The only thing juicier than the alien-meets-erotica Romeo and Juliet school play in Sex Education's season two finale is the entire season three, where students pass out vulva cupcakes and their hair and makeup are, in many cases, a bit . . . extraterrestrial.

That's, of course, the goal of the show's beauty department - to bring each character's story and personality to life through colorful eyeliner, silver wigs, claw clips, and more. From the "love bites" (what makeup department head Emily Bilverstone calls Ruby's hickeys) to the out-of-this-world hair accessories, there were many details to consider when pulling together each cast member's look.

Luckily, Bilverstone so kindly shared a sneak peek at what exactly went into creating everything from Maeve to Lily to Eric's beauty looks, plus the inspiration behind them - think: Lisa Rowe from Girl, Interrupted! Cher Horowitz from Clueless! Cate Blanchett as . . . Cate Blanchett - and more. Keep scrolling for the full behind-the-scenes beauty tea.

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