Adele has been all over social media since her recent album dropped, and the star’s most recent debut on YouTube gave us some insight on her beauty tips and tricks.
In a glam session with YouTube beauty guru Nikki de Jager—she’s also known as NikkieTutorials—the two dive deep into all-things beauty while the makeup artist gives Adele a makeover on half her face. “You truly see the power of makeup when she does that with half my face for sure,” says Adele in the video.
Nikki starts with a moisturizing primer before going in with the rest of the base, but Adele admits that she prefers to keep things light in her day-to-day. “A brow and a nail and I’m good to go,” she says. “I can’t do lip liner to save my life—they just get bigger and bigger if I do it myself. I look ridiculous—I look like I’m drunk from the night before.”
What she can do, though, is brows. “I love a brow. But also if I don’t dye my brows—like these are dyed—I look like Voldemort. They go so pale and blonde. I actually learned how to dye my own brows in the pandemic. I used to go every week because I really am fair. One day I did a load of research, watched a YouTube video—ordered all the products on Amazon. I do it once a week on my own now.”
While she typically relies on her makeup artist for the eyes, Adele says she loves her iconic cat-wing eyeliner and a contoured lid. When asked if she could live without it, the Hello singer says, “I just feel like it’s my staple. Also, without bragging, I do have such great eyes for makeup. I have my nana’s eyes. I have a real socket going on…Every time I meet a makeup artist they really go to town on my eyelids.” If she’s doing it herself, she’ll use the same color in her crease as she does for her cheek contour.
“One thing I feel like I can get away with is if I had my hair natural, it’s quite wavy and curly, so I do that. Then, I’ll just put on that Charlotte Tilbury glowy thing, that glowy cream, but I just put it on over my face. Then, I’ll put a really nice bronze highlight pretty much all over my face and look like I just walked off a beach.”
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