Joan Collins Compact Duo and Nail Lacquer

I love anything beauty, I also love Joan Collins. She has been an idol from a young age.
Her signature red lipstick made me fall in love with red lipsticks, it’s glamourous and looks amazing on my skin tone.

So when I was asked to try Joan Collins beauty line, how could I possibly say no?

I was sent 2 wonderful items, the compact duo and a gorgeous nail lacquer.
I will talk about the products individually, but the packaging is JC to a T! Beautiful, golden, timeless.

Joan Collins Nail Lacquer in Sabina


I love the packaging for this, from the box to the bottle.

It comes in a thick, card box in black and gold, the sides have a picture of the polish and of course, the lover Joan Collins.
A very sleek, refined package that oozes glamour. Something that will attract the attention of any age.

The bottle I love, the lid reminds me of a stiletto heel, something I would envisage Joan wearing.

Now the lid is made out of plastic with gold over the top, it’s ribbed which helps with holding when applying.
Looking at the bottle, it has a almost diamond shape, it looks the part.

Now the brush, I really like as it is quite a thick brush which makes application really easy.

This is a thicker polish, but you do need 2 coats for perfect coverage.

Colour is amazing, it’s like a dark pinky brown, the pictures do absolutely no justice.
It has a glossy look to the polish and lasts 4-5 days without chipping. No change to the colour either, it’s as vibrant as first application.

Joan Collins Compact Duo


I’ve never had a compact duo before, usually I have a separate powder and lipstick thrown in my handbag.

Compact duo is a powder and a lipstick. The lipstick colour I have is in Helene.

Joan Collins packaging is amazing, like the nail lacquer, it’s black and gold.
The compact is in metal with a gorgeous gold finish, with Joan Collins printed on the rim.
Lipstick is gorgeous gold packaging and like the lid of the nail lacquer, ribbed.

Inside is a generous sized face powder complete with a sponge and a beautiful lipstick encased in gold.

The powder is fabulous, it gives good coverage and is the same colour as my skin tone.
It does not leave skin looking dry and it does not leave a powdery finish either, it looks like a second skin.

The lipstick is in a gorgeous shade of red, this is more a pinky red which I love.
It’s really pigmented and looks amazing on my lips.
I found the wear to be around 4 hours, before needing to apply again.
The colour does not streak and wears off well without bleeding or looking dry and flaky.

My thoughts


I have to admit, the packaging is luxurious for this brand. It looks timeless, classic and a perfect fit for the Joan Collins brand.

I am so in love with these products, they are perfect for anyone of any age.

Even my Grandma was ever so jealous when she seen these, she is purchasing them as a treat for herself.

Product quality is exactly as I imagined, sleek, stylish, timeless and classic. Just perfect for all females.

Purchase the products from the following retailers:

Website for Joan Collins
Joan Collins Compact Duo
Joan Collins Nail Lacquer

QVC – Joan Collins
M&S Joan Collins
Urban Retreat Joan Collins

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  1. HOW fabulous is the packaging? I didn’t think Joan Collins beauty would be something of interest to me, but they do look great!

  2. Oh my goodness the packaging on these products is absolutely gorgeous! 🙂
    I will be treating myself to a couple of these for sure!


  3. I’ve not tried the makeup before but the skincare in her range is lovely! That nail polish is beautiful – may have to pick this up to try x