Bella Hadid sets the record straight on surgery rumors sharing the secret “trick” behind her iconic sculpted look

Bella Hadid face tape "trick" revealed as the secret behind her iconic sculpted look

Close-up of Bella Hadid walking the runway at the Max Mara fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022/2023 on February 24, 2022 in Milan, Italy to signify the Bella Hadid face tape trick
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Bella Hadid has spoken out on the many plastic surgery rumors that have surrounded her iconic sculpted look, revealing that her secret lies, not in a surgeon's hand, but in a very humble product—face tape.

When you think of Bella Hadid, images of her iconic, sculpted, and steeling runway glare come to mind, as does her incredible street style that has inspired trends like thin brows and of course the ‘Bella Hadid bun.’ But sadly with her success, also comes cruel comments and speculation around her career and especially her looks. Now Bella has set the record straight on those plastic surgery rumors and shared the face tape "trick" that she uses to achieve her look.

Bella, who is currently dating photographer Marc Kalman after her on-and-off-again relationship with The Weeknd, gave a candid and pretty powerful interview to Vogue (opens in new tab)—if you haven’t read it yet, we highly recommend.

In the interview, she talked openly about her mental health struggles—after famously sharing pictures of herself crying on Instagram last year—and addressed the constant speculation around her famous, snatched look.

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Bella revealed that the only plastic surgery she has had was a nose job at the age of 14, which she says she now regrets: “I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors, I think I would have grown into it.”

Like most celebs, especially those who have grown up in the public eye, Bella often faces comments over her changing looks—however she points out that for most people the face you have as a teenager, is not the exact same face you have when you’re 25.

Bella said: “People think I fully f***** with my face because of one picture of me as a teenager looking puffy. I’m pretty sure you don’t look the same now as you did at 13, right?”

She continued: “I have never used filler. Let’s just put an end to that. I have no issue with it, but it’s not for me."

The model then revealed the age-old trick that she uses to achieve her sculpted look, adding, "Whoever thinks I’ve gotten my eyes lifted or whatever it’s called—it’s face tape! The oldest trick in the book.”

What is face tape? The trick Bella Hadid uses 

Bella attributes her sculpted face to the age-old trick of face tape, which is definitely having a resurgence right now—especially on TikTok. In fact, you might be surprised by just how much you can change your face with some well-placed sticky strips.

You can find two types of face tape, either adhesive strips or tapes that are attached by an elastic hairband that goes around the back of your head. The strips can be placed anywhere, from your jaw to give you a toned jawline, to your temples to give that ‘eye lift’ effect.

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The secret to a chiseled jawline and sharp cheekbones! Who knew a hack for sculpting your face could be so easy?

The hairband tapes are used for the all-important cheekbone area, to pull the skin back and leave you with sculpted, Bella-Esque cheekbones.

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Just a scroll on TikTok and Instagram reels will show just how effective this beauty trick is, and is clearly one used in the makeup chair at runway shows. It’s so good infact, we can’t believe how little it’s been talked about until now!

Now we know, we’ll definitely be trying this one—and can add it to the list of beauty and style tips we’ve already learned from Bella, herself.

Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification. 

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.