Scratch Strobing, Chroming Is Your New Highlighting Go-To
We can always count on Instagram to serve up some new trends to fulfill our beauty-loving hearts. This latest one is tailor made for anyone who stockpiles highlighters like its their job. Get the full details on chroming and exactly how to master the trend below.
The scoop: This trend first caught the attention of Insta beauty buffs after it was coined by Senior Artist for MAC UK, Dominic Skinner. (If you're into product hauls and crazy makeup looks, check out Dominic's Insta for some serious inspo!) The looks is basically a new take on highlighting, only with lipstick instead of a standard illuminator.
Why it works: Lipstick is typically very pigmented and concentrated, making it super easy to deliver bold color to a certain area. Skinner said in an interview with InStyle, that his idea for choming came from "a car covered in a metallic chrome wrap." Cool, huh? Skinner also explained that the best product to get this high-shine look is actually frosted lipstick. "It’s not bitty or chunky like highlighting, nor is it pearly like strobing," Skinner said of the trend. "There’s a smooth, clean metal-like shine that reflects light from all angles, similar to a mirrored surface.”
How to do it: It's really quite simple. Start by cleansing and moisturizing skin as normal. Apply any color-correcting products you typically use to even out skin. If you like, you can add some illuminator or highlighting liquid—but you really don't have to because that's where the frosted lippies come in. Apply your lipstick shade of choice from your temples to your cheeks. Blend with a contour brush to even out any thick lines or smudges. Voilà! Chrome perfection.
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