Cruelty-Free Makeup to Create Your Own Riverdale Vixen Looks

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The gang is back! Riverdale season 2 premiered October 11, and while we’re ecstatic about it, unlike the first season, we can’t binge watch it in one weekend.This time, Netflix is releasing the episodes once a week. Boo! But, it does make our Wednesday nights more exciting.


As you’re probably aware, the Riverdale reboot of the classic comic book series features a stellar cast–and some seriously bad-ass women. Betty, Veronica, Josie, and Cheryl are all strong-willed, intelligent, and unique. And, since we’re skincare and makeup obsessed, we love that each siren has their own signature look.


While Betty is more down-to-earth and prefers a natural, glowing appearance, Josie is experimental and can rock a bold eye color with total confidence. We love recreating the looks on ourselves, so we thought we’d put together some suggestions on what cruelty-free makeup products you can use to transform yourself into your favorite Riverdale Vixen.


Betty Cooper

Photo: The CW

Betty is a natural beauty. Her skin is flawless (or it certainly looks that way), and glowing cheeks give her an ethereal appeal–in other words, she radiates! To achieve her girl next door look, don’t try so hard; embrace what mother nature gave you.


Apply concealer on blemishes and under your eyes, some blush or highlighter to your cheeks, a coat or two of mascara to lengthen your lashes. For a dewy finish, spritz on a bit of setting mist.

Get Betty’s Look


  1. Concealer: Too Faced Born This Way Concealer
  2. Blush / Highlighter: Elate Universal Creme Blush
  3. Natural Lashes and Brows: Luna Nectar Moonstone Lash and Brow Tonic
  4. Mascara: Lily Lolo Mascara
  5. Setting Mist: Mullein & Sparrow Balancing Face Mist Toner


Veronica Lodge

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Veronica is the polar opposite of Betty. Sultry and sophisticated, Veronica knows what works for her features and loves to play them up. While she experiments with different colors–red lip one day, nude the next–one thing is always the same: her well-groomed, thick (and enviable) brows, and smoldering eyes.


Get Veronica’s Look

  1. Eyebrow pencil and powder: NYX Micro Brow Pencil & NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
  2. Matte Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
  3. Eyeliner: Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil
  4. Lips: NYX Matte Lipstick in Siren or NYX Lingerie Bustier
  5. Mascara: Too Faced Better than Sex


Cheryl Blossom

Photo: The CW

Cheryl is a natural born leader–although intimidation and force can only get you so far. Blunt and exact, she’s a detail-oriented aggressive girl, who speaks her mind and goes for what she wants. And while she comes across as cold, underneath her frosty exterior, there is a heart and real emotions saved for those closest to her. Ms. Blossom is always glamorous and classic with her ruby red lips, thick eyelashes, cat eye, and bronze eyeshadow.


Get Cheryl’s Look

  1. Mascara: Too Faced Better than Sex
  2. Eyeshadow: Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
  3. Liquid eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
  4. Lips: Red Apple Lipstick, choose a red that compliments your skin tone

Josie McCoy

Photo: The CW

Josie is grounded and knows what she wants. As a perfectionist, it’s hard for her to see others points of view at first (since she has such high standards), but eventually, she comes around. She’s confident, straight-forward and above all, a risk taker. These qualities help her to be an amazing performer and of course, allow her to experiment with bold makeup looks.


Get Josie’s Look

  1. Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette (Colors Creep and Gunmetal)
  2. Liquid Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
  3. Mascara: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  4. Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
  5. Bronzer: Elf Cosmetics Bronzer Palette
  6. Highlighter: Too Faced Love Light Highlighter

 

Photo: The CW

PS. Did you catch Luna Nectar advocate, Emilija Baranac, on the show this season? The stunning actress plays Midge Klump, a long time friend of Betty and Veronica, and the girlfriend of bad boy Moose. We can’t wait to see how her character develops as the season continues. It’s just getting good!

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