Here is my FOTD. I used Aurora on my lids, Wedge in the crease, Brown Down in the outer V and underneath the eyes and Blanc Type to highlight. For a blush I have on Salsarose and Lightscapade to highlight. On my lips I have Cherry lipliner with Chanel Dragon.
Spanky definitely try Aurora! It's beautiful and a warm brown, so I think you'll like it better than Earthly.
I used the water based mixing medium with Aurora and then another layer of Aurora dry. I picked up Aurora with my brush and then put a couple of drops of the mixing medium on the brush. I didn't mix it in before applying it on my lid, but it still worked amazing. I have used homemade mixing medium in the past (glycerine and water), but I like the mixing medium from mac a lot better. The homemade mixing medium does irritate a bit after application and the mac one doesn't. Spanky you can use it several ways. Like I did just putting some drops on the brush or using a mixing plate and put a pigment and the mixing medium on it and then mix it in.
I don't think opague swatches of the blushes will show the effect they have and my camera doesn't pick up blended out swatches too well. I hope you can see Salsarose in the picture. It's beautiful and gives a rosy flush to the cheeks when applied with a light hand.