Euphorically Euphoric

How could you not adore the perfected looks that these characters have?

Euphorically Euphoric

The show everyone keeps talking about with makeup looks that just won’t quit.

If you are a teenager or anyone who keeps up with pop culture, you probably heard of HBO’s Euphoria. The show highlights the lives of suburban high schoolers as they try to find themselves with the assistance of alcohol, drugs, and sex. Skins 2.0, the show is a representation of an overly dramatic youth culture, and it only makes sense that the character’s makeup would be on theme.

How could you not adore the perfected looks that these characters have? Though a typical high schooler may not wear these looks, seeing the characters be in somewhat of relatable scenarios sporting dramatic looks is inspiring. Makeup is a part of the story with a handful of the show’s characters and plays as a metaphoric symbol in specific episodes.

Picture Creds: vogue.com/article/euphoria-hbo-gen-z-makeup?verso=true

The makeup artist behind the genius of these looks is Doniella Davy. Her signature looks utilize bold colors, glitter, rhinestone eyebrows, and intricate eyeliner designs – just a few examples. The looks never cease to disappoint and have inspired a makeup movement with the show’s audience. Davy states that she gets her inspiration from the late ’60s and ’70s, according to her interview with Vogue. The show’s popularity is due to the messages it sends its audience to be brave and be one’s most authentic self. Why be conventional is the question the series consistently challenges.

Picture Creds: https://www.instagram.com/donni.davy/
Picture Creds: https://www.instagram.com/donni.davy/

The character with the most iconic looks is Maddy (Alexa Demie), with her striking eyeliner detailed with rhinestones perfectly outlining her eyes. Jules (Hunter Schafer) comes second with her creative makeup looks using more neon eyeshadows and lively colors. Kat (Barbie Ferreira) has more of a dark gothic look, and her looks consist of smoky eyes and an eye-catching red lip. Rue (Zendaya) is more of a tomboy and does not follow suit. However, in the scene where she has glitter tears running down her cheeks is mesmerizing.

If you take a look at Davy’s Instagram, it is amusing to see all of the engagement her fans have with her looks. As they recreate her makeup and tag her handle, they reflect her rebellion to society’s beauty standards. Generation Z can’t get enough of the idea of self-expression, as this is so crucial in having confidence. Euphoria is an oasis of teens becoming who they are and explores why teenagers make rash decisions throughout the dark and distorted reality of the series. These looks only add to the drama.

Picture Creds: https://www.vogue.com/article/euphoria-hbo-gen-z-makeup

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