I might be a millennial, but I’ve never been more inspired by Gen Z than after watching Euphoria. Sure, I came for the storyline and the cast, but honestly, I stayed for the makeup. The crystal-studded lids! The glitter! The neon graphic eyeliner! It all spoke to me (me! A self-proclaimed lazy makeup wearer!). “Even a little makeup flair or detail can be so exciting and mood-lifting,” says Donni Davy, the show’s lead makeup designer. “Think about a wash of coral eye shadow, a dark burgundy lip, a dainty graphic green line under your eyebrows, or three tiny rhinestones along your lower lashline. You don’t have to go big to be bold,” she says.
Considering the looks Davy has brought to life on screen, you might think she was big into makeup when she was younger, but she insists that wasn’t the case. In fact, she’s always been more inspired by color, art, and emotion. “I have a vivid imagination when it comes to color and different color combinations, and I treat the eyes and the face as my canvas. It’s really fun for me to imagine what different characters would have on their faces, what they would look like and why, and how I could use makeup to tell their stories.”