Adele's cat-eye look explained by the expert
From the ancient Egyptian queens to the Old Hollywood nobility (think Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren) to the pop princesses of today - many powerful women have worn the cat-eye look regularly. But nobody does it as well as Adele.
Since the singer first appeared on the scene in 2008 with the release of Hometown Glory, the look has become her trademark - and her eyeliner has grown longer and longer with her rise: from humble to increasingly daring.
"The style goes so well with Adele because she has such beautiful, large, and bright eyes," says Anthony H. Nguyen, the singer's make-up artist. It's true because the classic cat-eye look not only emphasizes the almond shape of her eyes but also intensifies the color of her peridot green eyes.
"Depending on the width and angle of the curved eyeliner, it can really change the look of an entire make-up look," adds Nguyen. What is special about Adele's look, however, is that today she always wears her eyeliner more or less the same width and with the same curve, so that it has almost become a kind of uniform. But everything else changes: once she combines it with a classic red lipstick, then again, as can currently be seen on the cover of British VOGUE, with modeled eye shadow, made up by make-up artist Pat McGrath.
So how do you make up the perfect cat eyes? Nguyen advises sketching the eyeliner with an easy-to-correct product - a good gel liner or an eye pencil - before applying a final layer of waterproof liquid liner. "Always have thin, pointed cotton swabs and makeup remover ready to clean or reshape the eyeliner," he says, "and check that the eyeliner is evenly applied by looking straight ahead in the mirror. instead of keeping your eyes closed all the time while applying."
Here are 10 examples of how Adele perfected her signature look: