Monday, May 23, 2011

Makeup Monday: Inspired by Adele




 
As I was flipping through last month's Teen Vogue (yes, I'm a subscriber, even though I'm 26), I came across this stunning photo of Adele:

I loved the use of purples in not just the shadow, but also the liner and mascara. Paired with a light, neutral lip and beautiful contouring, this went to the top of my list of looks I wanted to try on myself. I figured I would make it into a Makeup Monday and show you my own take on it! I'm saving the contour tutorial for a later date, so this look mostly focuses on the eyes, with some mild contouring using Estée Lauder's Bronze Goddess underneath and Smashbox Illusion highlighter on my cheekbones.

For what I used and step by step instructions, continue reading after the jump.


What I used on my eyes:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Estée Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in Crystal Sand
Psychedelic Sister eyeshadow Urban Decay Fun Palette

Estée Lauder Stay in Place Gel Eyeliner in Stay Violet
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Mascara Duo (also comes in green, blue and a more fuchsia-ish purple to coordinate with your eye color - and you can find these at most stores. I got mine at CVS)


What I used on my cheeks and lips:
Estée Lauder Soft Shimmer Bronzer (contour)
Smashbox Masquerade Baked Fusion Soft Lights Palette - ooh, it's on sale! (highlight)
Julie Hewett Bijou Collection Lipstick in Biba

Follow the steps below to recreate the eye look:







Finished Look:


That's it! Let me know if you have any questions or need product recommendations. Also, I would love to see pictures of any look you've recreated from my tutorials. Post them on my Facebook Page!

83 comments:

  1. you are too gorgeous keiko. i have just found a love for adele, but i think you look even better than her here.

    your eyes are so stunning and fiery.

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  2. That looks gorgeous and you make it look so easy! I have a feeling when I try it, I'll make myself look like I have a black eye! ha ha!

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  3. I love the gradient look of the eyes, especially because it still looks a bit cat-eye.

    I might just have to push through my fear of colored mascara for this.

    xo

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  4. Wow, beautiful! Love the color! Your skin is so perfect!

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  5. BEAUTIFUL! Purple is THEE colour to use on brown eyed girls.

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  6. you are so good at make up! i'm in awe of your ability to figure out how to recreate a look. i feel like i'm good at doing make up but really suck at finding the right products to recreate a look. so i always just stick to my same old colors and never branch out. your dior look was the first time i went out and bought a bunch of new colors. anyway, this long rambly comment is basically just to say that you have an incredible talent and my recent desire to have a bit more fun with my make up is entirely thanks to you. =)

    Full Time Fabulous

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  7. This is GORGEOUS. I have just started to update my makeup bag and am so excited to try this look out! Thanks so much for the tutorial!


    xoxo!
    http://pancakeSTACKER.blogspot.com

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  8. so pretty, I love a purple eye. Great tutorial.
    xo-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

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  9. Your hair and makeup looks fabulous.. lovely photos.

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  10. That is SO gorgeous! Love the use of purple mascara. I need to try this :)

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  11. I love this! I have been on a total Adele kick as of late. I also got a super sweet Lorac purple eyeshadow pallet for my wedding makeup that might work with this.

    Thanks!

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  12. I adore not only Adele, but also the look. It's lovely!
    xxx

    www.rubyccino.blogspot.com

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  13. I really like this on your brown eyes! Now, what is your trick to getting that perfect parallelogram shape? Do you use a special brush or anything? Any time I try this kind of look I have to use an old business card to create that perfect line in the eye shadow, but I have never notice you mention such a trick, you are just that good! :)

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  14. stunning! you captured this look perfectly and to the point when i saw it i said stunning out loud =) xx

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  15. Great tutorial! I might get up the courage to try this soon.

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  16. Ashley: Though I'm a fan of the tape trick (I've used it in a tutorial before), I usually don't use anything as a guide. I used a damp eyeshadow brush (a dense one), which helps for getting a precise line, but usually I don't worry about perfect lines because I'm going to be blending it anyway!

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  17. I absolutely love this.It's stunning!

    mfashionfreak.blogspot.com

    Ohh,I love your lips,they're perfect!

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  18. Keiko, you perfected the look! It looks magical.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  19. This is such a gorgeous look! I don't have any purple mascara, but I'll be trying to recreate the rest of it tomorrow!

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  20. love it looks gorgeous the purple looks great on you!

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  21. Holy shit, this is gorgeous. Best makeup ever!

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  22. Very pretty and a great little tutorial, thank you! :-) I must say though, I wouldn't have recognized Adele in that picture. The hair is... outrageous :-D

    Relatable Style

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  23. Your make-up is seriously an art form!! I love the purple eyeshadow with the purple mascara.

