British chanteuse Adele covers American music magazine, Rolling Stone. The 27-year-old Londoner appears fresh-faced and makeup-free on the cover. No American female singer on the planet would be this brave to appear on the cover of a national American magazine with not a stitch of makeup on. What does her bravery say about narcissistic American celebrities?

Adele on losing touch with the music:

"I've lost touch with music. Not, like, all music... but I feel like I don't know what's going on in the charts and in popular culture."

On her fear of fame and being famous:

"People think I hate being famous and I don't. I'm really frightened of it. I think it's really toxic, and I think it's really easy to be dragged into it. Watching Amy [Winehouse] deteriorate is one of the reasons I'm a bit frightened. We were all very entertained by her being a mess. I was f---king sad about it, but if someone showed me a picture of her looking bad, I'd look at it. If we hadn't looked, then they'd have stopped taking her picture. That level of attention is really frightening, especially if you don't live around all that showbiz stuff."

On wanting Rihanna to join her clique ("squad):

"As 21 got bigger and bigger, I started getting back with all my old friends. I needed them big time. I've heard about a squad. I wish my squad was all supermodels. We are, in our brains. I guess I have my own squad. It's not as interesting as some of the other squads that are around right now, but maybe Rihanna can be in my squad! That would be really cool. Oh, God. She's life itself, isn't she? I love her."

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Her skin looks good.

    Adele got this!

  • shell

    i guess...

  • SandrasNewFave

    What does her bravery say about narcissistic American celebrities?

    Nothing! The same way my neighbor being old says nothing about my age. Adele went makeup free. Big whoop. She was under professional lighting, being shot by a professional with (probably) airbrushing afterward. She looks good, but it says nothing about anyone else.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I would bet ten bucks that this photo was touched up, OR that she has on some sort of makeup :yes:

  • Too Many Colors

    No American female singer on the planet would be this brave to appear on the cover of a national American magazine
    ^^^^^^
    Gaga goes without makeup all the time. Nicki has too. Last I checked both were from NY. Which is still in the USA.

    Covers of Elle and Glamour. No makeup.

    Bye

  • Too Many Colors

    And she looks goodt! But don't put my American ladies down like they can't strip down sans makeup bc they ugly or shallow or some chit.

  • AnonymousRose

    I want to know about Witches, I have never heard of folks being witches, what they go to charm schools or something, how do you wake up and say Im a witch...............soooo confused

  • JJ

    Im sure that Ciara was in people magazine makeup free most beautiful edition. I think Rihanna and Ashanti have done so as well I think Beyonce was in most beautiful one year but its wasn't makeup free. Gaga has been on the cover makeup free as well. A couple others, I like Adele and think she is very talented but I'm getting tired of people over exaggerating everything she does.

  • JJ

    Agreed quite a few American singers have willing been in magazines and on cover sans makeup.

  • stav

    Adele is wearing eye make up, she has on like a plum eye line on her lower lids. She is wearing makeup in the creases of her eyes, and mascara. Her eyebrows has been darkened with powder ,and she is wearing lip color. That's a lot of makeup , not to be wearing any. You tried this with Zandaya (whatever her name is) and again you're wrong.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    SHE'S REFRESHING.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    She has some beautiful features .... now I know why her eyes are so piercing .... I like Adele .... (For now)

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Lol. I don't see any of that. I have a friend whose lips are naturally red. I bet you would say she's wearing lip gloss.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    But it's still the natural look ..... though ... big deal

  • Too Many Colors

    Kelly Rowland was in People too no makeup. Granted not a cover but still.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Adele has an album coming out ... just means her team is doing their job (simple) and she has the #1 song ..... nothing more nothing less.... not that deep

  • stav

    Having natural looking makeup on, and no- makeup are not the same.

  • stav

    I know makeup ! Do you?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It's not that deep I swear .... and if she is wearing make up ..... it not draggish .... so what ... I wear concealer and still consider my look natural .... just as well as my natural sisters have natural locks but dye their dreads ..... oh yo point is she has on liner ... okay ... and oh and brow powder .....

  • stav

    Did you read the headline? It says makeup free! I pointed out the inaccuracies.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    what Bey got to do with this though??? anyway, everybody knows that Beyoncé has flawless skin, so, no need to 'choose sides' *shrug*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I read it very clear ... and you felt the need to point out those minor (had to be studying the photo) discrepancies....

  • stav

    None means none ! Pointblank

  • 1/8

    Mommy! LOL!

    I love Adele and her music.

  • Too Many Colors

    Maybe if a certain now red headed singer....her team need to be promoting her album like this. So she aint gotta perform in pissy hole in the walls. ???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh you a make up artist .... ???? I get that if you are .... but spare me with that natural bullshyt yo .... got folks running round town proclaiming da big chop and shyt .... and yet still have dyed damn hair .... same with makeup but use razors to shave their damn brows... so if ya wanna be petty let's take it there ..... FOH with that BS !!! Find another argument that makes sense ... to debate about smfh !

