I am an essentials girl, both in beauty and style. Experimenting can be fun, but you need to have your tried and true products and pieces that never let you down (i.e. the perfect white tee + jeans or your favourite nude lipstick). The beauty industry is vast and overwhelming, with a product for every single issue that women may have (brow highlighter, crease shadow, lip liner). It’s lovely to see a prominent brand come out with a beauty edit that revolves around a few signature products to create a glowing complexion, sculptured features with subtle highlights, and the perfect nude lip.

That’s what I’m all about and what I believe makeup is truly about: highlighting yourself and your features, without changing anything. Of course you can shape and define, but be yourself and celebrate your beautiful face. I put the Burberry Essentials collection to the test (including the new Lip Contour and Fresh Glow highlighter) in the video below – enjoy!

Shot in collaboration with Burberry Beauty



  1. Mackenzie
    07.27.2017 / 9:45 am

    I love all of this! I’m all about the basics and this just gave me all the morning inspiration I needed to keep things simple. You are the best part of my morning routine and always give me new ideas to try. Thx

  2. Stacia
    07.27.2017 / 9:56 am

    Love this look! It is so fresh and natural looking. I was wondering if you felt the highlight stick and then powered was a lot of shimmer. Is the power quite sparkley?

    • August Diaries
      07.27.2017 / 1:08 pm

      It’s quite a highlighted look, which is what I was going for – if you want a more subtle highlight, you an definitely use just one!!

      xx Jill

  3. 07.27.2017 / 11:01 am

    I love that lip tint. It is your perfect natural shade! You look amazing as always! I’ve never tried anything by Burberry Beauty but I’ve been thinking of trying their eyeshadow in black. It looks like the perfect texture to create a dramatic smokey eye. I’ve been dying to recreate this look. Would you ever do a tutorial on this ….
    I’m dying to try a sleek all black look with natural hair and make up and have those eyes as the statement. So gorgeous.

    XO! Gina

  4. Eve
    07.27.2017 / 11:17 am

    Love your everyday looks!! I always want to go and try them out! These products are definitely up my alley!

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