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Remember when Blackpink’s Jennie Kim featured on Dazed Korea’s 2021 Holiday Edition last December? Dressed head to toe in Calvin Klein, she awed her fans with her range of ethereal looks – from sultry smokey-eyed makeup paired with tank tops and Calvin briefs to iridescent glitter lids coupled with a black jumper and chunky boots.

Jennie has made triumph after fashion triumph with her stand-out styles and natural beauty, but we’ve never quite seen her looking so beautiful in looks as raw and as ravishing as this before.

This is why we were excited to speak to professional makeup artist Alex T to find out how to best recreate three of Jennie’s makeup looks from Dazed Korea!

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Sultry makeup look

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Photo source: Dazed Korea

This is a look that’s “much sexier than what we are used to from a Korean pop star”, according to Alex, and fans certainly agree. Jennie’s fans were most captivated by this sultry style that Jennie effortlessly owned – everything from her smokey makeup to the sheer tank and black Calvin Klein briefs that she wore in this cover shot.

Tips for wearing the sultry makeup style

Since an irresistible pout and smouldering eyes characterise this look, Alex suggests that you “experiment with an overline on your lip, and go bolder with your eyeliner”, which, to her, means that you should definitely apply a double coat of liner on your lids.

We also can’t deny that Jennie’s warm, glazed skin also looks gorgeous here, which is why bronzing and highlighting is a good way to go. “[It] always adds to the sex appeal”, Alex affirmed.

Best products to recreate this sultry makeup

Face

To replicate Jennie’s makeup, you can use the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation and Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer for “a flawless finish but with a natural skin texture”, as recommended by Alex.

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Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation

She also suggests using Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, brushing the bronzer not just onto your cheeks but also to your eyes “to achieve a unified look”. Not forgetting the Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher in Ecstasy; its peach tones will perfectly complement your bronzer and bring out its warmth.

Eyes

Jennie’s gaze might melt fans’ hearts, but to wear the same sultry makeup, you surely want an eyeliner that doesn’t melt – one that will last you throughout the day. The KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner in Trooper is Alex’s eyeliner of choice for this look, as it is “sharp, dark and longlasting”.

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KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner in Trooper

Set your makeup with the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Setting Powder, a loose powder that will give your skin a natural, matte finish.

Lips

Finally, complete your look with Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk. Alex says it gives you a “sexy my-lips-but-better pout”. Besides, it’s in an identical shade as the one that Jennie wears on her lips!

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk

Shop recommended products

Face

  • Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation for approximately S$81 on Net-a-Porter
  • Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer for S$58 on Sephora
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow for S$105 on Sephora
  • Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher in Ecstasy for approximately S$46 on Net-a-Porter
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Setting Powder for S$61 on Sephora, or the mini size for S$36

Eyes & Brows

  • KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner in Trooper for S$34 on Sephora
  • Fenty Beauty ​​Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler for S$34 on Sephora

Lips

  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk for approx S$56 on Net-a-Porter

Fresh-faced K-beauty style

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Photo source: Dazed Korea

Even a natural beauty like Jennie can benefit from a minimal makeup style, which leaves her looking fresh-faced and beautiful – just as she does in this cover photo! Paired with a pale blue puffer jacket and with her hair swept cleanly out of her fae and into a bun, she looks crisp and natural, as if she had just emerged from white winter snow.

This is a classic K-beauty look but one that’s slightly more understated.

“Her skin is kept fresh with minimal contouring and eyeshadow.” The shade on her lips is more washed out compared to “the usual pop of colour that Koreans lean toward”. Her eyebrows are also softer and straighter, Alex detailed.

As for Jennie’s eyes, they’re drawn onto her lids in a “super-thin line” that’s typical of K-beauty makeup, as well as with baby wings to “keep [the look] as subtle as possible”, whilst “still open[ing] up her eyes”.

Tips for wearing a toned-down Korean look

“This look is about a fresh face with beautiful skin,” Alex notes. And, as with all natural no-makeup makeup styles, clear and flawless skin is the most important element. Duh! Take it from Alex when she says, “Your skin prep is key, so don’t skip on any of your skincare steps!”

Besides skin prep, you can make your skin look fresh and creamy by adding more moisturiser. Alex also suggests carrying oil blotters with you if you don’t want to use powder for your makeup base (which is good for mattifying the skin) so that you can tap away the sheen throughout the day.

