THE BEAUTY BLACKOUT


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

CHECK OUT OUR EPIC, IN-DEPTH REVIEWS OF THE LUXETRANCE COLLECTION RIGHT HERE AT THE BEAUTY BLACKOUT- SKIN SHOW NUDES HERE, BLITZ BRIGHTS AND VICIOUS VENOMS HERE, AND MADAME GREIGE AND LUST ANGELES HERE! 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... read more »


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 »


Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Fall 2017 Collection: Part 1 - The Non-Optional OG Products (aka Java Sun, Saffron Sun & Modern Mercury)

To kick off The Beauty Blackout's Multi-Part Overview of Victoria Beckham's epic collaboration(s) with Estée Lauder, it made sense to start at the very beginning. But the beginning of what exactly? Upon some reflection, it became clear to me that this collaboration was the beginning of many, many signficant things: 1) a (hopefully ongoing) partnership between Victoria Beckham and Estée Lauder; 2) the beginning of our love affair with all things VB x EL; and 3) the beginning of a beautiful friendship. A friendship between...well...us. Oh come on! It's only the truth! If you really want to know how this blog came into... 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 »


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 »