Thursday, February 16, 2012
Do You Adore Adele? Her Beauty Goes Beyond Just The Voice
Adoring Adele! Especially after the British beauty brought home 6 Grammy Awards on Sunday evening.
We received a personal email from an Adele fan, asking us to write about her lovely makeover. And indeed, we took one look at those stunning cat-eyes as she sang for the first time, following recent delicate, vocal chord surgery.
Adele looked every bit the superstar she has become, in head-to-toe, slimming black, giving her an hourglass silhouette.
We just assumed that 23-year-old Adele had a lot of very expensive hair extensions, like so many celebrities wear today. But boy, were we mistaken. A friend of ours recently told us, "That's all Adele's real hair."
Yeah, right, we chuckled. But look at what we found:
She used to be a hair model: "My cousin used me for a hair-dressing competition," says Adele. "I have so much hair - its so big!"
Adele has gone blonder, as you can see by the 2012 Grammys photo. We like the golden locks and think they suit her beautifully. Her hair has such bounce and fullness and it was bombshell-styled.
Her makeup follows a classic, cool beauty look. Adele has a peaches 'n cream complexion. We don't see much blush from the photo, but that could just be the lighting. If Adele's makeup artist chose to skip the blush, well that's a 'no-no.' Foundation alone, gives off a flat appearance to the face. Blush is needed to add warmth and add more definition to the cheekbones.
Still, we give high marks to Adele's sexy cat-eyes. Wow! Her eyes really pop, thanks to strong dose of black liquid eyeliner applied on top of silver-grey shadow and a double layer of false lashes. (Try a pair of Smoke and Mirrors Beauty faux lashes ($13.50) by Kardashian family makeup artist Stephen Moleski).
She finishes off the look with a bold, matte red lipstick. Nothing 'orange-y' about this mouth. It's a cool red with blue undertones.
More great news for the talented singer. Adele graces the March cover of Vogue. Can't get any better than that! Read on what she has said to CNN's Anderson Cooper and to the magazine:
"I’ve never seen magazine covers or music videos and been like ‘I need to look like that to be a success.’ I don’t want to be some skinny mini with my tits out. I really don’t want to do it and I don’t want people confusing what it is that I’m about. I just stand there and sing. I don’t do stunts or anything. I’m just writing love songs. I’m not trying to be pop. I’m not trying to be jazz. I’m not trying to be anything. I’m just writing love songs and everyone loves a love song."
Adele doesn't like walking the red carpet: "I hate the red carpet. I don’t feel insecure, I just feel like, Oh, I don’t want to do this. I literally get a stomach cramp. At the VMA’s last year I felt really out of my comfort zone because there were so many superstars there. But that’s been the case from day one. I never feel like, Oh, yeah, I should be here."
But, Adele. You SHOULD be here. You belong here.