The supreme chanteuse has returned — and she’s brought her signature style with her!
On Friday, Oct. 23, Adele released her first single in three years, “Hello,” and premiered the song’s heartbreaker of a music video along with it. And while we were busy staring at the 27-year-old Grammy darling’s stunning face during repeat viewings, we were reminded of her favorite beauty choice: her winged liner.
“Adele’s cat eye has a soft Brigitte Bardot, ’60s-esque appeal,” Smashbox lead makeup artist Lori Taylor-Davis tells Us Weekly. “Her brows are a lot stronger, with a deeper contour and longer lashes. Her style has definitely intensified.”
To steal the singer’s signature beauty look, you first have to start with the perfect product — and it’s not liquid liner. “I would have to say my favorite kind to create a cat eye is a pen liner with a felt tip,” Taylor-Davis shares. “It glides across the eye lid effortlessly and is buildable.”
Tip two: Prime those lids! “Even out the lid by using a primer. Then, apply a light matte shadow from the inner corner of the eye to the natural crease,” the makeup pro explains. “You can also add depth to the eye by adding a soft taupe shade to the crease area of your lid. Having that creates an outline, and it’s also a great primer for a more intensified cat eye” — a la Adele’s.
Finally, don’t forget to consider the shape of your eye. “Almond shape eyes get the easiest cat eye — just follow the shape of the eye,” Taylor-Davis says. “If your eyes are upturned, the tip should be more natural — less winged-out. On the other hand, you should balance down-turned eyes with an up-turned wing. For round eyes, do a tight line that gets thicker at the end — that will create the illusion of an almond shape.”
Of course, the liner pen is at the heart of Taylor-Davis’ tips, so we rounded up three for you to try: Smashbox’s Limitless Liquid Liner Pen, her personal favorite ($22, Macys.com), Lancome Artliner Precision Point Eyeliner ($30.50, Sephora.com), or Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen ($9.99, Ulta.com).
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