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Tired Of Appropriating Foxes? Try Puffin Liner Instead

If you hate your eye shape, look to the animal kingdom for more inspiration!

Photo by Kelly Wakefield on Unsplash

Fox eyeliner is so 2000 and late. But if you’re unhappy with your natural eye shape— fear not! There are millions of other animals with hot eye looks to emulate. We rounded up our favorite land, sky, and sea creatures and imagined some makeup looks that’ll have people commenting, “OKAY GIRLLL, LOOKIN’ LIKE A WHOLE PUFFIN 🔥 🔥 🔥” on your selfies. Check ‘em out and choose your new fave animal look. They’re so good, you won’t even have to pull your eyes taut when you pose.


Do you spend half of your time eating and the other half sleeping? Do you like to be left alone, except for a rare mating session? Do you like to be in a bamboo grove? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then panda liner is for you.

Take a kohl or liquid liner and draw an an amoeba-shaped ring around your eyes. Don’t be afraid to utilize your lid space! Go from the bottom of the brow all the way down to your cheekbone. Panda liner says, Please leave me alone. I get stressed easily. Let me eat my snacks in peace.


Are you a fierce ass bitch? Are you at your best when you have a clear role within a close-knit social group? Will you hunt down a seal with speed and agility and savor its delicious melt-in-your-mouth seal meat with your buddies? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then wth are you waiting for? Try orca liner right now!

Take a white gel liner and draw a wing from the outer corner of your eye and extend it past the tail end of your brow. KILLER, BABY. (Get it? Because killer whales.)


Do you love grass? Do you have a powerful kick and a wheezy laugh? Are you a little bit punk and a lotta bit emo? Are you not like other girls? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then zebra liner is screaming your name.

Use a fine-tipped black liquid liner to rim your entire eye and embellish with extra wings extending from both the inner and outer corners. Add a few white dots for extra flair. Bam! You are unique like the stripes of an individual zebra in her zebra dazzle (herd).


Do you long for the ocean? Do you wish most places offered anchovies as a pizza topping? Are you a very cute sea parrot? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then you might already be a puffin! But try this look out anyway!

Take a red liner and line the middle of your top and bottom lids. Then use a turquoise liner and draw a shark fin. For bonus points, draw a grey line from the bottom corner of your eye to your temples. DAMN GIRL, are you a puffin? Because I wanna make a burrow in a steep cliff and watch over our single egg and raise it to be a healthy, well-adjusted puffling with you!

Red-shanked Douc

Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh from Pexels

Are you so fresh and also very clean? Did Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Day outfit inspire you to get your own pair of oxblood pants? Do you believe women should take charge in the bedroom more often? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then you NEED this red-shanked douc look in your life. Like, right now.

Ever so softly blend a cornflower blue shadow on your eyelids. Use a bold orange liner above your crease and on your lower lash line. For extra drip, blend an orange shadow in a c-shape on the outer socket area. They (everyone) could never.

Stubby Squid

Do you wish you could squirt black ink at annoying people? (Honestly, same.) Do you wish you had no bones? Do you sometimes want to just burrow under the sand and wait for food to float within your reach? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then it sounds like we have a match— stubby squid it is! TBH, we’re not sure why we added stubby squid to this list, because unless your eyes are 500% bigger than the average human, this look isn’t very practical.

For this look, be a stubby squid. Good luck.


Now that you’ve added these new animal-inspired eye looks to your beauty repertoire, go forth and slaughter. Remember—if you don’t like your eyes, you can always make them look more like a different set of eyes with makeup and posing. It’s super easy. Also, if you used to say that a certain eye shape was ugly, but now you think it’s cute, you should check your subconscious biases. Until we all learn to love ourselves and appreciate the uniqueness of others, there’s a million more animals we can imitate. Up next, pugs and mantis shrimps!


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