THE BEAUTY BLACKOUT


Burberry Debuts 12 Sheer Matte Lip Stains: The Beauty Blackout's Take on the Lip Velvet (Crushes) with Swatches

Burberry’s release of the Lip Velvet Crush Sheer Matte Lip Stains brings to the forefront a sticky issue: packaging. When it comes to beauty, aesthetics count. Emily reviews Copper Pink, Cinnamon & Rosy Mauve with lip swatches galore.... read more »


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. While you're at it, check out part 2: Blitz Brights and Vicious Venoms 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... 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 »