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Adele's iconic eye makeup look broken down step by step

Ivy Boyd is a beauty blogger and a makeup artist who has previously worked for Sephora and as a graphic designer. She studied art in college and brings that approach to her makeup artistry and YouTube tutorials. Ivy loves everything from...

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself

Not only are we completely floored by Adele’s other worldly vocal talents, but her makeup has us gushing just as much. Her makeup from her hit "Hello" has many of us saying hello to a thicker winged liner look, in hopes of replicating the look. We’ve recreated this timeless look for you, though we can’t promise you any of the singing chops come with it!

Step 1

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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The eye look really emphasizes the crease, so start by placing Soft Light from the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette into the crease, alternating small circular motions with windshield wiper motions.

Step 2

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Next, we want to deepen the crease further by grabbing Mocha from the same palette and really working that into the eye socket.

Step 3

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Apply a matte white highlight to the brow bone like Sheer Joy from your Naturally Pretty palette.

Step 4

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Using a smudge brush, darken the lower lash line, from the outer corner to just past the edge of your iris.

Step 5

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Brighten the lid with Love, pressing it all over and up to meet the crease colors and apply to the inner corner as well.

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Step 6

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Now, for the most Adele-riffic part of the entire tutorial! Using a felt tip liner pen, which I find can be most user-friendly for a clean wing, start by drawing a tiny dot where you want your wing to end. This will help you to have a target to aim toward.

Step 7

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Create your outside wing edge and then start to work inwards.

Step 8

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Fill in your shape in short strokes, coming all the way to the inner corner like Adele.

Step 9

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Apply a generous amount of mascara to top and bottom lashes. Don’t be afraid to let the mascara wand touch the lashes a little bit on your lower lash line.

Step 10

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Apply a set of wispy false lashes. Make sure they flare out at the outer corner for that elongated, cat eye look.

More: Beauty blogger nails Adele’s ‘Hello’ makeup (WATCH)

Step 11

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Recreate Adele’s fierce contour with a chiseled brush and a cool-toned bronzer like TheBalm Bahama Mama.

Step 12

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Adele’s cheeks don’t have a strong pinky flush so just add a bit of color with a non-pink blush like TheBalm’s Balm Desert.

Step 13

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Don’t forget a highlight to go with that contour! Dust NARS Albatross onto the tops of cheekbones and the cupid’s bow.

Step 14

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Line lips with a pinky nude lip liner like NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Peekaboo Neutral, one of my favorites.

Step 15

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Apply a matte, new lip color like Too Faced Melted Longer Liquified Lipstick in Melted Nude.

Step 16

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Pat lips with your finger to press the color in and keep things looking soft, subtle and natural.

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How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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Though it seems we just said hello, it’s already time to say goodbye!

And just for dramatic effect:

How to replicate Adele's iconic makeup look on yourself
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