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Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Beauty, Featured, Reviews | 10 comments

Aegyo Sal: Korean’s beauty trick, win or fail?

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:


EOS Fay 3 Tone Grey with Aegyo sal makeup.



EOS Fay 3 Tone Grey with Aegyo sal makeup.


EOS Fay 3 Tone Grey with Aegyo sal makeup.


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


  • Brittbunni

    I am obsessed!! I’ve been doing this for about 3 years now and I always searched online to see if anyone else found the look cute but never found anything!! I have the fat under my eye already but I just define it over and sometimes use a blush to go under too!!

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  • ssdsdsds

    i love it, it makes people look really friendly and happy haha

  • Brian Lee

    Miss you look really terrifying. Like can you not do this ever again. Your face is nightmare inducing.

  • Sarah

    I think it looks adorable on you! I really love the look, but I’m not sure how it would be on myself. I’ll have to try it out. :)

  • Yoli

    Racist much? Someone else’s culture,heritage,race IS NOT A MAKE UP TUTORIAL……FACE PALM!! Why can’t people be happy the way you are.

  • Tina

    I hesitate but I try it too.

  • Ahri

    That’s not racist ? Do you even know what racist mean? Racist means unjust treatment of certain races. thats not unjust treatment. go away. And I’m korean myself, I have no problem whith it. asians use western trends and everything, so. other races can use our things, too.

    • Sumibunny

      Thank you Ahri, I didn’t even know what to reply to that nonsensical comment xDDD

  • Sumibunny

    Well be careful I don’t haunt you in your nightmares then ♥

  • cookie

    how is that racist idiot… don’t talk to me you white people don’t know shit about asians


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