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 LiquiLUST 007 Collection is BACK for Festival Season: The Colour Blitz Kit, The Femme Moderne Duo + The Beauty Blackout Guide to Slaying the Season

In spirit with Pat's lofty claim that these products contain "EVERYTHING a girl or boy needs to SLAY the SPRING MUSIC SCENE", we’ve rated every product in this review on the The Beauty Blackout's 1-10 Scale of Festival-Worthiness (patent pending). Obvs, 10 is the best grade to get....... read more »


The Definitive Guide to Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheats: Featuring the New Luxury Lip Liner Collection

Now, we don’t think this will come as a huge surprise to regular readers of The Beauty Blackout, but nevertheless, we’d like to make a formal declaration before jumping into today’s review. Two of our favourite lipstick formulas are formulated by none other than Charlotte Tilbury (we feel like we're on familiar enough terms with her to simply refer to her as 'Charlotte'.) Yes, yes, we know we’ve been sort of merciless with the teasing in our previous reviews of her products but our intentions were anything but malicious. So why all the teasing? Because: a) we think Charlotte’s chill enough... read more »


'At Your Lip Service’: A Review of Charlotte Tilbury’s Royal Lipstick Trio

Featuring the Queen, Legendary Queen & The Duchess If you’re a Charlotte Tilbury fan - and I’d be lying if I pretended I wasn’t* - you’ll understand why I spent January 2018 waiting anxiously for news of something (well, two things, to be precise) epic to drop in time for February 14th. That’s right - Valentine’s Day. Please don’t get the wrong idea. I couldn't care less about all the hokey sentimental cr*p that gets shoved down our throats every February - already the most miserable month of the year. My first and only Valentine’s Day-related priority... read more »


Battle of the Expensive Lip Balms: Pat McGrath Lip Fetish vs. Dior’s NEW Lip Glows for Spring ‘18

Introducing the Contenders Dior Addict Lip Glows in 101 Matte Pink, 102 Matte Raspberry & 009 Holo Purple (US$34 for 3.5g) Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Lip Balm (US$38 for 3.5 grams; supposedly LE). Emily: I'll just get one thing right out of the way: I've never been big on expensive lip balms. I usually prefer expensive everything so this is, I suppose, one of my eccentricities. (Is it endearing? Comment below, please.) As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't get better than Lucas Papaw Ointment (preferably in the small tube with the slanted applicator) and Lanolips 101 Ointment (no slanted applicator sadly.... read more »