I know, I know... Lots of Adele nowadays. She has an amazing voice, and one other thing is for certain - her makeup is always flawless thanks to her makeup artist, Michael Ashton. Seriously, he is wonderful, and if you've ever admired Adele's makeup, you know what a genius he is. I'm always asked why I don't do YouTube tutorials, and to be honest, it always comes down to one thing... time! Being a full time business owner and makeup artist, having two small children, working on a charity committee, all the while trying to keep my sanity and run a household...ah! The amount of time, work, energy, editing, lighting, equipment expense required, I'd seriously have to go all in or not do it at all. I don't like to do anything halfway ;)
That being said, I thought I'd hook up my first generation iPad mini and my Glamcor lighting and give it a go. Well, the results are meh - they are what they are. A quick idea in my head turned into filming, adjusting, editing, uploading, editing again, trying to get the product titles to stay put, editing... well, you get the picture.
My first attempt ain't perfect - in fact, it's pretty far from it. But I've always had the 'gift of gab' so really, if my equipment was set up properly, it might take care of most of those issues (since I'm not editing because of messing up information - I'm actually giving TOO much information and need to trim it down to the required 15 mins YouTube rule!).
Please don't judge...well, not too much at least. Here she is!
The product titles only worked for about half of the products (*sigh*), so I will list them all below:
Foundation - Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless in shades 110 & 130
Concealer - Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Light
Powder - Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Contour - MAC Taupe Powder Blush
Brow Highlight - Makeup Geek Sweet Dreams Pigment
Liner - Essence Eyeliner Pen (the waterproof version is ah-mazing too!)
Mascara - Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes (NB - anyone that knows me, knows I normally love Maybelline mascara, and I still do. I treated myself to this one on a recent trip to NYC and it's my absolute favourite right now...but sadly running out)
Lipstick - MAC Hue
Where to find:
Hourglass Cosmetics - Sephora
Charlotte Tilbury - Holt Renfrew
e.l.f. Cosmetics - Old Navy has the largest selection, or online at elfcosmetics.com
Essence Cosmetics - Shoppers Drug Mart
Makeup Geek - online only at makeupgeek.com
Ardell False Lashes and Kiss Lash Adhesive - Walmart
As I mentioned in the tutorial, you could create this same look and feel using an array of different colours - it's more about the technique - soft cut crease, liquid liner, lashes and contour, that really make it Adele-esque!