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My Make-up Essential I Can’t Live Without by Jackie Collins
2015/08/25  |  By:   |  Features  |  

_6196382If I were trapped on a desert island the one make-up essential I couldn’t live without would be my dark brown eyeliner pencil by La Prairie.  This pencil can be used for everything—eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner—oh yes, and I would also want Yves Saint Laurent lip gloss.  Whew!  Nothing like a touch of make-up to liven up a long stay on a desert island!

It all sounds very romantic to be stranded on a desert island, especially if one looked like a character from “Lost”.  But I would be totally lost if I didn’t have a pen and paper to write—I’d even give up my make-up for the chance to create stories, for telling stories is my life, it is the gift I was given.

I have never written about characters being abandoned on a desert island, but it is a great premise for a storyteller.  I wonder how my fierce and fabulous heroine, Lucky Santangelo, would survive on a desert island.  I have a strong suspicion she would be just fine.

I have written 32 books and many strong women characters, but Lucky has always been my favourite.  I would love to be Lucky in another life, she handles everything with such style and panache.

Ah . . . another thought.  Since I chose the La Prairie eye pencil as my must-have—it can also double as a writing tool!

I’m all set.  A desert island for me and my La Prairie eye pencil.  Bring it on!

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