Friday, 17 July 2015

JOAN COLLINS TIMELESS BEAUTY aka THE BEST BRAND-DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR (for me at least)



From the gold packaging (insert heart eyed emoji here) to the quality of the products, let's explore what Joan Collins' beauty line has to offer and why I'm so obsessed with it. 




Oh yes; that packaging needed a separate mention because my oh my, isn't it just flawless? It's probably the best cure - well, maybe close to the best - for a dreadful cold. I'm on the road to recovery people, I'm doing okay and thank you so much for the kind messages/tweets and comments I've been getting this past week! Today is results day and I woke up at 6 in the morning to find out I passed my second year of university, it's a great feeling. To celebrate I'll probably have a drink and buy more makeup? We'll see!

I haven't actually added many makeup items to my stash so far this summer, but this new line has been a privileged guest of my beauty table every morning lately because it's so pretty to look at - hence it never gets forgotten in the draws. I definitely think that when it comes to beauty products, if the outside looks good - you're already halfway there to smashing it in the popularity chart. 

I have been testing out these gems for the past few weeks so now I'm ready to give a good review not only based on the packaging but also to the quality since Joan Collins Beauty is definitely more on the higher end of the pyramid. 

My favourite product that went into my holy grails is the Summer Kiss Compact Duo*  (£34.00) which features a lipstick and a blusher/bronzer. The shade I have here is Marilyn because you know me, I like my wearable neutrals. On the more pigmented lips the colour is a gorgeous neutral pink which is extremely nourishing, creamy and easy to apply. It lasted fairly well considering the formula and complimented my skin nicely. The powder is a perfect terracotta that can be used as a gorgeous bronzer for summer. I didn't find it too orange so I even lightly dusted it as a blush and had compliments for it - though I'm olive skinned so this may be ideal for girls with my same undertones. This product kicks ass - sorry but it does - and I think that it's perfect for any age from 18 to 80, literally. 

The second product I tried is a gorgeous flashy pink lip liner* ( called pink - £12.00 ). Fist of all, the actual pencil is bigger than my average ones I buy from other brands which pleased me a lot, but the formula is - dare I say it- better than my MAC lip liners! It's matte but not drying, making it flattering on the lips whilst also being long-lasting. Apparently it contains jojoba oil and vitamin E which is a plus. This is a not-so-me shade however I did go brave and I've worn it to work receiving so many compliments that I may start wearing this colour more often. 

Now I have never said this before but I know some people may be skeptical that I love these products just because they were gifted to me but no review was requested and I really REALLY think you should check the brand out. The hype around it is underwhelming and I think it's because some may think it's for more mature and older women. Oh hell no girl, this stuff is amazing and I firmly believe it's worth the money. Next time, instead of going for the usual Space NK splurge, go to the Joan Collins Beauty site and send me an owl if by some odd reason you don't think this brand is awesome. 



Summer Kiss Compact Duo*  



Summer Kiss Compact Duo*  


Summer Kiss Compact Duo*  


Summer Kiss Compact Duo*  

Summer Kiss Compact Duo*  


Summer Kiss Compact Duo*  


Summer Kiss Compact Duo*  

lip liner*


lip liner*









FOLLOW:
SHARE:

36 comments

  1. Wow, the lipstick packaging seems really similar to Charlotte Tilbury packaging! So pretty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's stunning :) I actually just tried some ct products and when I leave both on my beauty counter I swear my heart melts a little. Such beauty x

      Delete
  2. Very pretty stuff! I haven't seen this before I must admit. Great to hear sucha glowing review, everything you've tried sounds lovely

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am pleasantly surprised as well. I still use all these products :)

      Delete
  3. Love the lip liner and the packaging , thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  4. OMG the lipstick and liner look awesome on you Kris, please where this shade next time we meet up!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha just looking back at some posts I haven't replied to and GUESS WHAT. I WORE THIS WHEN WE MET! x

      Delete
  5. Congratulations on your passing your second year of university! Hope you can celebrate this with some lovely new make-up. This brand sounds good. I love gold packaging, LOL.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Who doesn't like gold packaging ;)
      I am currently on my final year and girl, it is stressful! haha

      Delete
  6. Wow. I just love the compact and that lipstick shade is just stunning x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's gorgeous!! I bought more things from the brand now and I can't wait to share the new finds x

      Delete
  7. Everything is gorgeous! I love the packaging too, how the lipstick fits right into the bronzer - how awesome!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great for traveling isn't it :) So handbag-friendly! x

      Delete
  8. Omg i love that packaging. Also love the lipstick color. Great review ♡

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a gorgeous lipstick! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't wait to use it again next spring and summer x

      Delete
  10. The lip liner is gorgeous what a pretty addition to your list xox http://www.fadedspring.co.uk/#!Queen-Of-The-Dance/cmbz/55a90cf70cf286eab0254207

    ReplyDelete
  11. I've never tried the Joan Collins beauty range before, but it looks lovely. The packaging is gorgeous and the colours are lovely on you - thanks for sharing x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank YOU for popping by and reading Steph :) x

      Delete
  12. The packaging is so similar to Charlotte Tilbury! It's all so pretty. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's so luxe and gorgeous! I agree, quite similar to CT! x

      Delete
  13. That little palette looks brilliant! Love the sleek packaging!
    Charlotte - Charlotte Sophia Roberts

    ReplyDelete
  14. The packaging is so elegant and those colors are perfect! <3

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow that packaging really is something, it seems too perfect to touch haha. The shades are gorgeous as well x
    | Life as a Petite || Fashion, Crafts & Lifestyle Blog |

    ReplyDelete
  16. That palette is so beautiful I love the packaging. I'm definitely going to swing by Joan Collins website and maybe make a naughty purchase
    Lisa
    Beautyspotl.com xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great photos girl! Love the colors.

    XO, Jessi
    mywhiteT.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. THANK YOU LOVELY :) Glad you said that x

      Delete
  18. ive never heard of joan collins. the packaging is lush

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love the packaging and the lip liner, I haven't tried Joan Collins before. KBxx

    http://beautybykaris.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I've heard of these products before, they look fantastic! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh nice to see someone else who knows about these! I was quite surprised about how under hyped they are xx

      Delete
  21. The products look lovely, absolutely adore the packaging, how stunning is it really?!
    Zoe xx
    www.zoeliannex.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha the type of packaging I need to keep on full display ;) xx

      Delete
  22. Love the packaging its soo pretty .. the shade of the lipstick is sooo pretty too :)

    http://chicpeachypink.blogspot.in/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It feels so luxurious when I use it :) Love it x

      Delete

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed reading.
Leave your link and I shall come stalk your blog ;)
If you wanna chat follow me on twitter @KrisEvilCupcake

Blog Design by pipdig