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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Joan Collins: I've never changed my face

Joan Collins

Joan Collins would never visit a spa because she finds them too boring.

The 81-year-old actress prides herself on being all natural, even though she looks younger than her years. She believes many other stars could take a leaf out of her book and can't fathom why going under the surgeon's knife has become such a trend.

"I don't believe in fillers, plumping and work. I still want to look how I did 30 years ago and I think I do, actually. I haven't changed my face," she told British magazine Marie Claire. "If you look at a lot of actress - and I won't mention names - and look at pictures of them 20 or 30 years ago, they don't look like the same people. Here in Hollywood, girls and women constantly see doctors for fillers, and I don't know what else, and I don't think it's necessary. I even dislike spas. What would I do in there?"

Joan has previously said she does her own make-up, something that's been the case since she was 20. While other stars enjoy having others preen over them, Joan is adamant no one else will know what suits her face as well as she does.

The star has come up with a failsafe way of applying her cosmetics, including a surprising DIY way to set her face.

"I apply my make-up in a natural light, preferably with a northern exposure. Then I can see everything," she said. "After I have applied my base, shadows and blushes, I blot my face down with tissues and then I powder it. Lastly I dab over my make-up with a cotton pad dipped in water. I need my make-up to last 12, 14, sometimes 16 hours and this acts like a wet setting spray."

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