Move over contouring, strobing and sun-stripping (phew...) - chroming is the new highlighting trend. And this time, you can leave your bronzer and highlighter stored away in your makeup bag, because all you will need is a very special lipstick.
Dominic Skinner, senior artist for Mac, has coined the term and the trend itself. Using the newly-released Mac x Mariah Carey lipstick in 'All I want' on the skin, rather than the lips, Dominic has created a number of cool looks featuring shimmering cheekbones that catch the light and emphasise the face shape.
The new trend is the epitome of multi-purpose makeup application. All you need for perfect nude lips, and pretty highlighted skin, is a single product.
So just how is this look created? After foundation application, apply a cream highlighter such as Mac's Strobe Cream over the cheeks, eyelids, brows, bridge of the nose and cupid's bow. Next use the Mac x Mariah Carey lipstick in All I Want in the same areas, but in tighter areas and with more blending. Can't get your hands on this limited edition product? The technique works just as well with Mac's Lipstick in Gel or Tanarama. If you feel a little too glowy, finish the look with some pressed powder.
Will you be trying chroming?
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