Adele Inspired Makeup, Hair & Fashion

Hi Guys & Dolls!

I’m so happy to share this mega tutorial with you today! Adele is an inspiration to me in life, and certainly for this tutorial. In this Makeup & Fashion Extravaganza I’ll show you how I get big hair, I recreate Adele’s classic glamorous makeup, and give you “The Skinny”  the curvy on where you can buy her 2012 Grammy Dress.

It would be a dream come true for me if Adele saw the video I made, so if you could all do me a huge favor and tweet it to @OfficialAdele I would be very thankful!

The Dress:

When I watched Adele’s Grammy performance earlier this year I became obsessed with her dress. It was so classy, graceful, and SEXY! The Dress she wore was by designer Clements Ribeiro, and totally out of my league! Thankfully Swan Collection by Clements Ribeiro for Evans has a less expensive version!!! I Died. If you’re not familiar with Evans, they are a UK plus size store selling clothes size 10-28. Remember to check the sizing chart when ordering since sizes vary greatly. I have a few other pieces from this line I will be sharing with you another time, but this dress is so fabulous I can barely stand it. I need to have mine tailored, but once I do I think Mr. Vintageortacky needs to take me on a swankified date! The shoes I’m wearing are from Torrid and I’ve pretty much been living in these since I got them. The stud detail and slightly pointed toe help dress it up; they are a  great alternative to heels.

The Makeup I used:


MAC Painterly Paint Pot

MAC Girlie Eyeshadow

Sonia Kashuk Eyes On Neutral Palette

Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Eyeliner and Serum Ultra Black

Inglot Gel Liner 77

Red Cherry 101 Lashes

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara Black

Urban Decay Rockstar 24/7 Liner

Make Up For Ever 23L


Too Faced Primed & Poreless Primer

Illamasqua Skin Base 3.5

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer 3

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder Loose


Ben Nye Contour 1

Cargo Tonga Blush


Too Faced Perfect Lips Perfect Nude Lipliner

Too Faced La Creme Lipstick Spice Spice Baby & Coral Fire

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Cora (vintageortacky)


  1. SONYA
    October 3, 2012 / 1:18 pm

    You are so beautiful and you are my inspiration. I too am happily plump and I love how you are so confident with your body and yourself. It truly makes you shine. I am sure it isn’t easy to have such confidence but I would sure like some pointers on “HOW TO LOVE OURSELVES JUST THE WAY WE ARE” cause that is my biggest downfall. Since I have been seeing your videos I have started doing my make up again, dressing some what different(a lil more stylish), smiling more and most of all I am learning to love who I am and what I look like. Thank You so much Cora!

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      October 3, 2012 / 1:29 pm

      Sounds like you’re on your way! Putting on your glam girl accessories (Makeup, hair, clothing) helps us project to the world how we see ourselves or how we want to see ourselves.

    • Jennifer
      October 3, 2012 / 7:57 pm

      I feel exactly like you do…Cora you are absolutey GORGEOUS!!!!!! Thank you for all the hard work you do in the tutorials you do. I LOVE what Cora says just be yourself. Thanks again Cora.

      • Cora (vintageortacky)
        October 3, 2012 / 8:52 pm

        No Prob! SO glad you like what I’m doing

  2. Joanna
    October 3, 2012 / 1:20 pm

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      October 3, 2012 / 1:30 pm

      thanks girl!

  3. October 3, 2012 / 1:21 pm


    What kind of hair dye do you use for the pink? How often do you have to freshen it up? and is it bleached out first?   Thanks!   LuAnn

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      October 3, 2012 / 1:31 pm

      hi LuAnn,

      I have several videos all about my hair on my youtube channel that I think would really help you out

  4. October 3, 2012 / 1:44 pm

    I love this tutorial! You’re absolutely right, Adele has amazing make-up, many times when I see her on television, or YouTube or in magazines, I think: wow! I want my make-up to look like that. I’m just not really that good yet with eyeliner, I find it hard to get the wings even, do you have any tips or tricks? I know practice makes perfect but any help is welcome 😀 Thanks! – Kelly

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      October 3, 2012 / 8:52 pm

      I think it’s easier to dot eh outside flicks on both eyes and check to see if they match

      • October 5, 2012 / 6:07 am

        Thank you so much for replying, I’ll try that trick next time 😉

  5. October 3, 2012 / 2:37 pm

    Very glamoerous and you totally pull it off. I love Evans btw, I always check it out whenever I am in the UK

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      October 3, 2012 / 8:53 pm

      rock on!

  6. Sara
    October 3, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    That dress is really amazing on you! Love it!

