Gigi Hadid is Bringing Back Body Glitter; We Have Some Feelings About It

Alle Connell
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Gigi Hadid wears many fabulous hats: model, actress, Insta-celeb and bonafide beauty phenom. So when she arrived at a Guess event in Sydney rocking tangerine lips, smudgy cat eyes and a Bardot-ish ponytail, we were stoked on the possibility of a superglam ’60s hair and makeup resurgence. And then we noticed some unusual below-the-neck sparkling happening.

But it couldn’t be, we thought. And yet it was: Gigi Hadid, beauty trendsetter, was covered in body glitter.

gigi hadid body glitter

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There are some throwback makeup trends that fill us with nostalgic happiness—matte brown lips, side-flipped hair, full brows—but body glitter is not one of them. Is there a woman alive who did not drown herself in roll-on sparkles during the latter part of the nineties? One of our editors even admits to mixing loose glitter in with her sunscreen so that she sparkled like a discoball on the beach (it was not a particularly sophisticated look).

We could have chalked Gigi’s sparkly décolletage up as a one-off event, a sort of beauty flash flood. But then yesterday, at the David Jones Spring launch, she body glittered it up yet again, forcing us to recognize this as a legitimate trend in the making.

gigi hadid body glitter

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Gigi looks beautiful—as she always does—but this may be a bridge too far. We love shimmery summer makeup, but this begs the question: was body glitter really THAT great a trend that we need to resurrect it? And more importantly, will you be showing your commitment to Sparkle Motion by embracing full-body bedazzling anytime soon? Sound off in the comments, or tell us on Twitter!

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