While I’m not one to turn up the sparkle + colour in my holiday wardrobe, apparently that doesn’t apply to my makeup routine. I love a good red lip during the holidays and I’ve actually mixed two shades together to create the perfect dark red colour. I wore this makeup look in a post last week, 5 Items That Get Me Through the Holidays, and so many of you asked about it that I thought I would recreate it!

For my second Holiday giveaway, I’ve got some of my favourite Smashbox products – three of which are featured in this video! They are valued at $235. Entry details are below and the contest is open for one week, ending on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 11:59 EST. Good luck!

The Bite Beauty giveaway is now and the winner’s name is up! Please shoot me an email and we will organize shipment of your gift 🙂 Congratulations!

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    • August Diaries
      12.13.2016 / 8:06 am

      Thank you! I’ll have to try that one 🙂

      xx Jill

  1. Lynette
    12.12.2016 / 9:26 pm

    Love the make up videos. I really liked the first shade of red lipstick. As for self tanners I don’t use them a lot. Prefer bronzer. However, I do like the St. Tropez.

    Looking forward to the next posting

  2. Jessica
    12.12.2016 / 9:45 pm

    Great tutorial! Love seeing you branch out into more beauty posts. Please keep it up

  3. Stacia
    12.12.2016 / 9:55 pm

    I loved the tip about making use of bronzer as an eye shadow! The lip colour you create is also fantastic. I was wondering if you have any teeth whitening tips, or products that you make use of. Your teeth look great with the lip colour 🙂

    Xo Stacia

    • August Diaries
      12.13.2016 / 8:07 am

      Thanks Stacia! I am using Crest whitestrips at the moment, am going to do a post on it in the new year! Gotta get ready for my wedding 🙂

      xx Jill

  4. Solmari Bosley
    12.12.2016 / 11:44 pm

    Loving your videos! Could you please post the actual Mac eyecolor you used? The link sends me to all the colors and I’m not sure which one you used! Keep posting the videos…we love them!! ❤️❤️

    • August Diaries
      12.13.2016 / 8:04 am

      Oh sorry about that, I thought it was to the actual colour. I used Bronze!

      xx Jill

  5. Lesley
    12.13.2016 / 2:16 pm

    Hi Jill, I am loving your beauty videos– already made Charlotte Tilbury purchases thanks to you! I wanted to ask you your opinion on their bronzer/highlighter product, which was part of their dreamy look package. Have your tried this CT product? I noticed you used your own bronzer and highlighter in your recreation of the CT dreamy look video. Would love to know your thoughts!! Keep up your amazing beautiful work and blog– it is my go to for fashion and beauty!

    • August Diaries
      12.16.2016 / 12:24 am

      Hi Lesley!

      Yes I have and I love it. I didn’t have it for the video but am using it daily now. The bronzer is soft and natural looking and the highlighter is so so pretty. Definitely recommend it! And thank you, that means so much to me!

      xx Jill

  6. Emily
    01.04.2017 / 10:14 am

    I love this tutorial, so quick and easy! What shade in the Jane Iredale do you use?


    • August Diaries
      01.05.2017 / 12:04 am

      Thanks Emily! I use Golden Glow in the winter (which I used in this tutorial) and Riviera in the summer (slightly darker) 🙂

      xx Jill

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