• Tips + Tricks: 5-Minute Looks with Milk Makeup


    We get it: you’re busy. That’s why we did you the favor of simplifying your makeup routine down to three easy, on-the-go looks modeled by girl crush Samantha Urbani and inspired by her latest music video "U Know I Know." Thank us later.
    Words by Jade Taylor



    Look 1: BOHO
    If your beauty spirit animals include the likes of Amy Blue in The Doom Generation, Marilyn Manson, and/or Druisilla from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then you’ve come to the right makeup how-to. Red just so happens to be the color of passion, energy, strength, and danger—so naturally, we recommend slathering it all over your face.

    Step 1: Once again, start with the Face Mist: Lightly spritz your face to calm skin thanks to its formula of botanical infusions and anti-inflammatory ingredients that decrease redness.

    Step 2: Follow up with the Hydrating Oil Stick, an atypical stick format of face oil, to quickly replenish thirsty skin. You can even use it on the ends of your hair, brows, and all over your body.

    Step 3: Dot the insanely blendable Concealer onto your under eye areas to help camouflage dark circles and on any problem areas you may have.

    Step 4: Pack on the Matte Bronzer in Baked for a quick contour along the hairline and below cheekbones. It blends so easily (thanks to the mango, peach, and avocado extracts its made up of) that you can even blend it out with your fingertips.

    Step 5: New highlighter, who dis? Stay lit with the Highlighter in Lit by glazing it over your upper cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose.

    Step 6: Luckily the name of this lip color does most of the talking for us, since it’s dubbed O.G. Red. Begin at the center of your lips and lightly fill in the rest of your pout with this bossy red shade—since it’s a creamy formula that dries down matte, you can eat, drink, smoke, kiss, or do whatever your heart pleases without worrying about constant reapplication.

    Step 7: Next up, give yourself a flush with the Lip/Cheek Stick in Perk, a vibrant coral, by sweeping it across the apples of your cheeks for a natural-looking glint.

    Step 8: Here’s where it gets really exciting: Take the Lip Pigment in That Red Tho and the Blush Oil in Crave and mix up your very own red eye shadow. Apply a generous amount on the top (and bottom, if you want) of your eyelids until you’ve reached your desired pinnacle of grunge glamour.

    Step 9: What makes the Ubame Mascara truly the greatest mascara of all time is its innovative tripe-ball brush: It hits lashes at three separate points, so you can skip using an eyelash curler altogether. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also packed with ubame oak charcoal and sapphire dust for multidimensional, dense fringe. Hold the wand vertically to conjure up some seriously badass lashes, and then use whatever is leftover to coat over your brows.



    Look 2: DECO

    Every girl knows that “no-makeup makeup” isn’t as easy as it sounds. Achieving even the most minimal of makeup looks still comes with a few extra steps, which is why we’ve remixed the look altogether (thank us another time) and are here to help guide you through it.

    Step 1: Start by prepping your skin with the Face Mist. This one is blended with rice and ginger waters, so it instantly refreshes, hydrates, and evens out tone—not to mention, it smells divine.

    Step 2: Next, apply the Hydrating Oil Stick on bare skin—not only does it make the perfect base for makeup application, but it’s formulated with yummy things like apricot, avocado, calendula, jojoba, and orange peel oils that rapidly absorb into skin and deliver some serious hydration.

    Step 3: For those who don’t want to commit to a full lip color, or for those suffering with chapped lips from wearing too much lip color, look no further than the Lip Salve in Rose. Dab the moisturizing balm onto your pout and let the natural blend of moisturizing oils and Shea butter do its thing. Even better? It gives off a faint tint of color for that “your lips but better” look, and makes for the best pre-lipstick primer.

    Step 4: Using three different shades of Concealer (Fair, Light, and Medium—but find the trio that works best for your skin tone), start contouring your face to accentuate what you’ve already got. Use the lightest shade on the areas you want to highlight, like the brow bone and down the bridge of the nose; use the medium shade all over and on any spots or imperfections you want to hide; and then use the darkest shade to chisel your cheekbones and blend up to the edges of your forehead.



    Step 5: Basically, you’re going to place the Matte Bronzer in Baked over the same spots you just applied your darkest concealer with (below the cheekbones and along the hairline) and blend, blend, blend. This key for giving you that effortless, bronzed-goddess look, no matter what season it is.

    Step 6: Now it’s time to shine! Literally. Swipe the Highlighter in Lit on your upper cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, and on your cupids bow—the universally flattering stick delivers the perfect iridescent glow while keeping skin hydrated. As the name implies, it’s pretty lit.

    Step 7: Get your On Snap Kit out and grab the mini Lip Color in C.R.E.A.M. (named after the Wu-Tang song, duh), which is a really beautiful nude hue that works on a variety of skin tones and is developed with a creamy texture that dries down matte for the girls who live that Lipstick Rules Everything Around Me lifestyle.

    Step 8: Lastly, apply the Gel Brow in Pilsner, which, fun fact, is the first-ever brow gel in pencil form. Use upward strokes to lightly fill in your brow and move outwards; then use the built in spooly brush to comb through and set your shape. The waterproof formula glides on super easy, but dries down and keeps your arches in line all day.



    Look 3: EXILE
    In the age we live in where laughable beauty trends like “the Instagram brow” become a thing, we can’t help but rebel against them. Let unconventional brow legends like Siouxsie Sioux, Vampira, and basically every member of the Slits inspire you, and let us take you through how to achieve it.

    Step 1: Like always, we recommend starting with the Face Mist first. This magical elixir is a burst of energy and a flawless skin remedy in a bottle—and all you have to do is simply spray a desired amount over your skin. Don’t forget to keep one in your bag, at your desk, and, duh, in your bathroom.

    Step 2: Consider the Cooling Water Stick a portable savior: It’s infused with a unique blend of soothing seawater and firming caffeine, so it feels ultra-refreshing and cool to the touch for an instant shot of moisture. Glide all over your face for a pre-makeup base and watch your skin glow.

    Step 3: Now that you’ve prepped your skin, reach for the Coverage Duo—a two-in-one full coverage concealer. Use the rollerball on the liquid side to mask discoloration, and then pack on the mini pot of marshmallow concealer (named after the putty texture) to cover dark spots, blemishes, and conceal under eye circles. The velvety formula is infused with mango and coconut oils, ginkgo biloba, aloe, and ginseng so it helps repair skin, too.

    Step 4: Sweep on the trusty Matte Bronzer in Baked below cheekbones and along the hairline for an anti-Kardashian contour.

    Step 5: Illuminate from inside and out with the Highlighter in Lit. Grace your skin with its sparkly power and enhance the high points of your face by gently dabbing it with your fingertips.



    Step 6: Sweep the mystical Ubame Mascara through lashes from root to tip; you can even use the top ball on the brush for extra, extra volume.

    Step 7: Channel your inner Siouxsie Sioux and call upon your Shadow Liner in Working Girl, a bold black. Apply the liner directly over your eyebrows—the innovative chisel tip will do most of the work for you—and fill in for a sensationally graphic brow shape with a “go big or go home” attitude.

    Step 8: The only shade you have to throw is the Lip Pigment in Swear By, a universally flattering nude. Simply press the pigment onto your lips and build it up as much as you want, and voilà—you’re ready to go out and get weird.


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