Just when you thought you’d mastered the art of strobing, a new way to get a heavenly highlight and gorgeous glow comes onto the scene. This one involves using a lipstick all over your face. No really, it actually does. Forget your shimmery powders and glittery creams, because all you need to master this trend is a lipstick. That being said, this definitely isn’t the time to reach for your dark berry shade or your bright pink, as chroming is all about shimmery nudes that can be used both on your lips and on your skin.
After MAC’s Senior Makeup Artist Dominic Skinner posted a pic on his Instagram account of his chroming beauty look and declared the technique to be the new strobing, the makeup world went crazy. Using the Mariah Carey for MAC ‘All I Want’ lipstick (a gorgeous champagne nude with a touch of sparkly frosting) to add a high-shine sheen to his model’s skin, Skinner created a final effect that was one of natural dewiness with a subtle golden glow. Gorgeous.
If you enter the hashtag #chroming into Instagram, you’ll find hundreds of inspiration pics that show how simple this trend is to recreate, and what’s even better is that you don’t need to invest in fancy makeup brushes or bags of products to get the glow.
To chrome your face, simply apply your shimmery lipstick straight from the bullet onto your skin, sweeping it across your cheekbones, along your brow bones, down the bridge of your nose, and on your Cupid’s bow. Use your fingertips to gently blend in et voilà. That’s all it takes.