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OUR STORY

Founded by Sophia Chikovani, Code8 leverages revolutionary Knead Technology and thoroughly researched formulas to deliver expert makeup finishes that work in harmony with your skincare.

We are Code8, a London-born luxury beauty brand dedicated to perfecting a low-key but beautifully polished aesthetic. We’re on a mission to redefine the meaning of luxury formulations within the beauty industry and aim to deliver makeup staples that produce glow-giving radiant complexions on all ages.

With the plethora of beauty brands available online today, makeup routines have become increasingly confusing, and it can be hard to know which active ingredients may benefit your skin. Made with revolutionary knead technology, a little of our product goes a long way. Our cult-favourite base formulations work to blend seamlessly into your skin for targeted coverage and instantly radiant results, without ever feeling too heavy for real-life wear.

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Tested on founders, not animals

Created by Sophia Chikovani and co-founded with Nadine Ayache, their promise is simple - to provide makeup that performs under real-life circumstances with incredible staying power. It’s a mission that calls for high-performance, scientific formulations that deliver. For the last three years, our founders have been through the wringer when it comes to reviewing the finest beauty suppliers that Europe has to offer, selecting those based in Italy & France (the crème de la crème of cosmetic production). From rigorous testing in heatwave temperatures and winter climates to long-haul flights and city commutes, they’ve trialled it all and done the hard work for us.

The Future

With Alexa Chung as the Global Brand Ambassador and the collection already making its mark around the globe, with a retail presence that includes Bloomingdales, Fenwick, Net-A-Porter, Harrods and Tmall, we are forging a strong path. “Our aim is to continue to offer multifunctional products with buildable results, so our customers can wear the same product from day to night, building to a different look as desired.” says Sophia. “We will also stay focused on producing signature eye and lip shades to flatter all skin tones to challenge the industry norm that only certain colours suit certain people.” Our curated range will remain compact, however. “We’re not looking to launch new products on a regular basis. We’ll just continue to finesse our existing collection and keep holding these staple products to the highest standards.”

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An Industry First
The Colour ID Lab

Here at Code8, we hold an industry first in personalised beauty. Inspired by Sophia’s childhood memories of watching her artist aunt blend lipsticks to achieve the perfect shade, we created a cutting-edge lipstick making technology that sits in our London flagship store based in the Burlington Arcade, Mayfair. Customers can now book an appointment to create their own bespoke lipstick shade under the expert guidance of our Code8 Colour Maestros. The mesmerising process takes rich pigments and turns them into your ideal lipstick, from a fiery red to the perfect nude or even the re-creation of a discontinued favourite.

Our Cult Products
Radiate Beauty Balm

Aside from the fact that beauty editors and MUA’s unanimously rave about this product for its luminosity and instant hydration properties, you can use it in three different ways: on its own for an all-over glow with a hint of coverage, under your foundation as a primer for a radiant canvas or mixed into your foundation to enhance your usual coverage with a dewy finish. It’s our bestselling product and falls in between a tinted moisturiser and foundation – an impressively buildable formulation that provides a lightweight, velvety-smooth, second-skin feel that is breathable but can conceal everything from dark circles to angry redness without caking or drying. This everyday product has a gel-like consistency and glides seamlessly over any creases or lines, creating a fuller skin effect. If you’re looking for a beautifully polished aesthetic on-the-go, this is the perfect time saver for you! Available in 11 shades. Universally flattering for all skin tones.

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