As if it’s Christmas Day next Sunday… This year has gone WAY too fast!! Christmas is the best time of year don’t you think? It’s the season for spending time with your loved ones and family but it’s also the time to dig out your dancing shoes and party on, right?! I unfortunately missed my Christmas Party since, some of you may know if you follow me on social media that I’ve been to Spain over the weekend with my Mam and family for my her 50th birthday so it wasn’t too bad, a good enough reason to miss partying… to party in another country. Never mind, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to get glamm’d up with my pals in the next few weeks especially on boxing day, the day when you get to wear all your new gear and make up out on the town showing off all your new presents. I can’t wait.
Now, I don’t know about anyone else but my face doesn’t half go shiny when I’m out partying. I don’t know if it’s my foundation and powder not mixing well or perhaps I need a better primer or moisturizer, but anyway I am always taking out in my clutch bag powder and bronzer as a quick fix on a night out meaning my bag is always full to the brim (not a good look) so I’m always on the scout for a new duo to transform my face and issues! Luckily for me I’ve discovered this life saving product… The Paparazzi Ready Compact Duo by Joan Collins Timeless Beauty.
I’ll be honest I didn’t even know Joan Collins had her own beauty range and was thrilled to find out she did from the gals at Alex Silver PR since I’m a big fan. If you don’t know who Joan Collins is and you’re British, are you even British?! Joan Collins or should I say Dame Joan, is a legendary English actress, author and columnist whom has won multiple awards throughout her time in stardom including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Not only has she had a fulfilled career on screen she is also the author to a number of well loved books and in beauty, so you could say she knows a thing or two. She has created her brand with the values that it “aims to not just inspire women, but to provide them with the tools to feel and be beautiful at any age“.
So lets get back to my new favourite beauty product, The Compact Duo…
It’s described as the the ideal product to slip into an evening clutch. Featuring three products in one; a mirror, lipstick and pressed powder, perfect for keeping your makeup flawless all night… and is it I hear you ask? It is indeed! Firstly, it slips nicely into my clutch bags, I say that plural because it even fit into the smallest one I own (don’t worry, I really gave it the test). The packaging and design of the duo was flawless, it instantly screamed luxury and class to me, representing the brand very well and it’s designer. The mirror is a good size, making sure you can get a close up view of your lips and other areas you need a touch up on with the powder, very handy I must say especially after a meal and you want a quick check after you’ve eaten.
The powder is a one colour for all I presume because it blended very well, even since I was super tanned from a spray tan the night before (oops!) I applied it on my nose, forehead and chin region to take away any excess shine, it left a matte finish taking away my shiny nightmare. My lipstick was the Evelyn colour, which is a reddy pinkish tone which complimented my complexion, brightening up my face straight away on application and transitioned well with my outfits I wore with it. The lipstick was thick, glossy and long lasting, of which I was pleased about as I just can’t get away with matte lipsticks since they really dry my lips out and I do prefer a glossy look but sometimes hesitate wearing certain lip glosses on top of my lipsticks.
All in all this is a party season must have beauty product, you NEED this in your clutch bag. I’m really impressed with the duo and don’t think it’s too over priced coming in at just £34.00. I’ll certainly be checking out the rest of the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty range, make sure you do too.
*This post contains PR samples.