Shay Mitchell — star of her own teenage drama — posed a very important question for Gen Z and those alike: How do the kids on HBO’s breakout show “Euphoria” have enough time to do that amount of makeup before school? High school, nonetheless.
I remember my high school years — they were marked by unfortunate bangs, dramatic smoky eyes (during the day, mind you) and the blackest eyeliner I could find. And I am sure other millennials can relate.
But “Euphoria’s” head makeup artist Doniella Davy, along with makeup artist Kirsten Sage Coleman, has created a new generation of high schoolers — and they are going to want to walk the hallways glittered out.
The trend doesn’t solely belong to Gen Z, though. Anyone can recreate the looks, albeit in a more time-saving fashion.
Here, a breakdown of the best looks from “Euphoria” and how to make them everyday friendly.
Killer Cat Eye
Nothing short of iconic, the white cloud eye look is one of the most recognized looks from the show. And while it seems simple, having the patience — and steady hand — to get the clouds just right requires time. If you like the concept but are not looking to go so out of the box, try out a white cat eye instead. The spin on the standard look takes it up just a notch and makes it that much cooler.
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PSA: There’s more to Maddy’s makeup than rhinestones and cat-eyes! 🙀💎Underneath her elaborate armor, Maddy feels the pain of crushed childhood dreams and a psychotic and abusive boyfriend. I designed her makeup to have a fantastical element to it because despite her fierce outward personality, Maddy is a diehard Romantic who wants to transcend the “loveless marriage” that is her home life. Swipe to see some of my favorite looks that @kirinrider gorgeously brought to life, always adding her own unique flair! The last pic was just a random makeup test that I did on Alexa before we started filming, but I think it fits in with this post. #euphoriahbo #euphoriahbomakeup #rhinestones #rhinestonebrows #rhinestoneeyes #feeleuphoria #euphoriamaddy
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Jules might be overtaking mood boards around the globe, but Maddy rules the eye game. Just one glance through her “Euphoria” looks, and you will find precise flicks, ornate lines and bedazzled lids. And she works the looks, too, adding to the drama with each rhinestone applied. But a full liner of rhinestones is a commitment, so if you want to copy the look for less, try adding one to your inner eye to pull your look together like Lupita Nyong’o.
One thing is clear: “Euphoria” takes societal norms and amplifies them to an extreme reality. And this carries over into the makeup, too. Take the eye spikes Jules wears — almost reminiscent of an eyelash extension on steroids. Or over-the-top fakes. Yet, they are cool. You want to go out sporting a similar look. If the eye spikes are too intense (or simply take too much time) try adding an electric mascara to your makeup bag instead. You can pack a punch — and make a statement — with a neon blue, purple or green lash.
Glitter Lids, Not Tears
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❄️🦚💎T H E I C E P E A C O C K💎🦚❄️ It would be a disservice to call this makeup….sorry, but this is art. Inspo and design by dept head @donni.davy. Application by us both! This was a two man job under the amount of time we had to complete it. Hair by badass @melaniestylez /// @ctilburymakeup magic foundation, @maccosmetics lipstick liner & blush, @maybelline color tattoo in a green/turquoise shade as an eyeshadow base w/ @colourpopcosmetics shadow on top and loads of rhinestones from Amazon. @anastasiabeverlyhills lipstick. /// skincare by @botniaskincare @ @trezorbeauty. #euphoriahbo #euphoriahbomakeup #feelsomething #macartistrelations #rhinestoneface #hbo #euphoriamakeupdept #makeupdept #sydneysweeney #donnidavy #kirstencoleman
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Cassie is the “It Girl,” that much is clear — and her makeup resembles this. Always the standout, Cassie glitters through the season with sparkling lids, culminating in the show-stopping ice skating look. And the looks are easier than you could ever imagine. Grab a jar of Lemonhead.LA’s glitter pots (they actually use these on the show) and turn up the volume as little or as much as you want. Use the glitter to go from subtle work event to full-on rave. It will be hard not to fall in love with the new you — even Rue ventures into the magic of eye glitter for the formal, proving that the look works for everyone.