[POPpolls] Who has the best eye-smile?Posted: July 23, 2010
Girl groups are all known for having pretty girls, but some girls are best known for their charming eye-smile. POPSEOUL wants to know who do you think works their eye-smile the best?
These five pop females are known for possessing a particular eye-smile that is regarded as the “perfect” eye-smile by most Korean fans. When they smile, their eyes turn into perfect little moon crescents, leaving their whole face a bright happy smile that seems like pure happiness. Frankly speaking, having a good eye-smile takes phoniness out of smiles. Everyone loves a genuine smile.
Lee Hyori is known for being the queen of this eye-smile that won her a lot of fans during her Fin.K.L days. It accents the “cute” side of her cute-sexy image. Wondergirls Sun-ye is defined by her innocent face, accented by the eye-smile. Tiffany stands out from the crowd of the 9-member Girls Generation because of her perfect eye-smile charm. KARA‘s Han Seung-yeon sweet, cute image is brought together by a child-like smile and a innocent eye-smile, which made her a natural replacement for Tiffany as a host on Mnet’s “Boys and Girls Gayo Top 100.” Finally, though Ga-in of Brown Eyed Girls is often commented as having sharp, small eyes, she works the eye-smile quite naturally. Many fans believe her eye-smile is her hidden charm.
What makes the perfect eye-smile? Plastic surgeons suggest that the puffy eye-fat under the eyes (that puffiness you get when you’re tired) is a key component to making the lunar crescent shape. In Korea, it’s affectionately known as “aeegyo-skin,” giving the feeling of a baby’s smile. Who doesn’t love a baby’s smile? This explains the popularity of under-eye filling surgery.
Also, there has to be a definite difference between smiling and not smiling. When not smiling, the feeling has to be totally different, even dark, anything from sultry to serious. Han Seung-yeon commented that when she doesn’t smile, people always think she’s angry. The ability to markedly transform the face to blindingly bright is the benchmark of a great eye-smile.
Finally, in order for the crescent-shape to be visible, usually the eyes themselves can’t really be seen. Though most girl group members need to have big eyes, complete with double eyelids, the perfect eye-smile means hiding those circle lens. It’s not so much about the size of the eyes but the shape (though bigger eyes make bigger crescents).
Here’s hoping these smiles brightened your day. Choose your favorite eye-smile and let us know what you think makes the best eye-smile!