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March 02, 2016

Another day, another brand new makeup trend taking social media by storm. Thanks to the wonder that is Instagram, makeup pros and rookies alike have been empowered to create some pretty innovative beauty techniques, usually cut into a four-photo grid format, or a concise 15-second video. We put together a list of the three latest techniques you've probably scrolled past on your feed, and how to try your hand at each one.

#SunStripping

Although contouring is still an ever-trending topic in the U.S., across the pond in Britain, women are repurposing their bronzers to practice the sunstripping technique. Sunstripping involves running a bronzer horizontally from one cheek to the other (across your nose as well) to impart an "I just got back from vacation" glow. The method works well especially for long faces as it helps to break up the shape. Just be sure to blend out the product really well to avoid a masked marauder effect.

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#Chroming

The finished effect may look very similar to strobing, but chroming incorporates a pretty unexpected product to achieve the look. A few weeks back, MAC makeup artist Dominic Skinner used Mariah Carey's All I Want lipstick as a highlight on both the eyelids and cheekbones, and like that, a viral makeup trend was born. Technically, you could impart the same appearance with a cream highlighting stick, but if you've ever picked up a too-frosty lipstick that didn't quite work on your pout, rest assured that you can still get your money's worth by adopting this method.

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NOTE: (AFTER I BLEND THE COLOUR CORRECTING OUT I PUT FOUNDATION AND CONCEALER ON TOP) Hey guys!! I'm super excited for this insta video because it's a collab with the one and only @nicolconcilio ❤️❤️😏😏 we both used the @nyxcosmetics @nyxcanada colour correcting kit! The purple is to correct any weird yellows on my skin, green is for any redness or blemishes I may have, yellow and the salmon pink are for any dark circles, darkness or any acne scaring. DISCLAMER: this video was for fun and just a fun way to teach you about colour correcting. The amount used is not for every day colour correcting unless you do have any extreme discolouration on you face. A little can go a long way for colour correcting :) SHOW US your CRAZY colour correcting using the hashtag #colorcorrectingclash !! PS I have a mini makeup tutorial on this look a few posts back (my inspired Barbie makeup tutorial) as well as the FULL tutorial on my YouTube channel! Hope you are all having a lovely day! #tianacosmetics

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#ColorContouring

With the wide range of color correctors that are constantly launching these days, makeup guru @TianaCosmetics found a way to incorporate that trend with the ever-popular contouring technique. By replacing the standard bronzer and highlighter stripes with a palette of neutralizing green, lavender, yellow, and peach tones, Tiana is able to cancel out any discoloration prior to blending on a layer of foundation. Though not as intense as your shaded Kardashian contour, Tiana's method allows you to go easy on all the highlighting and concealer you'd typically apply afterwards.

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