When Euphoria made its debut in 2019, one of the things many people loved was its makeup. These looks were especially loved by Gen Z and could be practically seen everywhere from TikTok trends to real-life parties. Many people search for Euphoria makeup looks to help inspire them because honestly, it’s simple and fun to recreate – anyone can do it!
Behind Euphoria Makeup Looks
In most tv shows, the makeup tends to be simple and minimal, sticking to conventional makeup. However, when creating the looks for the show, head makeup artist Doniella Davy was able to take a different approach and thus showcasing more creative looks. If you watch the show closely, you’ll notice that each character has a new makeup look in every scene. This was done deliberately to help express the different emotions that each character was feeling and the different circumstances they were going through. (Abelman, 2019)
Ultimately, Euphoria demonstrates how makeup is a form of self-expression that can be used as a form of art in anyone’s life. Whether you are feeling happy, angry, curious or sad, makeup can be an outlet for you to display this to the people around you. I think this is an important thing to remember any time you attempt a new look.
The first step to achieving this look is learning how to embrace bright colours. If you typically wear eyeshadow in your everyday life, you might opt to stick to more neutral and muted colours. This is fine of course but maybe on a day you feel particularly happy, you might decide to add some yellows and oranges to your look. Or maybe you choose to use bright red in your look because you feel excitement for your day. The combinations are practically endless.
Once you’ve decided which colours you want to use, it’s time to choose a design. This can be almost anything you want. A flower, circle, heart, emoji, abstract lines, literally anything! We can see how versatile you can be with your makeup looks through the character of Jules. She has a few looks where she places bold abstract lines or little circles dotted around her eyes. Through her makeup, she is always able to make a statement.
Gems & Glitter
Probably the most recognisable thing about Euphoria makeup looks is how they incorporate gems and glitter. I have tried using gems for my own makeup and I loved it. Even if you have a simple design, adding a few gems can definitely spice up your look. You can add gems on top of your eyeliner, just under your eyebrows or in any shape you want.
Glitter is also a great tool to use for your makeup. In the show, we typically see Zendaya’s character, Rue, use glitter for her whole look. A lot of the time, this glitter was there to represent previous scenes where she had been crying.
Ultimately the best thing about Euphoria makeup looks is that there are no limits. You can do whatever you want, however you please. Next time, you sit down to do your makeup, get creative, experiment with new colours or a design that is out of your comfort zone.
Euphoria Makeup Inspiration
To find the best inspiration, I would recommend starting your search on Pinterest. You will be able to find some amazing looks to recreate. Other places you can look at are TikTok and Instagram. TikTok might be a bit better to use as there are so many trends around Euphoria makeup looks at the moment so the search would be a bit quicker. Below, I have inserted some images that might inspire you and if I was able I credited the artist/person wearing the look so you can check them out on Instagram to see more of their looks.
Euphoria Makeup Look Must Haves:
You’ll need a colourful eyeshadow palette to achieve this look. If you’re not accustomed to using bright colours, you will have to invest in a quality palette. The NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette is a great one to start with at an affordable price.
If you want to do some more research, check out my post: The best eyeshadow palettes for cheap prices that everyone needs.
As I mentioned earlier, gems can really elevate your look. You can easily find them on Amazon and stick them on using eyelash glue.
Also, don’t forget to invest in some glitter. You can buy this off Amazon or see if a makeup brand that you like sells a range of glitter. You also might need to invest in some glitter glue like this NYX one as well.
That is all for today! I hope you feel more confident and ready to attempt some Euphoria makeup looks soon. Comment below which look is your favourite. Don’t forget there is no right or wrong thing to do and you should just focus on expressing yourself the way you want.
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