Adele's iconic eye makeup look broken down step by step
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!
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.
Next, we want to deepen the crease further by grabbing Mocha from the same palette and really working that into the eye socket.
Apply a matte white highlight to the brow bone like Sheer Joy from your Naturally Pretty palette.
Using a smudge brush, darken the lower lash line, from the outer corner to just past the edge of your iris.
Brighten the lid with Love, pressing it all over and up to meet the crease colors and apply to the inner corner as well.
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.
Create your outside wing edge and then start to work inwards.
Fill in your shape in short strokes, coming all the way to the inner corner like Adele.
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.
Apply a set of wispy false lashes. Make sure they flare out at the outer corner for that elongated, cat eye look.
Recreate Adele’s fierce contour with a chiseled brush and a cool-toned bronzer like TheBalm Bahama Mama.
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.
Don’t forget a highlight to go with that contour! Dust NARS Albatross onto the tops of cheekbones and the cupid’s bow.
Line lips with a pinky nude lip liner like NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Peekaboo Neutral, one of my favorites.
Apply a matte, new lip color like Too Faced Melted Longer Liquified Lipstick in Melted Nude.
Pat lips with your finger to press the color in and keep things looking soft, subtle and natural.
Though it seems we just said hello, it’s already time to say goodbye!
And just for dramatic effect: