Euphoria-inspired make-up has been dominating social media. We got an expert to share how you can recreate some of the hottest looks
Love it or hate it — there’s no denying that the striking beauty looks worn by the cast of the hit HBO series Euphoria have caught your attention. Crafted by make-up artist Doniella Davy, the make-up on the show can be best described as disruptive and abstract. It follows naturally therefore that the looks have since dominated social media trends, with beauty lovers swapping their neutral palettes for the most dazzling chromatic liquid eye shadows they can lay their hands on. Make-up artist Sneh Sharma breaks down some of the most iconic beauty looks, explaining how you can incorporate these into your make-up arsenal.
1 Say it with rhinestones
For an evening out, replace your regular eye-liner with an upgraded sparkly rhinestone variant, Sharma suggests. Use a sheer wash of colour on your entire lid and then line the inner corners of your eyes with a gel or pencil eye-liner. Dot the remainder of your lid with eyelash glue and add rhinestones. Don’t be afraid to experiment with rhinestones of varying sizes and colours. Keep the rest of your make-up relatively simple and let the eye-liner be the star of the show.
2 Pops of cherry red
Red eye shadow
Red eye shadow can instantly brighten your face and is an easy way to switch up your look, Sharma explains. Use a sheer red cream or liquid formula and diffuse the colour into your crease. To make the look stand out, use the same shade on your lips and cheeks. Finally, complete your look with a thick retro cat-eye-liner and several coats of mascara.
3 Colour them neon
This graphic eye-liner trend is quite easy to create, provided you’re willing to dabble in bright, preferably neon colours and showcase your artistic flair. “You can pair the most unusual combination of neon pinks, oranges and greens with pastel hues. Exaggerated tear-drop shapes around the eyes with smaller patterns on your lids and crease work well for the day. In the evenings, use a shimmering or iridescent eye shadow underneath the eye-liner to make the look pop even more. You can skip the mascara,” Sharma advises.
Quick Euphoria hacks
If you don’t have the time or skills to execute full-fledged looks, Sharma suggests these quick hacks that will add a subtle edge to your make-up:
>> Add a layer of glitter over your eye shadow, focusing on the centre of your eyelid. Remember, uneven application will make the look even more dramatic.
>> Swap your regular highlighter with chunky glitter. Place this on your cheekbones and brow bone. You could also drape the glitter on your T-zone for a more vibrant look.
Neon accents. Pics/Instagram
>> Use rhinestone accents, either on the inner corners of your eyes or as a beauty spot.
>> For sparkling eyelids, try using liquid formulas that are already infused with glitter. These can be more forgiving when it comes to quick application.
>> Once you’ve applied your eye-liner as usual to your upper lids, use a bright-hued liquid eye liner and a fine-tipped brush to add some colour to your lower lash line.