Happy 2012 everybody! I hope you all had an incredible New Years, looked fabulous and had fun (I probably had a bit TOO much fun, if you know what I mean!). I'm starting 2012 off with a look that was recently requested by one of my previous Bloggers of the Month - Marla (of http://marlaandmakeup.blogspot.com/). I'll admit I was hesitant to take on Adele's signature look because I've never been great at mastering the art of simple, neutral looks but I gave it my best shot.
Adele's looks are always so simple, but so stunning. I would say the three things that come to mind when I think of Adele's makeup are: elongated liner, neutral tones and luxurious lashes. Her look is very consistent, and she seems to pull a lot of influence from the late 50's, early 60's - but with a modern update.
I made sure to have thick liner, big lashes and tried my best to match her flawless alabaster complexion. I think I succeeded on the first two but having eaten WAYYYYY too many sweets over the past three weeks of vacation, no amout of makeup can fix my angry dermis at the moment. So, I apologize for some of the unsightly blemishes in the video. Moving on though - let's check out some of the pictures:
I went ahead and filmed a tutorial for this look as well in case you guys would like to try it for yourself. It's incredibly easy - it only uses a few different colors of eyeshadow and they are shades that most people probably have. The trick to Adele's looks is that they are supposed to be very natural - so you should make the look work with (not against) your natural skin tone. For someone with darker skin than me (i.e. pretty much everyone, wahhhh so pasty) you'll probably have to edit your color selection a bit. The video also has tips for hiding blemishes, powdering your face and making dramatic eyeliner work best for you.
Hope you guys enjoyed it and thank you to Marla for the request - it was a lot of fun! If you have your own request feel free to leave it in the comment section or e-mail me at pigmentsandpalettes (@) gmail.com anytime! Adele thanks you for reading this post. :)