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Being the second girl group to debut under HYBE labels (the company that also brought you BTS) and ADOR labels, NewJeans is definitely one of the K-pop rookie groups that have taken the scene by storm.

With their age range hanging between 14 to 18, their makeup maintains a youthful yet mature balance. How exactly do they achieve that?

Well, NewJeans’ makeup artist, Lee Nakyeum, released a YouTube video to share how she creates a “3D face” on the girls for the most flattering makeup look.

What is “3D face” makeup?

Photo source: @nakyeum/Instagram

Nakyeum is a famous makeup artist who has dolled up many of your favourite K-pop stars besides NewJeans. From Red Velvet’s Yeri to Blackpink’s Jisoo, this celebrity makeup artist has worked her magic on the best in the business.

“3D face” may sound a little confusing, but it’s defined by its soft and natural contours.

Usually, contouring is done through shading by using contour or bronzer. However, a look like this is created only using base products for a seamless, contoured illusion – not a harsh streak or stripe in sight.

Photo source: @nakyeum/Instagram

You only need these products for the “3D face” makeup look:

  1. A foundation that is one shade darker than your natural skin tone
  2. A foundation that is one shade lighter than your natural skin tone
  3. Concealer that is two shades lighter than your natural skin tone
  4. Lavender setting powder

Read on to learn how can we execute this look like the members of NewJeans.

How to achieve the “3D face” makeup look

1. Mark your face to create two zones

Photo source: @조효진 HYOJIN/YouTube

Mark out three lines on each side of your face:

  1. The outer edge of your eyebrow
  2. The outer corner of your eye
  3. The corner of your lips

The area from the lines to the sides of your head will be known as the outer circle, while everything from the lines to your nose is the inner circle.

Try imagining that you are drawing an oval in the middle of your face for the inner area while the outer area is everything else to the edge of your face.

2. Fill in the outer circle with a darker shade of foundation

Photo source: @조효진 HYOJIN/YouTube

Grab any flat foundation brush you have with you and apply a layer of foundation along the outer circle.

Make sure that the shade chosen is one shade darker than your natural skin tone. A darker shade painted along the edge of your face will give you a soft shadow effect that makes it look like your face is naturally chiselled.

When you do this, your face will look subtly smaller.

3. Contour your eyes and nose with the remaining darker foundation

Photo source: @조효진 HYOJIN/YouTube

Use whatever foundation you have left from the second step and gently sweep it across the side of your nose and over your eyelids.

Even though we usually use a contour or bronzer to define our noses, there is no need for that here.

Since the foundation you are using is about one shade darker than your natural skin tone, a natural shadow will be created so your nose looks smaller.

Photo source: @조효진 HYOJIN/YouTube

Once you’re done with that, you can gently apply it over your eyelids to reduce the appearance of puffiness.

4. Fill in the inner circle with a lighter shade of foundation

Photo source: @조효진 HYOJIN/YouTube

This step will help highlight the rest of your features.

Take a makeup sponge or brush and apply the foundation to the inner circle of your face. After you’ve done that, blend the two shades evenly for a smooth and seamless look.

Since there is a subtle difference in shades between the two shades of foundation you have applied, you will get an illusion that the inner circle is brighter than the outer ring.

5. Apply concealer to your under-eye area

Photo source: @조효진 HYOJIN/YouTube

This is the last step to the contouring magic that will give you that full 3D effect.

Apply a concealer that is about two shades lighter than your natural skin tone under your eyes.

The makeup artist mentions that she likes to use a makeup sponge for this step for the product to “stick” better to the face.

She says that because there is a lot of texture in this area, the product may not stick as well to the skin if you do not use a makeup sponge.

6. Dab on some lavender setting powder

Photo source: @조효진 HYOJIN/YouTube

The lavender powder that you are dusting on will neutralise and brighten some of the yellow tones in your face, making you less sallow.

She also revealed a little secret – lavender setting powders will give you translucent and glass-like skin.

Nakyeum used the Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD Setting Powder in Pale Lavender but you can also try the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder in Lavender.

Check out the full video below!