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Saturday, May 31, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : PRESENTING A TIMELESS LINE FROM BEAUTY CONSCIOUS JOAN!

Joan looks fabulous as ever with presenter Alison Young on set at QVC UK during the last show for this round of appearances to promote 'Timeless Beauty'... 

PRESS UPDATE : THE GUARDIAN Q&A ... MAY 31ST 2014..

Q&A: Joan Collins

Q&A: Joan Collins
Joan Collins: 'Who would play me in the film of my life? Vivien Leigh.'
Joan Collins, was born in London. After training at Rada, she moved to Hollywood and made her first film in 1951. In the late 1970s she starred in The Stud and The Bitch, adaptations of novels by her sister, Jackie Collins. In 1981, she was cast as the wicked Alexis Carrington in the television series Dynasty, a role that won her a Golden Globe. She has performed in the West End and on Broadway, and her novels and memoirs have sold more than 50m copies worldwide. Her debut cosmetic range is called Timeless Beauty. She is married for the fifth time and has three children.

When were you happiest?
Right now.
What is your greatest fear?
Snakes.
What is your earliest memory?
Dancing to the Henry Hall band on the radio at age two and a half.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Bill Clinton, I think he was a great president (who cares about his indiscretions?).
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Impatience.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Cruelty in any form – physical or verbal.
Property aside, what's the most expensive thing you've bought?
My Rolls-Royce in 1984.
What is your most treasured possession?
My charm necklace.
Where would you like to live?
In any of our apartments or houses, in LA, London, New York or the south of France.
What is your favourite word?
Fabulous.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Vivien Leigh.
What is your favourite book?
Perfume by Patrick Süskind.
Is it better to give or to receive?
To give.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Chocolate and magazines.
What do you owe your parents?
My bone structure.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Percy Gibson, my husband.
What does love feel like?
All encompassing.
Have you said 'I love you' and not meant it?
Who hasn't?
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
John F Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe – should be an interesting party.
What is the worst job you've done?
Knee-deep in a swamp for six weeks making Empire Of The Ants.
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
Several husbands.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Eighteenth-century France in the time of Marie Antoinette.
When did you last cry, and why?
Watching dying babies on TV.
How do you relax?
On my bed watching old movies.
How often do you have sex?
None of your business.
What is the closest you've come to death?
I'm too superstitious to talkabout it.
What keeps you awake at night?
Worrying about my children.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Eat life or life will eat you.
Tell us a joke
I read the Guardian religiously…
Tell us a secret
I love going to supermarkets

TV ALERT : TIMELESS BEAUTY ON QVC UK .. SATURDAY MAY 31ST .. 12PM TO 1PM & 7PM TO 8PM ...

JOAN ON FRIDAY'S SHOW WITH JULIA ROBERTS
Tune into QVC UK today at 12pm GMT for the first of two appearances by Joan to promote her highly successful beauty line.
'Timeless Beauty'..                                                                  
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PHOTO OF THE DAY : PRESENTING TIMELESS JOAN!

Joan looks fabulous on the QVC set with presenter Kathy Taylor on the first of four show this weekend to promote 'Timeless Beauty'..

Friday, May 30, 2014

TV ALERT : TIMELESS BEAUTY ON QVC UK ... FRIDAY 30TH 1PM TO 2PM & 6PM TO 7PM ...

Tune into QVC UK today at 1pm GMT for the first of four appearances by Joan to promote her highly successful beauty line.
'Timeless Beauty'.. Find QVC on 
 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN FINDS THE FOOD SMOKING HOT AT THE FIREHOUSE!

Joan now back in the UK after a wonderful time at The Cannes Film Festival and an exciting trip to Morocco for the wedding of Poppy Delevingne.. Joan continues her busy schedule with a recording of a Channel 5 special 'TV's Nastiest Villians' and four appearances this coming weekend on QVC UK... Joan enjoyed dinner at London's latest fashionable eaterie 'The Chiltern Firehouse' last night as can be seen from this photo...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : TIMELESS JOAN IS A LEGENDARY RAVER!




Joan looks radiant in this selfie style pic taken at the wedding of Poppy Delevinge in Marrakech at the weekend.. Here Joan is seen with Pucci head Peter Dundas ...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

TV ALERT : TIMELESS BEAUTY ON QVC UK ... FRIDAY 30TH / SATURDAY 31ST MAY 2014..

