Popular K-pop girl band NewJeans has paved the way for wearable everyday makeup looks that are a far cry from the glitz and glitter stage makeup that had previously dominated the industry.

While the stars are already stunning with or without makeup, we can’t deny that their makeup artist, Lee Na Kyeum, has further enhanced their fresh, youthful charms with her flawless makeup techniques.

Na Kyeum’s simple mascara hack in particular piqued our interest because it’s so easy to follow and uses a tool that almost everyone has at home.

This could just be the solution you need to say goodbye to those clumpy lashes even with the best mascaras. So, don’t scroll away and keep on reading!

How to fix any clumpy mascara according to NewJeans’ makeup artist

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Credits: @효진조 Hyojin Cho/YouTube

The key to having clump-free lashes is simply by using this unconventional yet readily available tool: an interdental brush!

You may be wondering how this works. Well, it’s much simpler than you might think. Instead of applying mascara directly to your lashes, coat the bristles of your interdental brush with your mascara wand instead.

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Credits: @효진조 Hyojin Cho/YouTube

Then, apply the mascara formula to your lashes as you would with a regular mascara wand, and voila! You’ll have clump-free, luxuriously long lashes that look so natural, nobody would’ve guessed you have short, sparse Asian lashes.

Because the bristles on an interdental brush are so small and densely packed, it can separate your lashes in ways that no other mascara wand can. You can also apply your mascara so precisely, you won’t be getting it on your eyelids at all.

Mascaras recommended by New Jeans’ MUA

Etude Dr. Mascara Fixer Natural

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Na Kyeum applies the Etude Dr. Mascara Fixer Natural as it contains a long-lasting wax formula that holds lashes’ curl, ensuring that the mascara stays curled all day without smudging or drooping.

This is ideal for New Jeans makeup, which emphasises the innocent appearance, and having lifted lashes allows “light to come into their eyes,” according to Na Kyeum, making them appear more fresh and youthful.

What makes this mascara fixer even better is that the formula is vegan and has even passed the Vegan Certification and Services Korea agency!

Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer Natural retails for US$10.40 (~RM48.73) at Etude House online, and RM46.92 at Shopee

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal® Mascara

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Na Kyuem’s mascara of choice is Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal® Mascara.

This collagen-infused mascara has a distinct plumping effect, making your lashes appear thicker and more voluminous. The Colossal® Mascara, as the name suggests, also provides nine times the volume in just one coat.

It’s also contact lens-safe and ophthalmologist-tested, which makes it ideal for New Jeans members who need to wear contact lenses for stage makeup!

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal® Mascara retails for RM38.90 at Maybelline online, and RM41.90 at Watsons.


Its a joy and so refreshing to watch a person so passionate about makeup and genuinely helping her clients do their makeup, feel beautiful, and share tips! 💖 Lee Nakyeum! #makeuptips #newjeans #newjeansmakeup

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If you’re on a budget, don’t worry about buying the same mascaras because this hack is completely fool-proof and works with any mascara. Not convinced? TikTok creator @dont_look_back_audrey has tested it with her entire collection of mascara!

Check out the video below to learn more about the makeup techniques Na Kyeum used on New Jeans.

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Featured images credit: @newjeans_official/Instagram, @효진조 Hyojin Cho/YouTube