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Beauty Spotlight with Joan Collins OBE

Joan Collins

We turn the spotlight on the one and only Joan Collins OBE. There are not many people in the world who can turn being fabulous into a career, yet Joan has to utter perfection. Today we catch up about Joan Collins Timeless Beauty a capsule collection of cosmetics which ooze the very essence of Joan’s style; timeless, bold and fabulous…

What is your favourite beauty treatment?

When I’ve been doing a lot of standing at events or just flown long-haul back to London I like to pop into The Nail Loft in Urban Retreat at Harrods for a manicure or pedicure and foot massage.

What are your favourite products?

Leighton Denny Nails - I love the Leighton Denny crystal nail file, so much as it is kinder to the nails than an emery board, and I use Leighton Denny’s Slick Tips to brighten up a manicure while moisturising my cuticles.

Divine Lips in Lady Joan or Alexis

I have written six books in the past giving my beauty tips and am delighted now to have my own range, with colours created to reflect my favourite shades. I reach for my Alexis or Lady Joan shades most of the time.

I AM WOMAN fragrance

I personally tested over 50 fragrance blends until I was happy with the all the elements for my I AM WOMAN fragrance, which I especially like to layer with the fragranced body lotion.

How would you describe your beauty style?

Glamorous! I realised that no one is born glamorous, but practically anyone can develop glamour. To be a glamorous woman is to be desirable, seductive and elegant and is most usually associated with movie stars, particularly from the era of the thirties and forties.

Who are your favourite beauty icons?

Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Hedy Lamarr, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford and Ava Gardner. These fabulous dames really possessed glamour in spades. You can almost see and fell their allure, their power and most particularly, their fierce individuality. I even named one of my Glorious Gloss lip glosses after Ava Gardner; it is a pale Bronze that reminds me of Ava’s stunning natural beauty.

Why did you launch your Joan Collins Timeless Beauty collection?

Launching my own beauty range has been a dream of mine for many, many years. I have a passion for beauty and I believe that, with the right products, and helpful tips and techniques, every woman can look good, whatever her age.

Acquiring and keeping beautiful skin, and the transformational power of cosmetics, have fascinated me since I was a teenager. All through my life in film, stage and television I have been lucky to have had access to the very best in the fields of skin care and make-up. I wanted to share that knowledge.

What is your favourite beauty tip or secret?

Beauty starts with the skin. Your skincare regime should be as much a part of your daily routine as brushing your teeth. It needs to be straightforward, easy and responsive to your skin’s needs.

The quality of what you eat is as important as the quality of the products you use. I try to eat a balanced diet. I believe eating avocados is very beneficial (I have included avocado butter in several of my skincare products) and I believe in taking vitamin supplements – I take Vitamin C, E and Omega oils. Also, always keep your eyebrow pencils sharp as a pin, and never go outdoors without a foundation to protect your skin, and lipstick, the most glam of cosmetics.

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