NikkieTutorials and Adele in one video? Whew, the queen energy overfloweth. The beauty YouTuber, whose real name is Nikkie de Jager, and “Easy on Me” singer teamed up for a highly entertaining video in which de Jager does Adele’s makeup — well, half of her face, to be more accurate. She leaves one side completely bare and fully glams out the other with winged eyeliner, eye shadow, and the works to demonstrate the power of makeup, as de Jager has done on herself and other celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Drew Barrymore in the past.
The video is part interview, part makeup tutorial, and Adele unleashes plenty of hilarious tidbits and expletives while responding to de Jager’s questions. One such tidbit is delivered around the 8:40 timestamp, when the two get on the topic of eyebrows. Adele bluntly admits that if her brows aren’t dyed, she resembles Voldemort from the Harry Potter movie franchise, and I frankly spat out my water laughing at the comparison. “They go so pale and blond,” she explains. Taking her self-deprecating humor one step further, she adds, “There’s a photo once I saw of me leaving a Lady Gaga gig in London. I looked crazy; I looked like an elfling or something. My eyebrows were so blown out from having not been dyed. My baby was 6 months old, I didn’t do anything but brush my teeth really. So yeah, I need a brow.”
In addition to revealing Adele’s Potterhead status, the video is chock-full of other enlightening confessions, including the fact that Adele learned how to dye her own brows during the pandemic, her obsession with Dwayne Johnson, and how long it typically takes to have her makeup done (spoiler alert: that flawless winged liner takes a while to execute!). Watch the entire clip above to see de Jager unveil the true power of makeup with help from Adele.