Euphoria’s Head Makeup Artist Shares Her Tips for Making Glitter Last

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The finale for the debut season of Euphoria aired two months ago, but its influence on makeup is still fresh. More and more people are starting to experiment with glitter and bold eye shadow with motivation from the HBO show’s daring characters. Euphoria‘s head makeup artist Donielle Davy often shares insight behind Rue, Jules, Kat, Maddy, and Cassie’s makeup on her Instagram, and most recently, she broke down exactly how she created Rue’s twinkling ruby look for the winter formal in the finale. Some details about Rue’s makeup that you might have missed were included, too. Like, did you know she wore a burgundy eye shadow (specifically from the Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette, which is no longer available) to the winter formal because it matches her favorite hoodie? Davy called the deep red hue Rue’s “hero color throughout Season 1.”

Also, the prismatic glitter that glistens blue and purple underneath her eyes like shimmering tears is the same one Jules reached for when creating her makeup for the carnival. “Since Jules was ‘doing’ Rue’s makeup for the winter formal, I wanted her to use something that we had seen on her before, a product that Jules ‘owned,'” Davy added. Facinating.

The makeup artist went on to break down some of her go-to glitter tips as she listed the steps to create the winter formal look.

The first was tapping the Glitter Injections Blueberry Pressed Glitter, which is loose, iridescent sky blue glitter packed into a pan with a waxy base spiked with jojoba oil and shea butter, on top of the eye shadow to give Zendaya’s lids a multi-tonal effect. “In some angles, you just saw the reddish shadow, and in others, you saw the blue glitter,” Davy explained. “This was exactly how the corset part of her costume appeared in real life, which I was trying to imitate.”

Next, Davy topped Zendaya’s temples with Glitter Injections’ Star of the Sea Pressed Glitter, which is flecked with stars. Then, she painted on the tears of glitter with Lemonhead LA’s Houdini Spacepaste (the same one she put on Hunter Schaffer for Jules’ carnival makeup) because it’s a gel that dries down for a long-wearing finish. Pressed glitters, on the other hand, work better on top of powder eye shadows, she noted. “The glitter may travel a bit to other parts of your face,” she wrote. “Glitter gels, while they will stay exactly where you put them, will completely muck up a regular powder eye shadow. Gels work the best either alone or on top of a long-wear eyeshadow cream or liner.” I will definitely keep that in mind, as glitter can get incredibly messy, but you can have some sort of control over the product if you pick the right formula.

Euphoria Head Makeup Artist Shares Her Glitter Tips

Davy also paid homage to the Euphoria promo photo of Zendaya, which was a still from the pilot, by placing a small iridescent star by Face Lace placed under her left eye. You can check out Davy’s post to find out more about the products she used for the rest of the winter formal look, like foundation and blush.

Euphoria Head Makeup Artist Shares Her Glitter Tips

I’m hoping she drops step-by-step guides to the Halloween looks because October 31 is right around the corner, and I still don’t have a costume planned.

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