Don't forget to tune into QVC UK this coming Friday & Saturday as Joan makes four appearances to promote her highly successful 'Timeless Beauty' line of fabulous cosmetics & fragrance... see WWW.JOANCOLLINSBEAUTY.COM .. also

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VIDEO UPDATE : THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL.. THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES LAUNCH... MAY 18TH 2014..



Joan launched her upcoming film 'The Time Of Their Lives' which is set to begin filming in August with co-stars Pauline Collins & Franco Nero.. Here is a video from the Cannes Film Festival..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S A LEGENDARY HAGGLER!

Joan & Percy enjoyed an exotic weekend in Marrakech to attend a friends wedding and enjoyed a shopping trip to the souk... Thanks to Joan for sharing this sensational shot!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : GOSH! IT'S JOAN WITH A COSH BOY!

This lobby card features Joan in a dramatic scene from the 1953 film 'Cosh Boy' with co-star James Kenney...

Friday, May 23, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

PRESS UPDATE : BEST MAGAZINE .. SMELL LIKE A STAR .. MAY 27TH 2014 ..

This weeks 'Best Magazine' features Joan's 'I Am Woman' scent in their celebrity fragrance feature...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : SAY HELLO! TO A LEGGY LEGEND!

Here is another sensational shot from the latest issue of 'Hello!' magazine.. On sale now!
 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : WELL HELLO! IT'S TIMELESS JOAN!

Don't forget to check out the latest issue of 'Hello!' magazine for a fabulous four page interview with sensational photo's of Joan...

Monday, May 19, 2014

PRESS UPDATE : BEST DAILY .. TIMELESS BEAUTY .. MAY 19TH 2014 ..

Get the look: Joan Collins is pretty in pink

Joan Collins attends 'The Time of Their Lives' photocall at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2014 in Cannes
© Getty Images
When it comes to full-on glamour, Joan Collins certainly doesn't disappoint.

The actress is currently at the Cannes Film Festival promoting her latest film The Time of Their Lives, and attended a photocall in the French town yesterday.

While the windy weather didn't do much for Joan's curly hair (although we reckon she pulled off the glamourous windswept look pretty well), her make-up stayed immaculate.

We can reveal what make-up she used to get her pretty in pink look - her own brand!

The actress launched her own beauty brand Joan Collins Timeless Beauty earlier this year, which includes make-up and a perfume, 'I Am Woman'.

Joan wore the Divine Lips Lipstick in Lady Joan, £18, and Nail Lacquer in Melanie, £13. The collection is currently available at QVC.

Looking good, Joan!

PRESS UPDATE : HELLO! MAGAZINE UK... ISUUE DATED 26TH MAY 2014..

Check out the latest issue of 'Hello!' magazine which features an exclusive interview with Joan..

PRESS UPDATE : THE MAIL .. ASK JOAN ... MAY 19TH 2014...

Forever Beautiful: So, Joan what's
your advice?By Elsa Mcalonan


 
Every Monday, Elsa answers a reader's big beauty query and presents the best buys to perk up your week...
This week, our most glamorous national treasure, Joan Collins, is helping me tackle your queries. Joan believes it’s every woman’s right to look and feel fabulous, whatever her age. Here, exclusively, she shares her advice . . .
Do you have any tips for making my brows look thicker? My natural shade was dark brown, but the colour is fading now and I can’t find a good, natural-looking shade of eye pencil.
Margaret, 64, Cheshire
Joan Collins with her new make up collectionTimeless Beauty
Joan Collins with her new make up collectionTimeless Beauty


JOAN SAYS: When I worked in Hollywood, I was taught many beauty tips by Marilyn Monroe’s make-up artist Allan Snyder. He told me to always keep eyebrow pencils pin sharp and to use two different shades — one on top of the other — to build up a natural, full-looking brow.
I thought of this when I created the Contour Eyebrow Pencil Duo (£14) — each double-ended pencil has two shades. Use short strokes of each to get naturally thicker-looking brows.
ELSA SAYS: Other clever brow products include Collection’s Work The Colour Eyebrow Kit (£3.99, Superdrug), a palette that contains three shades of brow powder and  a clear gel to tame stray hairs. Lancome’s new double-ended eyebrow pencil, Le Sourcils Pro (£18.50, lancome.co.uk) has a matte crayon shade on one end for filling in brows, and a highlighter at the other to bring out the brow bones and emphasise their shape.
 There are so many products around — serums, primers, moisturisers — and I worry about clogging up my skin. I’m 39 and my pores get easily blocked, causing blackheads and spots. Which should I use?
Samantha, 39, Liverpool.
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Divine Lips lipsticks

