How to Get Big Natural Eyes | Aegyosal / Lying Silkworm | Korean Makeup Inspo
⭐️ How to get big natural looking eyes!
- This is a really easy and simple contouring technique used to make your eyes look bigger instantly! With enough practice anyone can do this easy hack in only a few seconds. Many kpop idols will use this technique for their stage makeup, incorporating glitter and highlights. A lot of people in Asia like this contour technique because having fat under your eyes makes you look more youthful and beautiful.
✨ Aegyosal / Lying Silkworm vs Eye bags
- Aegyosal and lying silkworm are the same thing, they are just different terms. Aegyosal comes from Korean makeup and lying silkworm comes from Chinese makeup.
- Aegyosal are most likely to appear on people with big eyes or slightly protruding eyes. They are pleasant to see, which is completely different from the haggard feeling caused by bags under the eyes.
- Aegyosal is next to the lower part of the eyelashes, and it is closely connected to the eyes. It is also a muscle that is radiant, rich and elastic; bags under the eyes are a pile of fat, loose and bloated, shaped like a bag.
- Aegyosals are usually more obvious when they laugh; and bags under the eyes are obvious regardless of their expressions.
⭐️ How to contour your eyes
- The trick to making the eyes look bigger and creating a softer look is to highlight a small portion of the under eye fat and conceal the rest of the dark circles.
1. Use a contour shade or an aegyosal pen to draw a thin, curved line just under the eyes (match your natural line by smiling, then tracing the natural aegyosal line with contour).
2. Apply a brighter highlight or a matte light eyeshadow to fill it in, and blend. You can reverse the steps, I prefer to highlight first and then draw the line.
3. Finish with mascara on your bottom lashes!
There you have it! This contour hack will create a subtle 3D puffy effect and make your eyes look bigger.
⭐️ Products Used
- For the highlight, I used the “Under Eye Maker” from The Saem. It originally already has both the highlight and a contour pen, but I prefer using my liquid pen because theirs is more of a gel pen and it’s not thin enough to look natural. I really like the highlighter on this pen though, because it’s simple to use, liquid, and blends super easily. The highlight also lasts all day without fading away and looks great on my face. The best part about this pen is that it’s super cheap! It’s only $4 and you can catch it sometimes when it goes on sale for $2 (on YesStyle).
- I use a liquid contour pen for drawing in the thin line. This one is from Sweet Mint, and I love how natural it looks. It’s a sheer, light brown color and the tip is super thin. I prefer it over the Saem’s under eye pencil because I only need one stroke for it to show up and it doesn’t blend into my foundation or concealer. It dries pretty quickly and there’s no discomfort. The formula feels super silky, smooth and there’s no clumping. Another reason why I prefer it is for the fine tip, the gel pen’s tip doesn’t stay sharp all the time and it becomes flat as I use it. I got this for $2 as well, so it’s very affordable.
⭐️ Do you prefer aegyosal or no aegyosal?
~[The Saem - Saemmul Under Eye Maker #05 Glam Ivory](2147026568571912) ~[Tea Brown Lying Silkworm Eyeliner](2147026568625152)