Dame Joan Collins has launched her new nails and lips collection for spring/summer. I've been trying out all three of the lipsticks and one of the nails polishes and I can tell you all from the outset that they're absolutely beautiful.
It is a collection that oozes femininity, beauty and luxury. Plus, as I'm sure you can see, all of the shades are completely perfect for the warmer months, especially now that pastels are back in fashion.
There are three new nail polish shades; Lara, Bella and Rosy.
I have the shade Rosy which is a beautiful bright pink with a hint of coral in it. The shade actually reminds me of OPI's Elephantastic Pink which I reviewed way back in 2012 here. However the formula of Rosy is far superior and I would choose it over the OPI nail polish every time.
The formulation of the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Nail Lacquers is second to none. They're so creamy and literally glide on with a finish that is very nearly opaque in one coat. I always do two coats just to be on the safe side but the finish is always very smooth and even. They take no time at all to dry, even though the formula isn't particularly thin and then I simply top the polish with my favourite nail polish top coat.
I've been wearing this polish on both my nails and toes for weeks now and every time I take it off, I reapply the same colour straight away. It is always around this time of the year that I start to get my feet into shape for spring by giving myself an at home pedicure and applying some of my favourite foot cream for cracked feet to nourish and moisturise them. My heels dry out and split so easily so keeping them hydrated and soft is a must do for me.
The most fun part of my at home pedicure though is choosing the nail polish that I'm going to wear and Rosy has undoubtedly been my go to choice. It lasts a good 5 days on my nails before chipping and even longer on my toes. The colour is SO perfect for this time of the year and I can see it easily being my most worn polish this summer as the vast majority of my current swimwear and beach accessories are a coral pink, complimentry to this shade.
Like with previous collections, there is a matching lipstick for each nail polish which I think is a fabulous idea, especially if you're wearing a pop of colour on your lips as I think that matching your nail polish hue to your lipstick makes a subtle, put together statement.
The shade on the left above is Lara which is a peachy coral shade with a slight luxurious lustre finish to it. The middle shade is Bella which is a really pretty pink shade and one that certainly puzzled me when I first saw it as to look at the lipstick in the bullet, I thought that it was going to be a nude shade but it is most certainly a pink. It actually provides quite the pop of colour to the lips which I wasn't expecting.
Then of course there is Rosy which is a bright pink, designed to coordinate well with the nail polish of the same name.
The Joan Collins Timeless Beauty lipsticks are all stunning. They glide onto the lips and leave the most beautiful, opaque full colour from the very first swipe.
The bullet is shaped perfectly so that it fits the contours of your lips and makes application easy. They feel really comfortable to wear, very creamy and moisturising. This is important especially as the weather gets warmer as I wouldn't want something thats going to dry my lips out.
These lipsticks are very long lasting and I found that not one of them bled on my lips which is so reassuring as they're very much a product that I can swipe on and go, safe in the knowledge that the next time I look in the mirror, they're not going to have migrated across my face!
The art deco packaging is stunning, as I have come to expect from Joan Collins Timeless Beauty. The soft gold looks luxurious, the packaging feels weighty and luxe and the design ensures that the products are easy to grip a hold of.
I'm sure you'll agree that the lipstick packaging looks so incredibly similar to the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick packaging. I love it!
All Joan Collins Timeless Beauty pieces are available online here direct from her website, at the Urban Retreat on the 5th Floor of Harrods and now in major M&S stores.
I'd highly recommend picking up any of these lipsticks and the nail polish. The colours are ideally suited to the spring and summer months and coordinate so well with one another. They're all in a formula that is easy to apply, comfortable to wear and long lasting.
I couldn't recommend them any more highly!