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Euphoria’s Cassie is *not* okay – but her makeup is fireeee

Friday, February 11, 2022
Graphic by Nicolette Baker

Cassie makes horrible decisions, but I <3 her anyway.

Lemme start with the obvi: “Euphoria” is a walking trigger warning. I would def recommend reading about the show and carefully considering your own boundaries before jumping in. It’s also, uh, pretty graphic – while the plotline and aesthetics of the series are beautiful, I could do without all the unnecessarily frequent ~spicy~ scenes.

This is *not* a series to watch with your grandma.

Now, let’s get into what you’re actually here for. The makeup looks, duh!

There’s nothing more ~Euphoria vibes~ than the glitter tears or rhinestone eyebrows from the first season. In the second season, tho, the show’s makeup is going a bit more *lowkey,* according to this article by Us Weekly.

Translation: these looks are gonna be a lot more wearable.

Anybody remember Cassie’s eyes from the first ep? Ya, know – the scene where she’s hiding in the bathtub? While her choices in that episode were *not* it, Cassie’s makeup was def on point.

If you’d like to recreate the sparky rhinestone eye look, keep reading!

The base eyeshadow is a matte, rosy tone. I’d personally recommend “Limit” from Urban Decay’s Naked3 palette or Neutrogena’s “Dusty Mauve,” but honestly it’s up to you! She brushes the eyeshadow out in a clean cateye shape, so maybeeeeee use a Q-Tip to get this part precise.

Side note: one day, I saw a girl on the campus shuttle wear the cutesttttttt rhinestones lining her eyes. I asked where she got them, and she kindly said they were from Amazon. BTW, Sparkly Shuttle Girl also says eyelash glue is a must-have.

Please, for the love of all that is glitter-y, do not use nail glue on your eyes. Or jewelry glue. Or, really, anything that’s not meant to be on your eyes.

Place a lil dot of eyelash glue on the back of the teeny tiny rhinestone and use a tweezer to attach to your eyelid. In the series, Cassie places the rhinestone in a triangle-like shape. It sorta mimics a dramatic cat-eye, without all the black eyeliner.

But, Nicolette, you say, what if my eyelids aren’t all ~free real estate? What if I have hooded eyes?

No need to worry! I did a bit of research, and YouTuber Crystal Chou provided a great tutorial for those with hooded eyes.

She limits the eyeshadow to her eyelid only, rather than sweeping it up near her brow bone. Crystal is very careful in the way she places the rhinestones – rather than worrying about lining them up with her crease, she puts the innermost rhinestone a teeny bit higher than her eyelid crease. You can check out her vid here!

Ta-da, you got the look! Promise, promise, promise you won’t do any crying in the bathtub.

Are you planning on trying this ~sparkly~ look? Tweet me your photos at @nbakerARROW!