Joan Collins is best known for her portrayal of Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan on Dynasty, and her equally lucrative writing career. And, well, she’s also super-glamorous, effortlessly gorgeous and she has the kind of voice you just want to sit and listen to while you eat a snack.
But where does she get her looks? Turns out, she does it all herself, and always has.
Her first beauty look was…
A smoky eye. “I was 16 and it was a time of existentialists — people like Juliette Gréco and Dovima – who had very pale faces with smoky eyes and black eyebrows,” she told the Telegraph. “I loved Elizabeth Taylor’s eyebrows in A Place in the Sun, so I gave myself very thick black brows, with lots of black eyeliner and a nude lip. I was pretty popular.”
She got it from her mama
Her penchant for a red lip came from her aunts and mother. “My mother would use a face powder by Coty, and I also remember she had a lipstick by Revlon called Fire and Ice, which she would wear with a matching red nail.
She doesn’t use a stylist
In fact, Joan and her late sister Jackie Collins never used a stylist or makeup artist. They did it all themselves. Which is pretty darn cool, considering their status as fashion gods. “What we wore and how we looked epitomized who we were,” she recalls. “”I’ve never had a better girlfriend than Jackie, with whom I shared so much.”
She’s into Photoshop
“The paparazzi pictures are not retouched as they used to be. When I was a young actress, if someone took a picture of you, the publicist would go to the photographer and make sure the picture was flattering,” Collins adds. “Photoshopping? I say do it! I just feel too much of it for advertisements gives people the wrong idea. I always say you can photograph me in whatever light you want.”
She swears by avocados
All hail, guacamole. “I believe avocados are good for you on the outside as well as the inside, so I try to eat one every day.” Need inspiration? Here are 15 easy avocado snacks to bring you to Collins-level hotness.
She thinks you should look as good as possible
That means, whatever it takes. So, in addition to Photoshopping your pictures, she recommends contouring for more defined cheekbones.