Alexa Demie was delighted she could contribute to the make-up her character wears in Euphoria.
The teen TV drama, also starring Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, and Maude Apatow, was a huge success when it premiered last year, with the bold and experimental make-up looks worn by the cast instantly setting new trends.
Alexa, who portrays Maddy Perez in the show, is a cosmetics enthusiast and the daughter of a make-up artist and so was thrilled to give her input into the looks Maddy wore throughout the series.
"It's truly a dream come true that the creator of the show is so interested in make-up and actually sat down and had full conversations with me about it because you usually have no say in your make-up," she gushed to Vogue.co.uk. "I've been compiling looks that I've dreamed of doing on private Tumblrs and in folders since middle school, and now I finally get to do them."
The 25-year-old, who has also starred in the films Waves and Mid90s, enjoys seeing fans of the show recreating the looks and posting them online and hopes they have fun experimenting with make-up.
"You know, we shouldn't be pushing so much for our appearance to be everything. We should have fun with make-up and use it as an art and as an expression, but don't use it as a mask to hide what you're feeling or who you truly are," she stated. "That's why I always like to say to people, 'Look at my make-up and maybe use it as an inspiration to do your own, but you don't have to copy it exactly. Do your own version of it.' Trends aren't going away, they just need to be taken a little lighter because you don't have to look like anything."
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