THE BEAUTY BLACKOUT


Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Fall 2017 Collection: Part 2 - The Eye Foils

In the second installment of The Beauty Blackout's exhaustive* Multi-Part Review of Victoria Beckham’s collaboration(s) with Estée Lauder, we'll be focusing on the Eye Foils, which were re-released for the recent Fall 2017 Collection. First thing to establish: the Eye Foils aren’t - at least, technically - ’new’ to this year’s collection. In VB x EL parlance, the Eye Foils are ‘hero products’ (translation: they were the best-selling/most hyped product from the original 2016 collection, and therefore deemed worthy of re-releasing.) Officially, the only thing that’s changed about the Eye Foils is the packaging, which we agree is a huge... 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 »


Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipsticks: Part 1 - The Skin Show Shades

A Joint Review by Rachel & Emily When it comes to epic launches, I think we can all agree that Pat McGrath has already won 2017. It all started back with the kits - remember those? First, there were the Skin Fetish highlight kits. Then came the Lust Totale lip kits. Somewhere along the way we learned that Kim Kardashian was a fan of the Darkstar 006 eyeshadow kits....But time for a confession: neither one of us bought any of those kits. That's right. Beauty blogger blasphemy. Unsurprisingly, this was only the beginning of our LuxeTrance obsession. We've added swatches of the new additions to... read more »