NewJeans is definitely one of the K-pop rookie groups that has taken the scene by storm. We’re not surprised since they’re the second girl group to debut under HYBE labels (the company that also brought you BTS) and ADOR labels.

With their ages ranging between 14 to 18, their makeup maintains a youthful yet sophisticated balance and their “3D face” takes credit for this.

For those of you who want to follow their makeup style or curious what “3D face” means, you’re in luck! NewJeans makeup artist, Lee Nakyeum, released a YouTube video sharing how the girls get that natural “pop”.

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Nakyeum is a famous makeup artist who has dolled up many of your favourite K-pop stars other than NewJeans. From Red Velvet’s Yeri to Blackpink’s Jisoo, this A-list makeup artist definitely knows what she’s doing.

“3D face” is defined by its soft and natural contours of the face. Usually, contouring is done through shading by using contour or bronzer.

However, a look this this creates contour only using base products, creating a seamless popped illusion for your face. So you won’t be drawing any harsh streaks of contour.

Photo source: @nakyeum/Instagram

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

  1. Foundation that is one shade darker than your natural skin tone
  2. 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 can you get the “3D face” makeup look?

1. Mark out your face into two circles

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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”.

Imagine drawing an oval in the middle of your face for the “inner circle” while the “outer circle” is everything else to the edge of your face.

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

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Grab a flat brush and apply a layer of creamy foundation on the outer circle.

Make sure that the shade chosen is one shade darker than your natural skin tone. This darker shade gives you a soft shadowed effect so your face will look smaller visually.

3. Contour your eyes and nose with the remaining dark shade of foundation

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Instead of using a contouring product or bronzer, use whatever foundation you have left from the second step and gently sweep it across the side of your nose to define it so it appears sharper and smaller.

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Once you’re done, you put your brush across your eyelids to reduce the appearance of puffiness.

The darkness from this foundation will cover any dark eye circles, creating the perfect natural coverage.

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

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Take a makeup sponge or brush and apply the lighter foundation to the inner circle of your face. Then, blend the two shades together for a smooth and seamless look.

Since there is a subtle difference between the two shades of foundation you have applied, you will get an illusion that the inner circle “pops” more than the outer one.

5. Apply concealer to your under-eye area

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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 on your under eye.

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 don’t use a makeup sponge.

6. Dab on some lavender setting powder

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The lavender powder add some warmth to your face while correcting the sallow undertones on the skin, which in turn brighten your complexion.

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

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!