Copy Veronica Lodge’s 5-Minute Makeup Routine When You’re in a Rush

Photo: Riverdale Official Facebook/The CW 

We’ve all had those mornings where we’re running late but question if there’s still time to put our makeup on. You hit the snooze button five times, spent too much time singing in the shower and are instantly regretting it. Now you have to figure out how you’re going to balance your eyeshadow palette and mascara on the train without elbowing anyone in the face.

If this sounds like your typical morning, you’re not alone.

Believe it or not, you can still apply your favorite beauty products and make it to work on time. If you’ve ever watched Riverdale, you’ll notice that there’s one character whose makeup always looks put together, no matter when or where the scene is taking place. Veronica Lodge, who is played by Camila Mendes, is the queen of the everyday makeup look. You’ll never see her without a bold red or classic nude lip, dramatic brows, or winged eyeliner sharp enough to cut glass.

veronica riverdale
Riverdale Official YouTube/The CW

The best part is that her look is so easy and cheap to recreate! Now you don’t have to skip out on applying makeup when you’re pressed for time. Here’s how you can copy her simple makeup routine in five minutes.

Get flawless skin by applying primer first.
When it comes to makeup, primer is everything. Using the right primer will help  your foundation glide on smoothly and make your makeup last longer. This will also make your skin look and feel refreshed.

nyx pore filler
NYX Cosmetics Pore Filler, $13.99

Play up your brows.
Camilla Mendes’ eyebrow game is always on point. If you have thinner brows, you can fake volume by following these simple steps: First, gently brush the hairs using a brow brush. Outline them with a simple brow shadow before filling them in (eye shadow also works). This will give them some shape. Makeup hack: Make sure that you always go one or two shades lighter than your hair so it looks more natural.

eyebrow shadow & liner
Matte Shadow, Brow & Liner Palette, $12
eyebrow pomade
DIPBROW™ Pomade, $18

Use liquid eyeliner for the perfect winged eyeliner look.
Start from the inner corner of your eye and then trace your upper lash line. Draw the end of your line out towards your eyebrow to get that crisp curve and then fill it in to your liking.

liquid eyeliner
Long Lasting Eyeliner High Precision Brush, $12

Apply mascara for a more dramatic look.
The bolder, the better. Veronica is easily one of the most outspoken, confident characters on the show and her makeup matches her personality perfectly. Channel Veronica by applying one to two coats of mascara on your upper and lower lash line.

waterproof mascara
L’Oréal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara, $9.99

Define your pout with a red lip or go natural with a nude tone.
Veronica’s signature look ranges from a nude lip gloss to a fire engine red lipstick. This lipstick collection by Bésame Cosmetics is inspired by vintage Hollywood starlets and is the perfect finishing touch.

red lipstick
Bésame Cosmetics’ Classic Color Lipstick Matches, $6
nude lipstick
Burt’s Bees’ Lip Shine, $6.99

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Cassandra is a beauty and lifestyle writer. She spends most of her time treating herself to dinner and movie dates, pretending her life is a Marvel comic and figuring out how to keep her makeup on her face. Not necessarily in that order. Follow her on Instagram at @_cassandrarose.

41 thoughts on “Copy Veronica Lodge’s 5-Minute Makeup Routine When You’re in a Rush

  1. I don’t have makeup routines. Whenever I go out I usually put powder, lipstick and eyebrow. that’s it! I must try the Veronica Lodges makeup look because it looks natural and I am curious to try the Bésame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipstick Matches


  2. Primer is amazing isn’t it? I only just started using it recently and I cant get over what a huge difference it makes! I will always wear primer, mascara and make sure I have good brows!


  3. I’m really bad at makeup. But now I think , I need to go with primer and eye liner soon. I have good brows so don’t need anything for it. Thanks for motivating me.


  4. I’ve started doing a five minute no makeup no makeup look…. which is just me staring in the mirror for five minutes saying “ you’re soooo good looking”
    Really adds some color to the cheeks lol


  5. Oh my god, we are totally thought twins. I am actually in the middle of creating an outfit inspired by Riverdale. It’s Archie’s character, but one of these days I might get to creating an outfit for Veronica. Thank you so much for sharing!


  6. For me, make up is lipstick and maybe some eye liner. It’s helpful to get tips like you suggested as they can make our look pop.


  7. Oh my! I miss putting on makeup! The only makeup products I use now are foundation, pressed/loose powder (to set), eyebrow pencil and lipstick. I want to use eye liner again.


  8. Honestly I prefer sleep longer and go to work without make up 😛 but if I would know how to do proper one in 5 minutes I would try:P


  9. I love make up and I tend to go with neutrals! I never forget my sunscreen, a matte base for my oily skin and I have to wear my mascara, that is a must! If I have time I put on some ivory eyeshadow, rouge and brush my eyebrows, so they will not resemble caterpillars anymore! This is my basic every day (probably running late) outfit!


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