THE BEAUTY BLACKOUT


Pat McGrath's Liquid Lip Kits for Holiday 2017: The LiquiLUST 007 Duo in Deceit

How We Got Here (Emily Had Another Beauty Blackout) FOR OUR EPIC LOWDOWN OF PAT MCGRATH'S ENTIRE LIQUID LUST 007 COLLECTION, CLICK HERE. It's only been two weeks since the official launch of Pat McGrath's (limited edition) lip collection for this year's holiday season. However, since hype has a way of dragging everything out - as does FedEx's shipping process - you'd be forgiven for thinking it's been quite a bit longer. Truthfully, I wasn't at all excited for the launch. I'd tuned in on Instagram for the live reveal at the end of October and - not gonna lie - it left me feeling...deflated.... 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 »


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 »


Sephora Sale Madness

​ For beauty addicts, few occasions deliver as heady an adrenaline rush as the prospect of a forthcoming sale. Each November, the Sephora VIB (Rouge - did you really need to ask?) sale beckons its siren song to those of us waiting to stock up on seasonal necessities (a foundation shade a notch or two paler, perhaps some heavy duty skincare products for those of us forced to endure winters in the northern hemisphere). It's also an opportunity to splurge on pricey items we've been eying, and try new things. I am terribly disloyal and generally don't stick to one website or store (shopping around is half... read more »