Code8's Must-Try Summer Makeup Looks

February 28, 2021

Code8's Must-Try
Summer Makeup Looks

These are the beauty looks you’ll be recreating when warm weather comes around

The best summer makeup looks are the ones that leave you looking glowing but never sweaty. So what’s the key to summertime beauty? Lightweight formulas, sheer textures and multitasking products. Sounds complicated, but looking naturally radiant has never been easier. Here are the top three summer 2021 makeup trends we know everyone will be trying as soon as the sun arrives.

Dewy skin

Everyone will be trying to replicate that beautiful glisten you naturally get after lying on a sun lounger this summer, as the trend for dewy makeup looks set to continue.


The easiest way to replicate this look is to use the Code8 Decode 3-in-1 Makeup Remover. The versatile oil-to-water cleanser contains Coconut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Squalane, Aloe Vera and Thermal Water to soothe the skin and remove all traces of grime. However what makes the product so great is that it's intensely hydrating, leaving the skin with an instant dewy finish.

All you need to do is apply a thin layer of a lightweight BB cream with SPF, like the Code8 Radiate Beauty Balm over the top and you'll have the glowing radiant look of the season. The best thing about this lightweight, velvety base is that it's packed with Pectin, Argan Seed Oil and SPF 15 so not only will it give you a luminous glow, it will also prevent the signs of ageing with antioxidant action.

Subtle eyes

Summer makeup focuses on sheer washes of colour and a less is more approach. That means eye looks are more simple and subtle, but there’s still room for some sparkle.


To master the natural summer eye makeup look, you’ll need just two eyeshadow colours. We love using the two warm-toned shades from the Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Lustrous Corduroy, as they’re universally flattering and perfect for summer. Using a small blending brush, take the peach shade and apply it all over the lid and under the lower lashes. This will give definition but still look extremely natural. Follow it up with the bronze shade and blend this into the crease. The result? A flattering Summer eye makeup look that takes seconds to create. Complete the look with a coat of Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara. Its long-wearing smudge-resistant formula makes it ideal for warm summer days, and its added Vitamins E and A also help your lashes to stay long and healthy.

Balmy lips 

After wearing masks all year, our lips need some TLC. It’s no shock that a big makeup trend for summer is healthy, natural-looking lips. Getting your pout soft and smooth is the ultimate 2021 goal.

If you want kissable, natural-looking lips, start by using a lip scrub to exfoliate. To really make sure you have sloughed away all the dead skin cells, remove the scrub using a cleansing cloth. This double exfoliation technique should leave you with lips that are soft and ready to absorb the product.

To finish, glide a hydrating tinted lip balm like the Code8 AM/PM Tinted Lip Balm directly from the crayon onto your pout. Choose from three different shades, all of which are highly flattering and formulated for high-shine and long-lasting coverage. Packed with a powerful blend of Vitamins A, E and F, not only will this tinted lip balm provide antioxidant protection against environmental stress and early signs of ageing, it will also keep you looking kissable all summer long.


Now you’re clued up on the three hottest makeup trends from summer 2021, which will you try?

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