This 5 minute smokey eye makeup tutorial comes very highly requested! I appreciate your patience while I edited the video. This is one of my go-to going out looks because it’s quick, easy + chic. I hope it’s helpful and please let me know if you have any questions! Comment or email me, I’m always happy to help 🙂


PS There’s a flash sale at Shopbop that I wanted to let you know about since some of you were asking about specific products. It’s on for 3 days only and there are a ton of items on sale. Happy Shopping!



  1. 11.01.2016 / 11:32 am

    Jill, this is one of the best make up tutorials I’ve ever viewed. Love this monochrome eye look and you are beyond gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this. It is similar to my make up routine yet I feel like I learned a few new and valuable tips. I need to try your mascara rec. for sure, and the 2nd lash curl. Also, I’m very curious about this Nars highlighter.
    Your blog make me happy;) That is really the simplest way I can put it.
    I hope you are having a lovely week so far.
    XO! Gina

    • August Diaries
      11.03.2016 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks so much Gina! Your comments always make my day. Let me know how things go!

      xx Jill

      PS Your comments make me happy!

  2. Kait
    11.01.2016 / 11:44 am

    What’s the eye shadow used in this tutorial? It’s beautiful!

    • August Diaries
      11.01.2016 / 12:19 pm

      Thanks! It’s Mulch by MAC… there’s a direct link to a it in the product widget!

      xx Jill

  3. Yaindy
    11.01.2016 / 2:04 pm

    Yay , so glad you did a video. Keep them coming. 🙂

    • August Diaries
      11.03.2016 / 10:11 am

      Thanks, will do! Any requests?

      xx Jill

  4. Lynette
    11.01.2016 / 9:01 pm

    This was a great tutorial. Simple, attainable and engaging. Look forward to more from you! Love your blog and congratulations on your engagement.

    • August Diaries
      11.03.2016 / 10:12 am

      Thanks Lynette!

      xx Jill

  5. mia
    11.01.2016 / 9:12 pm

    can you do a tutorial on how to make your boyfriend better at taking photos of you lol

    • August Diaries
      11.02.2016 / 10:43 am

      Hahah, sure I actually can! I’ll ask him to do a guest post 🙂

      xx Jill

    • August Diaries
      11.03.2016 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks Laura 🙂

      xx Jill

  6. Marta R
    11.02.2016 / 5:04 pm

    I really like your posts and videos and I would like to watch more videos! Maybe “Get ready with my” or some fashion videos would be a great videos to watch.

    Keep this level Jill, you nailed it.

    With love,

    A reader from Spain.

    PS: sorry for my English haha

    • August Diaries
      11.03.2016 / 10:13 am

      Thank you so much love!!

      xx Jill

  7. Kate
    11.22.2016 / 1:40 am

    You mentioned you moved out east? Where abouts?!

    • August Diaries
      11.23.2016 / 12:47 pm

      Ya, I moved to Toronto over the summer!

      xx Jill

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