Three Easy Steps To Getting This Riverdale Character's Perfect Brows

If you begged your mom for a new Archie comic book every time you were in line at the grocery store as a kid, then chances are you're hooked on Riverdale as an adult. On the show, Archie has undergone a total 180 on his signature look (TBH, he resembles Stefan Salvatore more than anything). But we're more interested in the girls of Riverdale: Betty and Veronica. In particular, we want to know how Veronica Lodge's beauty look came to life on the screen.

Lucky for us, the CW posted a full transformation of the character to Instagram — but it's those bold brows we're copying first. Ronnie is nothing without her raven-black hair and fierce gaze, which we all know requires a strong brow game. Camila Mendes, the actress who plays Veronica in Riverdale, was blessed with some impressive arches to begin with, but Hello Giggles got the full scoop from Erin Mackenzie, the show's makeup department head, on how to take any brow from bare to intense.

We've reached out to Mackenzie for more beauty details and will update as soon as we know more.

According to Mackenzie, she never wants Mendes' brows to be as dark as her actual hair, so she keeps the brows one to two shades lighter. Since Mendes prefers natural and organic beauty products, Mackenzie opts for brands like Sappho Cosmetics and always reaches for the natural herb-infused eyeshadow in Jono (not a brow powder) to fill in the actress' brows.

Sappho Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Jono, $20.99, available at Sappho Cosmetics.
Here’s a good trick: Mackenzie mixes organic aloe juice (or water) with the shadow to concoct her own version of a brow pomade. She then uses the Sephora PRO Angled Liner Brush #22 to create the precise look we’ve come to recognize on the breakout actress.

Sephora Collection Pro Angled Liner Brush #22, $16, available at Sephora.
Last but not least, she tops off the look with MAC’s Brow Set in Clear — because no one wants chalky, untamed brows.

MAC Brow Set in Clear, $17, available at MAC.
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