THE BEAUTY BLACKOUT


Pat McGrath’s LuxeTrance Lipsticks Part 3: Madame Greige and Lust Angeles

...aka: Emily is (Over) 20 LuxeTrance Lipsticks In and There's NOT A SINGLE DUD to report, folks! Before I dive into this review, a quick PSA to all readers: Part 1 of the Beauty Blackout's Multi-Part Review of the LuxeTrance lipsticks has been updated to include lip swatches of all shades discussed. You can find the updated post here. Readers, I would be lying if I didn’t tell you straight up that this post has not turned out the way I'd originally planned. What I'd intended it to be was a sort of snarky, sort of silly, ‘now look what happens when you blind buy... read more »


Fude 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Going Bankrupt Buying Japanese Brushes

It’s strange how long it takes many of us makeup lovers to start thinking seriously about the brushes we use as tools everyday. I was maybe 17 when I was bitten by the beauty bug and its crazy to think that for four years, I used half a dozen makeup up brushes from MAC. I could never figure out how to do a smokey eye because, well...my eye brush collection consisted of the MAC 217, 242 (x 2; why I had two of this already useless brush I can't explain) and, of course, the 266. That was it. With one blending brush aka the... read more »