Besides her music, personality, and overall perfection, Adele is known for her cat eye makeup. She's been rocking the look with varying wing length since she hit the celebrity circuit and it's always on-point.
The man behind the look, makeup artist and hairstylist Michael Ashton, spoke with The Cut and revealed his method for creating Adele's cat eye, which he first crafted when Adele was about to release 19. Ashton approaches the eye like an artist readying a masterpiece. "Product cocktailing is key to achieving the intensity and opaqueness of the eyeliner," he says. That's a free pass to go buy lots of eyeliners.
Ashton begins with a black gel liner. Moving from the inside corner of the eye to the outer corner, he outlines the shape. "I then work the product right into the root of the lashes and then build thickness gradually," he said. After the basic shape is completed, he uses "a waterproof liquid liner with a precision tip to intensify and refine the line." At the very end he swipes in the wings.
While Ashton didn't name his favorite eyeliners, he did mention that he's a fan of Diorshow Black Out Mascara.
Learn more about the man who gets to touch Adele's face all the time over at The Cut. Now to go practice Adele's look and fail a hundred times over.