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‘Euphoria’ makeup artist reveals change lies ahead for characters next season – CNN

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Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

In most industries, getting your work noticed is the first step towards success. But for screen makeup artist Doniella Davy — who goes by Donni for short — the goal was for her hand to remain hidden.

“You know your work is good if it’s invisible,” Davy said over the phone. “(The makeup) should exist beautifully within the story and add to it in a way that you almost don’t even realize it’s there.”

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Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

In most industries, getting your work noticed is the first step towards success. But for screen makeup artist Doniella Davy — who goes by Donni for short — the goal was for her hand to remain hidden.

“You know your work is good if it’s invisible,” Davy said over the phone. “(The makeup) should exist beautifully within the story and add to it in a way that you almost don’t even realize it’s there.”

Keen-eyed cinephiles may recognize moments of Davy’s handiwork in recent Oscar-winning films, such as the slick luminosity of Trevante Rhodes’ skin in the coming-of-age tale “Moonlight,”or KiKi Layne’s perfectly flushed cheeks in the emotional romantic film “If Beale Street Could Talk.” But it was her involvement in HBO’s complex teen drama “Euphoria” — starring Zendaya alongside then-newcomers Hunter Schafer, Alexa Demie and Barbie Ferreira — that catapulted Davy to beauty-industry fame for standout looks that were far from subtle.

Glowing skin was a defining feature of the makeup treatment in “Moonlight.” Credit: Moviestore Collection Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo

When the show debuted in the summer of 2019, the mesmeric makeup in the first season captured the attention of Gen Z viewers in particular. The looks quickly spread across social media: winged eyeliner fashioned out of iridescent gem-stones, eyes ringed with neon orange kohl and ivory white eyeshadow hand-painted into miniature clouds.

In the months that followed the season finale, “Euphoria” continued to spawn countless TikTok trends recreating some of the season’s most striking looks. Davy was on the app, too, spurring on those brave enough to imitate her ambitious style. Then, in September, “Euphoria” was recognized with an Emmy win for its innovative makeup; by this February, Davy had a limited-edition collection of shimmering decals, inspired by the character Jules, with London brand Face Lace. Now, after two between-season episodes this past winter to keep fans satiated, the second chapter is on the horizon (Davy called in for her interview while on set) though no official date has been confirmed.

Hunter Shafer plays Jules in “Euphoria,” one of the show’s most expressive characters in terms of on-screen makeup. Credit: Courtesy HBO

Few screen makeup artists have achieved the level of notoriety Davy has in her short career. In TV and film — unless specified by storylines — makeup is rarely bold and instead typically flies “under the radar,” according to Davy.

But breaking her industry’s unwritten rule has brought her critical acclaim and a growing fanbase (she has nearly 250,000 Instagram followers and a further 73,000 on TikTok) — something she admits is a dream of many in her line of work.

“We all secretly long for that recognition, for people to know and understand the amount of work and planning and thought …….

Source: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/euphoria-season-two-makeup/index.html