Fox Eyes

Fox eye’, ‘cat eye’ or ‘designer eye’ requires a cosmetic treatment that simultaneously lifts and elongates the upper eyelid, pulling the eye into a more almond shape, creating overall emphasis on the eyes. The trend continues to emerge in many forms, whether it be via YouTube tutorials for ‘fox eye tips’ or makeup artists using tape to manipulate eye shape, all trying to achieve ‘the look’ despite its negative connotations.

What is a fox eye?

The fox eye trend is described like this: “Shaving off the tail end of your eyebrows (eliminating everything from the arch to the tail) to draw on a straighter brow; using a brown or black eyeshadow to create a sharp, cat-eye flick up towards the temples; and then, adding a touch of the same eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes pointing towards the bridge of your nose.”

The result is a cat-eyed, slanted look most commonly seen in Asian features. But unlike the participants of the fox eye challenge, Asian folks aren’t applauded for their genetics. In fact, “slanted eyes” have historically been one of the most common insults used against Asian people.

Is this procedure eye lift or brow lift? Or Both?

One must understand that the aging process is multifactorial and hence the best anti-aging solution will involve a few treatments and may even take a few sessions to reach the desired look.

We must focus on the structures that are present around the eye area and the changes in those structures lead to droopy, heavy, saggy, and small looking eyes with time.

We must address the skin, fat loss, and bone loss changes in order to treat the aging disease rather than putting a “band-aid” on the problem that will become severe later and can only be addressed with surgical intervention. When we can elevate the brow, we achieve an eyelid skin elevation at the same time, just like magic!

Non-Surgical Snatched Fox eye

What is a Non-Surgical Snatched Fox Eyes Effect (Noninvasive Brow and eye lift procedure)?

It’s a procedure that involved a combination of non-surgical therapies to lift the eyebrow up against gravity.

We add filler, we inject neuromodulator to lift and relax muscles, inject collagen stimulator and we use lasers or PDO threads to lift and tighten the skin.

The right combination of needed elements can only be determined during an in-person consultation.

How is Non-Surgical Snatched Fox Eye Procedure done?

  1. There are many factors and procedures which are needed to be performed in order to achieve that elevated Snatched, Fox Eye look.
  2. The procedure involves the injection of a filler to restore volume around Temple’s area, forehead area, or even most commonly, both.
  3. The filler to be injected can be from HA (Hyaluronic acid family-like Restylane Lyft or JuvedermVoluma) or PLLA (collagen stimulator family such as Sculptra Aesthetic)
  4. Next step is to inject Botox or Dysport) to achieve a brow lift: This procedure usually requires expert evaluation and involved an injection into the glabella (frown lines), forehead area, and crow’s feet (around eyes) area to achieve a balanced and elevated eyebrow look around the eyes
  5. We can then move the skin around the eye area. We want to tighten, lift and firm it. This can be easily and safely be performed utilizing a variety of amazing tools used by Dr.Avaliani such as Ultherapy, TempSureEnvi or Genius RF or PDO threads such as NovaThreads.
  6. Another important step to strongly consider is cheek contouring with dermal fillers such as Restylane Lyft or JuvedermVoluma. It is an excellent addition to help balance the newly lifted eyebrow and eye look and to create an even bigger Snatched Fox Eye Effect
Recovery time The Fox Eye Thread lift will heal in 2-10 days as swelling and bruising settle.
Color Their eyes can vary from being green, blue, a pale blue/green combination, light yellow, brown or grey. Their nose, depending on what color their parents were, can be either grey, reddish-grey, black, brown, reddish-brown, or pink.

What are the benefits of for Non-Surgical Snatched Fox eye procedure?

• It is virtually painless

• Almost instant results

• Zero to no recovery time or social downtime

• Minimal to zero bruisings ( Like 1 % chance) as we utilize microcannula and Accuvein tool to visualize veins

• No Scars

• No Anesthesia

• Very natural and long-lasting results

How long does Non-Surgical Snatched Fox eye effect procedure take?

The duration of the treatment depends on the combination of procedures that will be performed. The plan is discussed during the consultation.

The simplex procedure can be with Botox, fillers which are 10 minutes long and the longest can be when in addition to Botox and fillers, we add Lasers and Nova threads. Then the treatment can be 1 hour. It is usually never longer than that.

