All right, everyone; I hear you! Yes, yes.
"How do I get Adele's eyeliner look?"
"I tried but it was just a mess."
"I love Adele's eyeliner but can't do it at home."
"Is Adele's liner a tattoo?"
Okay - yes, I have been listening to the new Adele CD, just like everyone else, and I have a special place in my heart for her. Her last CD was present in my life during a very difficult time and her new CD arrived just when I was reminded that love heals all wounds. It seems Adele is inside my brain and knows how to sing exactly what I am feeling. For the record my two favourite songs on 25 are "All I Ask" and "Sweetest Devotion." But I digress. . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . what you all really want to know (and I surmise this because of the endless requests I keep getting for instructions) is how she creates that perfect cat eye with liquid eyeliner.
So here you go, fellow Adele fans, the step by step guide to creating Adele's eyeliner look:
What you need:
1. An angled or fine point eyeliner brush
5. About 15 minutes per day
6. Lots of patience
Using the angled or fine tip brush draw a guide line, of the shape you want to create, starting at the outer corner of the eye and sweeping upwards.
Follow through, from the guideline, to draw an outline of the finished effect - creating a shape which you will colour in.
Fill in the outline with the powder eyeliner pencil (obviously the liquid liner and the powder pencil should be the same colour) and gently blend it to soften any hard edges of the liquid liner where it meets the powder liner.
Overlay the liquid liner, using fluid strokes, to intensify the colour as desired. You may not do this step at all if you like the depth of colour provided by the pencil fill.
Apply lash inserts to the outer corner lashes to intensify the cat's eye effect.
The trick is to draw the shape and fill in the colour rather than try to create the filled shape with one swoop of liquid liner. Truthfully, the whole look can be done with a single swoop of liquid liner but this takes lots of practice to perfect and is easy to mess up. The longer version is more time consuming, but it pays off in the effect with little risk of making a mess with liquid liner.
There you have it - Adele's eyeliner look, easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.