|Goo Hye Sun|
|Kim Tae Hee|
|Park Ji Yeon|
|Yoon Eun Hye|
Answer: Aegyo Sal.
The little pockets of fat deposits that you see below the eyes of the Korean Celebrities actually enhances their eyes making them look bigger than they actually are. Much like the common double eyelids that everyone wishes to achieve, the Aegyo Sal is an optical illusion that is generated by dividing the lid into two visible parts.
If you don't believe me, take a look at this photo shopped picture of some Korean artistes with and without Aegyo sal. (L-With, R-Without)
Photo credited to http://jegidong.tumblr.com/post/377728287/aegyo
There is a common misconception that Aegyo Sal and eyebags are one and the same. However, there is a stark difference between the two, Aegyo Sal defines the eyes with little ' puff bags' whereas eye bags look very dark, heavy and saggy, making a person appear tired. Aegyo Sal is actually an emphasis on the youthful fullness that occurs naturally below the lower lashes when young but unfortunately, as a person ages, this fullness will slowly fade away.
|Aegyo Sal on Marissa!|
If you watch Korean dramas, you would notice that the actresses have shimmery peachy brown pockets under their eyes. Instead of lining eyes, they enhance their Aegyo Sals instead and this serves the same purpose as eye liner by framing the lower eyes.
How to Achieve Aegyo Sals:
1) Aegyo Sals (love Band or Youthlites) Surgery: Nope, the koreans were not born with it. Tissue or Gortex is inserted via small incisions under the skin surface and it normally takes a few days in order for the wound to heal.
2) Facial Fillers: As the name implies, fillers are used to volumise areas of the face, hence for a semi permanent alternative, you might want to opt for fillers (they last between 6 to 18 months) and since they are non permanent, at least you will know how you look like with Aegyo Sals and if you are satisfied with the results, you may then want to go for the permanent option.
3) Faking it: I tried to achieve Aegyo Sals by downing water and applying a rich eye cream (make sure it is not the kind that depuffs the eyes) before going to bed, this helps puff up my under eyes a little. I then use a rich eye cream again followed by a facial replumper (I used Veld's Pure Pulp).
Make sure that you allow for 5 minutes intervals at least before you pile on the next layer of cream, this is to allow the skin to properly absorb the product.
After which apply a sheer peachy/rosy shade on the under eye area, followed by some shimmery white eye shadow closer to the eyes, and then add a little (just a wee bit) brown over it. Lastly, contour the bottom part of the 'Aegyo Sal' to define the shape.
|Please note that I have absolutely NO eyebags whatsoever normally.|
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