JOAN SAYS: First of all, an effective cleanser is a must-have so that all the daily grime and make-up is removed. This is something my mother taught me in my teens, using Pond’s Institute Cold Cream (£4.57, Boots).
Now, I use my Scrupulous Cleanser, £30, before toning and moisturising. I love to wear glamorous make-up and I believe that foundation helps to protect skin from sun and pollution.
ELSA SAYS: Consider Eau Thermale Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser (£8, Boots). For a light moisturiser, try Korres Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturiser (£20, Tesco) and, as a base, I like Kiehl’s Correcting And Beautifying BB Cream (£23, kiehls.co.uk), which has SPF50 and won’t clog pores.
I am 72 and have had thin hair for many years (due to a previously undiagnosed underactive thyroid). Are hair pieces viable for someone like me?

Stephanie, 72 (by email)

JOAN SAYS: Absolutely. I often wear them. The most important thing is to choose a good quality hairpiece in the most flattering style for your face shape — round faces should look for height at the crown and layers, square faces suit styles that lengthen the face, heart shapes should look to add volume at the chin and almost any style suits an oval face.
You are never too old to redefine your image and look fabulous!
ELSA SAYS: I am impressed by Joan’s Dynasty wig collection. There’s a fabulous one called St Tropez with a chic hairband and even one called Elsa (which was Joan’s mother’s name). From £95, naturalimagewigs.co.uk.



Do you have any tips for  looking good after a long-haul flight? I never seem to wear the right clothes and always arrive looking as tired as I feel. Any suggestions  gratefully received!
Marion, 54, London

JOAN SAYS: I constantly travel long-haul and it can dehydrate skin. I remove all my make-up and moisturise my face and hands every few hours.
I travel in loose black or grey cashmere trousers, a loose top and a blazer. I make sure to put on lipstick when I come off the plane — from my Divine Lip (£18) range — dark glasses and a fedora.
ELSA SAYS: My in-flight essentials include Lanolips Antibacterial Hand Cream (£8.99, Waitrose), which kills 99.9 per cent of bacteria, as well as moisturising skin with lanolin and aloe vera to help keep germs at bay.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

EVENT UPDATE : THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES PHOTOCALL .. THE MAJESTIC HOTEL CANNES .. MAY 18TH 2014..



Joan looks fabulously floral as she attends a photocall at The Majestic Hotel for her upcoming film 'The Time Of Their Lives' with director Roger Goldby earlier.. Later she will host a private lunch to celebrate the launch of the film...




PHOTO OF THE DAY : CANNES CAN BE A BITCH FOR JOAN!

Joan currently in Cannes for the annual film festival is no stranger to the event. This photo from 1979 features Joan perusing a brochure for her now cult film 'The Bitch' which she was promoting at that time..

Saturday, May 17, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN FINDS CANNES OH SO DECADENT!

 
Joan is currently in Cannes to promote her upcoming film 'The Time Of Their Lives' which will co-star Pauline Collins & Franco Nero. This photo is a flashback to 1994 when Joan was in Cannes with Steven Berkoff to promote their film 'Decadence'...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

PRESS FLASHBACK :THE MAIL .. WHY I ADORE THE COTE D'AZUR...MAY 2010..

Why I absolutely adore the Cote D'Azur: Joan Collins on the sunshine, style and enduring glamour of the French Riviera

The French Riviera is the place to see and be seen - and nobody knows that more than legendary actress and style icon Joan Collins. Since her first visit in her teens, St Tropez has held a place in her heart, leading to frequent trips for good food, great company and that glorious feeling of sand between her toes...

