Adele’s Make-Up Artist On The Secret Behind Her Look

There’s no denying that Adele is one SMOKIN’ hot mama right now.

The 27-year-old has dazzled at every performance and on every right carpet she’s graced over the past few months. And now we know the reason why.

Her make-up artist Michael Ashton has revealed all about Adele’s beauty look – including, of course, that world-famous cat eye.

> Adele’s been rocking the cat eye since the start of her career


Talking to The Cut, Michael explains: ‘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. The eyeliner obviously got the seal of approval and the rest, as they say, is history.

‘Adele has beautiful almond-shaped eyes and fantastic natural bone structure, which is the perfect canvas to work with, so at the beginning it was always about making the eyes a focus feature.



‘We played around with different eyeliner looks, lashes, and some dazzling dustings of metallic glitters.’

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So how does Michael achieve Adele’s flawless flick? Well, he continues: ‘Product cocktailing is key to achieving the intensity and opaqueness of the eyeliner.

> Adele is the Queen of eyeliner


‘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.’

> Adele has swapped her pale lips and barely-there blusher for contouring and a darker pout


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But it’s not only Adele’s eyes that Michael’s a total pro at. He’s also her go-to man for make-up looks including contouring and lips.

You may have noticed that the mum-of-one’s been opting for more sexy red pouts of late, and there’s a very good explanation for this.

> Adele has become quite a fan of a red lip


‘I’ve always loved a red lip on a woman – it’s a great way to amp up the volume of any beauty look,’ says Michael.

We agree. And we think Adele’s a perfect case in point.