I’m back with a vengeance after a wonderful long weekend off – meaning completely off of social media and email. It was much-needed and I highly recommend it if you are feeling a little worn down or overwhelmed. We are constantly “on” and it can be overstimulating and exhausting.

Anyway, I’m sharing part two of my day to night makeup series (see the first one here). This one is slightly more complicated and time-consuming, but a classic brown smokey eye is worth it, in my opinion. No need to completely redo your makeup, a few touch-ups, and a bit of smoke or colour will suffice.

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Annabelle Big Show Gel lip liner



  1. Diana
    02.22.2017 / 10:14 am

    I love your makeup posts I know you have consistently recommended Makeup Forever HD concealer, but I wasn’t totally convinced because your skin is already so flawless. But I have to tell you – after trying just about every concealer, I finally decided to give it a try and it is TRULY AMAZING! THANK YOU!!

    • August Diaries
      02.22.2017 / 2:15 pm

      I’m so thrilled that you like it so much!!!

      xx Jill

  2. Lynette
    02.22.2017 / 9:07 pm

    Love all your beauty videos! Keep them coming. And, I love all the accents and tv show references. This is gorgeous and chic! Love! xo

  3. Jessica
    02.26.2017 / 9:02 am

    Hi! Love this video -have been following you the last month and your videos/product recommendatioms have been so helpful! Question- I just bought the Charlotte Tilbury micro powder. What’s the best brush to apply with and which color do you use? Still figuring out the best way to use and how it should look – I’m pretty new to setting my make up. Thank you for all the beauty advice!!

    • August Diaries
      02.27.2017 / 2:05 pm

      Hi Jessica! I’m so so glad. I love this powder. I’m a #2 and I use the powder + sculpt brush ( to apply so I can put it in very specific places (forehead, chin, nose). I also didn’t really set my makeup much, I don’t like the cakey look it gave sometimes give. Hopefully this helps, let me know if you have any other questions!

      xx Jill

  4. 03.01.2017 / 10:14 am

    Jill, this is fabulous as always. Your skin & and your make up are always so stunning and I love that you are sharing exactly how its done. I have a request! Any chance you would touch on how to conceal under eye… trying to find the words… signs of aging, fine lines, wrinkles, etc. Very bad things happening under the eye. I always think I’m good until I look at pictures. Reality check. Maybe there is nothing I can do (turning 40) BUT I’m not giving up yet. I’m doing all the right things in terms of skin care and diet, etc… I’m thinking maybe it has to do with my make up application or something. Help! LOL.
    XO! Gina

    • August Diaries
      03.02.2017 / 9:58 am

      Thanks Gina! Don’t worry there are always fixes… and everyone has fine lines! My advice would be to make sure you’re applying eye cream before concealer. You want to make sure it’s very well moisturized so you don’t get creases. Other than that, a really good creamy concealer is helpful (I love Make Up For Ever Ultra HD: and a setting powder that is super, super fine too (Love the Charlotte Tilbury: Don’t apply too much concealer on the outer part of your eye where you have the most creases… it’s not needed as much as the inner dark corner. Also don’t apply too much powder… swirl the brush in the powder and then tap off excess. Otherwise the powder will settle. It’s all a balance!

      The other thing to remember is that we’re living, breathing, moving people and we can never really have the perfect, creaseless complexion that models have. They have people touching up their creases all the time! I get creases sometimes as well, and you can just smooth them out with a finger or beautyblender 🙂 Hope that’s helpful!

      xx Jill

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