If you’ve been hanging around the Korean entertainment world for quite some time now, we bet you’ve heard of the term aegyo. It’s that adorable and sometimes cringey way of acting cute, which you’ll see in your rom-com K-dramas or when your favourite idols go on variety shows. But talking about the stars with the best aegyo is a story for another time. What we’ll be diving into for now is the Korean aegyo-sal trend which has been making waves in the makeup realm.
The meaning of aegyo-sal
We’ve seen how aegyo refers to being cute, but what about aegyo-sal? When you translate it, it literally means “cute fat”. It’s the piece of baby fat on your undereyes that shows up when you smile. It’s different from your dark and pesky eye bags that make you look tired and haggard. Instead, aegyosal can make you look fresh and young.
Not everyone has aegyo-sal (some have barely visible ones or a flat under-eye area), but anyone can hop on the trend with a little bit of makeup magic.
Aegyo-sal makeup tips and products
You might feel that you’re no expert in achieving a K-celebrity-inspired look. You might even be overwhelmed by the various ways you can go about trying out the trend. Fear not, because we have the tips to help you easily do it.
1. You only need a few products for the basic look
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2. If you’re using a concealer, don’t apply it all over the aegyo-sal
3. Use a glittery product and mascara for the finishing touches
@kbootyjenny aegyosal directly translates to “cute fat” LOL ig it does make you look more youthful 🥴 #aegyosal #kbeauty #koreanmakeup #makeuptutorial ♬ Touch My Body - Mariah Carey
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