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Adele’s Makeup Artist Reveals The Secret Behind Her Iconic Eyeliner!

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While there’s no denying that the world is in love with Adele’s incredible voice, I have to admit that I’m in as much awe of her flawless cat eyeliner. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one because every beauty blogger worth her salt has a tutorial dedicated to Adele’s insanely perfect eyeliner.

But nothing beats getting this info straight from the horse’s mouth, which is what celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge recently did. Eldridge, whose YouTube tutorials rake in millions of views, invited Adele’s makeup artist Michael Ashton to give us the lowdown on how he creates her signature look.

Ashton has been working with the songstress for well over nine years now, and admits that she has fantastic bone structure and beautiful almond-shaped eyes, which is half the work done, really. But don’t lose heart, girls! You can definitely try his technique to give your basic cat-eye an Adele-esque twist.

Ashton reveals that Adele’s intense black eyeliner is, in fact, the result of product cocktailing. While he uses gel eyeliner to build the base, he always finishes with a thick liquid eyeliner that has an almost “tar-like” consistency. He also believes that to finish off any eye look, it is absolutely important to groom the brows. This does not mean they need to be filled in, but it’s important that they are in shape. Here’s the video of the man in action:



Now that you’ve got the look down pat, shop all the products used in the tutorial below!


Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner - Black Ink_Hauterfly

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner – Black Ink (Rs 1,978)

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot - Groundwork_Hauterfly

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot – Groundwork (Rs 1,850)

Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad - Nude Dip_Hauterfly

Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad – Nude Dip (Rs 13,000)

MAC Eye Liner Brush - 209_Hauterfly

MAC Eye Liner Brush – 209 (Rs 1,330 approx)

Dior Diorshow Mascara - Pro Black_Hauterfly

Dior Diorshow Mascara – Pro Black (Rs 3,043)

Duo Eyelash Adhesive - Dark_Hauterfly

Duo Eyelash Adhesive – Dark (Rs 750)

Ardell Multipack Demi Wispies_Hauterfly

Ardell Multipack Demi Wispies (Rs 1,492)

MAC Mascara Fan Brush - 20_Hauterfly

MAC Mascara Fan Brush – 20 (Rs 1,330 approx)

MAC Liquidlast Liner - Point Black_Hauterfly

MAC Liquidlast Liner – Point Black (Rs 2,500)


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