As Joan is currently in the South of France for the Cannes Film Festival,, thought I would feature this great little Mail article from 2010...
I first visited the French Riviera as a teenager and thought I’d died and gone to heaven.
It was the most dazzling, beautiful, exciting, glamorous place I’d ever seen (not that I was that well travelled then.)
I have visited many places since that first trip but, to me, the Riviera still has a magical charm that nowhere else can emulate.  
My heart still accelerates when that jet zooms low over the bay of Nice, on its final approach to the aptly named Cote d’Azur, and it has nothing to do with the pilot’s manoeuvres.
The Riviera is a place of sublime contrasts. Running from San Remo, past the principality of Monaco, almost to Marseille, at the other end of the coast, each village, town and beach has its individual charm. 
The villages have looked the same for hundreds of years yet some of the larger towns - stately Monaco for one, or the grand old city of Nice, with their stunning boardwalks, splendid hotels, superb shops and restaurants - have seamlessly combined the best of modern architecture with 19th century grandeur.
Capital of chic: Joan Collins first discovered St Tropez as a star-struck teenager
But for me, there’s no place like St Tropez. That humble and holy name conjures up an idyllic paradise where hedonists reign and wealth and beauty conquer all. 
How fitting then that it was named after a Christian martyr beheaded by Nero.
The myth of Saint Tropez is known worldwide, but actually its reputation is not old, relatively speaking. Although the sleepy little village has existed for thousands of years, it wasn't until the 1950s that this seductive spot started hitting the headlines, thanks to sex kitten Brigitte Bardot, the most nubile of post-war stars, and her husband Roger Vadim. 
They discovered the delights of the nearby beaches of Pampelonne - then almost inaccessible thanks to the thick brush of parasol pines and tangled seaweed - but now a mecca to people all over the world who love good food, a wonderful ambience and gorgeous weather.
Most people think of St Tropez beaches as filled with topless maidens (and matrons), heavy hitters and sex.
That certainly goes on in some of the more decadent beaches such as the Voile Rouge, where groups of rich merchants think nothing of paying €10,000 for a Jeroboam of champagne, which they then liberally squirt over their squealing, scantily-clad lady friends.
Lunches at some of these beaches begin around 3pm and rarely finish before 8 or 9pm, complete with floor shows and fashion parades of the flimsiest beachwear and wild, uninhibited dancing on the tables and bars to the heaviest of rap beats – it’s non-stop decadence and, I have to admit, lots of fun.
The opposite of the Voile Rouge is the extremely chic Club 55, known also as 'Cinquante Cinq' (or to some Americans as 'Sank-on-sank'), where I am bound to see loads of people I know, and loads of people I’ve been avoiding all year.
The food is simple and sublime: the best artichoke vinaigrette and salade nicoise. If it gets too hot, an automatic spraying device springs to life across the restaurant to cool the patrons off, which invariably makes me feel like a vegetable on display at Waitrose.
The antithesis of '55' and Voile Rouge is a terrific little beach restaurant called Plage des Graniers, right in the heart of St. Tropez village and on the seashore.
It’s a secret only I and the French seem to know about (so far, so good.) There is nothing quite as sublime as lunching with the sand between your toes and the crystal water lapping at your feet.  It’s simple, down to earth and as far from the perceived St Tropez as it possibly gets.  
Another little known secret is the hotel at the uber-famous Plage de Tahiti. It's very small, with only 13 rooms, and is very exclusive - but not as expensive as one would imagine compared to the rest of the hotels in the area.
Known as the oldest surviving beach restaurant in the Pampelonne beach, Natalie Wood and I stayed there in the Sixties, and I was amazed when, last summer, 'Madame Felix', widow of the patron, presented me with one of Natalie's earrings, which she had lost when we checked out.
A few of my friends shacked up there last summer and considered it divine.
Other lovely places to stay in the area are the Hotel Baou, in the charming village of Ramatuelle, and the Villa Marie. Both boast superb cooking and the ambience and surrounding areas are quaint and picturesque. I particularly love the pool at the Villa Marie.
Pampelonne Beach
The place to be: Brigitte Bardot was the first star to discover the joys of Pampelonne Beach
As for shopping, the market every Tuesday and Saturday at the Place des Lices is a fabulous bustling bazaar where you can find everything from antiques to artichokes and cheese to cheese-cloth shirts.
It's pure heaven to spend hours strolling the stalls followed by a relaxed, delicious lunch.
At the other end of the scale, Senso jewelers on the Rue Gambetta has the most elegant, stylish avant-garde costume jewelry, so much like the real thing it is impossible to distinguish.
And my personal favourite is Olivier Strelli, a chic and sophisticated store on the Rue Francois Sibilli, for women with conservative tastes who still want to look fashionable and au courant.


