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The 'foxy eyes': the make-up trend that elongates the gaze.

The 'foxy eyes': the make-up trend that elongates the gaze.

The term "foxy eyes" is now on everyone's lips. Perhaps you have already heard of it. Discover here the essentials about this new beauty trend.

What is "foxy eyes"?

First noticed on the catwalks, the "foxy eyes" trend was quickly picked up by beauty influencers and YouTubers. This new fashion trend takes its name from the English word "fox", referring to the animal with almond-shaped, rimmed eyes.

One of the reasons for its popularity: it effectively corrects the imperfections of the gaze. Ideal for those with drooping eyelids, it opens the eyes, extends the gaze, and gives the illusion of thick, full, and curled lashes. Another major reason: the "foxy eyes" is not difficult to achieve. There's no need to be a specialist or to go to a beauty salon: a few basic accessories and products are more than enough to get started.

Before you begin, be careful not to confuse it with "cat eyes". While the latter also requires the use of eyeshadow and eyeliner, "foxy eyes" allows for a lighter and more blended version.

Some actions for a "stunning effect".

To lift the gaze without surgery, a simple eyeliner is sufficient. It can come in the form of a gel, but this is only for those who are adept with a brush. For everyone else, felt-tip eyeliners will do the job perfectly. If you're not confident in your tracing skills, practice beforehand on the back of your hand.

You will need an angled shading brush, perfect for applying dark eyeshadows to the outer corner of the eye and on the mobile eyelids. There is also a version of the angled brush used for applying eyeliners, which is smaller, and also intended for eyebrow tracing due to its highly precise finish.

You will also need a blending brush for the eyes: one of a flat shape, the other of a ball type. Used alternately, they help to blend the eyeshadows at each application to achieve a gradient of colours.

The successful execution of a "foxy look" lies in a gradient of colours ranging from a light to a darker complexion. Warm tones such as brown and taupe or smoky ones like grey and black are the most favoured. However, you can allow yourself some whimsy by daring to try the colourful "foxy eyes".

The tutorial for successfully achieving the "foxy eyes".

  1. To begin with, one must start with the eyebrows. Once well-plucked, shape your eyebrows so that the tail of your eyebrow (comma-shaped) is slightly raised towards the temple. This will give your gaze a more elongated appearance. Do not hesitate to use pencils or gels to fill them in and give them a sharper look.

  2. Once this step is completed, apply a base to your eyelids. This is to protect your skin, but also to ensure your makeup stays in place over time. Using the flat blending brush, apply the eyeshadow over the entirety of your mobile eyelid up to the brow bone.

  3. Next, take the smudging brush coated in a shade darker than the previous one. With this brush, you achieve a more pronounced result while maintaining a blurred impression.

  4. Using the angled brush this time, apply a third, darker shade of eyeshadow along your lash line, in the style of an eyeliner. It is at this stage that you can conceal any imperfections in your eyeliner if it has not been well applied. To give your gaze a more elongated appearance, extend the third dark shadow slightly further outwards. Starting from the corner of the eye, emphasise a little more on the tip for a sharper aspect and thus highlight the almond shape. Do the same on the inner corner of the eye towards the bridge of the nose.

  5. Conclude your beauty routine by applying mascara to your eyelashes. Only apply it to the lashes located at the outer corner to consistently give an illusion of an elongated gaze.

If you don't succeed at the first attempt, the secret to success lies in perseverance. Don't hesitate to make use of online videos for a better complexion and to rejuvenate your gaze. Get your brushes ready!

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