True love is priceless, but don’t forget to let the woman you love know your feelings this Christmas with the perfect present.
Socks and a scented candle just won’t cut it anymore when the lady in your life knows her Prada from her Pucci. That doesn’t mean you need to forgo food for a year to fund a Birkin, but we also know that a little gift of luxury goes a long way.
At Code8, we believe that nothing is more luxurious and intimate than a beauty product that has been personally selected by a woman’s other half.
Men, no need to stress trying to work out the difference between lipstick and lip gloss, we have done the hard work for you and put together a selection of some of our favourite products for you to choose from to place under your tree.
1. Party Essentials Kit in Lost in Translation and Lima
This sleek makeup kit features an assortment of long-lasting, highly-pigmented and easy-to-use products designed to create a variety of looks that won't take up any room in your ladies' designer clutch owing to its compact-size.
Give her the gift of choice this holiday season with the Iconoclast Eye Shadow Palette in Velvet Chrome, a palette full of rich, dark shades that can also withstand a little dash of water should she wish to apply it to enhance her look. In addition, Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara and Precision Liquid Eyeliner will ensure her eyes will have the glamorous finish they deserve.
The kit also comes with the Highlight HD Palette in Between Two Women, a highlighting bronzer that allows women to create a natural bronzed glow and a super-hydrating, long-lasting Matte Velour Lipstick.
Depending on what shade you like to see her wink and pout in, Lost in Translation will offer your other half a dark lip, while Lima is a lighter, nude colour.
2. One Palette, 3 Looks - Velvet Chrome
Women have multi-tasking down to a fine art; however, beauty products don’t always have the same chameleon-like abilities.
Enter: One Palette, 3 Looks in Velvet Chrome.
This carefully curated edit of four long-lasting beauty products will take women from the board room to the bar with a completely different look in minimal time.
With the kit’s highly-pigmented and long-lasting Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Velvet Chrome and Glazé Lip Lacquer in Pisco, the lady in your life can put a party spin on her beauty look for a night out or opt for a more casual-cool look with the Colour Brilliance Lipstick in Wanderlust or the AM/PM Tinted Lip Balm in Chameleon. This is the kit that does it all.
3. Brunch to Bash Lip Trio
Few products evoke feelings of femininity, power and fun better than a lip product. For women, it’s the ultimate pick-me-up and the easiest way to add a dash of glamour to any beauty look in seconds.
However, it can be hard for lip lovers to stay true to just one product when mood, occasion and outfit selections come into play. Luckily, the Brunch to Bash Lip Trio is the lip kit every woman needs, offering three unique and glamorous lip products to suit every mood, scenario and occasion.
For the woman who is in need of a swipe of gloss after a morning gym session, the Glazé Lacquer Lipstick in Safari will become her new go-to. After dark, she may turn to the Colour Brilliance lipstick in Cappadocia for a richer look or the long-lasting AM/PM Tinted Lip Balm in Spin City for the perfect nude at Sunday brunch.
Every Code8 lip product is easily buildable so you can take you look from day-to-night with ease.
4. One Palette 3 Looks – Burnt Sienna
Men may never understand the struggle of deciding which beloved beauty products are absolute essentials on a night out. Short of carrying around an industrial-sized makeup kit (never ideal) investing in a compact-sized kit that does it all is on every woman’s Christmas wish list.
With an arsenal that includes an eyeshadow palette equipped with dark, rich, highly-pigmented shades and three versatile lip products it’s no wonder that the One Palette 3 Looks in Burnt Sienna is a Code8 best-seller.
Your other half will be spoilt for chance when it comes to selecting an eye and lip look to step out in during the holiday season.
The AM/PM Nude Look Tinted Lip Balm in At the Barre is a natural-looking lip balm that will provide long-lasting, hydrating coverage. While the 5secs Express Lip and Cheek Colour in Miss Saigon will provide a classic, polished look that can take women from the office to the bar with ease and the Matte Velour Lipstick in Pop Art is perfect for that extra dose of drama on a Saturday night.
5. Subtle Romantic Look
For the woman in your life that takes a less-is-more approach to her makeup, this is the kit for her. Equipped with six essential and coveted Code8 products, this kit contains everything every low-key beauty aficionado needs.
Packed with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and an anti-wrinkle active, the Day to Night Foundation will provide a long-lasting, natural-looking coverage that can be built up or worn naturally. The Seamless Cover Concealer will help enhance her complexion, keep it smooth and hydrated.
Next, the Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Velvet Chrome will become a staple in your lady’s beauty bag owing to the palette’s long-lasting and highly-pigmentated shades that can be built up for a dramatic look or worn naturally. Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara will help bring out the colours of the palette.
No kit is complete without giving women the chance to enhance their natural glow , which comes courtesy of the Highlight HD Palette, which can be complemented with Colour Brilliance Lipstick in The Met, the perfect pink nude.
6. Minimalist Glam Eyes
Last but certainly not least, this is the kit that lets the eyes do the talking, providing all the essentials every woman needs to let her natural beauty take centre stage.
This edit of products offers easy-to-wear, long-lasting products in one arsenal that will ensure your other half will look dance floor-ready all night long.
Inside the kit, get ready to say hello to the flawless skin courtesy of the super-hydrating Day to Night Foundation and Seamless Cover Concealer.
Eliminate the stress of finding products to create the perfect smoky eye courtesy of the Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Velvet Chrome and Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara.
A dash of shimmer to cheekbones is made possible thanks to the Highlight HD Palette in Between Two Women and Matte Velour Lipstick in Lima or Lost in Translation finishes off the look with ease.