THE BEAUTY BLACKOUT


Pat McGrath’s Curated Collections of LuxeTrance Lipsticks for Holiday 2017 (...this is MAJOR!)

CHECK OUT OUR EPIC, IN-DEPTH REVIEWS OF THE LUXETRANCE COLLECTION RIGHT HERE AT THE BEAUTY BLACKOUT- SKIN SHOW NUDES HERE, BLITZ BRIGHTS AND VICIOUS VENOMS HERE, AND MADAME GREIGE AND LUST ANGELES HERE! When it comes to lipsticks, here's a daily nugget of truth for you: there is no such thing as owning too many of them. Our drawers, vanities and handbags literally overfloweth with them. And since Pat McGrath’s LuxeTrance lipsticks were only the lipsticks of 2017, it should come as no surprise that our top recs for the holiday season are Pat's 'Lust' Curated Collections of her LuxeTrance lipsticks, available in several different... read more »


Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipsticks: Part 2 - The Blitz Brights & Vicious Venoms

A Joint Review by Rachel & Emily ​ In Part 2 of our overview of Pat McGrath’s newly-launched LuxeTrance lipsticks, we’ll be covering six of the ‘Blitz’ (translation: bright) shades along with four of the Vicious Venom (that’s a dark to you and I). For those of you who haven't read Part 1, which covers the ‘Skin Show’ shades aka the nudes, we recommend giving that a read first. It includes my comprehensive breakdown of the LuxeTrance formula, as well as Rachel’s comments on Pat McGrath’s choice of packaging. We won’t be repeating those parts in this installment but since formula... read more »


Emily's Fall Beauty Round-Up

It’s crazy how fast fall has flown by and when I say ‘fall’, I’m talking about the fall beauty collections. (When you live somewhere where it’s always summer, new product launches are one of the few ways to gauge the passing of time.) ​ So before we get swamped with all the holiday launches and major new collections that are dropping like....now, we want to first take a moment to appreciate the best of what fall had to offer. ​ The ‘Big Deal’ Topics: ​ Victoria Beckham’s (second) collaboration with Estée Lauder: This collection was definitely the fixation du jour (okay, more like 'fixation... read more »


Rachel's Fall Beauty Round-Up

​ When one lives in a constant state of FOMO it's necessary to force oneself to pause and reflect on the state of things every so often. Seasonally at least! Now that we're halfway through autumn and being bombarded with holiday collections and bundles, it's good to take time and appreciate the heavy hitters of the past few months. My number one love has to be the Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Fall 2017 collaboration. Emily and I spent the entire month of August obsessing over the coming launch, drafting and redrafting "must have" lists which were frankly pointless because they included practically the entire... read more »