The restaurant I most frequent is the Auberge de La Mole in the village of La Mole (30-minute drive from St Tropez), which features the most gastronomically superb five-course set menu anywhere in the area. 
The first and second courses consist of five distinct pates, served in large tubs which you are welcome to indulge in to your hearts content (but do pace yourself), followed by either frogs legs, salade des crevettes or omelette au cepes.
Ramatuelle Provence
Pretty as a picture: Ramatuelle is just one of the historic villages dotted along the Cote d'Azur
There are only two main courses on offer. But the deceptively simple menu includes the most delicious magret of duck or, my personal favorite, Tournedous Rossini, a tender filet topped with seared foie gras, and both accompanied by the most succulent potato pie the world has ever known.
Then of course there's the cheese, a selection of which will leave your head spinning, followed by, if you can fit it in, five large tubs of dessert (which again you can indulge in at leisure), of which the chocolate mousse is the most original and delicious I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
There is so much more to tell about this rich area but, after a dinner of that magnitude, there is nothing you will want to do but sleep peacefully, dreaming of the incredible variety that this sublime part of the world can offer.

PRESS UPDATE : BEAUTYSPION GERMANY .. TIMELESS BEAUTY ..MAY 14TH 2014

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Impeccable Finish & Brush Duo: The final step to a flawless face!

Joan Collins Impeccable Finish & Brush Duo Review
Powder - whether loose or pressed, is to be the finishing touch for every good makeup. With a good powder, professionals prefer to use loose powder, you can easily fix any primer that is playing. But powder is not the same powder, the composition and the nuance is what matters. From Joan Collins there are from the Timeless Beauty line for a classic duo, consisting of a loose powder and the appropriate professional brush. The speech is from Impeccable Finish & Brush Duo.
No fear of loose powder. Joan Collins has created with her ​​Impeccable Finish & Brush Duo a luxurious and wonderful powder that guarantees a well-groomed appearance.
The transparent powder that is very fine in texture and also feels super light on the hat, the primer optimally fixed. By the use of this powder to the foundation and the blurring can be prevented. With this last step, the durability of the foundation can be significantly increased.
Joan Collins Impeccable Finish & Brush Duo Review

Impeccable finish

This loose powder mimics in an intelligent way the tone of the surrounding skin, making it suitable for any complexion. Tiny particles conceal irregularities and become radiant, so that the skin comes to its best. A perfect veneer ensures a long lasting, natural finish.

Powder Brush

There are to apply loose powder many ways, but the most beautiful is usually the finish when the focus of a professional brushes used in a standard size. The brush included here in this set is made of fine, silky soft goat hair, which is for optimal color absorption and a smooth, even application, known. The fine brush hair is held securely by a gold-colored version and the handy wooden handle allows a specific, uniform application.
Joan Collins Impeccable Finish Loose Powder
The Impeccable Finish & Brush Duo from the Timeless Beauty line of Joan Collins includes 16g Impeccable Finish Loose Powder and matching Powder Brush.
costs per point Duo: about 39,00 €.

The advantages of the Impeccable Finish Powder Overview

  • Silky, transparent texture.
  • Fixes the primer.
  • Translucent formulation.
  • Adapts to your own skin tone.
  • Natural finish.
  • Dermatologically tested.

My personal review:

