THE BEAUTY BLACKOUT


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

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 sizes/price points. If you STILL don’t own any LuxeTrance lipsticks, we want to let you know that you are officially on notice: you have no excuse not to buy some now.... read more »


Pat McGrath’s Liquid Lip Kits for Holiday 2017: The Skin Show Set

After my dramatic experience with the Deceit Duo - I think I'm probably still recovering - I confess I decided to take a brief break from testing out Pat's LiquiLUST 007 kits. Alright, full disclosure: I may have been otherwise preoccupied with picking up a rather generous array of Tom Ford's new Private Shadows - for sampling purposes only, of course (translation: for the benefit of The Beauty Blackout's much valued readers.) Oh yeah, and I bought one of the new mascaras too, also for your benefit, but it turned out to be the wrong one - so I guess a return trip is in the... read more »


Mini Black Friday Haul: Rouge Bunny Rouge, Tom Ford, and NIOD Photography Fluid (12% Opacity)

This year, I managed to get through the Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness without giving in to too many impulse buys. Instead, I mainly started on my holiday shopping. Boring, but hey, even a beauty blogger has to be responsible sometimes. Christmas always seems to sneak up on me, inducing a state of panic in which I wake up the morning after Thanksgiving and - all of a sudden I realize I need to buy the tree, get hold of wrapping-paper, buy new ornaments and decorations for said tree (must be cat-proof, unlike last year's) - and, of course, presents, presents and more presents! Still, I... read more »