If someone told you your eyes looked puffy, you might get embarrassed – but in some parts of Asia, it’s actually a compliment! First, it’s important to know that puffy eyes are not the same thing as eye bags. Eye bags are usually darker than your natural skin tone and their sagging look can age you (here’s a way to get rid of them naturally). Puffy eyes are the opposite – because they are commonly found in children, they’re actually supposed to make you look younger! Koreans call puffy eyes “aegyo-sal”, which literally means “charming fat”. Though it might sound kind of strange, the aegyo-sal look is actually an easy way to give yourself a more sweet, youthful appearance. Here’s my tutorial on how to achieve this look:
I found this interesting picture online where someone Photoshopped six Korean actresses’ eyes without the puffy look and placed them side by side:
I think the puffy eyes actually makes their eyes look bigger! To read about my own experience with puffy eyes, click here.
What do you think? Would you try the smiling eye look? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!
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