Top 5 spring makeup trends 2022 edition

April 20, 2022

Top 5 Spring Makeup Trends 2022 Edition


Hold onto your makeup brush, this spring’s beauty trends are a fun, fresh trip down memory lane. With catwalks awash with bold colour, statement blush, and a spot of nostalgia, this season’s makeup trends deliver some very modern memories. Of course, one trend that dominates many looks this season is natural, dewy-looking skin. We’re talking about “no makeup” makeup that leaves you looking polished and glowing. Flawless finish makeup is a great starting point. But if you want to take your look up a notch? There’s a host of makeup trends to choose from. Ready to turn up the heat this season? Check out our pick of the top five beauty trends and get yourself a fresh, new look for spring.


1. Contour Blush

How do you use your blusher? Accenting your cheekbones? Brightening your complexion? Stop right there. Spring 2022 is all about blush contouring (aka draping). A technique that’s straight out of the ’80s, it’s all about sweeping blusher onto the apples of your cheeks, along your cheekbones and all the way up to your temples. Not only does it serve as a pretty nifty multitasking makeup option, it also leaves your skin looking fresh and beautifully lifted.

Get the look: Apply your blush onto prepped skin a little at a time. Go for a buildable, blendable formula such as Code8’s Blush Palette to create the perfect colour payoff. Work a small amount of the product deep into the bristles of your brush, starting at the apple and moving up towards the temple and crease of the eye. The Blush Palette is particularly effective thanks to its revolutionary Knead Technology; the ultra-fine formula gives an intense wash of colour that really lasts.


2. Glossy Lips

Who can resist a plump, juicy lip? Shiny, glossy lips are trending, with models showcasing glossy lips on catwalks from London to New York. Go for a nude lip or add a wash of colour - it’s up to you. Just remember: the juicier, the better. This Y2K resurgence is all about the shine without the stickiness. 

Get the look: Want your own shiny 3D-effect lips? Start by framing the lips with a pigmented lip liner, such as Code8’s Lip Surrealist. Then, for a low-key look, apply a collagen-boosting lip gloss, such as Code8’s Glazé Universal Lip Gloss. It will give you a sheer shade with a beautiful glossy finish to emphasise your lips’ natural fullness. Or, if you’re after something with a bit more oomph, layer it over your favourite lip colour. Lips will feel firmer, smoother, softer, and insanely hydrated.


3. Classic Red Lips

A classic red lip is one trend that will never go out of fashion. Conjuring up images of Hollywood glamour, it’s amazing how a sweep of bold, red lippy can instantly elevate any look. But statement lips don’t just have to be saved for date nights. It’s a day to night makeup look you can rock any time of the day, from work meeting to school run to supermarket dash. And it’s more accessible than you think. Whether you’re after a bold red lip or a more relaxed rosy glow, now’s the time to start experimenting and perfect your technique.

Get the look: The modern red lip is more relaxed than its predecessors. For a casual, playful red lip you can rock in the daytime, opt for a matte formula such as Code8’s Matte Velour Lipstick. Available in five shades ranging from Mambo (a bold fuchsia-red that adds a serious spring-like glow to your look) to the deeper Lost in Translation, (a merlot that creates the perfect finishing touch to any outfit, skin tone and eye colour). Or, for a more dramatic evening look, there’s the classic red of Opera, which will instantly upgrade your look for a night on the town. Apply Glazé Universal Lip Gloss over the top and you’ve got bold AND glossy lips. We reckon you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more perfect pout.


4. Double-winged Eyes

Just when you’ve nailed the winged eye, along comes its bigger, bolder, more dramatic cousin: the double winged eye. This ’60s-inspired look has been seen everywhere, from our TV screens to the red carpet. Could now be the time you get in on the action as well? Essentially a wing on both the top and bottom lids, it lifts, lengthens and widens the eyes. And it can be as bold or as subtle as you like (basically, the bigger the wing, the more dramatic the effect).

Get the look: Start by tracing the shape with a soft kajal, like Code8’s Contour Eye Pencil. When you’re happy, go over the top with a liquid eyeliner. Precision is key, so use a product that will glide onto the lash line for long-lasting colour. Try Code8’s Precision Liquid Eyeliner for a look that won’t smudge, transfer or melt, just give you a long-lasting makeup look you’ll love. Finally, make sure you’re prepared for mistakes (because they WILL happen). Have a hydrating makeup remover and plenty of shaped cotton buds to hand to keep those wings on point.


5. '90s Lined Lips

Does anything say ’90s-style better than a dark lip liner-nude lipstick combo? The so-called ‘supermodel lip’ is making a comeback. Far easier to pull off than the 90s version, the new-and-improved dark lip liner trend is super wearable. Rather than drawing a line around the edge of your lip, it’s more about blending the darker liner into the lip colour. After all, in 2022 we’re all about minimum effort makeup.

Get the look: The key is finding the right shades. For a universally-flattering duo try Code8’s Lip Surrealist in Salvador and Code8’s Colour Brilliance Lipstick in La Piscine. Simply draw an outline of your lip shape with the liner, starting with the outer corners of your mouth and moving inwards. Then, apply a sweep of Colour Brilliance Lipstick, blending as you go, to create a long-lasting, creamy film of colour.


Code8 Beauty – We believe makeup should be fuss-free and easy to use, which is why our range has been carefully curated to provide the best results with minimal effort.

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