ADELE: ‘HELLO’ Makeup Tutorial


Step 1: Complexion and brows

Start by applying your foundation all over the skin. For this particular look, keep the foundation application light.
Apply concealer underneath the eyes to cover dark under eye circles and also apply concealer to the centre of the face (bridge of the nose, forehead and chin) to attract light to the face.

Fill in your brows with powder or brow pencil and apply brow gel to keep them in place.

Step 2: Eyelid colour

Since Adele’s music video for Hello is monochrome, we can’t actually see her lid colour well but usually Adele goes for a colour close to her natural skin colour.
I would use a cream matte colour on the lid to help brighten the eyes.

Step 3: Crease

Apply a light brown shade into the crease and blend.

Step 4: Brow Bone

Apply the same lid shade to the brow bone. This will give the brows a natural brow lift.

Step 5: Bottom lash line

Apply the same crease colour to the bottom lash line and blend to remove any harsh edges.

Step 6: Eyeliner

Here comes the tricky part! This requires a steady hand and patience.
Start by lining the upper lash line with a liquid liner to get an even line across your lids and apply a subtle flick at the outer corner.
To help you create a subtle flick, you can also use concealer to help clean up any uneven lines.

Step 7: Lashes

Adele is known for her wispy, long lashes. Apply a pair of false eyelashes to create this cat eye look.
Apply mascara to the bottom lashes.

Step 8: Face Contour

Apply a contour powder to the cheekbones. This will create a very sharp definition of the cheeks and it will give you those Adele cheekbones.

Step 9: Lip Liner

Apply a nude lip liner, which has brown undertones, to the perimeter of the lip. Also, fill the entire lip in with this liner. This will ensure that your lipstick lasts longer and fades evenly throughout the day.

Step 10: Lip Colour

Adele is known for her signature red lipstick, however this look will go well with any lip colour you would like.

If you want to create an authentic Adele look, I would suggest going with a ‘fire engine red’ colour, however if you would like to recreate this particular look, stick to a nude with slightly brown undertones.

Leanne Mallia