How to create the perfect Euphoria makeup look

Last Monday, Zendaya made Emmy history by becoming the youngest actress ever to win outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her depiction of Rue in Euphoria, and in celebration of Zendaya’s win I have decided to recreate one of my favourite makeup looks from the show.

The moment Zendaya found out she had won

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For those of you who haven’t seen Euphoria, it’s an American drama series that follows the life of 17- year old Rue, portrayed by Zendaya, who has just left rehab and is returning to high school.

The series follows her battle with addiction, which draws heavily on the writer Sam Levinson’s own experiences with teenage addiction.

However, this isn’t the only story line of the show, Rue’s classmates, including Nate (Jacob Elordi), Maddy (Alexa Demie), Jules (Hunter Schafer), Cassie (Sydney Sweeny) and Kat (Barbie Ferreira) are each facing their own individual battles.

One thing Euphoria has become known for is its bold styling. Each character expresses themselves through colourful, unique costumes and creative makeup looks. Even the male characters couldn’t resit the glitter eye shadow!

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Makeup looks from the show

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Each look is mesmerizing, but the one I have chosen to take on is Maddy’s pink eyeshadow.

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This is how I achieved it…

Step 1: Prime

It’s so important to prime your face before starting any makeup look, as you want the makeup to stay on your skin for as long as possible. It is also extremely important when creating a heavy eyeshadow look to prime your eyelids for a clean look with minimal drop out.

Jade Cowell, 21, a makeup artist from Seaham, has been working professionally for three years and she recommends always using an eyeshadow base, especially when you are going to be using glitter or pigment.

Look created by Jade 

Step 2: eyeshadow

It may seem unusual to start with your eyeshadow, but Jade recommends always doing this as:

“This avoids any fall out on any base makeup as it is yet to be applied and means you can build up colours and blends until you get the perfect look, then simply just wipe it away before applying your base.”

For this look I will be using the Morphe 39L, Hit the Lights pallet, using a mix of three pink shades.

It may feel a bit daunting using bright colours such as pink. but as Jade describes it, ‘makeup and colour work is all about creativity!’

Firstly, I put a dark pink all over my lid as a base colour.

I then put a lighter, shimmery pink through the crease of my eye lid.

Don’t worry if it looks a bit messy at this stage it will all come together.

I then used a deep shade of pink and slowly started to build a wing.

Step 3: Base makeup

These are the products I used:

  • Foundation Mac face and body
  • Fenty concealer in the areas you want to brighten
  • Translucent powder as you are wanting to create a very matte look
  • Hoola Benefit bronzer to lightly bronze the cheekbones and forehead
  • Too faced Merry and bright blush
  • Anastasia glow kit, marshmallow highlight. Apply across the top of your cheekbones and lightly across your temples.

Step 4: back to eyes

Take the shimmery pink eye shadow shade and apply it under your eyes. Then take the deep pink shade and apply to the outer corners of your waterline to bring the eye look together.

Step 5: finishing touches

I didn’t really do anything to my brows as I added gems round them at the end. I just brushed them upwards and ran a clear gel through them.

I then added mascara, I used soap and glory thick and fast, you could even add false lashes if you wish.

To create a nude lip I used a sleek lip liner in the shade nude 995 and a sleek gloss in the shade ‘Don’t Ask 1194’.

Lastly, I set the look with a setting spray.

Step 6: Adding the sparkle

The final step to this look is to add gems along your waterline and around your eyebrows.

The ones I used were from Claire’s

Once they are on, than that is the look complete and you are ready to be in Euphoria.

This look may not be your usual day to day makeup but when experimenting with looks Jade says:

“There is no right makeup look as makeup is so diverse, so have fun.

“The best advice I can give is to make mistakes and learn from them!”

A look created by Jade 

Look created by Jade 

Follow Jade on Instagram @jcmakeupartistry_

You can watch Euphoria on Amazon Prime or Youtube.

Tweet us @Fashion_North  your favourite looks from Euphoria, or any looks you have recreated.


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