Hihi everyone~ This review is on the Etude House Dear Girls Cute Eyes Maker - Also known as Girl Aegyosal Maker.
Some of you may think - 'cute eyes? what? is it mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow or. . .'
It's to create Aegyosal!~❤
For those completely new to this Korean beauty trend, let me break down the term for it! It's called Aegyosal 애교살
Aegyo 애교 - Means lovely, charming, cute etc
Sal 살 - Flesh, fat etc.
So aegyosal means Charming Fat, Lovely Skin & there are other terms for it too like Love Bands.
Aegyosal are the little pocket of fat under your eyes & in Korea, they are supposed to make you look younger & innocently cute. (○´∀｀○)❤ Many of your favourite idols have them!
Like SNSD Yoona & SHINee's Jonghyun:-
Note that aegyosals are NOT dark circles. I made this image (sorry Ice-Princess!) below to show you:-
Some people have them naturally - I have one big aegyosal on my left eye, I have one on
my right too, but its not so big as I have different eye shapes ㅠㅠ Some people go for surgery to get them or enlarge them!
But lets go for a cheaper & painless option right? The Etude House Dear Girls Cute Eyes Maker!❤
Original Etude Price:- 8,500원
KPOPTOWN Price:- £5.26
|Pretty Sulli!~ (ﾉ*^▽^)ﾉ❤|
1. Amazing charming eyes that is created by easy 2 steps!
2. Long-Lasting moisture without flying powder
Contains Shea Butter & Evening Primrose oil.
3. Soften up sensitive skin under eyes
Creates healthy charming eyes without skin irritation by use of argan oil
that is excellent in nourishment & protecting the skin around the eyes.
Free - Healthy Charming Eyes
Free paraben, Free Benzophenone, Free alcohol & Free Talc - 4-Free System
Healthy - Shea Butter & Evening Primrose Oil
Shea Butter that is used fore representative skin moisturiser, keeps the skin
under the eyes moist as it is extracted from shea tree fruit.
Also contains Evening Primrose Oil that is excellent in skin protection,
relieves irritation from the skin under the eyes.
Pure - Contains pure natural ingredient
Argan oil protects the skin around the eyes as it contains linoleic acid & oleic
acid - The essential fatty acid that gives moistness & nutrients to dry skin.
It's basically a eyeshadow stick!❤
Moisturising! I need that as my eye area is dry & I don't want the same experience with the Etude &Rose Creamy Pencil ㅠㅠ
I'm happy for the natural ingredients & that its a 4-Free System!❤
Oh! Let me tell you something - My Dad can't pronounce aegyosals & whenever I mention them, he says 'egg sacks. . .' to tease me -ㅅ-
It looks like a double ended marker (´・ω・`) It's very cute! ❤ Really, really cute & lovely pink colour~
It's 14cm & can fit in my pencil case ㅋㅋㅋ ❤
I love the little doodles of flowers, hearts & the little pearl necklace~ (○´∀｀○) ❤
(ﾉ*^▽^)ﾉ Girly, simple yet adorable~❤
The arrows indicate which end to use first~
It's a twist off lid & has a spring inside. When you twist off the lid, it pops up!
I screamed when I twist the lid off too fast & lid popped off XD I thought I'd broken it ㅠㅠ
Eyeshadows are one of the ways to creating or enhance aegyosals!❤ The eyeshadows are inside the lid:-
Step 1 is to make the shadow line under the aegyosal to make it stand out.
Step 2 is to highlight the aegyosal to make the eyes have the illusion of puffy aegyosal sals that make your eyes look brighter & bigger.
The shadows are collected on a very soft, spongy tip that is not rough/uncomfortable on the skin~
Because its velvetly soft, it will not drag on your eyes~❤
The sponge tip are very handy for step 2 but for step 1. . . It's a tad too big!
It's okay for me since I have aegyosals but someone wanting to create a illusion of aegyosals. . . may create the illusion of dark circles ㅠㅠ You'd have to use the very tip of Step 1 to get a thin line!
Step 1 is a matte brown shade~ It's quite sheer which may require build up depending on your skin tone. It's quite creamy & very easy to draw on & blend out.
Step 2 is a shimmery pink-beige shade~ It's equally creamy & easy to blend out.
