Today, while browsing through my Instagram feed, I came across a post of nude toned lipsticks from Rimmel London that had ‘#chroming’ beneath it. Being the inquisitive gal that I am, I started researching this new makeup trend. Basically, chroming is the new strobing only different – I know, I know there are so many contouring trends it’s hard to keep up.
Just to recap, strobing is a form of contouring that involves highlighting your face. Until very recently, highlighting was all there was to strobing. However, that’s no longer the case as chroming is a new, different form or strobing. Are you still with me? Basically, chroming is another form of highlighting only using a very different product – lipstick. That’s right, you heard me, lipstick is no longer just for your lips.
Before you start shading your face with your fave red lipstick, you should probably know it’s only neutral shimmery shades that can be used for chroming. Basically, any lipstick shades that resemble highlighter – or light bronzer, can be used to ‘chrome’.
You’re probably wondering where this new makeup trend came from. According to Cosmopolitan UK, it was created by Dominic Skinner, one of MAC’s senior makeup artists. He shared an image on Instagram about how to achieve the look.
To ‘chrome’ what you need to do is apply a nude/shimmery lipstick to under your brow bone, eyelid and cheekbones and subtly blend it in. There are a lot of interesting uses for lipstick but this might just be the best one yet.
I know what I’ll be doing this weekend – treating myself to a selection of new nude lipsticks just for chroming. What do you think of this new trend, let me know in the comments section below.