Adele goes to the Grammys in a fabulous red frock: plus copy her makeup!

By Aisling | February 14 2013 | 17 Comments

In shock news this week Adele actually changed her dress!

Out with the black sack, to be replaced by a fabulous Valentino red frock.  It was as though Gok Wan had swooped in and told her to get those bangers out girlfriend, show off her curves and embrace colour.

Funnily enough her new look seems to have been loved and hated in equal measure, with the haterz comparing the fabric to grannys old curtains and begging her to “set fire to the dress”.  Oh the wit.  Well if you’ve got a granny with curtains like this, send them on to me and I’ll make a dress for myself out of them.

Another point of controversy was the “Adele shouting at Chris Brown” ruckus.  In pictures Adele was spotted giving Chris Brown some side eye after he didn’t participate in a standing ovation.  Things escalated with the below exchange.

Adele hastily denied any sort of row later, saying she and Chris Brown were “complimenting” each other.

Oh dear Adele.  I love you.  But why the hell would you be complimenting the odious Chris Brown? (Read our love for him here).  On his awesome women beating skills maybe.  Yes that must be it.


Anyhoo that was enough controversy and Adele decided that one change was enough and kept her hair and makeup the same as they always are.  It is a winning formula – she looks stunning with the sixties look she rocks: backcombed hair, cats flick eyeliner, false lashes and nude lipstick.


Lancome swooped in and sent us this rather delightful round up of the makeup needed to recreate the Adele look.  And if you need any pointers on creating a perfect cats eye and applying lashes then look no further than our Back To Basics series.

So what did you think of Adele’s look?  A welcome change or should she Go Back To Black?


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17 Replies to "Adele goes to the Grammys in a fabulous red frock: plus copy her makeup!"

  • Shygirl says:

    I didn’t like the dress but it was nice seeing her in something other than a black dress.

  • *Aisling* says:

    Shygirl the red dress certainly divided opinion! I’m glad though she took the plunge and decided to wear something other than black

  • Makeupglitz says:

    Not a fan if the dress but her make up is gorgeous :)

  • rio says:

    I liked the shape on her but wasnt mad on the print. Was great to see her take a risk though.

  • rio says:

    O and I always adore her hair & make up.

  • Anita says:

    LOVED the dress, think it was the collar that did it for me, I’ve got a thing about collars that stand up, Chinese-style. But the colour is lovely on her and she looks happy in it.
    I do hope she was having a go at Chris B, he looks a bit chastened, like he got caught doing something he shouldn’t. He’s such a twat.

  • *Aisling* says:

    Anita he is such an arse. I cry inside at the thought of Rihanna being back with him

  • CB says:

    I love the dress, she looks fab. Also, she had a baby only a few months ago. Maybe the red makes it easier to hide the black circles from all the late nights up with the baby! Great to see her shouting at Chris brown too. I’d hope she’s telling him exactly what I’d say if I saw him!

  • Sabrina says:

    I think the dress is fab, she looks the business.
    She is clearly F*cking Chris Brown from a height. He’s an arrogant little b*llocks, and Adele is telling him just that I’d say..

  • PinkPanther says:

    Not a huge fan of the dress but she still looks great. Stunning looking girl. I’d love to try that makeup but I physically cannot leave the house without a bright lipstick. I’m so used to it that when I look in the mirror I think I look ill without it. Any time I go for a smokey eye and pale lip I chicken out and put on some ruby woo at the last minute.

  • Frank* says:

    Her nail shade is OPI “Hands Off My Kielbasa” just in case anyone was wondering :)

  • Hazie says:

    I think the dress is fab, she looks so glam, but there is a photo taken a second later of them with their arms around each other, so they’re not arguing here… :-/

  • ladyelvis says:

    This is such a bold fashion choice, I love it. The full
    length version is amazing too. I love that she took a risk, wish more of them would do it, she is inspiring in this frock!
    Re. Chris Brown, he must be made of Teflon. What a *rick*

  • Dree says:

    “Well if you’ve got a granny with curtains like this, send them on to me and I’ll make a dress for myself out of them.” Hehehe this really made me laugh – I loved the dress too Aisling!

  • littlesis says:

    I loved her dress! So nice to see her coming out of the black phase with such panache. Not to everyone’s taste but neither is Chris Brown, the w*nker.

  • Praxis says:

    I love the dress, good for her to get away from the safe, ‘black hides a multitude’ choice.

  • Eimear says:

    Yes, the print is quite full on but I love it. Very brave of her. PinkPanther, I also can’t wear a nude lip. I’m obsessed with bright lippy and I think I’m far too pale to carry off nude lip colours.

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