The moment you've been waiting for is finally here: Adele's makeup artist, Michael Ashton, is explaining how to get her winged eye. Please contain your feelings and listen closely to what's undoubtedly the best advice of your life.
First of all, Adele and Ashton became friends back in 2007 before the release of her first album, 19. "She asked if I could do a quick bit of eyeliner for her before she went to meet friends," he told The Cut. "The eyeliner obviously got the seal of approval and the rest, as they say, is history."
So how does Ashton create the look? Two words: Product cocktailing, which he says is the "key" to intensity and opaqueness.
"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," Ashton explained. "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."
In terms of product, Ashton uses liner brushes from Japan (quick, buy a plane ticket!) and Bioderma Crealine and Muji thin cotton tips to clean up any mistakes.
Now raid your makeup drawer, go forth, and cocktail those products.
This story was written by Mehera Bonner and was reprinted with permission from MimiChatter.com.