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Not a thing chile smh ....

  • southern

    Now you know with Me Rose everything leads back to Beyonce. :rollseyes

  • JJ

    I'm not talking about what Adele or her team are doing I'm talking about those within the media over exaggerating everything she does...so she goes makeup free why turn around and insult American singers in the same breath? Sandra isn't the only one guilty of this.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Alright I'm out !!!!!

  • stav

    You just took this elsewhere , the bottom line is she's wearing makeup. Good day to you, you started out as being sensible, you ended very Ghetto.

  • southern

    I love Rolling in the deep. Now every time I hear it I imagine Cissy face wondering did she leave her greens on.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    see, when you do that constantly, you might start to make Bey think she is the "standard" :tea: :kona:

  • iWasteTime

    Eric out here co-signing Dave.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ROFL!!!!

  • ShadeMstr

    When the pan gets hot... Adele's music heart wrenching good. She is not totally make-up free, even if it's a tad here or there. She is still a beautiful woman. Go Adele.

  • That’s Interesting

    If i thought beyonce was all certain people made her out to be, i wouldn't like her either. I am a huge fan and think she's a lovely woman, but just a woman. No queen, no goddess, no standard either.

  • barbeez

    She has on light makeup but she looks great.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh it's ghetto because I proved your sense of natural (obsolete) aye.... here's a thought anytime you alter something from its natural state (grooming, piercing, plastic surgery, dyeing, make up... etc.....) it's technically considered unnatural ... now since you used the term ghetto ... yeah I could have used another choice of words to get my point of across.... but tonight I have a FOH here attitude ... so you can take what ya get .... come better with ya petty azz logic by the way ...... tuh since ya went there ... #Take Care hun

  • 1/8

    Wait! Is that Future's name tattooed on Adele's hand? LOL!

  • jussaying

    Lmao I need to go look at this. I was watching one of those E Hollywood things and they showed a clip of him saying he had a sex addiction on the red carpet with Halle eyeballing him and nodding her head like they practiced it before they went out. I always thought it was odd.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I wasn't actually suggesting that she's the standard; I was being sarcastically playful with Sandra, based on her obvious love for Beyoncé. ?

  • stav

    Are you bipolar? My point is that the picture is unnatural! Not makeup free. Have a good night!

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I thought the picture was okay until I looked at her hair. Is that dandruff? Are we going that kind of 'natural' these days?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Nah but you maybe keep fonting back and forth to me ......

  • Too Many Colors

    Told yall they was gonna join forces

  • Too Many Colors

    It was always said he was blackmailed into saying that bullchit.

  • southern

    But now Dave back peddling and shit. Tmz looked Ann they could not find nothing about Halle saying he hit her and you know they some looking asses.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    she does, mascara, lip color and eye brow color, i like adele but she is not make up free

  • jussaying

    Oh my lord. That is crazy. And I wonder what she hung over his head

  • fresnostateofmind

    That was cute.

  • Too Many Colors

    Eric cheated. He admitted it. But Halle MAMA cooked up the whole you gonna be a sex addict thing... in order for them to stay married. If you wanna stay married to her... you gotta say that. Its a People mag article from 2005. And he said it. They divorced anyway...and whose career tanked after that? Not tanked. But hell. You get the pic.

    You see a PATTERN HERE??????

  • jussaying

    What on Earth??? That makes no logical sense whatsoever. Were they scared her stock would go down if they stayed together after he admitted he cheated? And we wouldn't have known either way if they didn't say as much to begin with right? So strange.

  • Sexy CJ

    No American female singer on the planet would be this brave to appear on the cover of a national American magazine with not a stitch of makeup on. What does her bravery say about narcissistic American celebrities?..........

  • Too Many Colors

    He confessed after they broke up to media. Name of article is Eric Benet's Confessions. July 2005.

    At time I guess she busted him. In case it got out... To save her image...Eric couldn't be a regular ole cheater. He had to look as WORSE as possible to the public. Nigga congrats! You are NOW a sex addict.

    It's exactly what in the fawk Dave Justice SED this morning.

    Exactly.

  • Jusstlookn2

    She has stain on her lips, mascara, and bronzer.

  • ShadeMstr

    Lol, I remember the story. I thought Halle was trying to dodge the she crazy rumors so she pinned the sex addict stigma on him. I am guessing he couldn't stay with her after she humiliated him. She couldn't stay with an addict. He didn't care because he thought she was going to take care of India but she changed her mind. Since marrying his new wife no cheating rumors odd. That is my story I am sticking to it LOL

  • Handle your issues

    Eyebrows snatched to the godssss hunny?

  • Too Many Colors

    All of it.

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    Adele kinda favors Kate Winslet uptop.

  • Empress

    I see good plastic surgery, mascara, eyeliner and brows nicely done. I believe many celebs have done this "make-up free" look. I love her music glad she is back raising the bar in that regard.

  • That’s Interesting

    I knew what you were saying. But for some people when it comes to Beyonce
    ....she is all of that. Lol. And that includes her "haters"/secret admirers.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Maybe I missed it, but I saw he cosigned on Dave Justice saying something about Halle. Loawd it's a shame when the ex husband agree. That ain't good.

  • Hugga Bunch

    This woman's on the level of Sade, Mariah, and Prince. They can leave the industry with a satchel of two F's given during the vacation, come back when their ready, and their fans went nowhere.

    Stay in demand on top of demand.
    Respect. And she looks gorgeous here.

  • Jusstlookn2

    THIS ???????

  • Sharon

    WHAT is it with Sandra's UGLY ass & Beyoncé & Barack?...Seek HELP for ya'lls "Auntie" the Bish seems anguished.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yesss I agree LOL they'd be a hoot!

  • Baddiebeymyfav??????????????

    Thank you!!

  • IntroSpective

    I second that statement....

  • Baddiebeymyfav??????????????

    Include Beyonce on that list. She's has gone make up free and still looked beautiful like Adele. The shade on this post is so stupid and uneccessary.???

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    LOL, you're gif's are the best.

  • what?why

    That is not make-up free - eyeliner, mascara, brows, skin - come on now!

  • JustB

    I was and still am completly in love with Amy and was glad to see Adele give her the rightful props she deserves...the key is to stay humble and not let ur demons take over...so long as she follows the blueprint she will be a star in America

  • Hugga Bunch

    Whether ppl want to accept it or not, Bey IS the standard. She's this generation's version of Ms. Tina and Diana combined. Not a stan, just reading receipts. She is a force, can't knock her hustle.

  • Hugga Bunch

    21 (the album) still gets heavy rotation and I'm on a fuqadude type ish these day. Talent is talent, Adele secured her top spot long time ago.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Eric mine as well wear spanx at this point. Wankster.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Nope. Don't believe it.

    Bc if Eric had receipts, he would've been showed them. He's a follower, bitter, nothing more.

  • Stan4NoOne

    Sandra, you MUST be drunk. She's clearly wearing makeup. Have you seen what this woman looks like bare faced?

  • eljjai

    lol, ur in ur feelins about it aren't ya? Your fave looks like a middle aged white man without her make up and corsets. you. will. deal.

  • eljjai

    youre tired of Adele who we dont see unless she's coming out with something but bey/rih/nicki stay being shoved down our throats and thats cool to ya?

  • eljjai

    flawless? did you miss the whole debacle when untouched photo's of bey's pimpled and deeeply creased face were released?

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Beautiful, and talented.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I totally agree with you. Beyonce is beautiful with and without makeup.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    where does that question even come from???

  • _perfectly__incomplete__

    She's not make up free

  • the guest

    Agreed. Adele has character and substance in addition to natural beauty. I'm certain this was an entire fashion edititorial shoot and to choose a make up free behind the scenes headshot for the cover is brilliant. And no, never in a million years would Beyoncé do this. Rihanna would. Beyoncé no.

  • the guest

    Or some would say that she must have leave in conditioner in her hair for it to look so healthy. Her hair is simply freshly washed, spritzed with water, and no leave in conditioner because all hair types don't need to condition.

  • the guest

    That is odd. Not too much different than Robin Givens making Mike Tyson call himself mentally ill in their televised interview. It's mean to put your mates vulnerabilities on blast especially in the public eye.

  • the guest

    It was also kind of in fashion at the time in Hollywood for all the cheating men to go to rehab for sex addiction. Around the time Eric Benet went to sex addict rehab remember so did Michael Douglas and the guy from X Files who was married to Tea Leoni. They were all just cheating but "sex addict" made them look less guilty and their wives look less played.

  • the guest

    Eric Benet comes across as a weak spineless user. He was Halle's "non threatening borderline feminine soft artist type sensitive single dad kind of man" phase. These kind of men are attractive after being with aggressive or abusive men. She thought a soft man was safe from cheating but he was worse. Then Eric further insulted her womanhood by wanting her to be surrogate dad to his kid.

  • Laveaux .

    Ya'll stay giving this bitch to much credit, this heaux is definitely wearing makeup with the illusion that she is not.

  • Rolly

    27????? Um, OK ?

  • jussaying

    Umm Mike Tyson was whipping Robin Givens in the head. Lol she could've put a bag of razors in his draws on national tv and I wouldn't object.

  • jussaying

    I don't know about the validity of his remarks but what does he have to be bitter about? He's been happily married for awhile now and his wife is hot.

  • Amel

    She looks amazing!

  • The Mrs.

    She's absolutely beautiful, inside and out! I just love Adele. And her talent is out of this world. She's just on another level with it!

  • Hugga Bunch

    It's simple. If he's so happily married why/how does he find the time to publicly kick his ex wife when she's down? Why would he? And there's more, David Justice has now back tracked, apologized for his tweets. Go figure...

    Eric should've stayed out of this. His Cosign read like he's been waiting a loooooooooong time for a moment like this. And that shouldn't be, especially since his hands weren't exactly clean in the marriage either. Glass houses.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Thank you!

  • Sharon

    WHAT is it with you & your hatred of Beyonce & Barack? You'd still be a UGLY Coochie licker WITH makeup on Sandra..Seek HELP...Hate is THE Ugliest trait & You & your "Nieces & Nephews" are Very Unattractive.

  • jussaying

    I don't think he's innocent either. But I don't think it takes much effort, if he has twitter or if someone reached out to ask him to be like, YEP & cosign David Justice nor to me does it indicate he's been waiting a long time. Maybe if he made the comments like David Justice - that guy sounds like he's been having something brewing for a long arse time.

    I mean, the topic isn't important to me at all, and I'm currently at work, happy, & fairly busy - but I still engage in meaningless convos on here. Maybe he's just talking. Not refuting your idea, could be the case, but there's always the chance it doesn't run that deep.

  • Hugga Bunch

    I see what you mean, I just think his Cosign was in poor taste. Wouldn't be surprised if he apologized too.

  • dancemomtoo131

    Why does Sandra rose always have to put such an anti-American spin on everything? Adele looks great on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Why couldn't she just left it at that? geesh

  • jussaying

    I agree.. when you are a public figure anyway, best to stay out of that negativity.

  • Luvn_it

    So out of every female artist name you could've have used you go with Beyonce. Your dislike for this woman is real, its not like people have never seen makeup free pics of her on IG or the web. It would be nothing exciting.

  • Luvn_it

    Ok after doing more research I love Adele,but 100% makeup free she is not. They did a very good job on the eyebrows.

  • Satin Panther

    I don't care what anyone say Charlamagne was right about what he said the other day. Adele doesn't look like a 27 yr old I'm sorry. She looks like she is about 39-40 years old and the neck and legs/cankles let the cat out the bag. I still like her music but I'm team Amy Winehouse. Besides Teena Marie, Amy Winehouse was the only white girl that left me speechless when I found out she was white, I thought she was black the first time I heard her music.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    And why does everything have to be compared to Beyonce??

  • tynamight

    Adele, they gon' lift you way, way high up and then kick ya down. Don't fall for it, gurl!

  • MsVida

    Well, her brows are dyed, but that's ok. She has good skin so I'll give her a pass.

  • Sincerity7

    I'm a fan! I like that she wasn't scared to be her true (BWW) self.

  • SandrasNewFave

    For the same reason Ursh is posed up next to every suspect potna. Auntie hold a grudge longer than the IRS. ?

  • Sharon

    Even if IT did know makeup stav..IT would Still be a Hateful, Unattractive Lezbo

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Adele seems humble & with that incredible talent that makes her more beautiful to me.......

    I've seen pictures of Beyonce without makeup & she looked beautiful, I think they both could pull it off....I just don't think they care about doing it.

  • i troll it like i see it

    She's a naturally good looking woman. great voice, genuinely talented and I hate it when jealous folks try to say she's appropriating black music. Well were are all the sistas at, belting out amazing soulful, touching songs then? Seems like our folks are just consumed with d-boys and strippers...

    I love Adele, love her new song Hello!

  • Junkanoo

    For real...... at the end of the day celebrities are just human beings like the rest of us

  • SandrasNewFave

    I'm trying to tell ya. And there's room for each celeb (or person for that matter) to be themselves. Because you are cute doesn't make me ugly and vice versa. But oh well.

  • Guest who

    She's 27 she's supposed to be without makeup most of the time at that age big deal. Let's see this white woman st 47 without makeup and see how she look then. No shade seriously

  • ihatethesebitches

    Kelly Rowland, and Keri Hilson did it in a magazine. They weren't Beyonce, so they didn't get the cover. Lol

  • Tea???

    Beyonce doesn't need to do this anyways Adele doesn't look my age at all she's 27 looking like she's in her 40s maybe the make up free look was to show her young fresh face? Fail.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Good for her. Its good to see stars as they really are. Working for a make-up company, very young girls come in and say they wanna look like someone. I often have to remind them. After they took that pic or shot that video, they washed there face and went home. They are not sitting in there house with bright blue eye-shadow and red lips lol

  • fromanotherplanet

    Your unhealthy obsession with Beyonce seems to be a psychological disorder