After enjoying crazy success with her massively best-selling album 21 and welcoming her first child, big-voiced English rose Adele has remained mostly out of the public eye. Well, Adele just resurfaced on Instagram and went makeup-free while doing so. Well, she was mostly makeup-less. But she was as gorgeous as ever!
BTW, I am totes okay with Adele laying low, since she has a huge task ahead of her with her next album. It's best to let the lady work.
Adele posed with a fellow diva — that would be Bette Midler, who looked pretty lovely herself in a form-fitting, hot pink sequined dress — and was cloaked in her signature shade, which is black. Her lips looked like they were dusted with a light rosy shade of lipstick. But other than that, the "Someone Like You" singer was bare-faced. No eye makeup. No blush. No contouring. No nothing.
And it was divine!
Adele isn't super active on social media, so of course she didn't go posting a makeup-free selfie from the confines of her bed like so many celebs and pop stars. But then again, Adele isn't your typical pop star; she is a singer. She has always been vocal about that distinction.
That's a lot o' voice in one IG pic. Adele appears so wide-eyed, unfussy, and just chill. She remains so effortlessly beautiful.
Adele's beauty signatures are her thick, bouffant hair, which is usually accompanied by a bump, and her cat-eye liner, accented by mega lashes.
She often does a rosy cheek, which compliments her peaches 'n' cream complexion.
Adele has a serious addiction to mega lashes and winged liner. Light gloss is her thing, too.
Her updos are as flattering as her downdos. That back-combed bump is always her crowning glory.
Adele's lip color of choice is usually nude or pink. But sometimes, she'll go rosier or peachier. Here, she paired it with matching cheeks! Lurve.
This matte, orange x red lip totally pops against her porcelain skin. Adele doesn't go this lip route often. But when she does you cannot not argue with the results.
The verdict is essentially this. With makeup or without, Adele is blessed in the looks department. She switches up elements here and there, but she likes to play up her eyes and her hair the most.
The most refreshing thing is the fact that she is not trying to compete with the peers with whom she shares chart space. She isn't going outrageous or trying to outdo 'em with hair colors or outfits. She's just naturally beautiful and enhances her gifts.
Images: Bette Midler/Instagram (1); Getty (7)