Since its premiere in 2019, “Euphoria” has served up enough makeup looks to fill inspiration mood boards for every Halloween costume, wedding, and rave party combined. It’s a testament to the show’s makeup department that viewers can’t stop swooning over their creations — even with the HBO series tackling some pretty heavy themes. It was that rule-defying boldness that allowed “Euphoria” to take home the much deserved Emmy for the outstanding contemporary makeup category in 2020.
While season one of “Euphoria” was all about glitz and glamour (and lots of eye decals), the second season’s makeup looks are intended to mirror the emotions and circumstances the characters find themselves in. “The looks [are] even more raw and expressive,” Doniella Davy, the show’s makeup department head, previously told POPSUGAR. “This whole season is a bit darker — a lot darker.”
During the pandemic-induced hiatus between the first and second seasons, “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson challenged Davy to shift her mood boards to align with what’s next for the East Highland High School teens. “I was thinking, ‘What else do I want to say about makeup? How can I continue the story of what “Euphoria” season one makeup was and shift it — make it more refined, more mysterious or discoverable, maybe less color across the board, but super bold color just here and there?'” Davy said.
With more than a dozen hour-long episodes now out, the hit HBO series has given us plenty of iconic makeup looks from which to draw inspiration. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best beauty moments from “Euphoria” — starting with the most recent episode and going all the way back to the beginning — to help you keep abreast of what’s trending in the makeup world. Keep scrolling to get ready for your next big outing, courtesy of Davy and her talented team.