Jennie Kim, mostly known as Jennie, is a member of the chart-topping South Korean girl group Blackpink. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Jennie moved to New Zealand when she was nine years old.
At the age of 14, when she was supposed to move to Florida for further studies, her plans changed. She did not want to live alone and was concerned about not finding a job that she liked.
Her family supported her decision and she moved back to Seoul. She had found an interest in YG Entertainment’s music and decided to go for an audition. After her performance with Rihanna’s Take a Bow, she was accepted as a trainee under the label.
Initially a vocalist, Jennie debuted as Blackpink’s rapper in the year 2016 and since then has taken the world by storm.
Along with her increasing popularity, there was immense curiosity among Blinks, their fandom, and other fans about Jennie’s secret to baby-soft skin. Are you curious too? Then, let’s find out!
Jennie Kim’s Beauty Routine
Blackpink’s Jennie, also known as the “Human Chanel” has shared her beauty routine in several interviews. It is simple yet meticulous.
Life as a K-pop idol is hectic. You have to run around to shoot your music videos, and commercials, go on world tours, promotions and prestigious social gatherings, and everything else. All of it with heavy makeup on.
Thus, the first step of her skincare routine is double cleansing. When you have heavy makeup on for most days, it is important to let your skin breathe for a moment. Removing your makeup with only micellar water isn’t enough. Double cleansing can help remove all those makeup residues from your skin.
Jennie Kim starts her cleansing routine first with an oil-based cleanser, such as a cleansing balm, to melt any of the remaining makeup on her face. She later follows it up with a water-based cleanser to remove any oil left from the previous cleanser leaving her face squeaky clean.
It may seem like double cleansing strips moisture off her face, but in reality, oil-based cleansers also hydrate her skin. Thus, Blackpink’s Jennie insists on skipping any toners or face mists. She instead applies a hydrating buttery cream or lotion to hydrate and moisturize her skin.
Lip Balm and Hand Cream
Skincare doesn’t only include your face. After removing heavy water-resistant makeup from your lips. It is important to help your lips retain their moisture by applying some lip balm before bed like Jennie Kim.
Jennie wraps up her skincare routine by applying some lip balm, and hand cream on her hands before bed to hinder getting dry flaky palms. Hand creams have anti-aging benefits and reduce any pigmentation or early signs of aging on hands. It also heals damaged or cracked skin.
Jennie Kim’s Beauty Secrets
The luxurious and elegant Jennie is one of a kind and nothing can make or break her. However, the singer has many tricks up her sleeve to achieve that Korean glass skin.
Research suggests that sheet masks are extremely beneficial to skincare and have anti-aging properties. Blackpink’s Jennie Kim’s beauty regime includes using sheet masks frequently to improve the quality of her skin.
Sheet masks help in skin rejuvenation, and thus Jennie used to apply sheet masks as much as twice a day. However, as time passed, she has reduced the frequency but still considers them to be a very important part of her regime.
The most important fact that Jennie Kim has taught her fans is that body care is as important as your face skincare. Thus, Jennie’s beauty secrets consist of buckets of exfoliating bath salts to keep her skin soft and smooth.
Like the skin of our face and body, our lips can get dry and accumulate dead skin cells. Jennie Kim’s beauty regime includes scrubbing her lips before applying her lip balm.
It improves the texture of her skin and removes the accumulated dead skin cells. Lip scrubs also help in removing tan and any pigmentation from your lips.
Icing The Face
Studies show that using an ice roller on your face has various skincare benefits. Dermatologists suggest that ice rolling not only reduces puffiness and dark circles but also has other medical benefits. For example, ice rolling can enhance lymphatic drainage by promoting the elimination of toxins, improve blood circulation, and relieve tension and headaches.
Blackpink’s Jennie also suggests using an ice roller on your face religiously to reduce dark circles, tighten pores and boost the absorption of any skincare product..
What’s In Jennie Kim’s Makeup Bag?
The rapper is the brand ambassador of many prestigious brands like Chanel and Gucci.
Although she has a baby face, her fans, and several brands have exclaimed how chic and strong her aura is. This aura is mostly the grace of her fashion sense which she has learned from her mother, and is a result her signature makeup look.
Jennie’s signature makeup look includes a dewy base. A matte foundation does not do justice to a dewy base and instead hides her glass skin. Thus, Blackpink’s Jennie chooses to go for a tinted moisturizer instead to help her glass skin shine and give her a dewy makeup base.
After her moisturizer, she goes in with a concealer to highlight her under-eyes, nose bridge, and forehead and follows it up with light contouring.
To set her base, instead of using a transparent or banana powder, Jennie chooses baby powder for her baby-soft skin. Baby powder prevents skin irritation and is finer than other powders. Baby powder might set your makeup for longer than other products.
Jennie’s signature eye makeup always includes a winged eyeliner. Her winged liner makes a huge contribution to the chic and strong aura that she’s so known for. A winged liner can make your doe eyes look bigger.
If it’s too hard for you to draw winged liners with a liquid eyeliner, there are several other ways to achieve the look. You can use a pen liner for convenience, use a stencil, or even a stamp to draw that perfect wing. If nothing else works, press the edge of a fork at a desired angle on your eyelid and trace the edge with your eyeliner.
You could also use a darker eyeshadow color to draw a wing. Finish it up by cleaning any mess with a concealer and now you have your sharp wings ready!
Bold Red Lip
Jennie Kim’s signature makeup look has to have a touch of red like her aura. A red lipstick is the ultimate symbol of feminine, daring, and powerful which sums up Jennie’s aura well. Thus, it is necessary to have a bold red lip on for Jennie Kim to turn into Blackpink’s Jennie.
To finish up this look, Jennie Kim goes for a highlighter that’ll compliment her glass skin and dewy base. Highlighters are the tool for accentuating your inner glow. Strategically apply your highlighter on your cheekbones, brow bones, nose bridge, chin, and your cupid’s bow for the best effortless glow.
The Bottom Line
Being a K-pop idol is extremely taxing on mental health. And for someone like Jennie with an enormous amount of global influence, it is even more demanding. However, Blackpink’s Jennie Kim knows exactly how to take care of herself. She has a well-curated skincare routine and practices Pilates for her physical health. She also only consumes superfoods to avoid getting sick or gaining weight.
With all the online fame, pressure to perform, and constant media attention, it must be difficult for Jennie to balance everything right. However, she’s doing well and we’re all very proud of her.