Adele: Underrated Queen Of The Cat-Eye

Adele_-_25_(Official_Album_Cover)Sigh…Adele! Today, the official first single of her third album 25 was released and let’s just say once again, she’s got us all wound up in our emotions! “Hello” feels like a break-up record, but it’s really a call for forgiveness from herself and the crying game of letting go and moving forward. It’s beautiful, sweeping and touching in the simplicity of its lyrics. We know what time it is. #ADELEISBACK

Buttttt….sidenote. Has anyone ever talked about how ON POINT Adele’s makeup is? The cat-eye is now standard when it comes to eyeliner and the multiple Grammy Award winner has been epitomizing the full eye makeup look of lashes and a thick, black cat-eye for awhile now! When she debuted with 19 in 2008, her makeup was the equivalent of chaste with just notes of liner, light, neutral shadow and light mascara. By 2011, when her sophomore and world renowned LP 21 captured our hearts, Adele had adopted the Barbra Streisand look of femme fatale class: the cat-eye, a blended smokey eye, long, talon nails painted either a peachy pink or fire engine red and a strong contour of the cheeks. Adele was on the contour tip before YouTube took  it over!

According to Glamour, for the 2013 Grammys, Adele’s makeup artist used the affordable Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner (in Black) from Maybelline. And the North London native SLAYYYYYED the eyeliner game that award show season, as she rook trophies, including an Oscar, for co-writing the James Bond theme song “Skyfall.” #yassbish

Musically, Adele is one of our greats right now. It sounds dramatic, but in today’s confusing and perpetually insatiable pop culture, her true talent reigns high. In the style and makeup department, she’s an underrated queen of the cat-eye and high glamour makeup.

Below, take a look at her makeup progression from 2010 to 2015 as it became evident the luxe, retro eye makeup is her thang. This is even reflected on her album cover for 25 as it’s just a black and white headshot of her gorge face. Go ‘head Adele!

2010:

FRANKLIN, TN - NOVEMBER 30: Adele attends CMT Artists of the Year at Liberty Hall on November 30, 2010 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo by Ed Rode/Getty Images)
FRANKLIN, TN – NOVEMBER 30: Adele attends CMT Artists of the Year at Liberty Hall on November 30, 2010 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo by Ed Rode/Getty Images)

2011:

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Adele attends the Barclaycard Mercury Prize at Grosvenor House, on September 6, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Adele attends the Barclaycard Mercury Prize at Grosvenor House, on September 6, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Adele arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 28: Adele arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

2012:

British singer-songwriter Adele poses on the red carpet arriving at the BRIT Awards 2012 in London on February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
British singer-songwriter Adele poses on the red carpet arriving at the BRIT Awards 2012 in London on February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Adele arrives at The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Adele arrives at The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

2013:

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: 70th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Singer Adele arrives to the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 13: 70th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Singer Adele arrives to the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Adele arrives at the The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Adele arrives at the The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Singer/songwriter Adele attends UJA-Federation Of New York Music Visionary Of The Year Award Luncheon at The Pierre Hotel on June 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 21: Singer/songwriter Adele attends UJA-Federation Of New York Music Visionary Of The Year Award Luncheon at The Pierre Hotel on June 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Adele Adkins MBE holds her MBE award for services to music after it was presented to her by the Prince of Wales at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19: Adele Adkins MBE holds her MBE award for services to music after it was presented to her by the Prince of Wales at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele, winner of the Best Original Song award for 'Skyfall,' poses in the press room during the Oscars held at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele, winner of the Best Original Song award for ‘Skyfall,’ poses in the press room during the Oscars held at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

2015:

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Adele seen at BBC Radio 2 on October 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 23: Adele seen at BBC Radio 2 on October 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)

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