The maxim ‘good things come to those that wait’ has never felt more apt. After months of COVID-19 related delays, the hit HBO drama Euphoria has finally returned to our screens once more. Beyond pressing plot points that need to be addressed, we’ll be eagerly watching every week to derive beauty inspiration from the meticulously crafted looks; the brainchild of experimental makeup artist, Donni Davy. Feast your eyes on the visual smorgasbord that is the best of Euphoria make-up looks, below—and watch this space for more updates.
The Emmy-award winning HBO series Euphoria returns with an eight-episode season 2. Euphoria S2 premieres Monday, 10 January on HBO and HBO GO. New episode premieres every subsequent Monday. Relive the best make-up moments of Euphoria S1 on HBO GO too.
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Awash in green
Shimmery lids gain an artistic touch when paired with abstract liner. Take it a step further—as Maddy did—by going with a coloured eyeliner instead of conventional black.
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Kat sure is channeling the energy of beauty icons from the ’90s—think Drew Barrymore and Winona Ryder, both of whom utilised brown lipstick and dark eye make-up regularly.
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Twiggy, with a twist
The British model’s lifted, spidery lash look was a fixture in the ‘60s. 2022’s take achieves the same effect but using eyeliner instead, as seen on Lexi.
Try Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense to score this look.
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Pastel-coloured fever dream
This surprising combination isn’t for the faint of heart—or for those who are averse to colour. Do as Cassie would and ensure the intensity of both eyeshadow shades are evenly matched so the entire look appears cohesive.
Try Morphe 35s Sweet Oasis Artistry Palette to score this look.
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In the case of blindingly-bright metallic eyeshadow, be sure to keep the rest of your face adorned in neutral hues so as not to steal the focus.
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Citrus yellow is a hue that works on a variety of skin tones. For those who fear that they might appear washed-out, add a hint of kohl along the inner corners to pull the look together.
Try Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Hype to score this look.
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Girl with the pearl drop make-up
Euphoria proves that it’s hardly fair to restrict pearls to your jewellery—instead, let your mien get in on the fun too by gently adhering it to lids.
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A flashy touch
Should your eyeliner be less than impeccable, conceal imperfections by arranging a configurations of bejewelled stickers over smudges and/or coarse lines.
Try KVD Beauty Planet Fanatic Fully Recyclable Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Palette to score this look.
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Should chartreuse feel like too bold a choice for eyeshadow, layer a mint hue over it to avoid drawing Kermit the frog comparisons.
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Tamp down showy, glitzy make-up by pairing it with a muted lip. Maddy pulls this balance off by matching her gold-flecked eyeshadow to cocoa-coloured lipstick.
Try Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Eyeshadow in Champagne to score this look.
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Three times the fun
A single, precise wing hardly makes for the same visual impact. Jules turns up the volume by going for a trio of flicks.
Try Lancôme Artliner Eyeliner to score this look.
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Blue is the warmest colour
Or, in Maddy’s case, the most vivid hue. Add dimension to the look by opting for one with a sparkly-finish rather than matte.
Try Natasha Denona Zendo Eyeshadow Palette to score this look.
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The perfect red lip
Nothing says party-ready quite like a bold lipstick look. Kat takes it a step further by throwing a glitter-infused wing into the mix.
Try M.A.C. Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick in Shocking Revelation to score this look.
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A vampy pout
And for those who prefer a more minimalist approach to eye make-up, you can always opt for a dark lipstick instead to ramp up the intensity.
Try Gucci Beauty Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte Lipstick in 605 Vienna Amaranth to score this look.
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A bright pop of colour on the lids is a certified scene-stealer. Kat makes sure that all eyes stay on ‘em by keeping her hair pulled back and away from the face.
Try Sephora Collection Intense Ink Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in 03 Satin Colbat Blue to score this look.
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A symmetrical swoosh
Talk about perfect liner. Jules’s white-liner flicks—reminiscent of the iconic Nike ‘swoosh’, we might add—are precisely- and evenly-spaced.
Try Dior Diorshow Onstage Liner in Matte White to score this look.
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It’s been a while since we’ve seen Jules sport this ethereal effect. She elevates the look by veering away from the tried-and-tested pastel pink and yellow combo, opting instead for punchy bold hues.
Try Colourpop Just My Luck Shadow Palette to score this look.