This then means we can say that the procedure can be anywhere from 10 minutes up to 1 hour long and varies depending on the number of treatments performed during the visit.

How to prepare for Non-Surgical Snatched Fox eye effect procedure?

  • The best tip is to avoid consuming alcoholic beverages at least 3-5 days before the procedure.
  • Avoid taking any NSAID’s such as Motrin, Advil, Aleve, etc.
  • Make sure that there are no open sores or signs of skin infection in the area to be treated.
  • It is best to come in with no makeup or be prepared to remove all eye and face makeup before the procedure starts.
  • Please bring a hair tie if you are wearing your hair down.
  • If you believe in Arnica, please feel free to take it beforehand. Please stop taking any multivitamins or ask the office when you are not sure what do to with medications.

What to avoid after Non-Surgical Snatched Fox eye procedure? What are the restrictions?

• It is best to avoid exercise for at least 24 hours. No make-up for 24 hours, Avoid alcohol consumption as it may increase swelling. Avoid massaging or touching the area which was treated, unless you were instructed to do so (in case of SculptraInjections, massaging is a must)

• Avoid ICE packs unless you were told it was ok

• Avoid Saunas (regular and/or infrared) or Swimming pools

• It is also best not to go to a hairdresser the next day just to be cautious, 3-5 days is a perfect time to resume all regular activities.

• Washing hair is normal

• Resuming Arnica is recommended and holding off on Multivitamins for 7 days is advisable

How long does the Non-Surgical Snatched Fox eye effect procedure last?

The results typically last between 6 months to 2 years. The duration of the course depends on a variety of factors such as patient age, skin quality, number, and type of treatments recommended, and their lifestyle along with metabolism.

How to help preserve the results of a Non-Surgical Snatched Fox eye procedure?

It is always important to continue investing in the prevention of the aging process. Please use Sunscreen, Antioxidants, and retinol. Avoid using Tanning beds and clean your skin daily and follow with a moisturizer. Do not forget to maintain your results with maintenance treatments as recommended during your consultation.

Who cannot have Non-Surgical Snatched Fox eye effect procedure?

Pregnant or Expecting patients along with breastfeeding patients are best to avoid doing any procedures until after the baby is born and they have stopped breastfeeding.

Which celebs have made the fox eye trend so popular?

  • The fox eye trend has been seen on the likes of beautiful supermodels such as Bella Hadid and Kendal Jenner, so it is really no surprise that it’s become a most sought-after look for many women (and some men) across the globe.

  • The “fox eye” hashtag on Instagram has a little over 57,000 posts. On YouTube, popular makeup gurus like Brianna Fox and Sagonia Lazarof demonstrate how to “achieve” the look.

  • Believe it or not, throughout the summer lockdown, it also became a viral Tik Tok challenge. Users were seen shaving off the outside half of their eyebrows to create the illusion of ‘fox-like eyes. Removing everything from the arch to the tail, before penciling in a new straighter brow shape from their arches up toward their temples.

  • Fortunately, this is an inexpensive, and less risky way of achieving the look however, not something those who are precious of their eyebrows (like me) should try!

Why the fox eye trend is problematic and racist

There’s a long history of racism against Asians and their eyes and just because it’s 2020, it doesn’t mean it still doesn’t happen, nor is it erased.

Throughout our lives, Asian’s eyes have been weaponized against them and now they are being told that they should be grateful that society is finally embracing them. Asians have been bullied, ridiculed, ostracized, mocked, and humiliated for their eyes [and now] our eyes have been appropriated to become a trend that many take part in for the aesthetic rather than to show appreciation.

In Ho’s many conversations with East and Southeast Asians, she says that some only take offense with the pose and for others, it’s both the makeup look and the pose, but “wherever they stand against the trend is completely valid”.

“The pose comes across as noticeably the more problematic part of the trend, but I think there’s so much more to it,” she explains. “It’s that they’re purposefully doing their makeup in a way that will elongate their eyes and help them to achieve that almond-shaped eye that Asians have.”

What should people consider before getting the fox eye lift?

If a client decides they want to get the fox eye lift, it’s a suggestion to go to a reputable, medically qualified aesthetic practitioner who will explain exactly what the treatment entails and the potential complications that can occur with this type of treatment. Someone who will have the right qualifications to correct any issues that might happen. It’s a trend, but it’s important to remember that it’s a medical procedure - not something to be taken lightly. Always ask your practitioner if you can see before and after photos before getting treatment.

