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





41 responses to “Copy Veronica Lodge’s 5-Minute Makeup Routine When You’re in a Rush”

  1. arra odeza (@acodeza) Avatar

    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

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      My go-to routine is always brows and lips! The color matches are bold and bright since they are inspired by vintage Hollywood starlets. I think you’ll like them!

  2. Laura Dove Avatar

    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!

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      Girl I know! I never knew how important primer was until the first time I tried it, and I haven’t gone back since.

  3. Jhilmil Avatar

    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.

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      As long as you’re comfortable with it, I say wear whatever makeup you like!

  4. Aditi Avatar

    I love Veronica’s character and I agree her makeup looks are so easy to recreate. Thanks for sharing all these options! 🙂 <3

  5. Clarie Avatar

    Really helpful for people like me who do mot know anything about makeup haha

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      It’s such an easy look to pull off 😀

  6. Scotch & Stilettos Avatar

    Ohy gosh I’ve become addicted to Riverdale! I love that Veronica’s look is chic but still understated. this is a great idea for make up when you’re in a hurry!

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      It’s seriously becoming one of my favorite shows ever. Her makeup is so bold and understated at the same time in every single episode!

  7. Ana De-Jesus Avatar

    I agree! As long as I have my brows filled in and a dramatic nude or brown lip who cares about the rest when you are in a rush x

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      Same here: Brows, lips and I’m good to go!

  8. Neha Avatar

    Oh.. me not much into makeup.. for me liner and lipstick when in hurry.. but listening at u all must try primer..

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      Primer’s great and really makes everything much smoother!

  9. DGGYST Avatar

    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

  10. justaddgigi Avatar

    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!

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      That’s amazing! I love everyone’s style on the show 🙂 I’ll definitely check it out when it’s up!

  11. sveeteskapes Avatar

    Haha so true, for me if the hubs is driving I put on my makeup in the car. Bold eyes and bold lips does the trick for me.

    xx, Kusum |

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      I take the train every morning and it’s never failed me yet haha!

  12. Wynne Katherine Avatar

    Haha I am really bad at makeup, I see girls these days 12 and 13 years old being so good with makeup when all I know how to do well is put on lipstick

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that if that’s what makes you feel fierce! I’m a big fan of the minimal look because it doesn’t take much to feel great.

  13. Sarah Kranz Avatar

    I have not seen this show but everyone does look gorgeous! Make-up is definitely not my expertise but it is never to late to learn!

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      I really like how simple and pretty her makeup is! I’m also a fan of the more natural look.

  14. ojandcigs Avatar

    Love this post and all the products you’ve showcased, some of which are already part of my routine. Cheers!

  15. Elizabeth O Avatar
    Elizabeth O

    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.

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      Same here! When I’m really pressed for time, I may even stick to just lipstick and playing up my brows.

  16. talesofabasicbitch Avatar

    easy makeup routines are the best!! thank you for sharing, alot of the products are so underrated!

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      I definitely try not to spend more than 5, 10 mins max on my maekup. I also love a good primer, especially when it’s so cheap!

  17. London Mumma Avatar

    all of these products look great, what I love is that they are small enough to pack in your bag.

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      Very true, I take my primer and mascara with me everywhere I go! (Which may not be great for the people I’ve knocked into on the train haha)

  18. mayarcenal Avatar

    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.

    1. Cassandra Rose Avatar

      I have to admit that my eyeliner game isn’t always the strongest but I’m trying to get better at it!

      1. mayarcenal Avatar

        We gotta practice! Lol! More reasons to put on makeup. I’m so excited!

  19. jordanmyarbrough13 Avatar

    This is great! I love Riverdale and I love that Veronica always looks so classy and well-put together.

  20. ohmummymia Avatar

    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

  21. kalliamanika Avatar

    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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