After the success of her album '30' and not one, but two Vogue covers under her belt, few would argue that this last year has pretty much belonged to Adele. As her career has climbed to new heights, we've been paying close attention to Adele's make-up prowess too. There's a lot to talk about. From Adele's signature winged eyeliner to her forever blown out hair. Adele is now not only a regular chart-topper but a bona fide beauty icon too, and we've been taking tips.
Her latest standout moment was the soft-glam-with-a-twist look that she cracked out at the 2022 Brit Awards. That warm contour, bold brow, and smokey eye are the signposts of old Hollywood glamour, and Adele's clearly a fan. Adele's make-up artist Anthony Nguyen gave the look a bit of 2022-worthy edge with OTT liner, and an ombré nude lip. And for those wondering how to achieve Adele's full and perfectly lined lips at home, TikTok has the answer in the form of a 30 second masterclass from make-up extraordinaire Mario Dedivanovic.
Famed for his face sculpting skills - he's the pro behind Kim Kardashian's contouring routine - his now viral 'lip lift' creates fuller looking lips through strategic placement of lip liner.
How To Line On Fuller Lips Like Adele's At Home
How is it done? Tackle your Cupid's bow first. 'The Cupid’s bow should be more over-lined than the outer corners,' Mario shared. 'This step makes lips appear fuller, more enhanced, and shortens the space between nose and lip,' and once this is filled in, draw towards the outer corners, being sure to stay inside the natural lip line and not veer outside.
Next, repeat this process for the bottom lip.'Slightly overline the centre of the bottom lip line, then extend the liner upwards toward the outer corners of the mouth, again moving the liner inside the lip line,' he says. 'This creates the illusion of a lifted lip.' And note, straying outside of the line on these outer corners can dramatically alter the shape of your lips and create a downturned mouth, so you'll need steady hands.
Finally, the ombré effect not only creates a plumped up shape, but also helps your lipstick to last longer without smudging or bleeding. Simply blend the lip liner from the corners inward with a brush, then tidy the edges with concealer. 'Finish by applying a dab of your foundation or concealer to the brush, then clean up the edges of the lower lip if necessary so the liner looks crisp. This creates an even greater lifted effect.' And voila, the professional way to create a plumper, red-carpet-ready lip worthy of Adele herself.
While we wait on tenterhooks for the exact shade of nude lipstick that Anthony used for this bombshell look, here are more Adele approved buys to add to your shopping basket in the meantime:
Shop: The Adele-Approved Beauty Buys To Shop Now
Pat McGrath Labs Mothership IX: Huetopian Dream Palette, £120
Once you try a Pat McGrath eyeshadow, you simply don't look back. The pigment is second to none: they're buttery, opaque, and blend like a dream. The glitter shades are our favourite. They're best applied with the finger instead of a brush - you can deposit more colour this way, for the way the warmth of your finger picks up the shadows well. We'd put our money on Adele wearing the shade on the top right of the palette.