Aegyo-sal: It's All About Eye Puffs | Clozette

Lack of sleep, stress, having a cold—these are just some of the reasons why we get puffy eyes; and we’re sure that you’ve looked for ways to get rid of them. But did you know that in Korea, the beauty trend 'Aegyo-sal' actually encourages highlighting your eye pouches to get that youthful, wide-eyed look?

So if you're all about K-beauty, here's how you can get in on the aegyo-sal trend!

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Prepare your skin



First step is to moisturise your skin. This is to smoothen and lighten the redness that may be visible under your eyes and the rest of your face.
Make those dark circles disappear



Do your usual makeup routine and make sure to keep those dark circles well concealed. Aegyo-sal is all about having your eye pouch evident especially when you’re smiling, but without the blueish-purple tinge of dark circles.


Work on the outline



To start making the eye puff appear, draw an outline following the curve of your lower lash line using a cream-based contour (with a tight line eyeliner brush) or a brown kohl eyeliner. If you want to make the eye puff illusion even bigger, just adjust the curve you’re making.


Highlight and blend.



Put highlighting powder or an eyeshadow that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone between your lower lash line and the outline you made. Make sure that you completely fill in the space between the two. After that, pat down and blend everything in.


Smile! 



Aegyo-sal is all about highlighting that youthful and natural eyepuff that appears when we smile. So to completely pull off the look, show off those pearly whites and share that beautiful smile with the world. 

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We all try to eat healthy — to never miss a meal, to have our food groups balanced, to drink lots of water, and a lot more. But what we often forget is how the food we are eating can affect our teeth and our gorgeous smiles. Recently, we’ve learned that common beverages can actually stain our teeth. So to prevent our smiles from becoming discoloured, we recommend Closeup Diamond Attraction toothpaste for its ability to whiten your teeth from the first brush onwards!

But besides brushing our teeth, we wanted to know about other tips and tricks too! So below, we asked a few of our Clozette Ambassadors and members of the Clozette team for their tips on how they prevent stains on their teeth, and how they keep their bright and confident smiles!

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Rochelle Abella (Clozette Ambassador)

(clozette.co/RochelleAbella)



"I always make sure to drink water afterwards, brush my teeth with Closeup Diamond Attraction, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. Most importantly, I visit the dentist at least twice a year to keep my teeth healthy."

Lystra Aranal (INSIDER Editor)

(clozette.co/lystraaaa)



“As much as possible, I try to brush my teeth at least twice a day because that’s the recommended number of times. And if I can, I chug a glass of water right after drinking coffee, or tea, or wine because it helps to clean the teeth and remove temporary stains that may have stuck around.”


Kim Santiago (Clozette Ambassador)

(clozette.co/imkimsantiago)



"I brush my teeth right away because my dentist told me it's recommended that you brush your teeth right after to prevent stains from setting in. But I also rinse or drink with water first to neutralise and dilute the acid/ pigment before brushing my teeth."


Jara Lucero (Social Media Manager)

(clozette.co/jaralucero)



“Ideally, I brush my teeth after the meal that I take with coffee, tea or red wine. But if I'm out for a while, I brush my teeth once I get home.”


Nicole Torres (SHOPPE Manager)

(clozette.co/MaryNicoleTorres)



“For red wine, I brush immediately when I can just because the stain sets in quicker than coffee. And for coffee, I brush as soon as I get home.”

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What are your tips for preventing teeth stains? Share it with us in the comment section below!

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When it comes to skincare woes, blemishes really take the cake! How many times have we gone through the cycle of breaking out and struggling to conceal those nasties – then waiting desperately for them to disappear as we smear on layer after layer of acne treatment products? The struggle is real, but all is not lost thanks to celebrated Taiwanese beauty expert and skin guru Robin Niu – or more affectionately known as Niu Er Lao Shi in the beauty circle.


Simply tune in to any Taiwanese beauty variety show and you’ll see the man demonstrating and imparting his knowledge on the deed. So what better than Niu Er Lao Shi’s very own brand, NARUKO, to lend us a hand on our skincare journey.

Here are four steps to banishing blemishes with NARUKO’s Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear skincare range. Banishing blemishes takes time, but with the right skincare ingredients and products, you’re well on your way to win the battle. PS: This range contains peppermint, which explains the cooling effect on skin – just perfect for stressed skin in humid climates!  
Step 1: Regulate Oil-Water balance with Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Toner 



Acnes are usually caused by excess oil on your skin, that’s why ladies with oily skin usually fall victim to random breakouts. This lightweight toner purifies and softens to allow better product penetration. Sounds like how a regular toner works, only that this hard-worker also regulates oil-water balance, soothes and brightens like a treatment product.


Step 2: Condition and moisturise with Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Lotion



This emulsion-textured lotion uses ingredients like Tea Tree Essential Oil, Zinc PCA Oil Control Factor, Salicylic acid and the exclusively patented Phytoferulin to absorb and control oil, also lightening acne scars and brightening skin’s pigmentation. It also acts as a makeup base to help you achieve an oil-free complexion for longer.


Step 3: Correct with Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Serum



Use your serum after moisturiser – no, you’re not reading this wrong! According to Niu Er Lao Shi, you should apply your toner and moisturiser before your serum. This process not only repairs and maintains skin lipid barrier, it also preps the skin further to let your beauty products adhere better.


Step 4: Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Night Gelly



Acne sufferers, meet the Night Gelly. It locks out oil while locking in moisture, preventing blemishes in the process. Just apply a thin layer and your skin is ready for the coveted beauty sleep. For better effect, lightly press your palms onto your skin – this overnight sleeping mask could just be that hero your blemishes have been waiting for.

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NARUKO Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Tone, Lotion, Serum and Night Gelly are available online in Singapore for SGD22.90, SGD24.90, SGD28.90, and SGD23.90 respectively.
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