Hello. It’s me.I was wondering if you wanted tips from makeup maestro Michael Ashton, the global artistry ambassador for Marc Jacobs Beauty and the genius behind Adele’s amazing cat-eyes. Yes? That’s perfect because Ashton shared his tips, techniques and favorite tools to score this classic beauty look.
Now the secret to making the shape look sharp and graphic—and also ensuring it stays where you placed it: Use a pointy waterproof liner (like Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $44; sephora.com.au) to trace over your work, “intensifying and refining the line,” Ashton says. “Finish by winging out the end of the liner into a perfect tapered point.”
If you've just done all this work in preparation for a big night out, let's get some insurance: Take a soft eyeshadow brush and dip it into translucent powder. Run the brush lightly over your liner (over your upper and lower lash lines). Wait a minute then use the clean brush to dust off any excess powder. This will keep your liner from running down your cheeks. You're welcome!
This article originally appeared on InStyle U.S.