing it off the most for me. She did a similar lip in the Halloween promo photos – and it was fine.

    • dlc says:

      JlC llooked puffy in the face to me. I’m wondering if it medication or something?

      • Pandakeeper says:

        Maybe she is ill. It is flu season. Don’t we all look like we need help with a bad cat lad or flu. Even when getting over it. I hope she’s not, but it’s possible.

  6. Kay says:

    Re Jamie Lee Curtis – May be when you’ve been hot all your life, it’s nice to look awful for a change. I wouldn’t know, just trying to work out her look!

  7. LMB says:

    I love JLC to bits, but these photos actually shocked me. She looks so much older than she is. Nude lips don’t work with her. Light make up and a more colourful lip would have worked so much better. And what’s up with the hair? This is so wrong on so many levels.

    • Chrissy says:

      Her hair and make-up make her look 20 years older than she is. She looks like my aunt Sally with that bouffant. The dress is great though. Not everyone can wear white, but she looks great from the neck down.

  8. Lala11_7 says:

    We’re not used to seeing Jamie’s hair swept back off her face…and WHOEVA did her makeup…needs to…not EVA do her makeup…


    I ended up watching “Escape from Dannemora” because I was sick and it was on the station I was watching…I ended up BINGING all of the episodes…because the acting was enthralling (considering the cast…OF COURSE it was) it has David Morse in it…I’m STILL carrying a torch for David from his ST. ELSEWHERE DAYS…and I could NOT believe how good Ben Stiller was as a Director…

    Still can’t…

    • Renee says:

      Lala11_7, YES!
      I just binged it last week too. Ok….why wasn’t the guy who played her husband, Lyle, nominated? That guy was unbelievable! Patricia was great as Tilly and deserved to win last night. But the actor, Eric Lange, who played her husband was transformative. I had to google him and realized who he was. I’ve seen him in Narcos and other shows, but would never have recognized him because of the prosthetic teeth and accent. I can’t say enough about his performance.

  9. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    There’s only one queen in this article, and it’s ALLISON JANNEY!! 😂😂😂

  10. Anon says:

    That hairdo is bad. Swept up from the face – she looks 20 years younger with a pixie style whatever the colour. Also the very pale lip looks terrible for some reason.

    Alison Janney looks fantastic.

    • Kristen820 says:

      Someone tweeted that pic with the caption “Ted Danson has never looked better!”

      I’m ashamed of how hard I laughed…

  11. minx says:

    Oh, no no. Jamie Lee is styled terribly.

  12. Esmom says:

    Speaking of bedazzled specs, Lupita was wearing the cutest ones onstage, too!

  13. Lucy2 says:

    I like Siriano gowns, but both of these are showing a bit too much cleavage, IMO. Allison always looks amazing though.

    I have to watch the show that Patricia is in, I’ve heard it’s good.

    • noway says:

      I was thinking the same thing, but I think it is that they are squeezing the girls. Plus Connie Britton’s girls look weird in that dress too. I feel weird when I comment about this, but I am DD+ and I always notice these things first. I mean it’s okay if you are small and the neckline isn’t quite perfect, but get a bit bigger and it makes a statement.

  14. kgeo says:

    My father always thought JLC, along with Angelica Huston, was one of the most gorgeous women in the world. Anyway, she’r reminding me of the vampire from Bram Stoker’s Dracula here. She needs to fire her stylist.

    • incognito08 says:

      Ding ding ding! You hit the nail right on the head. She is giving me Gary Oldman vibes and DOES look like that Bram Stocker’s Dracula. Her slicked backed hair coupled with that ghastly makeup did her no favors. JLC is still my favorite auntie in my head and I will give her a pass this time.

  15. Swack says:

    Jamie Lee’s hairstyle does NOTHING for her. Also looks like she’s squinting in this picture, maybe due to the lights and she doesn’t have her normal genuine smile here. Just a bad picture altogether for me.

  16. smee says:

    Does JLC always scowl or is it the dramatic eyebrows?

    It’s all a bit too harsh – but she looks great in that dress.

    Helen Mirren has white hair but goes with a flattering make-up and she looks incredible – call her make-up person JLC!

  17. Murphy says:

    The difference between the Halloween pictures and these pictures looks like 10 years, not a few months. What happened???

  18. Other Renee says:

    It’s a shame that JLC looks like she’s morphed into Christopher Walken. Fire the person who did this to her.

    Patricia looks absolutely incredible. The hair is gorgeous. I saw one episode of Escape… while visiting my cousin (who was really into it) and Patricia was really excellent. I didn’t love the show enough to watch the rest of it on my own. Too depressing.

