It’s almost time for Riverdale Season 2 (screaming as I write this)! I am so excited to see what happens to all our loved and not so loved characters this season. I don’t know the exact date it airs but trust me, I will be glued to Netflix when it does.
If you aren’t familiar with Riverdale, it’s a teen drama, based on Archie Comics and features four main characters: Archie, Jughead, Veronica and Betty and takes place in the fictional town of Riverdale. Cheryl Blossom, another Riverdale look I will write about at a later date, is also a key character and safe to say, most viewers have a love/hate relationship with her.
One of the main stars of the show is dark-haired, post-socialite Veronica Lodge. She has a shadowed past but quickly merged into the Riverdale life when she moved to town. Even though she fits in, she also stands out! She has that unique, elite look of a spoiled rich kid and can wear a smokey eye to school like no one else. She is all about winged liner, dark eyes and plum lips. Surprisingly, she never looks overdone.
Riverdale Look – Veronica Lodge Edition
The complete opposite to Betty’s fresh-faced look, Veronica is more about a matte and flawless finish. To achieve her look, nothing compares to L’Oreal’s Infallible Total Cover foundation. It provides full, matte coverage that lasts all day long. Especially good for those oily, skinned gals.
I have never seen Veronica reveal any dark under eye circles and that would be thanks to genetics or most likely, a very good under eye concealer. This Rimmel Insta Conceal and Contour Palette is the ideal choice: Highlight, Conceal and Contour. Available in 3 shade trios. Want to cover dark circles: select the shade that is one shade lighter than your skintone. Need to conceal blemishes? Add in a bit of contour cream to the conceal shade until you create the perfect match for you skintone. Veronica doesn’t seem to use a lot of contouring but if you want, add the contour shade just below your cheekbones and blend, blend, blend!
You can skip the setting powder as L’Oreal’s Total Coverage Foundation sets to a perfect, matte and powdery finish. If you want to though, add a light dusting of setting powder over your T-Zone for extra oil-free protection. Rimmel’s Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent sets makeup perfectly without adding colour!
Veronica’s blush is subtle and barely noticeable. When you do catch a glimpse, it is easy to tell she opts for a plum shade to complement her smokey eyes and dark lips. Maybelline’s new Fit Me! Blush in Plum is exactly the shade and finish Veronica would reach for every day.
There is nothing subtle about Veronica’s brows. They are black, sleek and polished! No need to mess with pomades. A rich, dark and creamy eyebrow pencil will do the trick. Simply fill in brows with the NYX Micro Brow Pencil in the shade Black; then brush through with the spoolie.
Veronica Lodge crushes it daily with the perfect, smokey eye. She either uses a neutral base to start off or switches it up and goes with a richer plum, shade. She then contours the eye with a black shadow which is blended into the crease and corners to remove any harsh edges.
Wet a pencil brush, dip it into the darkest shadow, and run it on the water line to make eyes pop.
The incredibly affordable NYX Smokey Palette offers 6 shades to create the ideal smokey look.
After applying shadows, create a winged look by using a black, liquid liner.
Veronica’s liner is rarely matte, therefore choose a liner that sets to a satin finish, like L’Oreal Infallible Paints Liquid Liner in Black Party.
Veronica’s lashes are the blackest of black. At times, she also wears flirty false lashes. Get the best of both worlds by choosing L’Oreal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara in Blackest Black. Apply to top and bottom lashes. Want even more volume? This mascara layers beautifully without clumping. Don’t worry about raccoon eyes by the end of the school day either. Lash Paradise doesn’t budge.
Veronica Lodge’s sexy vixen look wouldn’t be complete without her signature matte, dark, plum lipstick. Maybelline’s Superstay Matte Ink liquid lipstick in the shade Escapist offers all day wear, opaque coverage and is transfer-proof.
Want to gloss it up? Opt for Maybelline’s Vivid Hot Lacquer lipstick in Slay It .
Time to kick some Riverdale butt!
You are now ready to step out into your own Riverdale and rock it, Veronica Lodge style.
If you would like a video tutorial on the steps used to achieve this look, please comment below! Want to see Betty Cooper’s look? Then check out my How to Get the Riverdale Look: Betty Cooper Edition post now!