Warning – this is a nude lipstick review. Yes, from me. My tastes are definitely changing.
The packaging is stylish and very boudoir in gold tone with a corrugated effect. The mechanism to roll the lipstick up and down is quite heavy. If you have dexterity problems, this may be an issue. The lid closes onto the tube with a very satisfying click and the initials J and C are etched into the lid.
Joan Collins’ lip colours are all named after roles that Dame Joan has played in films and on TV. In 1986 Joan starred in a mini series called Monte Carlo with George Hamilton which is set during World War Two. Katrina is part of the Divine Lips range, and on a fair light or medium skin tone, this colour would be a brown with a hint of mauve. On me, it is a pinky brown and a lovely nude shade.
The texture is very soft and moisturising so I tend not to wear this colour with a lip gloss or interesting a lip pencil. Rather then slather it on, I tend to apply it and blend it with my ring finger to provide a very pretty easy to wear colour. It is my first lipstick from the range and I am really impressed with it. It is not long wearing but the texture is lovely and the colour is really good. There is a very subtle perfume to the bullet but it is not perceptible when applied to the lips. I never expected to find a nude lip colour from the is range and I have had play with some of the other shades so I know that the reds and burgandies in the range are very pigmented. The range of colours is not extensive, and the shades cannot be described as fashion forward but it is a lovely selection of classic shades.
Joan Collins lipsticks are available from Urban Retreat, QVCUK and the Joan Collins website and retail for £18.00