“When we meet Jocelyn, Euphoria and that world of makeup have already been happening,” Kirsten explained. “She’s doing what’s current and what’s expected of her, so there’s definitely ties in there.”
Putting it more succinctly, she added, “It’s art emulating life.”
The way Jocelyn is face-painting is reflective of the trends currently taking TikTok and Instagram by storm.
“It’s this cycle that’s going on,” Kirsten said. “And that’s what inspired me with Euphoria. We were looking on Instagram and at that time, it was more about art and less about beauty—people painting their faces and doing optical illusions. It is part of our culture now, so that is exactly why you would see it on TV and film.”