THE BEAUTY BLACKOUT


How to Go Broke The Beauty Blackout Way: Step One - Binge Buy Pat McGrath’s Entire* LuxeTrance Lipstick Collection

*Alright, we don’t have four but in our defence, one of them is mysteriously MIA (Paradise Garage, where art thou?); another is currently being procured despite its low chances of being flattering (Beauty Junkie), and the remaining three (35MM, Anarkissed, and Exxotica) all appear to be variations on the same muddy shade of burgundy brown. Most of the LuxeTrance line has been covered extensively right here at The Beauty Blackout! As always, we strive to be of public service- use this overview as your personal buying guide when trying to compare shades without involving photoshopped brand promo pics (we all know how downright deceptive those... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »