How to Master the Adele Eye

Makeup time!! We love looking to celebrities for makeup inspiration because they’re always slaying the game. Whether you’re looking for the perfect look for your big day, or just need some makeup inspo, celebs definitely have it all. When we think bright eyed, and perfect liner (that we all try so hard to perfect), we immediately think of Adele. Her mesmerizing eyes make a statement with the bold liner and fluttery lashes. Her classic look is perfect for any bride or bridesmaid.

Adele from the Album “25”

The winged eyeliner is one of the most coveted looks. It elongates the eye and is a classic look for any bride.

Michael Ashton, Adele’s makeup artist, has been with her since the very beginning.  He calls the look “lashes and liner”, and it really draws on her bone structure and almond eyes.  We’ve outlined below how he gets the look perfect every time:

  1. MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Groundwork -Apply the base all over the lid to the natural crease for added depth.  And a little underneath the bottom lashes.  Blend to soften the line.

  2. Tom Ford Nude Dip Eye Color Quad -Buff into the lid over the base, especially in the corner to add a natural glow.

  3. Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Liner in Black Ink - Put it on the back of your hand to warm up the product, and start towards the inner corner. Stay close to the lash line, bringing the liner out only a little past your natural lashes. Repeat until you have the desired thickness.

  4. For the signature flick, hold the eye taut and follow the natural line from the end of your bottom lash line. This will give you a guide of where your liner will extend to. From there, connect that line to the liner you’ve already placed on your top lash line. You can clean up the bottom edge with makeup remover and a cotton swab.

  5. Black Duo Eyelash Adhesive and Amor US Eyelash #WSP - Lashes make a huge difference on any makeup look. Ashton uses wispier falsies on Adele for a more bright eyed effect.

  6. Dior Diorshow Mascara in Black - To get a more natural lower lash line, Ashton puts the mascara on the back of his hand first, and then applies it with a fan brush. Then, he smudges it into the lash line for added depth.  For the top lashes, do multiple coats to blend in the natural and fake lashes.

  7. MAC Liquidlast Liner in Point Black - Using a thin liner brush, go over the eyeliner to give it a sheen.

  8. Finish with brows, contour, and a subtle lip.

You can find the full tutorial on Lisa Eldridge’s Youtube channel here.

No matter the face shape and bone structure, winged eyeliner is versatile enough to work for anyone.  Just adjust the thickness, length, and angle of the wing to achieve your perfect look.

And always remember, liner are sisters not twins 😉  Happy makeup-ing!