March 7, 2022
Mother's Day Gift Guide
For the hardest-working women in our life, give the gift of effortless beauty. Your mum deserves to be spoiled all day, every day. But Mother’s Day is the time to go all-out in treating, indulging and making a fuss of those special women in your life. And what better way to show you care than with a product that will revitalise anyone’s beauty routine? Since launching in 2018, Code8 has specialised in makeup products that are streamlined, multi-tasking, and timeless. We want to help women develop their own style and get the most out of life. Our range of cosmetics are more than just Mother’s Day gifts. They are products that symbolise the true potential of makeup and celebrate the natural beauty of women of all ages and all backgrounds. Plus, these are gifts that will last much longer than a bunch of flowers. For women who deserve the world, your gift needs to be as thoughtful as it is unique. Which is why finding the right present for your mum takes time. So, what if we told you we could make sourcing that perfect present a whole lot easier? Whether you’re looking to treat your mum, a mother-figure, or a mum-to-be, check out our carefully curated edit of the six best beauty treats out there.
Radiate Beauty Balm
Much-loved, treasured, and unique. All words we could use to describe our mums, of course. But also great ways to describe Code8’s Radiate Beauty Balm. A mainstay in many a beauty lover’s makeup bag since it first launched in 2018, the formula’s filling action, velvety touch, and second-skin finish is sure to prove a big hit with your mum, too. Unlike other BB creams, this beauty balm is extremely hydrating and is available in 11 shades, ranging from ivory to deep bronze. Your mum will love the way it’s neither greasy nor sticky and works well under other types of makeup. What makes it a real winner, though, is that it also contains SPF 15 to help prevent the signs of ageing and antioxidants and UVA/UVB blockers to help control environmental and sun damage.
Decode 3-in-1 Makeup Remover
Putting on make-up is the fun part. Taking it off at the end of the day can feel like a bit of a chore. Which is why your mum needs the right product to hand – namely Code8’s Decode 3-in-1 Makeup Remover. Treating her skin with the respect it deserves, this cleanser works hard to remove stubborn makeup, calm the skin, and restore its moisture and suppleness. And all that without any oily film or residue. What’s more, it’s super simple to use. Simply shake (the bottle) and swipe (a cotton pad in upwards, outwards motions) to give skin a well-deserved treat at the end of the day. Hard-working mums need a hard-working makeup remover in their lives. Decode 3-in-1 Makeup Remover could be just the one.
AM/PM Tinted Lip Balm
Let’s get straight to the point, Code8’s AM/PM Tinted Lip Balm is long-lasting, hydrating and anti-ageing. Plus, it creates a wonderfully nourished look. Could your mum’s lips want for anything more? This balm glides smoothly onto the lips, leaving them looking soft and feeling luscious. It offers a more subtle look than lipstick, as well as protection against the elements all year round. Available in three nude shades, ranging from pink to peach, AM/PM Tinted Lip Balm is perfect for anyone looking for natural colour without the gloss. Last but not least, with its pocket-sized stick format, it’s ideal for mums on the go!
5Secs Express Lip and Cheek Colour
Your mum’s time is precious, which is why easy-to-apply, low-maintenance makeup that embraces the idea of ‘less is more’ makes an ideal gift. Cue Code8’s 5Secs Express Lip and Cheek Colour. Placed firmly in the category of hard-working cosmetics, this handy stick has it covered – lips, cheeks and even the eyelids. Combining the hydrating benefits of a lip balm, the colour effect of a sheer lipstick, the long-lasting flush of a blusher, and the dreamy hue of an eyeshadow, this multi-tasking hero is a great addition to any makeup bag. 5Secs Express is available in three shades that are universally flattering and designed to create a polished and effortless look. So simple to apply, all your mum needs is a sweep in the morning and whenever she wants a burst of moisture and refresh of sheer colour throughout the day.
Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette
Busy mums don’t have time to reapply eyeshadow multiple times a day. Enter Code8’s Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette - the first shadow to be created using our revolutionary Knead Technology. Each handbag-friendly palette features a matifying primer, along with an irresistible combination of matte and shimmering shades to take her eyes from morning to night in mere moments. For a quick hint of colour when time is tight, sweep a darker shade over the primer alone. Or use a slightly damp brush to layer smoky and shimmering shades for a more dramatic look. Both Burnt Sienna and Lustrous Corduroy palettes are perfect for spring. And thanks to the unique combination of highly pigmented colours, sweet almond oil and evening primrose oil, this palette nourishes your mum’s skin as well as giving her the brilliant, blendable eye colour she’s always craved. What could be better than that?
Colour Brilliance Lipstick
We’re all in pursuit of the perfect pout. Make the search a little easier for your mum with one of Code8’s Colour Brilliance Lipsticks. Available in five satin-finish shades, you’re sure to find one that takes your mum’s fancy. From the nude, neutral tones of La Piscine (perfect for that natural, effortless no-makeup look) to the pinky-mauve tones of Cappadocia, these are shades that combine muted appeal with polished sophistication. With a smooth, luxurious texture that simply melts onto the lips, one swipe and she’ll be ready for action. This lipstick is guaranteed to stay on the lips and not bleed away from the lip line. Code-8’s Colour Brilliance Lipstick has a lot to offer and (like all the gifts in the list) is guaranteed to put a smile on your mum’s face this Mother’s Day.