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FOTD/Tutorial: Black & Gray Smokey Look

I had a lot of questions regarding my last post on the primer, most of your answers were actually mentioned IN the post, it DOES contain silicone (hence the ingredients “dimethicone” and Silica), it has a gel-like consistency, similar to that of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, and I recommend using your moisturizer first, let it DRY, and then apply your primer. This avoids blotchiness of your mineral makeup. And YES it can be used with liquid foundation as well!

What I used:

– Camellia Roes Skin Soothing Primer
– MMBB Mineral Foundation in “Medium Beige”

– Jordana Blush in “Stardust”
– MAC “Strada” Blush
– MAC MSF in “Gold Spill”


– MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” (as base and all over the lid)
– MAC Silver Pigment on inner corner of the lids
– MAC “Cumulus” eyeshadow on middle of the lid
– MAC “Silver Ring” eyeshadow on outer-V and contour
– Indelible Gel Eyeliner in “Black Out”
– Lancome Mascara Base
– Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara
– No name brand Kohl eyeliner smudged on lower lashline and waterline

– Milani Lipstick in “Dolce Vita”
– AVON “Latte” Lipgloss

Step 1: Apply “Soft Ochre” Paint Pot all over eyelids.

Step 2: Apply “Rondelle” eyeshadow all over the lid.

Step 3: Apply MAC “Silver” Pigment on the inner corners of the lids.

Step 4: Apply “Cumulus” eyeshadow and “Silver Ring” on outer-V and contour.


I also got my Lancome haul, which disappointedly didn’t suit my taste, so it’s going back! They look pigmented, but ALL the lipsticks were SHEER!

I also got an Amuse Palette that was sent to me, very well pigmented, haven’t played with it yet…

FOTD- Using Milani Eyeshadows

Reader Liz had a request for a FOTD using ONLY Milani eyeshadows for a majority of the look, so here is a FOTD using just that!

I also added some looks from the past that also feature some eyeshadows from Milani as well as a pic of some of the Milani eyeshadows I have…

What I used:

– Silk Naturals Foundation

– MAC Beauty Powder in “SoftFlame”


– Milani e/s in “Snow Frost” (entire lid)
– Milani e/s in “Silver Bullet”(lower half of the lid)
– Milani e/s in “Storm” (outer-V and contour)
– ULTA eyeshadow in “Shell” as highlight
– MAC Fluidline in “Nightfish”
– Maybelline Curl XXL Mascara in Blackest Black
– Covergirl gel eyepencil in “Slate” on lower lashline and “silver bullet” e/s


– MAC Lipstick in “Creme de Femme”

Step 1:
I first added “Snow Frost” on my entire lid.

Step 2:
I then applied “silver bullet” on the lower half of my eyelid just above the crease.

Step 3:

Then using a small fluff eyeshadow brush I take a little bit of the “Storm” eyeshadow (a sparkly black) and apply it to the outer-V and contour the eye, and BLEND!

To get this result:

Step 4:

Then just line the eyes, apply your highlight above the browbone, mascara, and you are done!

Here are some past looks (or semi-looks) using some Milani eyeshadows:

Using Milani “Earthly Delights Quad” (my favorite quad!)

Milani e/s in “Shock” on the outer-V:

Natural Look: You can use Milani e/s in “Almondine” to replace MAC “Bisque” identical dupe, and used Milani e/s in “Antique Gold” (yes real lashes!):

Used Milani eyeshadows in “Shock” and “Storm for this look:

Milani e/s in “Enchantment” or “Icy Plum” (I don’t remember which one, but it was one of em), and “Storm”

As you can see the possibilities are endless! So you don’t need to spend a bundle just to look gorgeous!

FOTD- Soft Greyish Black, yet Natural Look

I wanted to try a soft grey/black look that would bring out the eyes yet not as overpowering as a smokey look. I still wanted to keep a natural, fresh-face look. Many of you asked what my Silk Naturals Ratio is, I honestly don’t use that formula, I just pour all of the white powder in the jar and start testing from there by adding about 3 or 4 scoops of the Warm Gold.

What I used:


– Pure Naturals Green Tea Moisturizer
– Laura Geller Spackle Face Primer
– Silk Naturals Mineral Foundation


– Milani Blush in “Luminous” (similar to NARS “orgasm” blush)
– MAC Beauty Powder in “Drizzlegold” as highlight.

– MAC Paint Pot in “Painterly”
– Everyday Minerals eyeshadow in “Bundle Up” (all over the lid)
– MAC eyeshadow in “Vex” (all over the lid)
– MAC eyeshadow in “Knight Divine” (outer-V and contour)
– Milani eyeshadow in “Storm” (outer-V and contour)
– MAC eyeshadow in “Carbon” (outer-v)
– Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner Pencil in “Blackest Black”
– Laura Mercier Mascara

– Rosebud’s Strawberry Lip Balm
– MAC Lipstick in “Snob”
– Sally Hansen Diamond Lipgloss in “Champagne Toast”

Funky face time!