The first thing I noticed was the packaging... it is truly stunning with a shiny gold front and a little lipstick peeking threw which instantly reminded me on the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick packaging. The compact is made to show the lipstick but close over it so the lipstick doesn't fall out. I loved this as I have had other compact duos and I always lose the lippy.
The Joan Collins compact duos come in two different shades, there is a natural pressed powder and a bronzing powder. When I opened the compact I had received the bronzing powder. I was a little worried as I am so pale a lot of bronzers look really muddy and dirty on my skin, but when I tried it out and swatched it, I had nothing to worry about as it is a nice subtle buildable bronze.
Then onto the lipstick... I have to say the packaging on the lipstick is so luxurious, it feels like a really expensive high end brand and the actual colour of the lippy is to die for! The lipstick is in shade Marilyn and is a gorgeous coral red with a glossy finish. When I tried the lipstick out it glides on to the lips like butter. The colour payoff is unbelievable with just one swipe my lips were covered, so I didn't need to apply lots of product. The lipstick feels soft and moisturising on the lips and I was blown away with the staying power! It lasted for over 5 hours and that was with me eating and drinking!
The First picture is the lipstick and bronzer with flash and the second picture is without flash.
Lots of Love...
*I received these items as a PR sample. ALL opinions and thoughts are my own.