“Maybe People Are Nostalgic About High School Cause It’s, Like, The Last Time In Their Life That They Get To Dream.” Cassie Howard, Euphoria
Raise your hand if you’ve watched either season of Euphoria. I am just starting season 2 and WHOA. As a mom, I fast forward half of the show. Slightly above my modesty and sensitivity pay grade! Ugh. But it’s so real and true to so much that teens get exposed to and in such raw ways. Some scenes just take my breath away. As a creative…that is another story! I love the way it is filmed (Hello Kodak Ektachrome!), the clothes and make up, the lighting and yes, the crazy storylines. Don’t even get me started on the amazing acting. McSteamy’s gone McTwisted! So much to unpack there. But for the purpose of this post, let’s talk about the make up.
One of my favorite parts of the show is the make up and hair styling. It’s so fun and colorful! One of my make up artists and I wanted to do a shoot and play with some similar make up. I was 100% down for trying something new and out of the norm for me! She did a model call, we set the day and time and BOOM. We ended up with these dreamy, distorted, psychedelic looks. And just a note, models are not High School girls.
Over all we had great fun stepping out of the box and playing with a much more editorial look and feel then what I usually shoot with my High School Seniors. Gorgeous make up by Madison Norman of Madsesthetic.
All of these were shot in my studio, using black V-Flats as the background. Lighting was done using my Paul C. Buff DigiBee DB800 and a 51” White PLM™ Umbrella with a front diffuser. The cool effects were made using the Omni Creative Filter pack, one of my my favorite tools EVER!