Some classic Burt’s Bees lip balm precedes a mattifying primer from Tarte, a must-have for Sweeney, whose naturally oily complexion has resulted in an eschewal of the high-shine finish favored by the masses. An artful blend of Il Makiage foundation, Becca Cosmetics Under Eye Brightening Corrector, and favored concealers make way for a touch of Glossier Cloud Paint tapped over cheeks and the bridge of the nose for a wash of sun-kissed color. “I love being able to have more freedom with expressing myself through makeup,” says Sweeney, who, after setting her concealer with powder, uses Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze & Glow contour duo for contouring, highlighting, and practiced eye shadow alike.
“I’ve become more confident with makeup because of Euphoria. I’ve realized that there’s nothing really wrong that you can do,” she says. “I mean, yeah, you want to make sure you have the right colors and blend and all that, but when it comes to creating art on your face, there’s nothing wrong.” A touch of shimmering pink cream eye shadow couples with diminutive wings of brown liner, expertly applied, furthered by a swipe of Maybelline mascara. A touch of lip liner and tinted pink gloss, and the romantic beauty look is perfectly—and seemingly effortlessly—complete. But Sweeney knows better: “I wish that I could tell my 16 self-conscious self that it’s just a journey, and just love yourself more than what your skin tells you. Honestly, happiness shines through anything, and people can see what’s inside. And acne goes away.”