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 must be the first time you're reading The Beauty Blackout. I have no self discipline when it comes to makeup, especially 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 which some of The Beauty... read more »


Rachel’s 2017 Beauty Favorites

Ah New Year’s Eve - that special night of the year where we all stare into the abyss of time, make resolutions that we’re DEFINITELY going to keep longer than the first week of January, and read so many “best of” lists that the phrase pretty much loses all meaning. Which brings me to the topic of today’s post….my own ‘best of beauty’ list for 2017. I don’t claim that these products are the absolute best products released in 2017. 1) Makeup is far too subjective for that; and 2) you’re reading The Beauty Blackout, not Allure Magazine. What you... read more »


Mini Black Friday Haul: Rouge Bunny Rouge, Tom Ford, and NIOD Photography Fluid (12% Opacity)

This year, I managed to get through the Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness without giving in to too many impulse buys. Instead, I mainly started on my holiday shopping. Boring, but hey, even a beauty blogger has to be responsible sometimes. Christmas always seems to sneak up on me, inducing a state of panic in which I wake up the morning after Thanksgiving and - all of a sudden I realize I need to buy the tree, get hold of wrapping-paper, buy new ornaments and decorations for said tree (must be cat-proof, unlike last year's) - and, of course, presents, presents and more presents! Still, I... read more »


The Eyes of Tom Ford Collection: Preview and First Impressions of the New Eyeshadow Singles

Fans of Tom Ford's eyeshadow quads rejoice, the luxurious cosmetics line is releasing an extensive collection focused all on the eyes. The star of the show, which also includes eye gloss, 3 mascaras, and kohl eyeliners, is sure to be the clutch-sized Private Shadows.... 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 »