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You may have tossed aside your sheer colour lipsticks for a kiss of rosy or plum colour this winter, but that doesn’t mean they should be relegated to the back of your beauty bin until the warmer summer months. Not with this cheeky new trend that’s sweeping cheekbones across the nation.

Introducing chroming, a new way to use nude coloured lipsticks with aplomb, transforming those dull, dry looking cheeks into dewy, highlighted areas of perfection. Basically the method takes your standard strobing technique and kicks up the look several pretty notches while making the whole process infinitely easier.

Why is it so simple? Well, unlike strobing, which takes makeup that’s two shades darker and lighter than your skin tone and blends it all around the area you want to highlight, all chroming means is sweeping some lipstick across your cheekbone, brow or other area you want to highlight, and simply blending with your finger.

Sure, plenty of adventurous home makeup artists have unknowingly used the technique while in a pinch for some blush or to add a bit of a glow, but chroming is pretty much all the rage right now ever since MAC makeup artist Dominic Skinner posted a photo on Instagram –all he used was a pale pink pearlescent lipstick to achieve the look. Seems dead simple to us.

Look:

Instantly, the highlighted sections look healthy and shiny, like a nice dew.

It really seems to complement a contoured look.

Even the fellas are getting in on this:

It’s taking off because it’s one product. And your fingers. Nothing could be easier.

Given the fact that winter doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon, we predict this trend will be around for a while. After all, powder is nice, but we’re ready to do anything to give our skin that extra glowy touch of moisture it so sorely craves every year when February hits.

Now if only lipstick had that same moisturizing effect on our poor, chapped lips.