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Published: 7th July 2016
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SS16 Makeup Looks

SS16 Makeup Looks

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Follow these tips and tricks to create the best SS16 makeup looks using Urban Decay and Mac. Create looks straight from the catwalk with these products all available at Overgate!

Dewy Skin



The ultimate summer look is having that perfect glow. The aim is to look as if you spent your summer days relaxing in the St. Barts sun looking fresh and sun kissed. We can pray for a little sun in the up and coming months, but with the typical Scottish summer track record not giving us too much hope, you can create this look with a few tricks from Urban Decay.

The first step to creating that dewy spring glow is to prep the face. We recommend using these two amazing products from Urban Decay;

Complexation primer potion- brightening and tightening, and the B6 Vitamin infused complexion prep spray.

These products can help hide a multitude of sins, use before foundation for a full flawless look or on its own for a fresh natural glow.

Top Tip: Apply the B6 Vitamin prep spray with a fluffy brush to maximise results.

  Step two of the dewy skin trend is to get the perfect bronzer and highlight. For the best results; ditch cream based contour and try a powdered one such as Naked Flushed in Native. This shade is perfect for the spring time.

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The Gwen Stefani blush palette is also perfect for creating that spring time glow. This limited edition palette includes 6 shades of blush highlight and bronzer for you to experiment with.

Sunset Smokey Eyes

This look is set to be huge this season, and we can see why! Switch to pink and peach for a summer smokey this season to create a softer and more subtle take on the smokey eye.

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Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette has 12 amazing rose gold shades to help create the perfect soft and subtle sunset look. This palette is extremely popular and like all of the naked palettes the colours have excellent pigmentation and applies easily with little fallout, which makes the whole process of applying and blending the colours much easier.   

With smooth mattes, shimmering shades and metallic finishes, the Naked 3 palette has everything to create romantic, gentle looks- perfect for those summer nights.

Top Tip: These shades are perfect for making green and hazel eyes pop!

Colour Pop Eyeliner

For a bolder look this season why not try a colourful, graphic eyeliner. With a little patience and a lot of trial and error you can create many amazing designs yourself for a totally different look this season. 


To create this look you can use Urban Decay Electric palette and setting spray to create a bold and colourful eyeliner. The electric palette is a Pressed Pigment palette which makes the colours extra bold, bright and beautiful. Mix the eyeshadow with Urban Decay Setting Spray for ultimate results.


Sheer Lipstick

To help finish the look for your new Spring Summer makeover, use Urban Decay sheer lipsticks. These lipsticks leave you with a tinted colour and a high shine finish for the perfect fresh look for the summer days coming up. The lipsticks leave your lips feeling moisturised, not sticky and the creamy formula makes it so easy to apply. Ladyflower and Liar are both perfect shades for spring!

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Ombre Lips

A new trend which is hugely popular among bloggers and fashionista’s is the ombre lip. This look consists of blending two different shades to create a faded ombre effect. This look is huge with bloggers and Mac have a tutorial on their website along with the perfect shades for you to experiment with.


Use Mac’s lip pencil in Vino to outline your lips, paying extra attention to the corners, and keep on blending into the middle. The next step is to use a lighter lipstick such as Mac’s Mineralize Rich lipstick in Everyday Diva to fill in the rest of the lips without a shade and blend into the darker outline.

Top Tip: The most important thing to remember for this trend is to blend.

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If the ombre lip feels too daring or you are opting for a more casual day spring time look you can also settle for the classic red lip. This is one trend that will never go out of style, and SS16 is set to be huge for the classic statement lip.

  When looking for the perfect red, look no further than Mac with their two bestsellers; Ruby Woo and Russian Red. Even the queen of red lips, Taylor Swift, recommends Ruby Woo for the perfect classic pout.

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 Electric Blue

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Another look that has appeared all over SS16 catwalks is having electric blue eyes. With bold looks like this it can seem daunting, and nearly everyone has the same thought: “how do I wear this?!” the answer is any way you like! Use different shades of blue’s to create a smokey effect; much like supermodel of the moment Gigi, pictured above, or one bold strike like the quirky Gwen Stefani. Mac has everything you need to create your own electric blue look.


The Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Bleulux is the perfect palette to create shimmery blue shades for spring summer. This shadow has a unique formula that starts as a powder but then settles into a creamy texture after a few seconds. This takes away any kind of chalky effect and just leaves a perfectly blended luxurious look.


The Chromographic pencil in Hi Def Cyan is also perfect for lining and creating a strikingly bold effect. The shade is perfect for spring time and the pencil allows you to make detailed flicks and striking lines for a head turning look!

Whatever look you decide this season, we are sure to have everything you need to help create it. Head to Debenhams beauty department in the Overgate to have a look for yourself- we won’t disappoint!

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