Daily Express : Dame Joan Collins – ‘Makeup makes women feel empowered’ .. Saturday October 7th 2017

Dame Joan Collins: ‘Make-up makes women feel empowered!’

Actress and author Dame Joan Collins made her stage debut in 1942 at the age of nine. Since then, she has gone on to appear in 70 films and numerous TV shows, including Star Trek, Will & Grace and The Royals. Her most famous role is that of Alexis Colby on American soap opera Dynasty, for which she won a Golden Globe. Joan is married to her fifth husband, producer Percy Gibson and has three children – Tara, Alexander and Katyana – from previous marriages. She also runs her own cosmetics line, Joan Collins Timeless Beauty.

What inspired you to create your own cosmetics line?

It’s something that has always been on the radar for me, it was just about waiting for the right time to make sure everything was perfect.

Make-up has a way of making women feel confident and empowered, and that’s what I wanted from Timeless Beauty.

What are your favourite products in the range? 

The lipsticks are fabulous. I love that they’re multi-purpose. I sometimes use them for a flush of colour on the cheeks.

And the gold packaging is something I love, as it’s classic Hollywood. What is the secret to ageless beauty?

I always make time for my skincare routine, especially when cleansing my face. I love any skincare products with vitamin C and E in it, and my Superlift Eye Serum is amazing at making eyes look bright and radiant.

Make-up has a way of making women feel confident and empowered

Dame Joan Collins

What has been the proudest moment of your career? 
I have been very fortunate. To become famous is so easy nowadays; everyone is a celebrity it seems. But to remain famous, now that’s hard! So I suppose it makes me proud to simply have had such a full career.
Do you receive any bizarre fan mail? 
I’ve had it all over the years. The devotion people show is extraordinary. Who would you like to swap places with for 24 hours?
I’ve said it before, but I absolutely love Cate Blanchett, so perhaps her. Cate’s style is impeccable. She has an elegance and glamour that is truly rare these days

What’s the best piece of advice that you have ever been given? 
To always keep my face out of the sun. I always protect my face with a good SPF and I think it’s made a difference.
How would you define your style?
Glamorous, of course.
For more about Joan Collins Timeless Beauty, visit joancollins beauty.com