6 Summer Makeup Trends
to Try Right Now

Finally—warm weather is back and (supposedly) here to stay. With summer comes vibrant and fresh makeup moments that promise to be both effortless and high-impact. Replicate any of the beauty trends below and show off your new look at your next outdoor brunch or an upcoming staycation. Celebrate the ability to be outside again with your head-turning looks and catch somemuch needed sunshine. 

Multi-Tasking Makeup

The quintessential summer look needs to be effortless and natural. The majority of us want to spend more time outside and enjoy our time rather than spending hours fussing over our makeup that will probably melt away in the sun anyway. To keep your makeup routine and bag streamlined, look no further than the Code8 makeup range. Use our much loved 5Secs Express Lip & Cheek Colour on the go as your blusher, lipstick or eyeshadow base for a lovely flush of colour. 

Our multitasking favourites: 

  1. Code 8 Blush Palette
    Blush Palette

Dewy Skin

Chasing that glow-from-within skin and a minimalistic makeup look? You need to try the multi-award-winning  Radiate Beauty Balm. A unique sheer coverage base product that delivers a second-skin finish and is so easy to use. Apply it onto your face and blend into the skin using either your fingertips or a brush—the result is that luminous, "just-had-a-facial" effect. Ok, we're racing you to the checkout.

Bright Pink Cheeks

Love the look of how your skin flushes on hot summer days? Recreate the look without waiting for the weather with the  Blush Palette. The palette can customise the look of your glow thanks to a mixture of the three shades and is available in three universally flattering colour edits. Apply the powders on your eyelids for a monochromatic makeup look and use the lightest shade to highlight your cheekbones. This palette is going everywhere with us this summer. 

Sunkissed Skin

Glowing, sunkissed skin is always in, but it looks particularly radiant in the summer. Recreate the look using the Bronze Summer Glow Powder all over your eyelids and any place that catches the sun. If you are looking for a more dazzling look, add the lighter shade from the Highlight HD Palette on the high part of your face and use the darker shade on the eyes. 

Our sunkissed favourites: 


  1. Code 8 Bronzing Powder
    Bronze Summer Glow Powder
  1. Code 8 Highlight HD Palette Get the Gloss Award
    Highlight - HD Palette

Graphic Liner

Calling all cat-eye fans! Experiment with negative space graphic liner looks as seen on blogger @freshlengths. The ultra-fine tip on thePrecision Liquid Eyeliner will apply this look like a breeze. Plus, the formula is water and heatproof—so no worrying about smudging off your hard work. Spice up this look by adding brightly coloured eyeshadow alongside your liner.

Our graphic liner favourites: 

  1. Award-Winning Liquid Ink Eyeliner
    Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Glossy lips

When not wearing face coverings, keep your lips glossy and hydrated with our Glazé Universal Lip Gloss in Spyglass, which adds a subtle peachy nude tint to the lips. Pair it with another lip colour underneath to create a high-impact look or wear it alongside our other recommended summer trends to complete your heatwave-beating look.