Your Ultimate Guide to the Best "Euphoria" Makeup Looks of All Time

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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 earned "Euphoria" a much-deserved Emmy for outstanding contemporary makeup 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. 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 inspiration for your next big outing, courtesy of Davy and her talented team.


Sydney Sweeney's Makeup as Cassie in "Euphoria" Season 2, Episode 3

Episode three of "Euphoria" gave Cassie a lot of playing ground to showcase different makeup looks (which makes sense, considering she was waking up "three hours" before school to get ready), each one of which centered around her gorgeous eye makeup. From double-winged eyeliner to a pop of eyeshadow color to eye gems, her looks could create a whole mood board.


Barbie Ferreira's Makeup as Kat in "Euphoria" Season 2, Episode 2

For this look, Davy opted for a dark-wine lipstick, balancing out the vampy lips with "blended color splashes on the inner and outer corners of her eyes."


Hunter Schafer's Makeup as Jules in "Euphoria" Season 2, Episode 2

Jules's abstract eye makeup for the impromptu bowling session includes intricate details smattered across the eyelids, as seen in the picture above. Here, Davy and Schafer played with blue, black, and white colors to create this breathtaking design.

Hunter Schafer's Makeup as Jules in "Euphoria" Season 2, Episode 2
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Hunter Schafer's Makeup as Jules in "Euphoria" Season 2, Episode 2

At first glance, this may seem like a pared-down look for Jules. Look closer, however, and you can see white whisker wings on her upper lash line.


Alexa Demie's Makeup as Maddy in "Euphoria" Season 2, Episode 2

According to Davy, Demie chimed in with lots of creative ideas for Maddy's look heading into season two, including this look featuring a sharp double-wing liner against a neutral pink eye shadow. It's understated, yet elegant.


Barbie Ferreira's Makeup as Kat in "Euphoria" Season 2, Episode 1

Kat is going through a self-discovery-slash-identity-crisis in "Euphoria's" second season. To match Kat's inner turmoil, Davy brought "a playful freshness to Kat's makeup" compared with last season. She experimented with chartreuse eyeshadow paired with a clean lower lash line. Here, Ferreira wears brown lip liner and gloss to complement the '90s-inspired hair.


Sydney Sweeney's Makeup as Cassie in "Euphoria" Season 2, Episode 1

In the first episode of season two, Cassie wears tiny rhinestones scattered neatly over a pink-peach eyeshadow wing. Davy gave Cassie a dewy look with "super flushy cheeks and lips" for the premiere to give the impression that she'd been making out or crying (or both), or that she'd been "nervously biting her lip."


Alexa Demie's Makeup as Maddy in "Euphoria" Season 2, Episode 1

Maddy is known for her graphic eyeliner, and this one extends to create an extra-long wing. "[Demie] had a really strong vision for her character this year," Davy said. "She really wanted to eliminate a lot of color and really focus on more wing shapes."


Hunter Schafer's Makeup as Jules in "Euphoria" Season 2, Episode 1

Jules's eyes were the focus of her NYE party makeup. Jules is exploring her femininity, as seen in the episode "F*ck Anyone Who's Not A Sea Blob," and to reflect that in her makeup, Davy drew inspiration from the outline of a mermaid's purse (a tough, leathery pouch that protects a shark or skate embryo).


Maude Apatow's Makeup as Lexi in "Euphoria" Season 2, Episode 1

Lexi is turning over a new leaf in the second season of "Euphoria," and her makeup gives us a sense of her evolution. Her NYE look — coral eyeshadow with glitter sprinkled over — reflects her understated trajectory.

Zendaya's Makeup as Rue in "Euphoria" Season 1, Episode 8
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Zendaya's Makeup as Rue in "Euphoria" Season 1, Episode 8

Rue's staple glitter tears from season one will never not be iconic. In episode two, we see Rue shed hallucinated gold, glittery tears created from Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art in Desert Dazzle ($10), and episode eight has her wearing iridescent ColourPop The Zodiac Shadow Palette shimmer to the winter formal. To accentuate the look, Zendaya also wore Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner ($35).


Hunter Schafer's Makeup as Jules in "Euphoria" Season 1, Episode 8

To accompany Jules's fantasies of hurting Nate in the season one finale, Davy took a cheeky approach. Schafer is wearing Face Lace iridescent eye-spikes ($40) here.


Sydney Sweeney's Makeup as Cassie in "Euphoria" Season 1, Episode 8

This makeup look might take the cake. Cassie's rhinestone-heavy turquoise-and-green Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome Eyeshadow ($4, originally $8) base is one of season one's most memorable looks. The foundation used here is Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation ($44), with MAC Lip Pencil ($19) and MAC Pink Lipstick ($19) blended to give Cassie this lip shade. On top of the bluish-emerald base, the makeup artists used ColourPop Super Shock Shadow ($4) covered in Rhinestone Stickers ($11). Sweeney is wearing MAC Mineralize Blush ($30) for a natural tint.


Hunter Schafer's Makeup as Jules in "Euphoria" Season 1, Episode 6

For the Halloween episode, Davy brought Jules's ethereal take on Claire Danes's Juliet from "Romeo + Juliet" to life. To achieve a perfect blend of romance and goth, Davy used pastel shimmery-coral hue from ColourPop Fade Into Hue Eye Shadow Palette ($34) and Kryolan Metallic Flakes in Gold ($11) for her brows, secured with Kryolan Multi Gel Glitter in Light Gold ($4). To round off the look, Davy brought in Fenty Beauty Confetti Stick Highlighter ($28) and Too Faced Glitter POP! Peel-Off Eyeliner in Yes Way Rose ($22) to draw vertical lines on her eyes.


Alexa Demie's Makeup as Maddy in "Euphoria" Season 1, Episode 6

Maddy's take on Iris from "Taxi Driver" includes flamed Chanel Liquid Eyeliner ($35), Lemon Head LA Pink Glitter ($22), and a Twiggy-inspired lower lash, according to Davy's post. To bring the whole look together, Davy recreated Kat's Halloween look, but this time with red MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Fashion Boost ($27) lipliner encasing clear gloss. To create a smooth base, she used Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Oil-Free Foundation ($64).


Alexa Demie's Makeup as Maddy in "Euphoria" Season 1, Episode 5

To accentuate her eyes, Davy and Sage gave Maddy a blue ColourPop Cosmetics Eye Shadow ($34) base with Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Liner ($22). They decorated the glittery base with a dainty string of Bememo Rhinestones ($15). Maddy's hairpins are lined with rhinestones to complete the look, and her nude lips were achieved with Mac Lip Liner ($19) and Tarte Cosmetics Lipstick ($10). Setting the base with Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation ($64), Davy gave Maddy airy brows, courtesy of Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ($23). Her lashes are from Lashes from House of Lashes ($12), with high sheen brought out with Glossier Highlighter ($22) and Hourglass Cosmetic Ambient Lightning Infinity Powder($53).


Barbie Ferreira's Makeup as Kat in "Euphoria" Season 1, Episode 6

Kat's Halloween getup as Thana from "Ms .45" is hands down one of her boldest makeup looks. Davy created smoked-out red eyeshadow with Claropsyche Psyche's Box Eye Shadow Palette ($45) and a cat eye with Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner ($35). Davy used black cream eyeliner to draw crosses under Ferreira's eyes, going over them with liquid glitter eyeliner. She outlined Ferreira's bold red lips from Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in Light My Fire ($28) with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion ($22) to round off the look, while dabbing Limecrime Wet Cherry Gloss in Tangy Cherry ($13, originally $18) over the lips for extra sheen.