When the girls of Riverdale aren’t busy solving mysteries, dealing with gangs, and drinking milkshakes at Pop’s, they’re inspiring makeup trends. Since the show premiered, Betty, Veronica, and Cheryl have impressed the beauty community with their signature looks. Thankfully, these makeup aesthetics are easy to achieve than you might think!
To recreate Betty’s trademark look, you have to start with her ever-present ponytail. Betty prefers a high ponytail, which is worn wavy and full of volume. Use a wire brush to pull the hair towards the crown of the head, and an elastic band to secure the hair in place. To achieve Betty’s bouncy volume, use a large curling iron and wind the strands around the iron until you’ve achieved the perfect curl. Finish the look with some hairspray, which will minimize fly-aways and maximize all-day volume.
After you’ve perfected Betty’s hairstyle, it’s time to embark upon her makeup routine. Unlike the other girls of Riverdale, Betty prefers a natural makeup look. To give Betty that glowing, dewy skin, the Riverdale makeup artists rely on primers and products that enhance her natural radiance. Shiseido Glow Enhancing Primer is an essential part of Betty’s daily makeup routine. For Betty’s rosy cheeks, the makeup artists use Charlotte Tilbury’s Cheek to Chic blush in Ecstasy. On the eyes, Betty often opts for the Too Faced Sweet Peach eye palette, which gives her that girl-next-door-glow. Add a few swipes of mascara and pink lipgloss, and you’ll be Betty Cooper perfect in no time!
Veronica is Riverdale’s resident fashionista. This big city transplant has always been a little bit cooler than her peers, and her style savvy is reflected in her hair, makeup, and wardrobe. To achieve her makeup look, emphasize the brows. Veronica’s perfectly arched eyebrows are filled in using a matte brown eyeshadow a few shades lighter than her hair. Use a small angled brush to shape the brows, and a clear brow gel to ensure they stay put all day long.
The Riverdale makeup artists also emphasize Veronica’s eyelashes. They use CoverGirl BlastPro So Lashy Mascara to ensure her lashes are dark and dramatic. To achieve Veronica’s high school vixen look, dark matte lipstick is also a must. CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Maroon Meow is a favorite on the Riverdale set. This burgundy lip color is the perfect punctuation to Veronica’s makeup look. Veronica often matches her lipstick to her nails. She opts for wine-colored nail polishes, such as OPI in Malaga Wine.
Veronica isn’t the only Riverdale character who favors dark lipsticks. Cheryl Blossom’s trademark is her lush crimson pout. Her red lipstick of choice? Lime Crime Matte Velvetine Lipstick in Red Velvet. This Lime Crime lipstick comes in a liquid formulation, and it lasts all day long. To achieve lips as luscious as Cheryl’s, try extending the lipstick just beyond your natural lip line.
Other Popular Products Used on the Riverdale Set
On TV sets, actors and makeup artists alike are expected to put in long days. To keep makeup looking flawless all day long, the Riverdale makeup artists have a few tricks up their sleeves. First, they get rid of oil by dabbing on Make Up For Ever Mattifying Primer. If an actress has a crying scene coming up, they use Clarins Double Fix Mascara, a waterproof mascara that doesn’t budge. To keep brows looking neat and well groomed, they often opt for the Anastasia Beverly Hills fine-point brow pencil, which comes in shades that suit every cast member. If the makeup has taken a toll on an actress’s skin, they soothe dry patches with Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk, which adds an immediate boost of hydration.