What’s involved in a ‘fox eye’ treatment?

If you’re looking to change the shape of your eyes, there are two different approaches that can be used: a non-invasive option and an invasive (surgical) option.

Non-invasive involves the injection of fillers and fat at the outer edge to elevate the brow. He says the use of fillers has become a popular option, as it creates a temporary aesthetic change that can last up to two years.

On the other end of the spectrum lies the surgical options. Blepharoplasty is the official name for plastic surgery involving the eyes, and it involves removing excess skin or fat to rejuvenate or correct the shape of the eyes. For some patients, a brow lift is the best option.

In the 25 to 40 age group, some women want a temporal brow lift (for those that have a ‘heavy forehead’) – but this requires a surgical option. Therefore, you need to take great care as this is a permanent option.

What are the risks?

As with any medical procedure, specialized eye work (including both non-surgical and surgical approaches) comes with potential risks and complications. Big problems associated with filler in the orbital region are lumpiness, prolonged swelling, and delayed swelling. This can cause a stretching of the skin which can cause a condition called ‘festoons’ which are very difficult to treat. Sometimes complications can be even more severe.

Delayed filler complications (which can happen weeks after the initial filler treatment) include blanching (a bluish discoloration), nodules, and hypersensitivity common risks which doctors say are largely unrecognized. Although rare, the vascular complication is another risk, and it is one that can ultimately lead to blindness.

In terms of blepharoplasty surgery, it’s possible for patients to experience complications with their results, which may require surgical correction. More often it’s a problem because the doctor shouldn’t have worked on the case to start with. This is a case of doctors not knowing what the consequences will be. With surgery of the eyelid millimeters matter.”

Fox-Eyes vs. Cat-Eyes: the difference

The difference lies in the position of the eyeliner. The Fox Eye look is about placing the eyeliner in such a way that the eyes look more almond-shaped and mysterious, rather than large and wide open. That is why you do not orient yourself at the end of the eyebrow when applying makeup to the eyeliner wing, but rather pull it straight towards your temple. This creates a kind of lifting effect for the eyes. The most famous celebrity examples of this look are the models Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

Fox Eye VS Winged Eyeliner

• The biggest difference when creating this liner look, is the positioning of the outer corner line, which is a lot lower than a classic wing.

• Sharing a video how-to on her IGTV, makeup artist Erin Parson’s says, “It’s from the very outer corner of your eye, because you’re going to go from the bottom and then connect.”

• By the bottom, she actually means the lower lid. Another big difference.

• The result is that the angular triangle you create with your liner has its top edge connecting to your eyelid, but the bottom edge connected to the lower lid.

• Erin’s example is dramatic, but depending on how thin or thick you draw your line, it can have a different effect.


If you’re not into eyeliner (fair), there are other ways to enhance a strong almond shape.

Brows. Think of Audrey Hepburn and adjust the shape of your face framers slightly, so the tails continue subtly upwards and angled, rather than arched.

• Another trick is to contour your eye using eyeshadow instead.

• Simply choose a color a few shades darker than your skin tones, like terracotta or chocolate brown, and with a small eye brush, create the same low winged shape from the outer corner of the eye.

• Blend if you like it smokey, or keep it sharp, then take the same color to the inner corner to extend the eye shape.

• And lastly, lashes. Add some single falsies to the outer corner of the lash line only, to really emphasize the length of the eye.

5 Simple steps of fox eye makeup

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 color closest to your natural skin color and apply it all across your lids.
Use a dark brown shade to accentuate your crease and add definition and color to it. With the help of a fluffy blending brush, blend the color 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 center 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 favorite 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 looks 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.

Fox eye lift cost

The outstanding results of this technique are unique because as well as raising the eye brows it also opens up the eyes and stretches any sagging of the upper eye lid. Traditionally an eye lift translates surgically to a blepharoplasty a procedure which moves or removes fat and skin from the lower and or upper eyelid and can range in cost from $600 to $8500 depending on the range of difficulty and your surgeon s experience and.

Costs depend on the brand name but they may range between $682 and $915 per syringe. Fox eye lift cost. The muscle there is designed to lift the brow. More so laser eye lift surgery is more expensive than conventional eyelift surgery i.e. $300 to $1500 depending on the amount used.

