I was up late (as always) one evening last week and decided I needed a makeup clear out. I really want to try and make the conscious effort to stop using brands that are not cruelty free. After a few tweets I was kindly directed to a comprehensive list of brands that are cruelty free. I was scrolling through the list and noticed how many of the brands I use aren’t on the list. This actually really shocked me as some of the high end brands really have no excuse with the amount they charge for their products to not actively seek to be cruelty free. In my quest for a makeup overhaul I found Joan Collins Timeless Beauty.
Joan Collins Class Act Mascara
First up the packaging is extremely sleek. It is very similar to the Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick packaging with the gold ridged casing. The wand of the mascara is very similar to the Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara in terms of thickness but the Class Act Mascara wand is straight. Upon application the Mascara gives a pretty much identical look as the Better than Sex mascara. It defines the lashes with added length and volume. Now down to the true test of it’s wearability. The mascara is long wearing (Hallelujah!) and doesn’t create an under eye smudge. I find that a lot of the mascaras I try smudge throughout the day but the Class Act mascara held on strong. I actually prefer this to the Too Faced mascara and I’ve already swapped this one into my daily makeup routine.
Joan Collins Divine Lip Lipsticks in Suzy Starr and Bella
Again the packaging is very similar to the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks. Very Blogger-esque right now! The Divine Lips lipsticks have a creamy texture and are very easy to apply. They are highly pigmented so a little goes a long way. The creamy texture makes the lips feel hydrated but at the same time doesn’t aid wearability. If your after kiss proof lipstick then this isn’t for you. Unfortunately the wearability isn’t very long but if you don’t need all day wear then they are good for a few hours. Suzy Starr is a bright coral colour and and looks very dramatic against pale skin. Bella is a midtoned pink but with my pale skin just washed me out so this colour is definitely better suited to someone with a tan.
Have you tried any products from the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty collection? Also if you have any Cruelty Free Beauty Brand recommendations then send them my way.