Sigh…Adele! Today, the official first single of her third album 25 was released and let’s just say once again, she’s got us all wound up in our emotions! “Hello” feels like a break-up record, but it’s really a call for forgiveness from herself and the crying game of letting go and moving forward. It’s beautiful, sweeping and touching in the simplicity of its lyrics. We know what time it is. #ADELEISBACK
Buttttt….sidenote. Has anyone ever talked about how ON POINT Adele’s makeup is? The cat-eye is now standard when it comes to eyeliner and the multiple Grammy Award winner has been epitomizing the full eye makeup look of lashes and a thick, black cat-eye for awhile now! When she debuted with 19 in 2008, her makeup was the equivalent of chaste with just notes of liner, light, neutral shadow and light mascara. By 2011, when her sophomore and world renowned LP 21 captured our hearts, Adele had adopted the Barbra Streisand look of femme fatale class: the cat-eye, a blended smokey eye, long, talon nails painted either a peachy pink or fire engine red and a strong contour of the cheeks. Adele was on the contour tipbefore YouTube took it over!
According to Glamour, for the 2013 Grammys, Adele’s makeup artist used the affordable Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner (in Black) from Maybelline. And the North London native SLAYYYYYED the eyeliner game that award show season, as she rook trophies, including an Oscar, for co-writing the James Bond theme song “Skyfall.” #yassbish
Musically, Adele is one of our greats right now. It sounds dramatic, but in today’s confusing and perpetually insatiable pop culture, her true talent reigns high. In the style and makeup department, she’s an underrated queen of the cat-eye and high glamour makeup.
Below, take a look at her makeup progression from 2010 to 2015 as it became evident the luxe, retro eye makeup is her thang. This is even reflected on her album cover for 25 as it’s just a black and white headshot of her gorge face. Go ‘head Adele!