When we think about winged liner, Adele's flawless feline flick is top of mind. The master behind her sharp liner is makeup artist Michael Ashton, who has been doing the 10-time Grammy winner's makeup since 2007.
He graciously sat down with The Cut and revealed his secret to achieving the singer's amazing cat eye. “I popped over to her house to trim her fringe and she asked if I could do a quick bit of eyeliner for her before she went to meet friends. The eyeliner obviously got the seal of approval and the rest, as they say, is history."
He then gave step-by-step instructions on how to draw Adele's signature cat eye. "I always start by outlining the shape of the liner, working from the inner to outer corner of the eye with a black gel liner. I then work the product right into the root of the lashes and then build thickness gradually. Once I’m finished creating the desired shape, I use a waterproof liquid liner with a precision tip to intensify and refine the line, finishing by winging the end of the liner last," he explains.
This story originally appeared on FemaleNetwork.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Style Bible editors.
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