‘CHROMING’ is the latest highlighting trend of 2016,before you start to wonder what’s new about highlighting let me tell you, to chrome you need nothing but a lipstick,yes just a LIPSTICK! This spring-summer we take this trend hand’s on and not just that, we will take it a notch up to COLOR CHROMING..get set to pack your lightest makeup travel kit ever!

What is Chroming?

Chroming is a highlighting technique to achieve a luminous glowy complexion without investing in a million different products, dewy skin for spring season is just a step away all you have to do is grab your lipstick and get started!

How do I chrome?

Once you done with your base, apply the lipstick image

  • on the cheekbones
  • brow bone
  • between the brows (optional)
  • cupid’s bow
  • down the bridge of the noseimage

Blend this well using your fingers.

How do I choose a lipstick for Chroming?

Choosing your lipstick is a very important step, the shade of the lipstick should always be lighter than your skin tone.

For an iridescent effect choose a frost lipstick, for a dewy effect use a satin finish lipstick. I personally like to use creamy lipsticks rather than matte for the beautiful sheen finish that it gives.


What is Color Chroming?

Use your lipstick as a blush, eyeshadow and lipstain, spring time makeup is all about keeping it fresh.. get your favorite lipstick and lets get started!

Apply the lipstick directly from its bullet

  •  on the apples of your cheeks
  •  eyelids


Blend using fingertips or a brush (whatever you feel comfortable with) making sure not to have any harsh lines and keeping everything blended and beautiful.

Apply the lipstick as a lipstain

  • Gently pat the lipstick on your lips using your finger for a natural lip tint, build as desired.

And voilà! you are ready for spring season with an ultra fresh dewy look.


How do I choose a lipstick for Color Chroming?

You can use any shades you like peach, pinks, reds all work, and while you are at it why not even try out some crazy colors,as long as its well blended it will look great. Matte lipsticks will give you more intensity but demand an extra blend time!

I hope you enjoyed reading about Chroming, its really a big come-back trend and I am a big fan so i chose to write about this for my first blog post.


Article by : Mellissa Fernandes | Makeup Artist | 🇫🇷





    1. Hi! Cream blushes are just descendants of lipsticks.. This is really a come-back trend, our mums did it all the time 😊 As a makeupartist i cant help but play with products, but yes pls do make sure it works for you as you may have sensitive skin. 😘

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