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Joan Collins puzzled by lengthy hair styling sessions

Joan Collins’ eye make-up inspired singer Carole Bayer Sager and actress Elizabeth Taylor’s own looks.

Joan Collins finds it odd that women spend so much time doing their hair but neglect their clothes and make-up.

The iconic British actress, who turned 83 in May (16), is one of the most glamorous women in showbiz, wowing on the red carpet with her flawless elegance.

She’s known for doing her own hair and make-up, having learnt the tricks of the trade from Marilyn Monroe’s make-up artist Allan ‘Whitey’ Snyder, and balks at ladies who don’t put in the effort when it comes to style and cosmetics.

“I find it odd that people spend so much time on their hair, and they’ve got these absolutely appalling clothes and make-up,” she sighed to Saga Magazine. “Practically every woman I know spends at least 45 minutes on their hair every day. In the time, I bathe, put my make-up on, comb my hair and put a hat on.”

Joan’s looks have barely changed since she first found fame in the ‘50s, and she’s become known for her jet black hair, smoky eyes and red lips. On the subject of her signature eye look, Joan reveals that it has served as inspiration for other celebrities.

“I remember saying to (singer) Carole Bayer Sager, ‘I love your eye make-up.’ And she said, ‘But I copied it from you! And so did Elizabeth (Taylor)’,” she smiled.

Because of her love and talent for make-up, Joan brought out her own cosmetics range, Timeless Beauty, in 2014.

"Creating a make-up and beauty line has been on my radar for years, however it is a very complicated process to put together from start to finish and you need a huge team with so many skills to do it right. My team is extensive and I couldn’t have done it without them,” she previously gushed to Cover Media.

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