Loose powder - with me for many years in continuous use. Namely, almost every morning. At least but almost always when I'm wearing foundation. Because with a beautiful powder fixed to a primer now times very, very good. And since I have a fairly oily skin that begins to shine quickly, powder is faithfully at my side for many years. However, in these years, I have of course also the different products of very different brands tried. From very expensive to extremely cheap everything was there. But I have to honestly say, in a loose powder, it is worthwhile to invest a few more euros. These are mostly from the finish her even finer, more natural and more luxurious.
My newest baby is a little while since the Impeccable Finish Loose Powder by Joan Collins from the Timeless Beauty Collection. This loose powder comes in a set with a professional powder brush: And that's a good thing, because with a good powder brush the order of a loose powder is only really nice perfect.
The Impeccable finish there is only one "color", but do not worry. This nuance to every skin tone fits perfectly, because the texture is light as a breath and absolutely translucent, so as good as transparent. One can recognize so already, that it is tinted skin color, but after application to the skin of which is in itself nothing more to see.
The texture of this powder is amazing fine and almost silky. You feel just between your fingertips, how luxurious it feels this powder. And precisely for this reason, this powder also contributes as pleasant on the skin. Very fine, light-reflecting pigments ensure a natural finish. Shiny skin are visible matted, dull skin are moved skillfully in the right light. But most importantly, the primer is optimally fixed.
But not only the powder itself is great, even the jars in which the powder is is awesome. You can open this jar good, but you can also remove the protective sheet and use the pre-made holes to dispense the powder. The lid is a nice big mirror and inside the jar is also a small powder puff, which serves as the cover of the holes, but can actually be used to order this powder. For instance, who has an oily T-zone, which I can only recommend to apply the powder there with a tassel, and only then to remove small surpluses with the powder brush.
Otherwise you can the powder with the powder brush that comes with this powder, very good Apply. Best to always untern so that create the fine facial hair from the top to. And even with this powder, the moth is considered, less is more. This powder is so beautiful fine that even a very small amount is enough to treat the entire face with powder optimally.
I myself am surprised at this powder. Okay, he brushed my very oily skin now not so extreme, but the finish is wonderfully silky. One senses in itself is not that you wear powder, especially it does not look like it. That's why I think this powder is also designed for women who abstain because of their dry skin prefer to powder.
Above all, I can also say that this loose powder ideal for Flawless Collection fits of Joan Collins from the Timeless Beauty Collection. But what I really like about this loose powder: With his skin never looks "totmattiert" out or appear dull. Even the finish of a delicate, slightly glowigen Foundation remains. Nevertheless, oily and shiny skin are reported in their place, because after the application of this powder the face looks very harmonious and balanced. In addition, the pore size significantly finer and the skin relief works even.

Available


The Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Impeccable Finish & Brush Duo is only available exclusively in Germany available at QVC.
Ordering via: www.qvc.de
 

PRESS UPDATE : FAB AFTER FIFTY .. TIMELESS BEAUTY .. MAY 13TH 2014..

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Makeup Review – with video....


         
Review by Ceri Wheeldon
It’s easy to get into the habit of always buying the same makeup brands – but sometimes it’s good to try something a little different – and personally I like to try new products from the smaller brands – in my mind they do fewer products really well, and as they have less to spend on marketing the quality of the product has to speak for itself.
I have written previously about the admiration I have for Joan Collins setting up her own make -up line and the energy and commitment she demonstrated in launching it would put most women half her age to shame.
But what about the products?
Well I haven’t tried them all, but I have tried a selection of lipsticks – and the under-eye concealer.

Video Review of Joan Collins MakeUp


JOA24006COMP1_Divine-Lips-Lipstick-Melanie-Violet-85x300The Lipstcks
I tried 3 colours: Fontaine, Sadie and Melanie
I have to say that I was a bit worried about trying the purple one- and I haven’t tried purple lipstick since I was a teenager -but in fact once its applied it’s a lovely shade of pink , thank goodness!
I have found over the last couple of years that many lipsticks have a really drying effect on my lips. I found the opposite with these. They had a really good moisturising effect. They lasted well too and I didn’t need to reapply as often during the day. I also applied the lip gloss to the centre of my lips – to create the illusion of fuller lips. It wasn’t at all sticky so again a winner.
Cost £18 for the lipsticks and £18 for the lip gloss ( I had Too Hot To Handle)




JOA22000comp_Fade-to-Perfect-Concealer-Fair1Concealer:  Fade to Perfect
I suffer from dreadful dark circles -  products like touche eclat, which are really designed to highlight rather than conceal aren’t the right consistency for me – and I tend to look like a pander in reverse by the time I apply enough product to cover the circles – and most heavier concealers are too drying, and tend to sink into the fine lines around me eyes.
The concealer in Joan’s product is both a concealer and skincare product combined. It calms puffy eyes and helps to plump out fine lines and is extremely moisturising.. So with active ingredients including Butchers Broom, Horse Chestnut, Liquorice  as well as concealing, it actually helps to reduce dark circles over time. I really liked this – it will be a permanent fixture in my make-up bag. At £17 it is competitively priced – especially taking into account that it does more than just conceal...

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