  7. October 3, 2012 / 5:48 pm

    Beautiful! I agree, you need to be taken out an a fancyful date in this amazing look.

  8. October 3, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    You look absolutely stunning as usual! Thanks for continuing to inspire me xo

    Ems xo

  9. October 3, 2012 / 7:09 pm

    OMG GIRL YES!!! You are SOO beautiful and SOOO working the hell out of this!!!!!

  10. October 3, 2012 / 7:45 pm

    GORGEOUS!! Now I want to bust out my black pencil skirt…which is packed away… 😀

  11. October 3, 2012 / 8:56 pm

    This is one of my favorite styles of makeup. You’ve created such a beautiful version of it

  12. October 4, 2012 / 8:58 am

    omg absolutely stunning! you look amazingly gorgeous!!! amazing dress, hair and makeup! love this!!!

  13. Leni
    October 4, 2012 / 3:14 pm

    Stunning. You are rockin’ it. Love the way the colors complement each other. You own it.

  14. Rowserm
    October 4, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    Talented . Check. Gorgeous. Check. Girl bye.

  15. Ashlei
    October 4, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    What lashes did you use? I adore them.

  16. October 5, 2012 / 4:39 am

    You look fantastic, Cora. So glad you like our dress.

  17. October 5, 2012 / 5:49 am

    Hey Cora,

    i just wanted to say that I love your tutorials and your style.

    I came across your Youtube-Channel and I liked it from the frist video.

    Thanks for sharing your stuff with us. I´ll keep watching. 🙂

    Greeting from Germany.


  18. Taryn K.
    October 6, 2012 / 5:12 am

    So first off let me say that I’m a 5’3, 100lb, 24 yr old woman that LOVES makeup and fashion and out all the you tubers out there I always come to your blog/ channel to get inspiration and tips/tricks/ideas on new makeup looks! I think you’re absolutely gorgeous woman! I LOVE how confident you are and comfortable with yourself you are… It’s absolutely refreshing! You go Cora! w00t!

    • Taryn K.
      October 6, 2012 / 5:18 am

      Oh! I reallllly want/hope Adele gets to see the video you made as well!!

  19. October 6, 2012 / 6:12 am

    Cora, Cora, Cora….you are such a beautiful woman I can barely stand it! This look is gorgeous and I will definitely make sure that I tweet this look to Adele because she NEEDS to see it. I love the dress and adore the eye makeup

  20. Shiloh
    October 8, 2012 / 11:20 am

    I’ve been following you for years, and I absolutely love your looks (whether or not I wear them!) This look shows off your way sexy looks! I’m inspired by your looks/tutorials/panache and I want to say thank you!

  21. Jacqui Starr
    October 31, 2012 / 7:12 pm

    I absolutely loved this tutorial, which inspired me try something new and step out of my comfort zone. I enjoyed doing something new and I was to thank you for giving me the courage to do it!
    I would love to send you some pictures oft end result to see if you could give me any pointers?! Hope to hear back!!

  22. Roxy
    November 9, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    You are so adorbs!!!

  23. November 14, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    Oh. My. God. You never seize to impress me, you know that? No? Well, now you do. I have watched just about every video and blogpost you have posted, and I admire your talent so much! I also love how you seem so real and genuine, and how confident you are. That’s what makes a person beautiful! The world really does need more people like you, Cora 🙂 P.S: I did put my blog down here, so if you try to read it and don’t understand what the heck I’m writing, well, it’s because it’s Norwegian ;p

  24. Adele
    December 4, 2012 / 1:21 am

    Hi Love. Could you email me? I was flattered when a friends cousin sent me a link in which you mimicked my makeup from the Grammies. You look absolutely stunning.. I would love to communicate further. XXX Adele

    • Semhar
      February 22, 2013 / 11:39 am

      Omg is that you Adele I love you music I wish I could see you in person I have herd all you songs like rolling in the deep,someone like you,set fire t,o rain omg I didn’t tell you my age I 8 the first time I herd your music was when I was one years old I was dancing ~in the car I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):)):):):):):):):):):) <3 bye I love you to vinortacky pease out <3

    • semhar
      June 23, 2013 / 3:17 pm

      I LOVE YOU Adele you rock.

  25. January 9, 2013 / 6:13 am

    I appreciate, cause I found exactly what I was looking for. You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  26. February 17, 2013 / 7:35 am

    I love this make-up so I recreate it ! If you want to check out my blog, feel free 🙂

    Love xx
    Melanie ~

  27. December 21, 2013 / 10:19 am

    make a demi lovoto inpired look pleaseeeeeee

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