Aegyo Sal: Korean’s beauty trick, win or fail?
Meaning of “Aegyo sal”
Aegyo sal are fatty deposits beneath the eyes (these are NOT the same as under eye bags).
It has become a trend in South Korea to get plastic surgery to achieve the “Aegyo sal”, also known as “eyesmiles”. It is thought that “aegyo sal” makes you look younger and cheerful, that’s why they use the word “Aegyo” which means something like having a childlike cute and lovely charm. Some examples:
I was aware about this king of plastic surgery, but what really shocked me, was to find out that they also put make up under their eyes to make them even more noticeable.
This made me think about how they would look on western people like me. I got some huge under eye bags ( I don’t know if I should call them “Aegyo sal”) because I have bulging eyes, so I thought “Oh man, this would look really hideous on me ! I need to try it and post about it”. I tried to pull off this trend and this is what happened:
I’m really surprised with the result, because I actually like it. I think it looks better on me than when I try to put tons and tons of concealer and stuff to hide ’em, but I also think that it might be too much to wear it outside, since this trend is not popular here in Spain, and people will probably think that I look weird. So…What do you think about “Aegyo Sal”? Would you wear this kind of make up? I’m really interested about everybody’s opinion, so please let me know!
Also, if you like this look, please let me know and I will upload a make up tutorial for this