Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple months, you know that “Riverdale” is the be-all and end-all Netflix series right now!
This teen drama, based on Archie Comics, features four main characters: Archie, Jughead, Veronica and Betty and takes place in the fictional town of Riverdale.
One of the most beloved characters, Betty Cooper, is the epitome of socialite preppy. She can rock a high ponytail like no other, and is an all-American blonde beauty. Though her makeup look is minimalistic, Betty’s skin is always glowing, her cheeks flushed with the perfect pink hue, and her lipstick choice is always the ideal pinky nude shade.
Ready to achieve the Betty Cooper look? It’s achievable and extremely affordable. Let’s do this!
Riverdale Look – Betty Cooper Edition
Betty is all about fresh-faced, healthy skin. She isn’t about that high coverage foundation life. To achieve her look, opt for a BB Cream! Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream,$6.97 CAD, provides the perfect amount of coverage to balance skin tone, cover blemishes and keep you shine free all day!
Betty always looks fresh and awake! If you have any dark circles or blemishes that need some coverage, choose an affordable concealer that lasts all day, doesn’t crease or smear and gives you that “bright face’ appearance. Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer,$6.96 CAD, is the perfect choice. Want to cover dark circles: select a shade that is one shade lighter than your skintone. Need to conceal blemishes? Choose a shade that matches your skintone.
A light dusting of setting powder over your entire face will ensure that your makeup lasts all day and keeps oil at bay. A beauty cult favourite, Rimmel’s Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent sets makeup perfectly without adding colour! For $6.98 CAD, you can’t go wrong!
Betty Cooper knows how to contour and bronze without going overboard. e.l.f. Golden Bronzer , $3.97 CAD, will provide you with slight definition and added warmth to your complexion just like Betty’s and won’t bust the teen budget. With your big, fluffy powder brush, swirl together all shades and apply lightly under cheekbones, on temples and jawline.
Betty is is always sporting the perfect pink cheeks (which get even more flushed whenever Jughead walks into the room). Look no further than Hard Candy Blush Crush in LivingDoll! This shimmering baked blush, retailing for $7.58 CAD, adds a gorgeous pink tone to the cheeks and the added radiance enhancing pearls makes skin glow!
To achieve Betty Cooper’s natural brow look, Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel delivers! Select a shade that matches your brow colour. No need to spend a fortune on a high end brow products! This styling gel retails for only $7.98 CAD and gives Benefit a run for their money.
Creating the Betty Cooper eye look first starts with the selecting the perfect warm toned brown shadows. e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow in Brown Beauties , $4 CAD, provides the ideal trio of base, crease and definition shades. First, apply the light cream base colour to your entire lid, then blend the middle shadow into the crease. For a more smokey look, which Betty rocks in multiple episodes when she is out and about in Riverdale, pop a bit of the rich brown shade into the outer corner.
Betty’s eyes pop with full, flirty and voluminous lashes. COVERGIRL So Lashy! blastPRO Waterproof Mascara, $7.97 CAD, gives you the voluminous lashes to dupe Betty’s look beautifully. Choose Black Brown shade to keep lashes more natural looking.
Betty Cooper’s makeup look wouldn’t be complete without finishing the lips with a gorgeous, pale, neutral pink shade with a slight glossy finish! Look no further than Maybelline New York Colour Sensational Lipstick in BORN, $7.96 CAD. Think M.A.C. Creme Cup lipstick but at a fraction of the cost.
Next Step – Hair:
Betty Cooper is known for her slicked back, high ponytail!
The first step to attaining the perfect ponytail is to first comb through your hair ensuring you are starting out tangle-free. Pull back hair in an upward manner towards the crown of your head. Smooth out any bumps and secure your ponytail with your hair elastic. You should be able to see the top of your ponytail when you look face-forward into your mirror. Select hair elastics that match your hair colour for the best natural ponytail effect. Goody Ouchless® Thin Elastics $4.97 CAD, come in different shades to match the lightest to the darkest hair colour.
Your final step to obtain the ONE AND ONLY BETTY COOPER LOOK, is to tame those flyaways! Spray hair with TRESemmé® Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray, $6.26 CAD, and press any loose strands down before the spray sets.
You Go, Girl!
You are now ready to step out into your own Riverdale and kick-butt, Betty Cooper style.