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 »


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 »


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 »


The New Graphik Eyeshadow Palettes from Hourglass: A Review of Expose and Vista

Since it was acquired by Unilever back in July, Hourglass Cosmetics has been on a real roll. In the last couple of months, they’ve broadened the shade range that their Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation is available in (and revamped its packaging to boot.) Given the controversy over Tarte’s decision to include a single token dark shade in their Shape Tape foundation, I think it’s awesome that Hourglass got on the post-Fenty bandwagon sooner rather than later. Hopefully more brands will follow suit. Foundation, however, is not the topic of today’s post. What I’ll be discussing today are two of the new... read more »