  19. Ali says:

    I didn’t watch all of the golden globes but had it on for a minute when JLC was on and thought holy hell she looks awful! Made me so sad for her because she normally looks so great/normal. This was next level bad. She deserves better!!

  20. jj says:

    I honestly didn’t recognize her last night . I think her hair is too harsh and would have looked better with a softer pixie side swept bang look. And maybe bad lighting but good for her for not covering/fixing her age lines.

  21. B says:

    For the hair looking drastically older than the Halloween premier- I believe it is the roots. At the premier she had dark gray/silver roots but now they are so light, almost transparent that they seem missing at her temples. Perhaps this is her natural hair? I love the white look and think she’s gorgeous.
    And her makeup is all wrong too.

  22. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Overly dark reddish brown eyebrows that age her and clash with her gorgeous silver locks, which have been brutalized by a bouffant style. She needs to never let whoever did this to her near her again, simple as. I am in my 40s and the eyebrow thing is a hard balance – just enough and it’s youthful, too much and we look like cousin Bertha. The pale lips against all of that white just add to the cryptkeeper thing, which is unfair as Jamie has such a youthful, cute pixie look that normally appears almost effortless. It took a lot of work to make her look this bad.

  23. Hmm says:

    I think she would look just fine if she grew the gray hair out to about shoulder length.

  24. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    For the first time in years, I watched the Golden Globes, but missed any red carpet shows. So all the clothes I saw were on screen and Jamie looked great when she came on to present. All the women here did, but I can see how in photos it’s different. It must be tough to choose your look and all the professionals must know that some looks are either going to be great on screen or great in photos.

  25. Helen says:

    patricia arquette is so, so beautiful! real talk, the way she pulls off those teeth is my sexual orientation.

  26. Notyouraveragehousewife says:

    Jamie is a goddess. Period. However, her makeup artist is at fault here. She didn’t have to do Jamie dirty like that. I wish she would have Moisturizerd her skin more and not made the whole face matte. A colored lip would have been so much better as opposed to the nude lip. Jamie seems to like a more natural look so she may not have known to ask for something different makeup wise.

  27. Sam says:

    Jamie’s stylist was going for a Snow Miser and Gozer from Ghostbusters look.

  28. Harryg says:

    Only very few makeup artists and hair stylists really know what they are doing. Curtis is so gorgeous, she deserves better. God it looks awful.
    I love her. Just watched The Fish Called Wanda at Christmas.

  29. London says:

    I didn’t recognize JLC when she was presenting at the Globes last night. She looked very old, I would guess her 80 years old. My grandma is 74 years old, but looks much younger than JLC.
    The hairstyle and hair color are very ageing and unflattering and the make up seems to be designed for someone no longer alive.
    It is truly a bad look.

  30. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    Jamie Lee Curtis looked 20-25 years older than she really is. I couln’t believe it was even her.

    • noway says:

      JLC is 60. Is this what you think an 80-85 looks like? Sure a few maybe, but not most. I think our view of women and age is really skewed. Granted this isn’t her best look. Gray hair too light transparent and hairstyle not flattering on most people, even younger women. Makeup just faded into dress and skin. Still her body is killer and she looks great in that dress. If I was her I’d get a new hairstylist and make up artist.

    • NYCTYPE says:

      @London and Oliviajoy1995 : Yes, I agree JLC looks very old here, I would guess her 80 – 82 easily,
      the hair styling and hair color are very bad and the make up is terrible.
      The dress is so sloppy looking with the sleeves too long, hanging around her fingers, the sleeves are also bunching on her arms.
      She is dragging the dress on the floor.
      Did she gain some weight, JLC looks thicker in the waist mostly?
      Really bad here and she usually looks great.
      JLC is only 5 years older than my mom, but looks 25 years older.

  31. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    Eric Bana should have been nominated for Dirty John over anyone from that series. He is so good at being bad. Connie Britton is very “meh” in the show to me.

    • Renee says:

      I am watching Dirty John now and highly recommend it. But I agree with you, Eric Bana should have been nominated. His performance was perfection as Dirty John. I do love Connie though. But her performance as Debra probably seemed “meh” because the real character clearly never used common sense.

    • Riley says:

      Ditto!! He is way over and above her in acting talent for this. I like her normally but think this is her least stellar performance

      • Oliviajoy1995 says:

        Agree. Her performance definitely didnt seem award nominating worthy to me. Jean Smart, for a supporting character, yes. Eric Bana definitely needs to be in more movies. He’s good.

  32. Michelle says:

    I love JLC and the dress is fabulous but she is low key channeling Christopher Plummer with this look!

