Friday, 24 February 2012

Best of British : Adele inspired look with Elf Cosmetics

Hi Guys

Did anyone else get makeup envy over Adele’s gorgeous look at the Brit Awards on Tuesday night!?

We were totally bowled over by her singing talent but her smokey eyes had us all rushing to the office cabinet fighting for the gunmetal shadows and flirty lashes!

Adele’s success at the Brit Awards 2012 made us feel super proud to be British and so to celebrate, e.l.f cosmetics is offering you guys a FREE SHIPPING Weekend, so you can all stock up on goodies to achieve Adele’s award winning look! We may not all be able to belt a good tune like she does but we can at least look as good!

We’ve recreated her look using products from the e.l.f Studio and Mineral Ranges. See how we did it below.

Products used:

How we achieved this look:

Step 1:

Use the Studio Tinted Moisturiser to even out the complexion and give your skin a radiant finish.

Step 2

Apply Primer to the lids to create a smooth canvas and base for applying the eye shadow.

Step 3

Take the e.l.f Eye Shadow Brush and apply Studio Pigment Eye shadow in Naughty Noire to the whole eyelid. Work the colour into the socket and along the crease line blending outwards to create a slight flick at the outer corners.

Step 4
Next using the Defining Eye brush apply Studio Matte Eye shadow in Charcoal to the outer corner of the eyes to shape them into a slight winged effect. Blend the colour into the socket line for a really defined and dramatic effect.

Step 5

Adele has used a white shadow in the inner corners of her eyes to really make them pop and add dimension to her look. Take the elf Eye Crease Brush and dot Studio Single Eye shadow in Sand Dollar to the inner corners of the eyes and blend outwards along the bottom lashes to create a bright-eyed look.

Step 6

To recreate Adele’s luscious, flicked out lashes we used Dramatic Lashes from the Flirty Eyelash Pallets set.

Step 7  

Once the lashes have set, line the eyes with Studio Cream Eyeliner in Black and create a flicked, wing at the outer edge of the eye for a more intense look. 

Step 8

Define the eyebrows using Studio Eyebrow Treat and Tame to groom your brows to perfection.

Brow on Right Styled with Eyebrow Treat and Tame compared to bare brow on the left

Step 9

Line the bottom lashes with e.l.f Shimmering Eyeliner in Black Bandit be careful not to line the whole of the bottom lash line as this will close the eyes making them appear smaller. Bring the liner in to about 1/3 in for best effect.

Step 10

Now we’re going to recreate those stunning cheekbones using e.l.f Studio Blush in Mellow Mauve. Sweep this gorgeous matte finish blusher along the cheekbones and apples to define them and give your face a radiant glow. We used the e.l.f Blushing, Bronzing and Blending Brush. 

Final Touch

Finally for Adele’s Gorgeous Pout we used Mineral Lipstick in Fiery Fuchsia to make the lips soft and supple with healthy pink tone.


We think our model (who also by the way goes by the name Adele..oh the irony!) looks great! What do you think?

That’s it guys! Thanks for reading we hope you liked it and will give it a go!

Why not take advantage of our Free Shipping weekend and get all your bits and pieces to recreate your fave looks from the Brit Awards!

Just enter the follow code* at checkout:



*Valid on all orders of £10 or over, from Friday 24.02.12 12pm (UK Time) till Monday 27.02.12. 9.30am (UK Time).





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