The secret to Adele's flawless eyeliner has finally been revealed

Julie Delahaye

There's no denying that Adele's eyeliner has become iconic. The award-winning singer continues to floor beauty addicts everywhere with her flawless cat eye liner look – and now her secret has been revealed. Michael Ashton, the Hello singer's make-up artist, has shared how he creates the style…

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The secret to Adele's flawless eyeliner has been revealed

"Product cocktailing is key to achieving the intensity and opaqueness of the eyeliner," he told The Cut. "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."

Michael also admitted that it was because of the eyeliner look that he and Adele formed a strong bond, after he did her make-up before she met up with her friends.

"We were introduced through a mutual friend in the summer of 2007 leading up to the release of her first album, 19. 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," he explained. "The eyeliner obviously got the seal of approval and the rest, as they say, is history."

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Adele regularly turns heads on the red carpet with her style and beauty

Nowadays, Adele continues to dazzle the world not only with her incredible vocals and impressive career, but her down-to-earth personality and striking beauty.

"I think her beauty look resonates with people because it’s aspirational but also extremely achievable," mused Michael. "It seems everyone is always wanting to try and wear the latest beauty looks from the runway or the high street and often it just doesn’t translate.

"Adele is known for her make-up, but what makes her a modern beauty icon is the strength of keeping things simple and classic so they stand the test of time."