Best products to recreate this fresh-faced style

Face

Provide light coverage and a dewy finish – that’s what you want your foundation to do for this ‘au natural’ makeup style. That’s why Alex recommends the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation that gives a natural, second-skin finish. Should you need a flush of warmth for your skin, the Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer will do the trick.

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Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Colour

Finally, to achieve Korean “glass skin”, you can achieve it by using the Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Colour that Alex put on her list.

Eyes & Brows

Jennie’s eyes are accentuated with a “thin and crisp line”, which is why it’s a good idea to choose a liquid eyeliner like the Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner.

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Brow Filler

Since the K-pop star’s eyebrows are soft and natural here rather than defined, Alex would opt for the Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Brow Filler to recreate this look. With a slanted tip on one end and a brush on the other, you can use the bristles to comb through your brows for a brushed and blurry effect.

Lips

Jennie’s fresh-faced style isn’t complete without a dewy pout. Alex recommends the Fenty Beauty Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick “for moisture, shine, and a wash of colour”.

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Bonus tip from the professional makeup artist? “Carry a bold statement lipstick with you […] to bring an effortless balance [to] your day to night transformation.” Simply glide on a bright red colour onto your lips, and you’ll be ready for an evening out.

Shop recommended products

Face

  • Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation for S$27.50 on Sephora, or S$53.55 to S$61.20 on Shopee Mall
  • Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer for S$45 on Strawberrynet
  • Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Colour Glow in Illumi-Naughty for S$45.72 on Revolve

Eyes & Brows

  • Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner for S$43.52 on Amazon
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Brow Filler for S$40 on Sephora

Lips

  • Fenty Beauty Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick for S$36 on Sephora

Glittery eyes

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Photo source: Dazed Korea

An edgy take on a Y2K style, Jennie wore luminous glitter eyeshadow on her lids, along with a pair of braids, a black sweater over a collared blouse, high knee-length socks, and chunky boots. It’s a “younger and more fashion-forward look,” Alex observed.

Tips for wearing this glitter-eye style

You’ll need to wear a glitter liquid eyeshadow or an eye gloss on your lids to achieve the translucent shimmer. If you’re using gloss on your eyelids, Alex’s tip is to use just the slightest bit to achieve your desired effect. “Go too heavy and risk ruining your entire eye look!”

You can also accentuate your glitter-eye style by applying your blush high on your cheekbones. “Wear your blush high and in line with your irises for a doll-like effect,” said Alex. She also suggests creating slightly clumpy lashes that’ll add to the look.

Best products to create Jennie’s glitter-eye style

Face

Flaunt a luminescent complexion like Jennie’s with the Make Up For Ever Watertone Skin Perfecting Tint Foundation that provides a lightweight and natural finish, together with the brand’s Matte Velvet Skin Concealer wherever needed.

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Make Up For Ever Watertone Skin Perfecting Tint Foundation

Besides applying the foundation and concealer, Alex suggests sweeping Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder over your T-zone too.

You can also nail Jennie’s subtle rosy flush with the Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Crush On Cupid.

Eyes & Brows

The star of this makeup style is the gorgeous glitter eyes, which you can achieve using Stila’s Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Perlina, as recommended by Alex. She describes this liquid eyeshadow as one that will give an “opalescent, duo-chrome, iridescent glimmer”!

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Don’t forget to line your eyes with the Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Ink Liner and lift your lashes with the brand’s Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara – it’s key to giving you a “doll-eyed look”.

Lips

Lend a delicious shine to your lips with the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Crush on Cupid. Yes, Alex suggests to use this Fenty Beauty lip gloss to recreate Jennie’s plump pout!

Shop recommended products

Face

  • Make Up For Ever Watertone Skin Perfecting Tint Foundation for S$65 on Sephora
  • Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Concealer for S$45 on Sephora
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder for S$41 on Shopee Mall
  • Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Crush On Cupid for S$36 on Sephora

Eyes & Brows

  • Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Perlina for S$38 on Sephora
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Ink Liner for S$38 on Sephora
  • Make Up For Ever Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara for S$36.70 on iShop Changi
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Brow Definer 24H Waterproof Micro Tip Pencil for S$41.50 on Strawberrynet

Lips

  • Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Glass Slipper for S$27.95 on Cosmetics Now

Featured image credit: Dazed Korea

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