Joan Collins is such an icon of glamour, known as much for her perfectly coiffed hair and statement lip as she is for her acting and writing career. But who knew she also had her own beauty range?! Not me! So when I was invited to try some of her Joan Collins Timeless Beauty products out I jumped at the chance. If I could channel some of that glamour now, never mind at 82, then I’d be a happy pickle!
Like Joan, I’m all about a bright bold lip, so I was really excited to see I’d been sent a Divine Lips lipstickin hot pink colour Fontaine*, Glorious Gloss lipgloss in matching Too Hot To Handle* and a Pink* Contour Lip Pencil. Perfect for creating a showstopping smile! I love the packaging of these goodies, which is inspired by Hollywood glamour and Joan’s own love of art deco. The gold ridged casing is really classic and luxurious and makes you feel glamorous before you’ve even applied the products. The clean lines and classic gold definitely reflects the idea of Timeless Beauty – these will never look dated and would be a beautiful addition to anyone’s collection, no matter what their age.
The thing that immediately excited me about the Lip Pencil (RRP £12) was that it has a built in lip brush on one end, which none of my others have. It’s great idea and a real space saver in my make up bag as I don’t need to carry a separate brush along too, although it does make the pencil body rather long. The brush is super soft and perfect for blending the pencil and other lip products. Pink is a very pretty soft pink colour which looks really nice worn on its own and acts as the perfect base for the Fontaine lipstick and Too Hot To Handle lipgloss to prolong wear and prevent bleeding. It’s a very universal colour so will work with most other lipsticks too. The crayon is nice and soft whilst still giving a really precise outline to my lips and it also contains Jojoba oil and Vitamin E to ensure it keeps lips moisturised.
Divine Lips is the perfect name for this lipstick line – it really is stunning! Fontaine is the ultimate bright bold pink which is perfect for a girls night out. It’s a very blue toned pink which makes my teeth look nice and white and is so pigmented that in just one swipe you get a perfect pink pout with a satin finish. It also has a beautifully creamy formula and is extremely moisturising. Despite this creamy formula, Fontaine (RRP £18) has great staying power and lasts a good five hours on my lips and withstands eating and drinking too, I’ve even worn it to the gym and come out with it still looking immaculate! I told you Divine Lips was the perfect name! It really is a holy grail lipstick, and I’ll definitely be investing in some of the other 11 colours available.
I am also head over heels with the Too Hot To Handle Glorious Gloss (RRP £18). Like the lipstick, it is super pigmented and I’ve been loving wearing it on its own for a wash of bright hot pink, as well as over the top of Fontaine. It is by far the most pigmented lip gloss I’ve ever used and also one of the glossiest – it’s just so shiny! It’s described as using “light magnifying technology to give luxurious colour and a vinyl effect, lasting, high visibility shine guaranteed to get attention” which I think sums it up perfectly! It smells of delicious sweet toffee and is also non sticky on the lips. However it does bleed slightly on the upper lip so I definitely recommend at least outlining your lips with a lip pencil if wearing Too Hot To Handle on its own.
*Thanks so much to the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Team for inviting me to try out some of their products. All thoughts are honest and my own. For more information please see my Disclaimer Page.
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