    • Ashby says:

      I think the whole thing looks awful, very ageing. Bad hair, awful make up. Ill fitting dress, sleeves bunching and way too long and JLC is dragging the dress on the ground.
      Terrible styling.

    • Barce says:

      Yeah, Michelle…….which woman doesn’t want to look like Christopher Plummer???
      Every woman’s dream, right…….

  33. april says:

    I don’t like Jamie Lee’s hair. It’s too white and styled all wrong. But I do love her outfit. Connie Britton looks great because she looks so natural.

    • ladytron2000 says:

      That’s my problem with Connie Britton – she always looks like this. It’s kind of boring, blah, meh. A very beautiful woman, but there’s zero ZING going on with her.

  34. RspbryChelly says:

    It’s the hair. When my mom and I went to a wedding the salon cut and colored her hair and made her instantly look 20 years older! It was a terrible cut styled very similar to JLC. The “experts” are definitely not always right…at all

  35. Littlefishmom says:

    She looks like Barbara Bush.

    • JanetDR says:

      That’s who I thought it was at first! I am Jamie’s age and the first thing I do after trying any kind of face color is wash it right off. I call it wrinkle enhancer. I always have on a glossy pinkish lip though.

  36. Jennifer says:

    I actually love the choice she made with her hair. I love that she basically said “look at me, I am a mature woman and I am embracing the changes and too bad if you don’t like it”. The makeup is so bad, though.

    • Bailie says:

      Sorry, but that hairstyle makes her look much older than she is and not mature.
      Why would she want to look 80 years old when she is 60?
      My nana is 72 and looks younger than JLC.
      The make up is terrible and the dress doesn’t fit right in the sleeves – a lot of bunching and the sleeves are also way too long.
      Plus she is dragging the dress all over the ground.
      This look is a huge miss.

    • LoveBug says:

      @ Jennifer : I think the way her hair is styled is very matronly, it makes her look 25 years older. Kind of looks like a ” helmet hair “, truly horrible. Her forhead appears huge, could land a jumbo jet on there. The make up is also hideous, the foundation seems caked on, the eye make up is way too dark, her lips seem to be missing off her face or blend into her face with that heavy foundation application.

  37. Riley says:

    Wow!! She looks 100!

  38. HeyThere! says:

    Oh my…I love JLC but this styling combo makes her look 20 years older than her real age!! I had no clue who it was and can still hardly even tell it’s her. And yes it’s just styling because I saw her posts recently on Instagram looking like her normal, age appropriate self.

  39. Barcelona says:

    Very, very harsh look. I wouldn’t leave my house to pick up mail looking like this. That hair style is truly horrible and the make up is no better. Yikes.

  40. JANE says:

    Old women should not wear much make up, it ages them. Rather focus on having good skin by eating very healthy, drinking lots of water, sleeping a lot, relaxing, avoiding too much sun, no smoking and drinking alcohol and getting some exercise every day. Also apply good sun screen and moisturizes day and night.
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a bad hair style on any celebrity, horrible, makes her look 80 and the make up is outright terrible too.

  41. Lulu says:

    Wow, JLC looks so very old, like 80 + years old. That hair style is awful, the make up is terrible and the dress fits so badly.
    My husband was saying when we watched the Globes last night that Patricia Arquette’s boobs looked like they were about to run away. Jump out of her dress and run.
    Alison Janney’s boobs looked painfully squashed, seems like this terrible fit would hurt her chest.

  42. SummerVibes says:

    Glen Close is I think 71 years old, my grandmother is 72.
    But her make up and hair looked great.
    What happened to JLC, she looked 80 years old?

  43. MrsBeast says:

    Connie Britton is so stunning. Her hair is probably the best hair in hollywood!

    The problem with Jamie’s makeup is that a dark smoky eye and extremely nude lip is very hard to wear. For anyone. Nevermind a woman who is in her sixties.. ? Not sure of her age. The whole lip color that is the shade of your skin trend needs to die. Most people who try to pull it off end up looking like they’re dead. Awful. A little more color in that lip gloss and she would have been fine. The monochrome thing doesn’t work on most.

  44. Suz says:

    Allison Janney looks ah-myah-zing.

  45. Anastasia says:

    I LOOOVVVVEEEE Jamie Lee Curtis, but this entire look is just too harsh. The silver hair is great, but all combed back like that, combined with the nude lip and generally bad makeup is just too much. Too harsh.

  46. Jess says:

    JLC is amazing and beautiful but the dress, the hair, and the makeup together were not good. Meanwhile, I think that’s the best Patricia’s ever looked!

  47. Lis says:

    She looked good except for the hair imo. Not necessarily the colour, but definitely the style. Not up off the forehead.