Hydrating Spring Lipsticks

Wednesday, May 03, 2017
As much as I love liquid lipsticks, I am definitely a classic lipstick girl at heart and these beauties from Joan Collins Beauty are just lipstick perfection. Lipstick to me has an elegant, timeless and luxe feel to it and this packaging definitely exemplifies that; both are from the 'divine lips' range.

*Joan Collins Beauty Divine Lips Lipstick in Evelyn (£18)
Let's take a moment to appreciate the luxe, decadent packaging of these stunning lipsticks! The divine packaging side, the shade is equally gorgeous. The shade 'Evelyn' is described as a fresh coral but to me it's more of a classic bright hot pink. It's a shade that instantly brightens your eyes and complexion *unless that's just a kind of placebo effect of wearing an uplifting shade*. It is the perfect spring and summer shade as it just screams days at the beach, hot weather, sunshine and garden parties.

The formula is very creamy, it applies like a dream and it feels so smooth and moisturising on the lips. It is also very pigmented, glossy and creamy so much so that it almost feels like a thick lip balm. The lipsticks have been formulated to actively hydrate the lips and tests have shown improved hydration after 30 days, although I don't know how often you would have to wear the lipsticks in order for that benefit to show. As it's so creamy it does transfer easily and the wear time isn't amazing but it is pretty good at around three/four hours.
*Joan Collins Divine Lips Lipstick in Bella (£18)
Again, as with the previous shade, the formula is very creamy, smooth and hydrating as well as being very pigmented. It doesn't highlight dryness, it doesn't have a strong scent and it looks so beautiful on my desk. The shade 'Bella' is described as pretty pink with cool undertones which does describe it well but it's much paler than I thought it would be. As the shade is such a pastel pale pink, it doesn't suit my very pale skintone in my opinion and it has the unfortunate side effect of making my teeth look very yellow!

The shade isn't quite as long wearing as the gorgeous Evelyn shade but the formula is so gorgeous; they are two of the nicest feeling and packaged lipsticks I own. It's just a shame that the Bella shade doesn't quite suit me as it is such a pale pink shade.
Left: Evelyn - Right: Bella
Overall, the packaging is just stunning as is the divine Evelyn shade which I will be getting as much use out of as possible...when I become brave enough to wear it out of the house! The formula for both lipsticks is so smooth and nourishing feeling on the lips. Sadly the Bella shade isn't for me but there are so many in the range to choose from!

What do you think of these lipsticks? Have you tried anything from Joan Collins Beauty?

18 comments

  1. Ooh Bella looks so nice! Very springy x

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  2. I love the look of both of these shades, with the bright pink one catching my eye the most. The packaging is gorgeous too.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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  3. I love both of these colours on you! Gorgeous!

    Georgia x
    www.georgiahathaway.co.uk

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  4. Bella looks like the perfect shade - and the packaging is so cute, too!

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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  5. These are both such pretty shades!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  6. I feel like I need to pick up the Evelyn lipstick just for the name, but that shade is stunning! I've been wearing the Suzy Smith and Marilyn shades and they are beautiful x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  7. Wow these lipsticks look so pretty! I love the shades x

    www.katie-middleton.co.uk

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  8. The packaging is stunning and I particularly like the look of the shade Bella.

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  9. I have a few key piece from the JOAN COLLINS range, I have to say, the packaging is incredible

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  10. They are both really pretty shades and Evelyn really stands out x

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  11. The packaging looks so pretty! I've never heard of this brand or seen it before.

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  12. They're such pretty shades <3 I legit thought they were Tilbury lipsticks when I saw them

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  13. These are such pretty shades and I love the packaging too, I have a few JC products and love them all these are so moisturising xxx

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  14. Bella is such a beautiful shade!

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty

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  15. I've tried a few products from the range and haven't been wowed to be honest but these lippies look lovely on you x

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  16. Shame you didn't get on with the Bella shade, but they do both look quite hydrating which definitely is perfect for summer x

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  17. These colours are perfect for summer! I love the packaging too!!

    Kasie xx

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