American vs. Korean Concepts of Beauty

It is obvious that the two countries’ concept of beauty is different due to the cultures’ varying standards of beauty. Just flip through magazines from the two countries and from the get-go you can point out each cultures’ beauty standards. They both value thinness as a beauty standard. However, Americans glorify the tan, fit, and smoky eye look. Koreans go for the petite, glowing, minimal makeup look.

Learn and Practice

get-go: [ get-goh ] noun

the very beginning

value: [ val-yoo ] verb

to consider with respect to worth, excellence, usefulness, or importance

glorify: [ glawr-uh-fahy, glohr- ] verb

to cause to be or treat as being more splendid, excellent, etc., than would normally be considered.

smokey eye: [ smoh-kee ahy ] noun

a style of eye makeup application in which dark eyeshadow is applied to the top and bottom eyelids and blended for a dramatic effect

petite: [ puh-teet ] adjective

relating to or being a woman who is short and has a small, trim figure

get-go: 开始

value: 重视


smokey eye: 烟熏眼


get-go: conseguir ir

value: apreciar

glorify: glorificar

smokey eye: ojos humeante

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