The fox eye cosmetic surgery trend has officially exploded. The following list consists of estimated costs for nonsurgical eye lift treatments.

• Fox eyes thread lift is a minimally invasive alternative to the conventional surgical techniques aimed at raising eyebrows. I always advise patients that trends are temporary. This average cost is only part of the total price it does not include anesthesia operating room facilities or other related expenses.

Therefore you need to take great care as this is a permanent option. But first some background on the term eye lift which can mean many things. The price of the thread lift procedure varies at absolute cosmetic medicine starting from $2200 with our doctor.

• Demonstration of fox eye lifting with pov. Just as results not cost should dictate your decision when purchasing a certain parachute over another results not cost should dictate your selection of a surgeon to treat your eyes. In the 25 to 40 age group some women want a temporal brow lift for those that have a heavy forehead but this requires a surgical option.

• The average cost of a brow lift is $3490 according to 2019 statistics from the American society of plastic surgeons. Results last for three to four months. Eye lift without surgery Bella Hadid duration.

• Please consult with your plastic surgeon’s office to determine your final fee. The longer heavier threads start from $3300. The cost of laser eye lift surgery is generally higher than the cost of.

• If a patient would like to be sedated for the procedure this will require an additional cost of $1200. In respect of the type of eye lift surgery performed a surgical procedure on the lower eyelid costs about $2400 while a surgical procedure on the upper eyelid cost about $2100.

Frequently Asked Questions :pencil2:

1- How is Fox eye different from Cat Eye?

Sorry in advance to fans of the classic cat eye, but fox-eye makeup is about to take over your entire life. Inspired by the wide, upturned eyes of the animal it’s named after, this style aims to elongate and brighten eyes with nothing but a little bit of liner and lash work.

2- What is the Fox eyes procedure?

A fox eye lift is a medical procedure that physically changes the shape of your eye rather than alluding to the appearance of a cat-eye like makeup does. The procedure is intended to mimic the appearance of fox eyes, hence the name.

3- What do Fox eyes look like?

Because their eyes reflect the light that passes through them, at night it may seem like their eyes are glowing. However, it is just the light reflection. Fox’s eyes are usually brown, red, or yellow, but they can also be amber, orange, blue, and even green.

4- How do you get Fox eyes without surgery?

The botulinum toxin injections (also known as Botox) can help lift your brow without surgery. Simply put, Botox injections block the signals in your brain that pulls the muscles in your eyebrows down. This will help smooth the skin around the forehead and could give your eyes an elevated arch.

5- How do you fix hooded eyes?

The quickest effective treatment for hooded eyelids is eyelid tape. Eyelid tape is a transparent adhesive strip that lifts the skin around your eyelid. This gives your eyes a more open and youthful appearance. Eyelid tape not only improves the appearance of hooded lids, it can also improve your vision.

6- How can I get my eyelid lifted without surgery?

While there are still surgical options available, nonsurgical treatment — also known as nonsurgical blepharoplasty — is also on the rise. These types of nonsurgical brow lifts may come in the form of injections, such as Botox and dermal fillers, which help to create the appearance of a skin lift without any surgery.

7- How can I fix my droopy eyelids naturally?

According to the National Stroke Association, forcing your eyelids to work out every hour may improve eyelid droop. You can work eyelid muscles by raising your eyebrows, placing a finger underneath and holding them up for several seconds at a time while trying to close them.

8- How long does an eye lift last?

Upper eyelid surgery is good for at least 5-7 years. Lower eyelid surgery rarely needs to be repeated. Of course, your eyes will still age after the procedure.

9- Why is my eyelid suddenly drooping?

Drooping of the eyelid is called ptosis. Ptosis may result from damage to the nerve that controls the muscles of the eyelid, problems with muscle strength (as in myasthenia gravis), or from swelling of the lid.

10- How painful is an eye lift?

Eyelid surgery is among the least painful cosmetic procedures. Aside from minimal discomfort on the day, you’ll have a quick recovery and see the results swiftly. So the procedure isn’t very painful.


The fox eye refers to a myriad of techniques that enhance the appearance of almond-shaped and upturned eyes. From makeup methods to the ‘migraine pose’, brow shaping and even fox eye surgery.

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