Gigi Hadid: The Face Behind the Cosmetics
If you’re not familiar with Gigi Hadid, you really should be! She’s an amazing person and one of my biggest sources of inspiration!
More than just a beautiful face promoting cosmetics, Gigi Hadid is a powerhouse entrepreneur and businesswoman. Born in Los Angeles, California USA, her Dad, Mohamed Hadid is a Palestinian-American real estate agent and her Mother, Yolanda, is a Dutch born American and former model. She claims descent from Prince of Nazareth, Daher Al Omer as well as the Sheik of Galilee ( pretty impressive stuff if you ask me).
Gigi also has two younger siblings: sister Bella and a brother, Anwar ( both are models also ) as well as Marielle and Alana, her two older paternal half siblings.
Following her parents’ divorce, Gigi’s mother married David Foster, globally known and award winning music producer. Through her Mother’s marriage to Foster, Gigi gained five stepsisters.
During high school ( Gigi graduated from Malibu High in 2013), Gigi was captain of the Volleyball team and competitive horseback rider.
After graduation, Gigi moved to New York City to study Criminal Psychology. This did not last long; Gigi soon suspended her studies to focus full time on her budding model career. This is a gamble which most definitely paid off.
Soon after starting out, Gigi signed with IMG models some time in 2013 ( same year she graduated High School ). Gigi made her New York Fashion Week debut soon after walking for Desigual’s show, in February of 2014. The same month, she was featured on the cover of CR Fashion Book magazine, then landed a Tom Ford advertising campaign job ( alongside Patrick Schwarzenegger ) for the autumn/winter campaign. She has since starred in several more Tom Ford campaigns.
In January 2015, Gigi became a Maybelline Ambassador. This eventually led to the launch of the ever-popular Gigi Hadid x Maybelline line which is absolutely gorgeous and should be in everyone’s makeup bag.
The collection include the following favorite items of mine:
- Gigi Hadid X Maybelline Fiber Mascara: Gives dramatic length and volume for an eye catching look.
- Gigi Hadid X Maybelline Nude Lipstick in McCall, and Taura. These are gorgeous nudes which will suit a variety of skin types.
- Gigi Hadid X Maybelline Matte Red Lipstick in Austyn, Lani, and Khair. I love that this line has a specific “matte red lipstick” line. All of these are a really creamy texture and perfectly matte. These are perfect for the upcoming Fall season.
- Gigi Hadid X Maybelline Strobe Cream in Gold and Iridescent. This is a very versatile product. You can wear it alone, with or without foundation, under primer, over primer, mixed in with primer, on top of your foundation. I would definitely lean more toward Gold for the Fall, but definitely grab up an Iridescent for the Winter.
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