The other day I was invited down to the Claridges hotel in London to enjoy cocktails with Joan Collins whilst previewing her Timeless beauty range. Yes at one of the most prestigious hotels and yes with thee Dame Joan Collins!
She is famously known for acting, writing her own books and now having her own beauty range. This includes Cosmetics, Skincare and Fragrances. I have had the chance to try out one of her lipsticks in Fontaine which is a lovely pink. You can see it up close here.
It was a great opportunity to hear what inspired her to create what she did for beauty enthusiasts and swatch, test and smell everything she had out. Whilst sipping on cocktails all based around her filming days like ‘Divine Collins’, ‘Dame Joan’ and more. It was also nice to see some products which will be released in November… my birthday month! The shade is called Amanda and the shade is a lovely burnt orange shade which I love!!!
I didn’t manage to get a picture with the busy lady herself as she was there one minute and in another room for interviews the next. However it was lovely seeing her in person.
What I did like about the collections is the quality of the packaging. Very expensive looking, durable and quite comparable to Charlotte Tilbury if you like that sort of thing. What I like is that the shades come in lipstick and nail lacquer form so you can really build up a ‘similar shade’ collection. So if you love one particular shade, you can get them in both forms. The compact mirror stood out to me and definitely one I would love to add to my daily makeup bag. The encrusted diamonds are not over the top but very classic looking with the brand name on it also.
Although there are some shades for the foundation ranging from very light to medium skin tones, this is not accommodation for darker skin tones of women of colour. I however would recommend the pigmented and silky finished lipsticks!