    I'd really appreciate if you could read my most recent post, I could use the help ♥ Thank you!
    Laurenlovestoshare

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  24. Beautiful! I was listening to her music when I came across this. I might have to try it :) Thanks for the tutorial

    http://rococo-blog.blogspot.com

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  25. Keiko, I love your tutorials, they help me a lot to improve my self-makeup skills :)

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  26. Your makeup looks 100x better than the magazine. This is fabulous! I'm bookmarking for further use!

    xx, Brittni
    @ With Love From Michigan

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  27. Ooo, this look is so pretty! I'm going to try this - great tutorial!!

    Little Rachael
    Little Rachael
    Little Rachael

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  28. You look stunning in this make up! So pretty.

    Carmen Ri.

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  29. So gorgeous.

    I have that bronzer and love it.

    C x

    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  30. LOVE I am on it..I will be doing this for an upcoming wedding I am attending! I will post pics!!! Thanks Keiko!!

    Shana
    ColorBlind
    THRIFTERS ANONYMOUS LINK UP MONDAY!

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  31. You look simply stunning, Keiko! Although I don't tend to wear eye makeup daily, aside from mascara and neutral shadow, your looks always inspire me to try new things! And so coincidental that you posted this about Adele--my lucky brother just met her today!
    xoxo
    Paige Renae

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  32. love the purple, looks amazing on you!

    xo galmeetsglam.com

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  33. LOOOOOVE this! Totally stealing this! Purple eyeshadow is my favorite. Really make brown eyes pop!

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  34. i have wanted to try adele's makeup for awhile. thanks for this tutorial!!! you look gorgeous!!

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  35. 1] Um, I'm 26 and still subscribe to Teen Vogue, too. Shhh!

    2] Sooo Adele, so beautiful!

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  36. Wow, you did great recreating Adele's look! Beautiful!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  37. You're absolutely gorgeous!

    I'm guilty of finding your blog and just flipping through pages and pages of your amazing tutorials!

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  38. This looks wonderful. It's perfectly blended!

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  39. will try this some day! so pretty!

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  40. Really great look I am going to have to try this. I really liked that issue of Teen Vogue also I thought it was one of the better ones.

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  41. you look stunning in this mysterious purple, keiko! you always have the best makeup looks that stand out as much as your style

    <3 pandaphilia

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  42. gorgeousss!!!
    going to try this sooonnn... <3

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  43. this is such a lovely look! and i'm so excited that you're going to be posting about contouring! can't wait for it!

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  44. Love it. It looks so great.
    want to try to make this makeup :)

    By Änna

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  45. Keiko, you look so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.. I'm gonna try it soon :)

    http://leavingmynoteshere.blogspot.com

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  46. This is beautiful! I want to try it on myself. Great tutorial!

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  47. What a beautiful make up. Of course it looks beautiful on you.
    Juliette

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  48. fantastic, it looks perfect. love these eyes.
    ❤‿❤

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  49. So gorgeous, and with your steps looks "doable" :)

    Zoe
    http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

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  50. I love Adele, I think I might try this tutorial tomorrow! I know that purple goes well with my brown eyes :)



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  51. lovely colors :) reminds me of the flower basket i made today (posted just now!)

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  52. Love Adele and that shot of her, and your eyes look almost identical with hers, it's amazing!

    New giveaway on my blog, check it out!
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    x

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  53. Woah!

    Any tips for a blue-eyed red head? I always lust after colorful eye shadows, but tend to stick to more neutrals and bronzes. Would love some tips to funkify my look!

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  54. OH my goodness! LOVE!!!

    You're so gorgeous!!!

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  55. Beautiful ! I'm gonna try it !!!

    http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

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  56. your eyes look really beautiful with that make up!

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  57. WOW wish I had perfect skin like yours!!!
    Another great beauty editorial! You look stunning!

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  58. I adore Adele and this look is gorgeous! I'll confess too, I'm 25 and Teen Vogue is pretty great..I still love it haha


    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  59. Wow! It's so beautiful and I think that it's a perfect make-up for your skin colour.

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  60. Your skin is flawless and your pictures are to die for. Love it!

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  61. Love the purple on your eyes. You are very talented and should be doing other people's makeup too.

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  62. hi keiko. i was wondering if you have any advice for beginners? i dont own any makeup except for mascara. i really want to try liquid eyeliner but i dont know where to start. could you do a small post on where to begin? or email me back? thank you!

    ps. i thought adele's makeup was amazing also. you did a wonderful replicating it!

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  63. wow you re so talented for recreate the eyemakeup .. love your blog :)


    smokeyonix.blogspot.com

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  64. wow that purple makes your eyes look amazing!!

    xx
    http://www.iletaitunefois.com.au/

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  65. that is such a simple yet stunning purple look!

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  66. Love this! I'm definitely going to try it! hanks for the tutorial :-)

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  67. I know this is kinda late, but you look like Blake Lively in the second picture!


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  68. where did u get ur eyebrows tattoo'd? i did mine in dallas but they are seeming like they're fading super fast and i'm sad because i LOVE them.

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  69. Very nice indeed, I dare to say it looks better on you than Adele :)
    I will try it today, Adele's style is interesting.
    You probably hear that a lot but I love your lips.

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