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You can’t tell us that head MUA, Donni Davy, isn’t paying tribute to Baby Spice with this look. The pigtails, pink eyeshadow, and lacquered lips are dead giveaways. Admittedly, it does help that Cassie harbours an eerie resemblance to Emma Bunton.
Try Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP: Rose Decadence Eye Shadow Palette to score this look.
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More is more, as Cassie proves. Complement striking silver liner by adding on a row of face gems in the same hue.
Try Face Lace Crystallised Liners to score the look.
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Gelled-down baby hairs
Maddy’s slicked-back low pony could probably survive a hurricane intact. The meticulously-styled baby hairs are the cherry on top of a spectacular make-up look.
Try the Hanz De Fuko Heavymade Pomade to score this look.
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Remembering the early aughts
Frosted blue eyeshadow is making a comeback this season—as with several other Y2K-inspired trends. Temper this audacious hue by pairing it with a neutral lip-colour.
Try the Jill Stuart Beauty Iconic Look Eyeshadow in Glossy Aqua Blue to score this look.
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Bring back the brown
Ah, brown lipstick—aka the mainstay of casual goth icons such as Drew Barrymore and Winona Ryder in the early ’90s. A dinner with her boyfriend’s parents is definitely the best time for Kat to be channeling said fearless energy.
Try Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte Lipstick in Tacey Hazel to score this look.
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Subtle line work
Red eyeshadow truly shines when it is paired with white eyeliner. Take a leaf from Jules’s book and forego a classic wing—a few strokes along the lower lid is enough to turn heads.
Try KVD Beauty Cake Pencil Eyeliner in White Out to score this look.
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These wings are lethal
“All three of our sets of busy hands and eyes were on deck making sure our Maddy wings were as sharp as we could humanly paint them,” states head MUA, Donni Davy. There’s no arguing with that—or the slicked-back bun that serves as a perfect complement to Maddy’s crisp, precise liner.
Try Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner to score this look.
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Kat is going full nineties by pairing blue eyeshadow and a berry-pink pout. The pigtails are a nice finishing touch.
Try Dior Diorshow 5 Couleurs Eye Palette in 279 Denim to score this look.
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Who said red liner is only reserved for glammed-up occasions? Kat maintains a fun, playful aesthetic without appearing OTT by opting for a clean wing and just a touch of highlighter.
Try Barry M Cosmetics Hi Vis Bold Waterproof Eyeliner in False Alarm to score this look.
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Pretty in pink
When in doubt, ditch the colour wheel and go for a single hue for your eye make-up. Maddy gets it—her soft baby-pink eyeshadow allows for vivid fuchsia eyeliner to grab the focus.
Try MAC Cosmetics Shadeshifter Duochrome Eye Shadow in Calling Your Bluff to score this look.
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The marbled nail trend has made its migration to lids. A steady hand is needed to paint those abstract shapes on top of eyeshadow, so we recommend you practise on paper first before making the leap.
Try Nars Single Eyeshadow in Outremer to score this look.
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A contemporary take on Cleopatra-inspired eyeliner
Maddy elevates the iconic style by pairing it with distinctly modern touches. Think glossed-lips, party-ready silver eyeshadow, and defined contouring over the high points of her face.
Try KVD Beauty Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner to score this look.
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What would otherwise be a subdued makeup look is made interesting thanks to the hints of glitter applied strategically along Lexi’s lower lids. A homage to the character’s girl-next-door disposition with a hint of edge? We’d like to think so.
Try Danessa Myricks Beauty Infinite Chrome Flakes to score this look.
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Kat has never been one to shy from colour. Or experimentation, we might add. Our favourite style savant takes it up a notch in the premiere episode by extending her neon green shadow up to the brow bone, interspersing it with hues of chartreuse and olive to add depth and dimension to the look.
Try Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2 to score this look.
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Diamonds are a lazy girl's best friend
In the case where winged eyeliner proves too tricky to master, take a leaf from Cassie’s book and mimic the classic silhouette with face stickers instead. Bonus: No smudging or smearing involved.
Try Face Lace Crystallised Liners to score this look.
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Bat wing liner
Placement is everything when it comes to eyeliner. Jules continues to diverge from the norm by opting to fill in two conjoined wings along the front-end of her lids instead; a shape that brings to mind the wings of a bat.
Try Dior Diorshow Onstage Liner to score this look.