The winged eyeliner is a go-to look for many of us, but there is a new trend on the block that may just replace our beloved classic. We’re talking about the fox eye trend that has been making rounds in the past few months. Bella Hadid’s foxy eye makeup was what caught people’s attention and resulted in the popularity of this eye look. Let’s learn how you can also achieve the fox eyes look in 5 simple steps!
What is fox eye makeup?
Before we dive into mastering this eyeliner look, let’s get to the basics and learn more about this viral eye makeup trend. This newest makeup trend involves using eyeliner, concealer, eyeshadow, false lashes and other makeup products to replicate the elongated look of almond-shaped eyes – one that resembles a fox. The final result is where the eye makeup look derives its name from. This look helps give an illusion of a facelift as it makes your eyes look snatched. Keep reading to learn a simple 5 step foxy eyes makeup routine:
Step 1: Transition shade
Start by applying a primer all over your eyelids and blend it in well. This helps create a smooth canvas for your eye look. Then take a colour closest to your natural skin colour and apply it all across your lids. Use a dark brown shade to accentuate your crease and add definition and colour to it. With the help of a fluffy blending brush, blend the colour well into your crease. It is important while creating a foxy eyes makeup that there should be no visible harsh lines. Remember to elongate the eyeshadow slightly towards your temples and maintain the original shape of your eyes.
Step 2: Add some shimmer
Now that your eyeshadow base in place, take a fine shimmer shade of your choice and add it to the centre of your eyes. You can place the shimmer with your fingers or a flat brush. Using a fluffy brush you can blend it into the crease shade, so it looks more seamless. If you don’t have a fine shimmer eyeshadow shade, you can use your highlighter instead.
Step 3: Eyeliner
This is the most crucial step in achieving fox eyes. Take your favourite eyeliner and line the inner corner of your eye. The line has to be extremely thin and define your eyes lightly. Extend this thin line across your eyelid maintaining its thickness. Don’t make the line too thick. Similar to a cat eye, you need to extend the flick towards your temple as well. However, the flick has to be extremely thin, the thin flick is what sets the fox eye look apart from the rest. This helps in your eyes looking elongated and thin. You can smoke out the liner slightly to make it look more natural and also erase any harsh lines.
Step 4: Eyebrows, Mascara and lashes
Shaping and filling in your eyebrows will give your face some framing and definition. Fill in your eyebrows using an eyebrow pencil and make small hair like strokes. You can make your eyebrows natural or bold depending on the fox eyes look you are aiming for.
Coat your lashes with mascara to add volume and length to them. This helps you get fluttery and wispy lashes which adds dimension to your foxy eye look. You can add a pair of false eyelashes for added drama to your fox eyes makeup.
Step 5: Clean the edges
The last step is to use a concealer to sharpen your liner. Take some concealer on a fine brush and run it against your eyeliner flick. Using a sponge carefully blend the concealer. Applying a concealer in the upwards direction sharpens your foxy eyeliner and gives your face a more snatched look.
There you have it, the fox eye makeup look in just five simple steps. Once you are satisfied with your eye makeup you can start working on finishing the remainder of your makeup look. Use some foundation and concealer to even out your skin tone. Use the Fit Me Finder tool to choose a shade of foundation and concealer that fits you perfectly. Snatch your face with some contour and set it all in with some powder. Add some blush, highlighter and your favourite lipstick to seal it all in! You can use the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool to try out these makeup products, from the comfort of your home before you buy them.