Hi Guys & Dolls!

Milani recently launched several new products for spring and they are so fantastic that I was inspired to do an all-drugstore tutorial for you! I already reviewed the Shadow Eyez pencils, and I’ll do a review for the new powder shadows soon. This look is bright & fun and may look intimidating to beginners, but I assure you I break it down step by step in the video, so I think that with a little practice, anyone could recreate it!

What I Used:


Elf Eyelid Primer

Milani Royal Purple Shadow Eyez

Milani Purple Shock Powder Shadow

Milani Shocking Pink Powder Shadow

Milani Pitch Black Powder Shadow

Milani White Lie Powder Shadow

Elf Black Cream Liner

Mufe 23L (this is the one non-drugsore product, but it really is worth the investment!)

Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara (Walmart Exclusive)

Brows-Brow Gel & MAC Cork Eyeshadow


Revlon Buff Colorstay Foundation for combination/Oily skin

Revlon Colorstay Aqua Translucent (this powder feels wet!)

Ben Nye Contour 1

Wet ‘n’ Wild Heather Silk


NYX Purple Rain Lipliner-So sheer, but gives a tint of Fuchsia

Revlon Lollipop Lip Butter


I was already wearing China Glaze Riveting and I just did one coat of Pink & Proper by Milani- a warm pink.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Cora (vintageortacky)


  1. Mary
    April 22, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    So fun! I always see these colors in the stores, and want to try them…but I shy away from them- because I feel like I’d end up looking like a Drag Queen! This is so pretty!!!

    • vintageortacky
      April 23, 2012 / 5:25 pm

      But girlie-drag is so hot! Haha I love getting overly-dolled up every now and then!

  2. April 22, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    OMG I LOVE everything about this look! The purple on the outer lid an outer corner look amazing! Your lips look amazing! I love this!

    • vintageortacky
      April 23, 2012 / 5:26 pm

      Thanks Phyrra! I was so delighted that such interesting & bright colors came out at he drugstore!

  3. April 22, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    Oh wow, you posted this while I was on the website

    • vintageortacky
      April 23, 2012 / 5:26 pm

      weird! Gotta love stuff like that though!

    • vintageortacky
      April 23, 2012 / 5:44 pm

      thanks babe!

  4. Mav
    April 22, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    Love this look! I’ll be trying it soon!

  5. JennyJ
    April 22, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    I don’t mean to be rude but I have been watching you for a while and I really did like your
    Tutorials but I am really starting to get tired of seeing anything purple!
    It seems as if almost every tutorial lately is done type of purple eye like and it’s getting boring, please do something else…

  6. Alicia
    April 22, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    Hey Cora girl! I was wondering if you received the Milani eye shadows in advance of their release? I live in the East Bay as well – I live by 2 local CVS stores and they don’t have the shadows on display yet. BTW I THINK U ARE THE BOMB BABOMB BOMB! U are such an awesome voice for self confidence and loving yourself no matter what!

    • vintageortacky
      April 23, 2012 / 5:57 pm

      Yes I did receive them before their release, however they should be showing up very soon & on the website sometime in may.

  7. nachtstern69
    April 22, 2012 / 7:17 pm

    LOVE that purple color~!
    Great easy to follow tutorial , thank you~!

    • vintageortacky
      April 23, 2012 / 5:58 pm

      For sure! Love your avatar picture!

  8. Gray1028
    April 22, 2012 / 8:16 pm

    To JennyJ: Well, YOU are quite rude! If you are going to leave a criticizing comment, maybe you should learn how to spell first! Also, if you don’t like purple and you are sick of it….DON’T WATCH! Thank you, Cora! I loved it!

  9. Ronnie
    April 22, 2012 / 11:51 pm

    Why would anyone use this forum to leave nasty or rude comments. It could have easily been done in a private message, I guess some people feel big and tough on here where no one knows who they are..tsk tsk. I happen to enjoy her tutorials and look forward to them all, and in addition I am sure she is also teaching techniques, not putting anyone in a box and saying they have to use these colors (although I happen to think they were fabulous). Here is my quick little tutorial….list your head and eyes up from keyboard and in the top right hand corner there is a red “x”. If you position your mouse pointer on that “x” and click, poof the video goes bye-bye and problem solved. Thank you, now back to your regularly scheduled programming 🙂

  10. April 23, 2012 / 12:49 am

    Milani used to have this purple shock years ago..I would buy two at a time because, purple being my favorite color, i couldnt go without it. Sadly, I dont have a CVS anywhere near me, couldnt find it at the website, and the store where I used to purchase it from, Walgreens , no longer has it. Sad Face.
    Buuuut on a happier note, Cora, I’m always excited to see you pop up on my youtube subscriptions list. You’re beautiful. The end.

    • vintageortacky
      April 23, 2012 / 5:55 pm

      This new purple shock is a bit bluer than the old one, and this doesn’t have the glittery bits in it. Also you can find the old ones on the Milani site. Thanks babe!

  11. April 23, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    Love it! The hot pink looks amazing. Going to check Cherry Culture now.

  12. Jackie
    April 24, 2012 / 10:01 am

    Well I, for one, am always super happy when I see you do a purple look. I don’t have luck with purples, every purple shadow I buy *and I buy a lot of them* end up looking chalky, or patchy, or they’re not pigmented, or when you blend them they turn black.. it’s SUPER FRUSTRATING!!! I mean, I have green eyes, purple should make them pop!!! *sigh* ANYWAYS.. I’m always glad when you do a purple look because then I’m like.. OOOH! THAT PURPLE!! THAT ONE MIGHT BE…. THE… ONE!!!!

    So.. thank you..

  13. Kassidy Downs
    April 24, 2012 / 7:16 pm

    I love your looks so much! You inspire me to just be myself and you also inspire me to become a “professional” you could say, like as a makeup artist!! 🙂 <3

  14. Pamela
    May 1, 2012 / 4:23 pm

    Hey girl, I just want to let you know I think u r awesome. U rock!!! Thanks for putting up all the tutorials and tips for all of us. Blessings!!!!!

  15. Emy
    May 2, 2012 / 9:36 am

    love the color..and love your pinurple spark look..
    so sad cant get it here..=(
    and even if it will be available online..the price gonna be beyond my poor student budget ( its quite cheap there but the postage price plus the tax and the currency change its not drugstore price anymore)..

  16. Tova
    May 3, 2012 / 9:51 pm

    I loves mah purples lol. Thanks for doing this, I am going to share this video with a good friend of mine that thinks she is to pale for purple and says my brown skin makes it pop. Now she will see that all divas of any skin tone can rock the purples!

  17. Amy Booms
    May 3, 2012 / 11:50 pm

    Love the look…couple questions b/c I am a makeup virgin! Why do you “set” the eyeliner? Do you have any videos on applying foundation. I had no idea you were supposed to put it on AFTER doing your eyes! And yours always looks so good!!

    • May 7, 2012 / 4:31 am

      You ‘set’ the eyeliner so that it stays put in the place you want it and doesn’t smudge. A gel, cream or even particularly smudge-able pencil liner can migrate and/or smear if it isn’t set with a powder, which basically saps up the moisture and holds the liner in place.
      Foundation has no hard fast rule; generally you do it before your eye makeup but if your eyeshadow(s) have quite a bit of fallout or are fairly pigmented/dark colours, or super shimmery/contain a lot of glitter, it’s better to wait rather than clean up your face afterwards with a makeup remover wipe or something similar and lift off both the eyeshadow fallout and foundation at the same time, which is what will happen.

      • Amy Booms
        May 7, 2012 / 8:59 am

        Thanks so much for your reply! I am starting to get into this make stuff…watching videos and such to try things out on my daughter…haven’t quite worked up the nerve to try on myself yet 🙂

  18. newxperiment78
    May 7, 2012 / 11:59 am

    Hi Lady! I’ve been checking out your tutorials for a couple of days and I have learned so much. You are not only beautiful (with or without makeup) but clearly a very talented woman. Thank you so much for putting all your mass makeup knowledge out there for others.
    I look forward to many more tips and ideas

  19. Sara
    June 27, 2012 / 11:08 pm

    Wow! I’ve been trying to do an exact look like this for a while!! You are awesome. Thank you for sharing how to do this. xoxoxo

  20. Ambie/Amber
    October 18, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    Ekkk more purple! I love love love me some purple! great look!

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