Ever wondered how K-pop idols manage to keep their under-eye areas flawless, even amid their demanding schedules?
Despite their busy lives, their makeup techniques keep them looking fresh-faced, with no visible dark circles in sight.
The secret lies in a clever blush technique shared by K-pop makeup artists, including NewJeans’. TikTok beauty guru Serin Kong (@serinkong) has decoded it, and now we’re about to learn the secret too!
Quick Under-Eye Blush Hack to Conceal Dark Circles
Step 1: Create Your Custom Blush Corrector
Begin by blending your lightest pink or coral blush, which contains a strong white pigment, with your purple blush.
This combination not only neutralises under-eye darkness but also sets the foundation for a natural cheek flush.
Step 2: Blend Seamlessly for a Natural Flush
Apply your custom blend directly under your eyes, but don’t stop there! Gently sweep it outwards along your cheekbones, blending seamlessly for a diffused, natural-looking flush.
This technique prevents concentrating colour solely on your under-eye area, avoiding a harsh or cakey appearance.
And there you have it. The purple undertones and the brightness of the blush will subtly neutralise any darkness, while the overall pink flush adds a healthy, youthful glow to your cheeks.
With this simple blush hack, you can now ditch the heavy concealer and layers for a lighter, more breathable base that feels fresh and looks incredibly natural, like NewJeans’ makeup!
Dasique Blending Mood Cheek
Serin uses Dasique Blending Mood Cheek in 02 Cool Blending in her video. This TikTok-worthy blush offers mixable shades, such as a delicate pale pink and a subtle touch of lilac.
With these options, you can easily create your own custom blend for a cool-toned under-eye blush brightener.
This blush not only offers customisable shades but also features a buildable formula, giving you control over pigmentation for a flawless and natural finish!
Dasique Blending Mood Cheek retails for S$63.83 and is available on Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
BE AUBE Mix Match Cheek Palette
The light pink shade in BE AUBE Mix Match Cheek Palette is perfect for brightening your under-eyes without feeling heavy. Its smooth and bouncy texture effortlessly blends, providing a soft and even finish.
Don’t forget to gently sweep the jelly blush in a slightly deeper pink over your cheeks to add definition and a dewy glow to your cheeks!
BE AUBE Mix Match Cheek Palette retails for S$46.33 and is available on Shopee.
Jill Stuart Bloom Mix Compact Blush
Jill Stuart Bloom Mix Compact Blush offers incredible versatility with its five-shade palette.
Our favourite is the Baby Lilac palette, which combines soft white and lavender tones to effectively neutralise your dark circles without appearing overly pink.
The formula contains a perfect blend of powder and subtle shimmer, providing a luminous finish that doesn’t accentuate your skin texture!
Jill Stuart Bloom Mix Compact Blush retails for S$63 and is available on Sephora. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
WAKEMAKE Mix Blurring Volume Blush
For an airbrushed, flawless finish, try the WAKEMAKE Mix Blurring Volume Blush.
The buttery-smooth formula effortlessly glides onto your skin, blurring imperfections and leaving your complexion even-toned and radiant.
Begin by applying the lighter ombre shade near your under-eyes to neutralise darkness. Then, blend the deeper shade outward for a natural, sculpted flush that enhances your cheekbones!
WAKEMAKE Mix Blurring Volume Blush retails for S$54.47 and is available on Shopee.
Featured image credits: @serinkong/TikTok, @newjeans_official/Instagram