Euphoria-Inspired Makeup Ideas For Halloween This Year

Make sure you have plenty of glitter on hand.

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The scariest thing about this Halloween—besides a rampant pandemic and the looming election—would be if Euphoria wasn't coming back for a second season. But don't worry: Just a month after the show originally aired (opens in new tab) in 2019, HBO renewed it. (opens in new tab) And while the last original episode, which features Zendaya's Emmy-winning performance (opens in new tab) as Rue and the gripping portrayal of Jules by Hunter Shafer (opens in new tab), aired before all this, the aesthetic it established remains all that. Which is all just a fancy way of saying: If you want to dress up in Euphoria-themed makeup for Halloween this year, it's completely allowed, encouraged and endorsed by us. News to no one: Fun and fantastic makeup never goes out of style. 

The show's on-set makeup artist, Kirsten Sage Coleman (opens in new tab), imagined a fantastical take on beauty with lots and lots of glitter, bold colors, interesting shapes, and more. The looks are obviously memorable, and they've had a major impact on its watchers, the red carpet, and the runways (Euphoria literally dominated the beauty looks at New York Fashion Week, both virtually and IRL.) Thankfully, we have a timely excuse to copy the the sparkly tears, sequin cat-eyes, embellished eyebrows, and innovative eyeliner from the grittiest glam world— Halloween is next already month. So, instead of scrambling last-minute, here's some fresh inspiration from the runways to slay this spooky season. Click through for the 17 makeup looks to channel the coolest gals on TV right now.

Maya Allen
Former Beauty Editor

Maya Allen is the former Digital Beauty Editor at MarieClaire.com where she covered makeup, skincare, haircare, wellness, you name it! She has a 15-step skincare routine, owns over 200 red lipsticks, and enjoys testing the latest and greatest in beauty. On most weekends, you can find her at her happy place, which is her makeup vanity. There, she’s usually blasting her speakers while singing along to lyrics at the top of her lungs, and making sure her highlighter is on point.