In this post I breakdown Adele’s Makeup.
What you’ll need:
- Foundation- NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Siberia
- Concealer- NARS Duo Concealer in Vanilla/Honey
- Powder- NARS Pressed Powder in Snow
- Highlighter- NARS Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
- Blush- NARS Powder Blush in Sex Appeal
- NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
- NARS Duo Cream Eyeshadow in Decameron
- Eye shadow inner corner/brow bone highlight-NARS Eyeshadow in Edie
- Lid and crease- NARS Eyeshadow in Galapagos
- Crease- NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong
- Lower lash line- NARS Eyeshadow in Galapagos
- Liquid Eyeliner- NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Nuits Blanches
- Brows- NARS Eyeshadow in Blondie
- Mascara- NARS Larger Than Life Voluminizing Mascara
- Lashes- Ardell Invisibands Lacies Black
- DUO Eyelash Glue
- Lip pencil- NARS Lipliner Pencil in Fantasia
- Lipstick- NARS Lipstick in Barbarella
Moisturize and use primer to prep your skin for makeup. Using a foundation brush or your fingers apply your NARS Sheer Matte foundation from the center of your face, blending downward and outward. Apply concealer with a concealer brush or fingers over and under the eyes and wherever additional coverage is needed. Using a large fluffy brush, set your makeup with the pressed powder.
- Smile to find the round, fleshy, apple of your cheeks and apply your Sex Appeal blush, blending softly up into the hairline for a natural flush. Apply Albatross highlighting powder on the cheekbone to highlight and sculpt the features.
- Using the doe foot applicator, apply NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base all over the eye from lash line to brow bone. Using a synthetic bristle brush or a clean finger, apply cream eye shadow in Decameron to the lid up into the crease as well as a thin line on the lower lash line-this will intensify the powder eye shadow you apply on top of it. Apply Galapagos to the lid and up to the crease, following the natural shape of the eye socket. Using a pencil and blending brush, blend Mekong eye shadow into the crease, slightly extending the shape of the outer corner until you achieve the desired shape and effect.
- Line the upper lash line with a thin line of liquid black eye liner. Using the felt tip NARS Eyeliner Stylo, and a steady hand, apply a thin line to the upper lashes, working tight against the lash line, beginning at the middle of the eye. Wherever you put the applicator down first is where you will deposit the most color and product. After you make your line or —dash—in the middle extend the line to the outer edge of your eye and kick it up at the outer corner for a cat eye, winged effect. If you mess up simply take a Q-tip moistened with water or makeup remover to remove and start again and touch up your eye shadow. It takes patience and practice, you’ll get there. Whatever is left on the applicator you want to use to line the inner corner and finish connecting the eye liner. Once you have achieved the line and shape you want, you can go back over the line and thicken or straighten it as needed. If it gets too thick, again you can use the wet Q-tip to fix it. Apply Edie eye shadow to the tear ducts and brow bone to highlight.
- Use a pencil brush to apply the lid color, Galapagos eye shadow, to the lower lash line, smudging the product into the lower lashes, smoking out the line and blending the two shades together to achieve the desired effect. You want the most concentration of color and product to be on the outer edge and corner of the eye.
- Using a black eye pencil, starting at the outer lashes and working your way in, apply a thin line to the bottom lashes and the inner wet line, getting thinner as you reach the inner corner and tear duct. Again you really want to deposit the product at the base of the lashes, making the lashes look thick and lush and further defining the eye.
- Once the liquid eyeliner has dried, curl your lashes with a metal eyelash curler. Get as far back to the eyelid as possible (without pinching!) and pump the curler for ten seconds to really lock in the curl. Apply the voluminizing mascara to the upper and lower lashes, getting as far back to the root of the lashes as possible for a thick, rich look.
- Using tweezers, carefully remove the lashes. Don’t be afraid to cut them first to fit your eye shape. Apply a thin but substantial amount of glue to the base of the lashes, (I apply a little extra on the inner and outer edges) wait twenty seconds for the glue to become tacky, and then apply the lashes from the outer corner of your eye first and working your way in. You want to place lashes just on top of your own natural lashes; you can hold them in place and give them a moment to set up before you proceed.
- Use a synthetic bristle angle brush to lightly fill in your brows with NARS eye shadow in Blondie, you’re creating a shadow effect, the illusion that there is slightly more hair.
- Line the lips with a lip pencil that matches your lip color like Fantasia lip pencil. Apply Barbarella lipstick on top to complete the Adele look.
In honor of her 23rd birthday today I wanted to share with you a breakdown of Adele’s makeup. I am a huge fan of her music, she is fantastically talented, and I love her refreshing style and British wit. Her makeup always looks incredible, and with her continued focus on playing up her light colored eyes with copper and smoky eye shadows, she is a girl after my own heart. Her skin is like porcelain and she proves that pale can be stunningly beautiful, I only wish she protected her skin and didn’t smoke!
What do you think of Adele’s makeup? Are you also a fan of her music?