Fox Eye Lash Extensions: What Are They & How to Achieve the Look

By Deana D.| Last updated on April 10, 2023
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⏱️ 5 min read

Every year brings new and exciting trends in fashion and beauty that most of us try to recreate at home. One of those trends in 2023 are certainly foxy eyes – a makeup technique that elongates the eyes and makes them look extra sultry.

And since recreating this look may come as a challenge for some, the best thing to do is to opt for fox eye lash extensions instead.

In this blog, we’ll delve into what fox eye lash extensions are, how they’re done, and how they can help you achieve the foxy eye look without wasting time on makeup. So, let’s get started!

What Are Fox Eye Eyelash Extensions?

Fox eye lash extensions are, as the name suggests, a lash extension style where individual synthetic fibers are attached to the natural lash to give the eyes a more elongated, almond-shaped appearance.

Although the foxy eye trend became popular in recent years thanks to celebrities like Bella Hadid, Megan Fox, and Kendall Jenner, it isn’t new in the lash industry.

This technique has existed for quite some time now and is designed to mimic the shape of a fox’s eyes by following the correct mapping and placement of the extensions.

Image source: Instagram @ilash.pro

How Do You Get Fox Eyes with Eyelash Extensions?

To achieve the best foxy eye effect when applying fox eye eyelash extensions, it is important to choose the right length, thickness, and curl of extensions.

Customization is also very important to adapt this look to most eye shapes and make it suit every client’s facial features. Here’s how to recreate this signature lash extension look:

What Curl Is Fox Eye?

If you’re looking for the perfect curl to achieve the foxy eye effect, we highly recommend using the L curl. This lash curl is ideal for lifting and opening the eye due to its straight, angled design.

For creating a more natural look, you can opt for the C, B, or M curl but the effect won’t be as true to the signature foxy eye.

Fox Eye Lash Mapping

To create the fox eye lash extensions look, start by placing the shortest lashes in the inner corners of the eyes (this means 6s or 7s) and progressively lengthening them until you reach the longest lashes at the outer corners (here you will need 12s and 13s).

It is important that the lashes you choose to apply follow the natural curve of the eye, and in that way create a soft but elongated effect. Here’s the best option for fox eye lash mapping that will suit most clients:

fox eye lash extensions mapping

Fox Eyelash Extensions vs Cat Eyelash Extensions – What’s the Difference?

Fox eyelash extensions are very similar to cat eyelash extensions, so similar in fact, that even some techs confuse the two to this day.

They are essentially used for achieving the same effect – to elongate the eyes, make them more almond-shaped, and add a bit of drama to an everyday look. This is why the mix-ups happen in the first place.

The main difference between them is the type of curl used to create the look. While for fox eyelash extensions you need to use L curls to achieve the foxy eye effect, cat eye lash extensions are done with J, M, and C curls.

Cat eyelash extensions look more feathery and curled up while fox eyelash extensions look more uniform and have less of a curl – this is their main difference, appearance-wise.


Image source: Instagram @maddieb_lash

Who Do Fox Eye Eyelash Extensions Suit Best?

Fox eye eyelash extensions provide your eyes with a natural lifting effect. This means that the closer your eyes are to each other, the more pronounced this effect will be.

If you want to make your eyes appear more wide-set, this lash extension style is the best option for you. Let’s take a look at which eye shapes go best with fox eyelash extensions:

Close-set Eyes

Close-set eyes handle the fox eye lash look the best. Because the shorter lash extensions are placed in the innermost corners, this helps open the eyes up and makes them look further apart.

Upturned or Downturned Eyes

Both of these eye shapes can benefit from the fox eyelashes look. Upturned eyes are already lifted, but eyelash extensions can enhance the shape. For downturned eyes, as long as your lash tech doesn’t go quite as heavy on the length at the outer corners, the fox lash will look amazing on you.

Almond Eyes

Those who already have an almond eye shape can still pull off the fox eyelash extension look! Depending on how almond-shaped your eyes are, your tech should be careful not to elongate them too much.

Round and Protruding Eyes

This is the ideal eye shape if you’re looking to create a dramatic, full fox eye lash look. By adding more length in the outer corners, round eyes become elongated and take on a more almond shape. This also goes for people with protruding eyes.


Image source: Instagram @eurysthetics

Who Should Avoid Getting Fox Eye Lash Extensions?

Although very trendy at the moment, the fox lash technique isn’t suitable for all eye shapes, so before booking your appointment, it is good to know some of its limitations.

Let’s take a look at the eye shapes which fox lash extensions are not best suited for:

Wide-set Eyes

If you have wide-set eyes, you’re going to want to pass on the whole foxy eye look. Because the inner corners of the eyes are opened up with this look, it can cause your eyes to look farther set apart.

Deep-set Eyes

Deep-set eyes don’t do well with the fox eye trend because it can cause them to look even more closed off. Instead, look for a lash style that will add more length toward the middle of the eyes like doll eye lash extensions, to open them up.

Monolid or Hooded Eyes

If you have monolid or hooded eyes, fox eye lash extensions can overpower your eye shape and further exaggerate its hooded appearance. That’s why it’s best to choose the natural lash extension style or opt for one of the other lash styles recommended for people with hooded eyes.

How to Prolong the Effect of Your Fox Eyelash Extensions?

How good your lash extensions look and how long they will last depends on proper maintenance and aftercareand fox eyelash extensions are no exception.

The most important thing to do concerning lash maintenance and aftercare is to prevent your lashes from getting wet the first 24 hours after the procedure. After that period, you should wash your lashes regularly using an oil-free cleanser, micellar water, or a specialized lash shampoo.

By cleaning your lashes regularly in the evening, you can prevent oil buildup and bacteria growth, lowering your chances of developing an eye infection like blepharitis. Remember to also brush your lashes regularly using a spoolie, to keep them nice and separated.

Key Takeaways on Fox Eye Lash Extensions

The fox eyelash trend has become increasingly popular over the past few years thanks to celebrities and influencers rocking this look.

Although many eye shapes do well with the fox eye lash extensions look, those with wide-set eyes, deep-set eyes, or a hooded lid or monolid should avoid it.

If you’re a technician who wants to recreate this look for their clients, the best lashes to use to achieve the foxy eye effect are L-curls, but remember, creating customized fox eye lash mapping is everything.

Cover image source: Freepik

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