THE BEAUTY BLACKOUT


The Eyes of Tom Ford Collection - Part 2: An In-Depth Review of the Private Shadows

So you may have wondered, after reading Rachel's post, whether I managed to resist the temptation to buy any Tom Ford Private Shadows of my own. Or maybe you've just suspected I've been keeping it on the down-low. If you guessed the latter, you're right and if you guessed the former, I'm gonna assume this is your first time reading The Beauty Blackout. I have no self discipline when it comes to makeup, especially makeup of the Tom Ford variety. And yes, I confess I have not been immune to getting sucked into the Tom Ford Private Shadow black hole that I'm sure some of The... read more »


Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Fall 2017 Collection: Part 3 - The Skin Products (and a PSA that the clock is ticking...)

PSA, everyone - the Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Fall 2017 Collection isn’t going to be available for much longer. We know that Selfridges is planning to pull the entire collection from their shelves by the end of December, and at this point, we don’t expect other retailers to be restocking. In light of these revelations, we’ve decided to expedite our reviews of the rest of Victoria Beckham's Fall 2017 Collection with Estée Lauder. In today’s post, we’re going to be focusing on all the skin-related products which we haven’t talked about already. For our thoughts on the Java Sun... 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 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 »