Whether you're a Maddy or a Rue, there's a Euphoria-inspired makeup look for you

Alexa Demie as Maddy Perez on HBO series Euphoria
Alexa Demie as Maddy Perez on HBO series Euphoria

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. 

WATCH: Counting down Euphoria star Zendaya's 10 best pop culture moments 

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.

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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.

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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.

Euphoria makeup looks

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."

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Shop: Glitter & glow liquid eye shadow - plum on, R370 from Superbalist 

glitter makeup

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Glitter - Groupie, R39.95 at Clicks 

Euphoria makeup

Maddy - Played by Alexa Demie 

Signature: "Wam bam, thank you, glam!"

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glam on glam ??

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Shop: Lancôme Hynose Palette Blue Hypnotique, R780 at Woolworths and Lancôme concept stores

makeup looks by euphoria

YSL full metal shadow in Grey Splash, R520 exclusively at the Sandton City YSL Boutique 

Euphoria makeup

READ MORE: Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown launches cruelty-free beauty brand, Florence by Mills

Jules - Played by Hunter Schafer 

Signature: "Jules doesn't play the rules."

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please...i love you

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what I’m wearing to my date tonight

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Shop: MAC Art Library: It's Designer, R935 at Edgars Beauty or MAC counters 

Euphoria makeup

Smudge Gel Eyeliner in Periwinkle Purple, R35.99 at Clicks 

Euphoria makeup

Cassie - Played by Sydney Sweeney 

Signature: "A good liner makes me finer."

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Shop: Smashbox Always sharp 3D liner - 3D sparks, R365 from Superbalist 

Euphoria makeup

Kat - Played by Barbie Ferreira

Signature: "I'm as bold as my makeup."

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Shop: LANCÔME Brow Densify Powder-to-Cream, R450 at Woolworths

Euphoria makeup

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor - Romance, R99.95 at Clicks

Euphoria makeup

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner, R335  at Urban Decay concept stores

Euphoria makeup inspo

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