Can you believe Joan Collins is 80? She just oozes glamour, sophistication and sassiness, proving that age doesn’t matter when it comes to carrying off red lipstick. I can’t believe it’s taken her this long, but finally the woman who became a shoulder-pad idol of a generation has launched her own range of Timeless Beauty. Within the collection, which covers all aspects of makeup, fragrance and skincare, is this beautiful and elegant duo compact. Pairing a translucent powder (for ladies room touch-ups) with a shade of bright red lipstick, the duo is the ultimate in timeless glamour. Packed in a 1920’s inspired gold case, this is something to be treasured by every generation.
I love the design of the metal case and the little details that make it feel special. Once you open the top it reveals a little pan of powder, a branded puff to ensure your nose is shine free, plus a gorgeous lipstick of your choice. Joan Collins has designed eight shades of red lipstick that can be added to the compact, all inspired by her previous character roles; including Alexis, Sabina, Fontaine, Sadie, Melanie, Evelyn, Helene and of course Lady Joan, there’s a shade of red for every inner vixen.
Although the translucent powder is just a basic powder that helps to remove shine, perfect the skin and ensure you’re looking flawless at all times, the lipstick is something to be reckoned with. The texture is extremely thin and light, almost feeling invisible on the lips; however, the pigment packs some punch and is extremely strong – these aren’t shades for the fainthearted, these are shades for ladies that love a power lip.
The lipstick works best when applied with a brush, layering up the colour and blotting to ensure it stays put for as long as possible. It does transfer incredibly easily, so for a flawless finish you’ll definitely need to keep popping to the powder room for a touch-up. I’m just so thoroughly in love with this little compact and how Joan has created something that doesn’t just appeal to my mother and grandmother’s generation; these can be treasured by women of all ages.
The Joan Collins ‘Timeless Beauty’ compact duo is available from QVC and via her website, priced £34.00. The lipstick alone is £18.00 and available in 8 shades.