The troubled characters on HBO's breakout TV show Euphoria drew our attention to several issues facing teenagers and youth today - not just in the U.S, but across the globe too.
Addiction, mental illness, sexuality, and abuse are some of the poignant themes which were portrayed in this dynamic series in a stark, excellent manner that had us counting down the days to each new episode for eight weeks this year.
We wept a little, bonded over our collective contempt for Nate (played by Jacob Elordi), and spoke it into the universe that Zendaya deserves an Emmy for playing Rue.
In addition to all of this, we appreciated the "festival-ready" makeup the characters wore that has now become a major talking point in the beauty community.
The mastermind behind the show’s groundbreaking makeup looks is head makeup artist Doniella Davy - a California-based makeup artist and special effects artist.
Rue’s glitter 'tears', Maddie’s rhinestone-garnished eyelids, and Jules’ bold eyeshadow looks can all be attributed to her creative genius that has taken avid watchers of the show by storm. So much so that we all want to give at least two of these looks a try.
In an interview with Allure, Doniella explained that "there's subliminal emotional messages always in all the makeup," which would probably explain why the very troubled character, Rue, 'cries' in glitter.
"Star-shaped liner, washes of glitter, and shocking lipstick are more than just fun to look at. They signal emotions and character development," she added.
And given that no day is like the before, we all dress up and makeup in a way that speaks to different part of our persona from day to day. So whether you're Rue on Mondays or a Kat on Fridays, there's something here for you to try.
But first things first, every statement eye makeup look requires a good primer in order to ensure it lasts from AM to PM - we recommend:
Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion, R335 online or at Urban Decay concept stores.
Now pick your fighter and shop our top product picks to achieve your look:
Rue - played by Zendaya Coleman
Signature: "My bags are covered in glitter."
Shop: Glitter & glow liquid eye shadow - plum on, R370 from Superbalist
Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Glitter - Groupie, R39.95 at Clicks
Maddy - Played by Alexa Demie
Signature: "Wam bam, thank you, glam!"
Shop: Lancôme Hynose Palette Blue Hypnotique, R780 at Woolworths and Lancôme concept stores
YSL full metal shadow in Grey Splash, R520 exclusively at the Sandton City YSL Boutique
Jules - Played by Hunter Schafer
Signature: "Jules doesn't play the rules."
Shop: MAC Art Library: It's Designer, R935 at Edgars Beauty or MAC counters
Smudge Gel Eyeliner in Periwinkle Purple, R35.99 at Clicks
Cassie - Played by Sydney Sweeney
Signature: "A good liner makes me finer."
Shop: Smashbox Always sharp 3D liner - 3D sparks, R365 from Superbalist
Kat - Played by Barbie Ferreira
Signature: "I'm as bold as my makeup."
Shop: LANCÔME Brow Densify Powder-to-Cream, R450 at Woolworths
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor - Romance, R99.95 at Clicks
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner, R335 at Urban Decay concept stores
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