Red Lip Makeup Looks for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to spotlight our favourite red lip makeup looks.
Finding the right ‘red’ can be tricky, but we’ve done the hard work for you. Whether you are going to the pub, a fancy restaurant, or having a relaxed date at home, get inspired by our edit of luxurious rouges on different skin tones.

Matte Velour Lipstick

Matte but never flat. Complete your Valentine’s look with our velvety, long-wearing Matte Velour Lipstick. The shades Opera and Pop Art are bold reds with strong colour payoff - say hello to whiter looking teeth! They can be used alongside our Lip Liner in shade Frida to add extra definition to your lips.


1. Use our Lip Surrealist Lip Liner to outline your lips, gently smudging into the centre.
2. Glide the lipstick across your lips, building the colour intensity as desired.

Pro Artist Tip -A great trick we like  to use at Code8, is to use a little bit of highlighter on the Cupid's bow, before applying lipstick, to enhance the shape of the lips (see Code 8 Highlight HD).

Colour Brilliance Lipstick

Envelope your lips in rich and radiant colour with our Colour Brilliance Lipstick range.This creamy textured range features classic reds such as French Quarter, for those with warm and cool undertones, through to darker blue-ish shades like Roaring 20s, for those with cooler undertones. This lipstick is buildable, allowing you to define your lip colour, whether you opt for a more sheer finish or go for a fully-fledged pop of colour.


Simply swipe your chosen shade of Colour Brilliance Lipstick over your lips, building to your desired intensity, from sheer to full block colour. Our Lip Liner in shade Frida provides a perfect pairing.

Pro Artist Tip -For the perfect finish, exfoliate your lips beforehand with a lip scrub.

Glazé Lip Lacquer

For the ultimate long-lasting lip colour with a high-gloss finish, look no further than Glazé Lip Lacquer. The precision applicator delivers a highly pigmented, glossy film that melts onto the lips, leaving them beautifully hydrated.


1. For a long-wearing tint effect, apply a single sweep of colour across the lips.
2. For a long-lasting, intensely coloured, high-gloss finish, apply more generously.