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25.02.13

Adele In Jenny Packham – 2013 Oscars

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Academy Award nominee for best original song for ‘Skyfall’ and a performer of the evening, Adele, took to the red carpet at Sunday’s 2013 Oscars at the Dolby Theater in L.A.

After after a brief trial with colour at the Grammy Awards, Adele opted for her love of black with a dress from Jenny Packham.

I love Adele in a black gown—it looks so lovely against her alabaster skin—especially this beaded embellished design with sheer to-the-elbow sleeves and a perfectly nipped in waist. She looks elegant, confident, and very Oscars-appropriate.

Aside from the sparkle on her gown, Adele accessorized with a ring and earrings from Harry Winston. The singer’s half-up-half-down hairstyle with a little volume and face-framing strands allowed her retro eyeliner to really pop.

Do you love that Adele went back to her signature black dress style?

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13.02.13 Beauty, Makeup

A View to a Kill: Adele’s Outrageous Grammy Lashes

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Music’s biggest divas were out in full force for the 55th Grammy Awards, but we only had eyes for Adele’s killer lashes.

The singer, who won her seventh Grammy for ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ and will perform her theme song for the James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ at the Academy Awards next weekend, showed off a flawless, milky complexion, a nude lip and an awe-inducing set of eyelashes.

Michael Ashton, Adele’s personal make up artist for the last five years, was responsible for the look and told us: ‘When it comes to creating Adele’s red carpet looks, I like to take references from classic styling, films and iconic images then reinterpret them with my own aesthetic. This gives an end look that is polished and current, but also softly elegant and timeless.’

Here is how he did it: ‘First, prep and prime to perfection! My secret to creating picture perfect skin is to massage Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation into the face and add a sheer veil of YSL Touche Eclat near the inner tear ducts, through the t-zone and high planes.’

‘Brows are always so important to complete any make up look. I use a clear brow set to groom the shape and then fill and extend with Lancome Le Crayon Poudre brow pencil.’

‘Eye shadow is kept to a minimum for this look, with just a subtle highlighter on the brow bone, followed by gentle contouring through the socket. I used Lancome Colour Design Infinite in Continuous Creme as a base, then created dimension using Lancome Colour Design Eye Shadow Palette in Coral Crush.’

‘The real hero of this look is the liner and lashes. Using Maybelline Studio Gel Liner in Black, start on the inner corner of the eye and increase the width of liner as you extend towards the outer corner finishing with a flirty flick.’

‘To give the eyes a polished yet understated feel, I placed false lashes along the entire upper lashline before building up lash density with Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara top and bottom.’

‘To finish the look, I filled in the lip with Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in Beige 101 working from the middle of the mouth and creating the desired shaped using a lip brush. Blot off the excess before tidying edges using MyFace Lip Liner in Nude and apply a slick of Sisley White Diamond lip gloss to the centre of the lip.’

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Lancôme Color Design Infinite 24H Eyeshadow
Lancôme Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette – Coral Crush
Maybelline Gel Eye Liner
Lancôme Hypnôse Star Mascara
Armani Beauty Rouge D’Armani Lipstick

Adele In Valentino Couture – 2013 Grammy Awards

Adele In Valentino Couture - 2013 Grammy Awards

I was very excited to see Adele take to the red carpet this evening in California at the 2013 Grammy Awards for two reasons.

Firstly, Adele is wearing a colour other than black for a refreshing, long overdue, change; and the shorter version of her Valentino Spring 2013 Couture dress works better for me at knee-length.

The original length could’ve been quite unflattering, overly fussy and not really event appropriate.

Save the longer length for Keira Knightley I say.

Her red-and-black embroidered frock with a full voluminous skirt was styled with matching pumps.

A sweeping updo and glossy lips completed her look.

Do you love this departure from her usual style, or is it not working for you?

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14.01.13

Adele In Burberry – 2013 Golden Globe Awards

Adele In Burberry - 2013 Golden Globes‘Skyfall’ songstress Adele made her return to the red carpet at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, hosted at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

She clad her curves in a black, boatneck Burberry number with lace detail and a bracelet sleeve; it was nothing if not sophisticated.

While the overall look could have been a bore for such a bold personality, she pumped it up with sparkling Cartier jewels and sizzling red, talon-shaped nails.

Adele is still flaunting her new-mom glow, and her pretty makeup only brought it out even more. Her hair seemed a bit overdone, but the bouffant played into the ensemble’s retro-elegant vibe.

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21.02.12

Adele In Burberry – 2012 Brit Awards

Adele is expected to take home several Brit Awards this evening much like she did at the Grammy’s last week.

Tonight she wore yet another black floor-length dress, this time by Burberry.

This dress is almost identical to her Grammy dress, as it’s black and has three-quarter length sleeves.

Despite the similarities I much prefer the Armani dress. Maybe that red pout swung the vote or maybe this dress is just a tad dull.

De Beers jewels completed her look.

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13.02.12

Adele In Giorgio Armani – 2012 Grammy Awards

Making her highly anticipated comeback after undergoing surgery on her vocal chords, Adele hit the red carpet at the 2012 Grammy Awards in LA this evening.

Up for the night’s biggest awards, Adele proved her true diva status in a Giorgio Armani gown.

She looks stunning in the three-quarter-length-sleeved dress covered in black sequins and cinched in at the waist by a black grosgrain panel on the front.

Showcasing a lighter hairdo, she completed the look with bright red lippie and dazzling diamond-encrusted De Beers earrings.

What a great way to make your comeback. This is the best she has ever looked.

Adele will also be performing this evening.

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