Love it or hate it, Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp) From The idol that’s all the girls can talk about. We can’t help but think she’s straight out of a throwback pop star book. The pouty lips, “just kissed”, deliberately messy hair and lightly stained trick they give off such a ferocious, femme fatale vibe from the early to mid 00s.
Hypebae Beauty previously mentioned that Jocelyn’s trick came mainly from Chanel beauty. However, the makeup department manager, Kirsten Coleman has given its seal of approval. Kirsten is a respected makeup artist that you have worked on Euphoria and was hand-picked by showrunner Sam Levinson to develop a unique makeup style that would captivate audiences The idol.
Coleman shared that he got his inspiration for the character from Christina Aguilera AND Britney Spears, which talks about the “Indie Sleaze” vibes Jocelyn brings through the episodes. Next, Coleman takes Hypebae Beauty through the process of her and how she brought Jocelyn to life.
Read on to learn more.
The makeup so far for The Idol on Jocelyn seems to mirror Lily-Rose Depp’s personal beauty aesthetic as well. (Soft, chic yet elevated glam.) What was the inspiration behind Jocelyn’s looks for the season? Do you have any references to share?
For the music video, since Jocelyn is in full performance mode, the energy and idea was very Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, while the makeup is very modern and on-trendcomplete with geometric accuracy eyeliner and a vintage 90s twist with a modern edge to her lips.
For Jocelyn’s “non-stage” everyday look, the inspiration is more a modern take on some 80s femme fatale characters from movies like Primitive instinct, 9 1/2 Weeks – any steamy movie from that era. There is a softness to her eye makeup and her lip is always kept plump and sexy.
What are the key products used to create Jocelyn’s beauty for the season?
I used the Long-lasting “Calligraphie De Chanel” gel liner by Chanel Beauty on almost all of her looks. I used varying degrees of lip liner depending on where it was in her story.
Some to note are Charlotte Tilbury “Pillow Talk” eyeliner (not lip pencil), MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in “Stone”AND Pat McGrath in “Ground Control”. His to blush is always crackling with the Chanel Beauty N°1 DE Chanel Lip and Cheek Balm in “Berry Boost”
How does makeup direction work for The idol differ from Euphoria‘s?
Sam wanted this world to be different. We deal with working adults in the professional world of the entertainment industry. That said, I wanted it to be more character driven in terms of where they’re from and where they’re going.
This show has a cast that spans all ages and ethnicities, and each character is very unique in their looks and backstory. I wanted to honor every character like that. There are some nods to current trends with precision eyeliner like Jocelyn for the World Class Sinner music video shoot, or bright colors like Leia’s makeup at times.
Skin texture is probably the only thing that looks very similar in both shows. In a controlled way, we let the makeup “ride” into scenes where there are parties or activities where the makeup could naturally degrade. I wanted to show these people in their day to day life unlike how we would normally see them all in makeup on stage or stage Red carpet.
What do you think will be the beauty trends that will come out of the season?
It’s always hard to tell. Sometimes I’m surprised by the details or the looks that end up being the most popular. One thing I know for sure is that Jocelyn’s lip liner placement and tone seems to be what people ask me the most. Using a darker, nude, lightly lined tone connecting cupid’s bow with just a lip balm or light shine could be seen more and more after the show’s run.
This interview has been condensed for clarity.