How to Do Sexy & Dramatic Fox Eye Makeup With Pops of Pink & Purple

9 Materials
10 Minutes

Today’s tutorial is going to be a fox eye makeup tutorial. I’m going to do a bit more of a colorful look this time, so we’re going to be playing around with some pinks and purples as well.

If you’re looking for a tutorial on how to do a fun, colorful twist on the fox eye makeup trend, let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Eyeshadow
  • Eyelash curler
  • Gel eyeliner
  • BB cream
  • Blush
  • Lipstick
  • Setting spray
  • Makeup brushes
  • (Optional) Q tips
Applying a transitional eyeshadow shade

1. Apply a transition shade

I already laid down a base over my eyes and my eyebrows are done so we’re going straight in with a neutral transition shade.

Applying pink eyeshadow

2. Apply eyeshadow to the inner half of the lid

Now take some pinkish colors, put that on the first inner half of the lid, and take it across about halfway.

Applying purple eyeshadow

3. Apply eyeshadow to the second half of the lid

For the second half, use a dark kind of plum purple color and build that up with tapping motions then slowly blend it out.

Applying eyeshadow to the lower lash line

4. Apply eyeshadow to the bottom inner lid

Take that same pink color you used on the top inner lid and place it on the bottom inner lid.

How to apply colorful eyeshadow

5. Apply eyeshadow to the bottom outer half lid

Similarly, take the same purple color that you used on the top outer half and use it on the bottom outer half.

Applying a shimmery green highlight

6. Apply eyeshadow highlight to the lid

Now use your fingers to put on some eyeshadow highlights. I’m going to be using a kind of green highlight for the center of my lid.

Applying a champagne pink color to the inner corners

I’m also going to use a champagne pink color for my inner corners.

Curling lashes with an eyelash curler

7. Curl your eyelashes

Next, just give your lashes a little volume.

Fox eye makeup tutorial

8. Create the fox eyeliner

Now, apply some eyeliner. Use a gel liner to go into your upper waterline, and then slowly build up the outer wing so you get more of a fox eye.

What is fox eyeliner?

You're aiming for a more slanted almond shape with a sleek, straight tip, rather than a traditional upturned wing. This creates an optical illusion that elongates your eye, rather than a traditional cat-eye wing, which curves up at the end and makes your eyes look wider.

The technique is a great way to lift and pull back hooded eyes or downturned eyes.

Then, go ahead and apply eyeliner to your lower waterline too.

Cleaning up the fox eyeliner

If necessary, use some q-tips to clean up the bottom edges of your eyeliner then throw on some mascara.

Applying BB cream with a brush

9. Apply BB cream

Apply a BB cream to your full face, then go in with a flat dense brush to blend it in without any streaks.

Applying blush with an angled brush

10. Apply blush

Use an angled brush to apply blush to your cheeks. This creates a more chiseled look.

Applying a nude-brown lipstick

11. Apply lipstick

For your lip, just apply a simple lipstick - the eyes are the star here.

Setting makeup with setting spray

12. Set

Finish off the fox eye makeup with setting spray.

Colorful fox eye makeup

Here’s the finished look!

Colorful fox eye makeup tutorial

That’s it for the fox eye makeup tutorial. This is definitely a sexy, glam, dramatic look. Let me know what you guys think of the look and if you plan on trying it yourself!

Products used:

  • Eyeshadow primer Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer
  • Brow gel Wet n Wild BrowSessive Brow Shaping Gel
  • Brow pencil Elf e.l.f., Ultra Precise Brow Pencil in cool brown
  • Brushes Bh cosmetics
  • Palette ABH Norvina Vol.4
  • Eyeliner Nyx Retractable Eyeliner in Black
  • Japonesque Power curler
  • Mascara Maybelline rocket volume in black waterproof
  • Foundation Maybelline fresh Bb cream 8-in-one skin perfector in light 100
  • Lip Colourpop Mystery Lipstick-Lippie Stix in Ink Blot
  • Blush Colourpop Pressed Powder Blush Bundled Up (Sparkly Blush), Lime Crime Matte Blush in Hyperlink
  • Setting Spray Loreal Lumi Shake and Glow Dewy Spray
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