It's also a good thing that they are sheer because if you make a mistake, it's barely noticeable~
To apply these shades, they feel quite refreshing? It might be the Shea Butter & they are quite moisturising!~❤
My Aegyosals BEFORE
You can see the slight shadow/crease line of my aegyosal~
This is my left eye - The biggest aegyosal~❤
I used to hate them a couple years ago but now I love them!~ They suit my makeup so much & make my eyes look bigger~❤
I like to enhance them with shimmer shadow or tear liner~❤
1. Make shading line as you draw a line 3-5mm under the eyes using the tip of Step 1
2. Fill up between eyes & shading line using wide part of tip of Step 2 to complete
Here I edited a highlight line to show where I use Step 1:-
Here you can see the slight brown shadow line I made in the crease below my aegyosal~
It was slightly too dark but I easily smudged out the harshness~❤ The colour of Step 1 really does depend on your skin tone.
It easily enhanced the crease really well & applied very quickly & smoothly without pulling on my eyes~ ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ❤
I applied the shimmery beige of Step 2 between the eye & shadow line I drew. Step 2 really is the cherry-on-top & makes my aegyosals look plumper, bigger & brighter!~ (´∀`)❤
It applies really heavy with shimmer so I had to smudge it out slightly to make it wearable for everyday look.
It does apply very smoothly though!~ ^-^ ❤
Both shadows are very creamy, refreshing & moisturising - Which I am grateful for as my eye area is dry!❤
BUT Step 2 - The beige shimmer one - creases a lot especially if you wear moisturising makeup base! <丶´Д｀>
Best to apply a tad amount of powder to your eyes to set any base makeup! Especially if your skin is oily~
It does not bother me too much but I like my eye makeup really clear (´・ω・`)
|Sorry for the quality. It was getting dark quite early so the ISO went crazy ㅠㅠ|
It really compliments my skin tone~
I quite like this product!~❤
It's quite handy for on-to-go, quick makeup. Before I got this product, I had to use a angle brush, matte brown eyeshadow & shimmery shadow. Now I don't have to bother with brushes & finding the right eyeshadow! I have all I need in a little cute pen-like form!~ (○´∀｀○) ❤
The sponge applicators may need to be practiced with because they are quite big.
You have to use the very tip of Step 1 because using the whole end of the tip can make the brown shadow line too big & therefore, you gain the illusion of dark circles rather than aegyosal ㅠㅠ
The eyeshadows are pretty shades that compliment one-another! They are easy to use & apply very well without pulling on the eye area~❤
The formulas are very creamy, moisturising & smudge out very well. However, Step 2 creases a lot due to how creamy it is. No matter, a little bit of powder setting & it's fine.
Both of the shades really work well to enhance or create illusions of aegyosal! ^▽^ You can use it as dramatically or as naturally as you want.The effect makes your eyes look bigger & brighter~❤ I find the effect lasts quite a while despite the creasing of Step 2 - 5hrs+ for me! May differ on oily lids.
The eyeshadow ingredients do not irritate my eye area~ ヽ(゜∇゜)ノ ❤
You could even use the Cute Eyes Maker for contouring & highlighting rather than on the eyes~
Overall, this is a sweet, lovely product to use & I'm very happy I purchased it!~❤
Reasonable price on KPOPTOWN
Cute, adorable light-weight, travel-friendly packaging
Packaging is convenient - It has both shades you need & applicators.
Applicators are gentle & soft on eyes ❤
Eyeshadows are sheer & compliment eachother.
Creamy formula make it easy to apply to eyes without pulling the skin.
Moisturising & refreshing❤
Does not irritate my eyes - No Scent too
Creates bigger, bright enhancement/illusion of aegyosals.❤
Fits my skin tone
The eyeshadows can be used for contouring, highlighting & upper lid shadow (Multi-Use!)❤
Long Lasting (5hrs+ for me)
The Applicator Tip are quite big especially when using Step 1 - I would like it to be smaller~
Step 2 creases on moisturising makeup & maybe oily lids - Recommend set with powder/oil pact
Step 2 shimmers are quite dramatic & leaves some glitters on the face - may need to be smudged out
Very sheer colours - May not show on darker skin tones
Hard to find in the UK
For more precise aegyosal eye makeup - I recommend the Holika Holika Jewel Light Under Eye Maker
Buy your own Etude House Dear Girls Cute Eyes Maker today!
Etude House HERE
Hope you all enjoyed this review & learned about the Aegyosal Korean Trend!~ It's more & more popular everyday!❤