Someone Like You – The Adele Songbook concert is currently touring the UK, and I’m going to see the production on Tuesday in Glasgow at the King’s Theatre (you can book tickets here). With Adele on the brain, I thought I’d try out her classic makeup look.
In this production, Katie Markham, who featured in the BBC’s Adele special and who is endorsed by Adele herself, performs an array of song’s from Adele’s three award-winning albums – numbers ranging from Chasing Pavements to Hello.
Most people associate cat-flick eyeliner with Amy Winehouse, but to me, it always reminds me of Adele. I rarely ever wear eyeliner, so I thought i’d have a go at it for an Adele-inspired makeup look to wear to the concert. Adele’s skin is always flawless and natural, with contouring. She usually wears a nude lip, and her black cat flick is always dramatic.
For my base, I used Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Foundation (£8.99 from Boots) in the shade Ivory, then Rimmel’s Match Perfection Illuminating Concealer (£6.49 from Boots) in the shade Ivory. I applied these with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99 from Boots) by dabbing and pressing the product into the skin.
I then drew in my contour lines with Benefit Cosmetics’ Hoola Quickie Contour Stick (£23.50 from Benefit) and blended those out. I then went over these with Benefit’s Hoola Lite Bronzer (£24.50 from Benefit). Finally, I applied Benefit’s Coralista Blush (£22.05 from Benefit) to the apples of my cheeks.
Finally, it was time to tackle the eyes – the key part of the look. I used the bottom right shade (a warm brown) from Charlotte Tilbury’s Limited Edition Legendary Muse Luxury Palette, in my crease and outer corners, then I went in and attempted a sharp and dramatic eyeliner flick with her Feline Flick Eyeliner Pen (£22 from Charlotte Tilbury). I finished off with a couple of coats of Covergirl’s Lash Blast 24HR Mascara ($6.94 from Walmart). If you can apply false lashes, all the better – I just can’t manage it!
For someone who is so inexperienced in applying eye liner, I think this look turned out quite well. I kept everything else really pared back so that it stood out. I can’t wait to re-create it for the concert next week. If you’re an Adele fan, the tour is moving on to SO many different towns and cities across the UK, so there is bound to be a performance near you.
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