Can You Tell Which Is Mary-Kate and Which Is Ashley?

11/16/2006 at 04:55 PM ET

After years of looking virtually identical, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen distinguished themselves by changing up their hair color — Mary-Kate went for a deeper, redder blonde, while Ashley was platinum. But now, the trendsetting sisters have thrown us for a total loop — they have totally flip-flopped their looks! Mary-Kate has lightened up and Ashley has followed the brunette trend, going for a deep chocolate brown. With her sexy Calvin Klein gown, Ashley is working a vampier style, and it’s great to see Mary-Kate look so happy in her red chiffon dress. Can you tell the twins apart? Which look do you like best for Mary-Kate? Ashley?

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RT on

Ashley has a fuller face. Mary Kate’s face is longer and thinner. I don’t understand why they look like they haven’t showered in ages. Why dress like a homeless person when they have all that money?

Jan on

I have always felt that Mary Kate could look very pretty with a bit less eye makeup. I get the effect of drama and all that, but at times both of the girls look like racoons. Ashley’s eyes in the larger picture are highlighted so they stand out some, but Mary Kate has rings. Hair color is okay… I also think, that with being young, rich and beautiful, they ought to smile more… genuine smiles, not those closed-lip fakers. I’m sure life isn’t perfect even when you have all that they have, but I have to wonder about someone’s happiness when almost every photo of them shows a mopey look. Cheer up, girls!

Sarah on

Mary-kate’s nose is different, and she has a bigger forhead and smaller eyes..unless it’s jsut the way she always wears her eye makeup. I loved Ashleys hair when she has the blonde highlights much more then how she has it now. And as for Mary-kate…she needs to get her extensions taken out…they are almost down to her butt, but now atleast the colour looks better.

Sherry on

You can ALWAYS tell them apart – Mary-Kate has the “deer-caught-inthe-headlights look” – Ashley normal…

sh on

i think that ashley looks older than mary-kate now since she has dyed her hair. burnette isn’t a color for everyone. its just not the right shade for her. mary-kate looked better burnette than ashley does. ashley go back to blonde.

ilovehimsomuch on

i love mary-kate’s hair now! its beautiful! i dont like ashleys at all! i loved it when it was blonde! she looked so pretty! she still dose but i just perferr the lighter hair color on her.

Rebecca on

It’s not hard to tell Mary Kate and Ashley apart, but a little more confusing since Ashley darkened her hair. I think it looks a little too dark for her- she would have looked nice with something in between her new and old colors. Mary Kate, on the other hand, looks prettier and healthier now. I, too, wish they would smile for a change! Hmmmm, maybe their teeth are really messed up and they’re afraid to let them show?

cj on

Mary-kate looks better now but should cut her hair by one or 2inches or take an inch off the extensions.
Ashley what is she thinking,she looks awful with brown hair.Blond is much softer and prettier on her.considering all their money they really have not a clue with style

Ang on

god they are still 5 years old in my head…..

they do look rather miserable and ashley looks nicer blonde IMHO. whatever colour they choose, stick with 1 colour!(mary kate lol). they r too beautiful to have multicoloured hair. hope MK is feeling better tho, after all the anorexia BS.

Genise on

You can kinda tell them apart. There poses with the big eyed look cracks me up. Cute lil girls

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