Whilst flicking through Hong Kong magazines when I was getting my hair done in Hong Kong in January, I came across this page with a tutorial on how to apply stickers to create the “crouching silkworm” look. Yep, you’ve read about eyelid stickers that Asians love and now there are crouching silkworm stickers for the undereye area!
What are crouching silkworms you ask? Simply put, they are eyebag bulges that appear slimmer and bulgier than your average eyebags – just imagine a crouching silkworm! Anyway, Asians believe this give a youthful and sweeter look.
I can’t believe there are crouching silkworm stickers which I have aptly renamed DIY eyebag stickers! Placement of these stickers appears similar to the eyelid stickers except in the undereye region.
I am a long-term sufferer of dark circles and eyebags due to my insomniac nature and I’ve even had beauty treatment to treat these suckers in my early twenties. I don’t know what the procedure was called but I had around 4-5 sessions of my beauty lady using some kind of vacuum thing on my eyes. It was a temporary measure – read : it did not work and I wasted my money!
Anyway, it’s crazy. I’ve been trying to get rid of my eyebags for years but there are some girls who want eyebags??!!! Although, my eyebags are accompanied with dark circles so I definitely do not look more youthful and sweet like the crouching silkworm girls!
What do you prefer? No eyebags or eyebags? Crouching silkworms or eyebags? And is this a crazy Asian beauty trend or have I been Westernised??
For further reading, check out Tina’s post on this trend.