Adele-Inspired 'Old World' Glam

Monday, March 5, 2012

It's no secret that I love Adele. Her knock out voice and old world glam style are just beautiful. Her recent appearance at the Grammy's was quite the sight to behold. Not only did she perform for a live audience for the first time since her surgery but she managed to take home a whopping '6' Grammys in one evening! Unbelievable.

Her outfit, hair, and makeup screamed of old world glam and I was so inspired by the look that I just had to recreate it for all of you.

This is a very special blog as my sister is home from college and has agreed to ever-so-beautifully model for me today. :) In fact, I think she models the look marvelously!!

With a few 'basic' colors & tools you can rock Adele's gorgeous look too! Check it out:

Rolling in the Deep

To create this look here's what you'll need: Red lipstick, Revlon Custom Eyes Mascara in blackest black, Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara in blackest black, Revlon Color Stay liquid eyeliner in black, a light cream colored eyeshadow and a darker brownish-mauve eyeshadow. 

  1. Start by applying primer all over the eyelid from lash to brow 
  2. Cover the eyelid completely with the light cream eyeshadow color 
  3. Line the crease of the eye with the darker brownish-mauve eyeshadow color 
  4. Line away! Get out your liquid eyeliner and begin to line the top of the eye. You will want to really 'wing out' the ends of the line to give it an eye popping effect. TIP: If you have never worked with liquid liner try 'patting' the liner into the lash line- it really helps. You can build on that line and go over it as much as you need. ANOTHER TIP: You can always 'draw' the design of the line you want first by outlining it with a dark colored eyeshadow and a liner brush. Then just go over all of it with the liquid. 
  5. Mascara time! Get out your Lash Blast mascara and give your lashes one good coat (top & bottom)
  6. Next you will add one coat of the Revlon Custom Eye mascara over the Lash Blast and BOOM! You will not believe how much volume and drama you can create with these two beauty weapons.
  7. Finish the look with red lipstick! Line the lips first and then fill them in completely with the red color. 
  8. I didn't go over the foundation details, but I applied foundation first then followed with a little powder and some blush on the apples of the cheeks to perfect Candice's look. 

Gorgeous isn't she?

I hope that you've been inspired (as I was) by this easy to create look. I hope that YOU will experiment and try your hand at it. 

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Love you all. Thank you so much for reading and stay tuned for an exciting week ahead. I've got some good things on the radar. 


  1. Cute blog!! I would love for you to come check out my blog. I am now following, I hope you will follow back too! Thank you!

    Love, Lee

  2. I AM following now Lee! Thanks so much for checking out the Bee's Knees!

  3. Wow!!!! You are so amazing Melissa Joy! Candice LOOKS sooooo beautiful! :) Great job honey! Keep up the great work! <3

  4. Beautiful look, and what a gorgeous model! Love your blog!


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