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The beauty from The Idol is filling the Euphoria-sized hole in our hearts, here’s how to nail the looks

Including the exact products makeup artist Kirsten Coleman used on Lily-Rose Depp.
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There are many things to be said about HBO’s controversial new series The Idol, starring certified neo-baby Lily-Rose Depp and the singer formally known as The Weeknd. 

However despite its controversies, it is undeniable that the beauty looks from the show are throwing us back to the viral hit that was Euphoria

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The Idol has certainly received its fair share of criticism, with viewers already calling for the cancellation of season two. From its unnecessarily graphic NSFW scenes, ick-inducing acting and the fact that the story has greatly swayed from the plotline created by the original director Amy Seimitz, The Idol is living (and perhaps dying) by the saying ‘all publicity is good publicity’.

Despite all of this, we can’t help but find beauty inspo in the shows sultry and sculptural looks, created by makeup artist Kirsten Coleman. 

Coleman was the artist behind some of the viral looks from season one of Euphoria, which was also directed by The Idol‘s Sam Levinson, so there is no wonder we are picking up some similarities. 

With pops of bold colour, statement liner and smoky lids, the beauty of The Idol feels like a more ‘realistic’ and wearable alternative to the dopamine-filled rave-ready makeup looks of Euphoria. 

Below we are taking a look at some of our favourite looks of the show and products you can shop to nail that “nasty bad pop girl” makeup. As well as some of the exact products used on set to achieve these looks. 

The best beauty looks of The Idol and products to shop 

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Sculptural Eyeliner 

Perhaps the stand out trend to come out of Euphoria, sculptural eyeliner has certainly made its way over to The Idol

As worn by Depp’s character Joselyn, during the filming of her music video, along with thick lashes and heavy face makeup this look truly feels fit for a pop star. 

To nail this look look for a long wearing gel eyeliner that allows you to have complete control over your lines, and go over the line with a glittery gel or shadow to add a pop. 

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M.A.C Longwear Fluidline eyeliner gel, $39, Myer

M.A.C are famous for their longlasting formulations and this gel eyeliner will not budge no matter how hard you party. 

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Sigma Beauty E11 Eye liner brush, $26, Sephora

Get the precision you need to nail that sculptural liner look with this itsy bitsy brush that is just perfect for the occasion. 

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Colourful eyeshadow mono in Night Constellation, $14, Sephora

Pack this stunning pressed powder over your eyeliner used a firm eyeliner brush to add some glitter to your look. 

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Metallic Eyeshadow 

During episode two we could hardly take our eyes off of Destiny’s, played by the incomparable Da’Vine Joy Randolph, camera catching metallic shadow. 

Use a gel eyeliner to achieve that alluring cat eye shape, and pack darker shadow into the outer corners, accentuating the middle with a duo-chrome shadow that catches and changes in the light. Finish the look with some big wispy lashes and you’re set! 

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Purple emerald blue duo-chrome loose powder, $11.99, Amazon

To get Destiny’s look, go with a blue to green to purple duo chrome shadow like this loose powder from Amazon. 

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Direct XX ChromatiXX eyeshadow pot, $8 (usually $28), Revolution Beauty

Prefer a different hue? The Direct eyeshadow pot from Revolution Beauty goes from a stunning burgundy, through to purple and gold for a royal look. 

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Ardell Wispie lashes set, $6.12, iHerb

Ardell’s Wispie lashes have long been a favourite of makeup mavens, the shape of the lash will accentuate that cat eye shape of the eyeshadow. 

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Doe Eyes

The doe eye trend has certainly been a trend to try across social media, makeup artist Kirsten achieve this look by creating a smudged out cat eye using Chanel products (of which Depp is a brand ambassador). Messily lining both the top eyelid and the bottom waterline created an effortlessly sultry eye look. 

According to her Instagram, the shows makeup artist Kirsten Coleman wanted Jocelyn to look “messy, sexy, innocent, and maybe slightly unhinged”, goal achieved if you ask us! 

Her top tip was applying some eye drops after and squeezing the eyes together to look more lived in and less polished. 

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Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Intense cream eyeliner, $55, Myer

According to her Instagram, Kirsten used this easy to blend cream liner from the centre of Lily’s lash line and smudged it out to a wing using a small brush. 

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Chanel Lip and Cheek Balm in Berry Boost, $75, Myer

Balance the heavy eye look with a flush on the cheeks using Chanel’s Lip and Cheek Balm as used on set. 

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Frosty Y2K Blue Shadow

The ever hilarious Rachel Sennott plays Leia in The Idol, Jocelyn’s assistant and best friend. Not only does she provide some much needed cynicism to The Weeknd’s Tedros but also some envious beauty looks. 

Leia leans towards colourful eyeshadows and this frosty Y2K inspired shadow matched with a coral lip is one of our must-tries from the series. 

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Natasha Denona Mini pastel eyeshadow palette, $44, Sephora

This adorable mini palette includes pastel shadows in mattes and shimmers, but the centre icy blue shade is the one that caught our eye for this look. Not to mention Natasha Denona is know for its creamy, easy to blend shadows. 

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Smoky Blue eyeshadow, $35, Rageism

If you’re after a single shadow then this smoky shade from Rageism is a great option to nail the blue eyeshadow look. 

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Coral Kiss lipstick, $49, Charlotte Tilbury

Perfect your coral kiss with this satin-finish lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury that feels moisturisng on the lips and flatters all skin tones. 

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Where to watch The Idol?

You can stream The Idol in Australia on both BINGE and Foxtel Now, so sign up now to catch up on the episodes.

Stream The Idol now on BINGE with a 14-day free trial. Subscribe here.

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