While Zendaya’s character, Rue, is the lead role in “Euphoria,” she actually wears the least amount of makeup on the show (per Allure). As simplistic as her look may be, Rue’s makeup is probably not something you’d want to try though, as the character’s looks are not always meant to be appealing (per TikTok). Donni Davy told Allure writer Kirbie Johnson that Zendaya comes in with her skincare already done.
Recommended by Zendaya herself, Davy then uses MAC Face and Body Foundation, which provides a sheer tint to even out the skin. During scenes when Rue is under the influence of drugs in the storyline, the artist blends out a long-lasting red eyeshadow around the eyes to look like sunken, tired eyes. They use Glossier Boy Brow as well as a bit of cream highlighter and Vaseline to keep her skin shiny as well. The cream highlighter they use is actually a multitasking hero product — Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant. Davy told W Magazine that he often emphasizes Rue’s eye bags, and even uses watercolor paints to sketch veins on her.
Now Rue’s natural, no-makeup, makeup look when she is not under the influence is one of the most wearable looks from the show and one you can easily emulate at home, per StyleCaster. Using a skin tint, subtle cream highlighter, and brow gel can be a gorgeous everyday look. Just skip out on the Vaseline and painted-on veins.