This Week In Bullsh*t Beauty: Glitter On Your Butt Cheeks

Beauty trends may come and go — but the truly memorable ones leave you with horrible rashes and infections that you will never forget.

A U.K.-based body art company, called The Gypsy Shrine, is attempting to kickstart a new trend in festival fashion and body glitter: applying huge swaths of glitter to one’s backside. The idea being, of course, that you can show off your butt cheeks in a swimsuit or a pair of cheeky shorts while simultaneously flashing some bling.

I’m not kidding. People are doing this. Rather, they are paying Gypsy Shrine artists to do this to their butts.

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I’m not sure if everyone is familiar with the temperamental nature of glitter, so allow me to remind you: this shit gets EVERYWHERE.

Sure, you may have some glitzy ass cheeks for a few hours, but just imagine the devolution of your shiny derriere. Chunks of glitter start falling off, or begin to migrate to other parts of your body. You find glitter in your butt crack, in your underwear, under your fingernails, inside your soul.

Is that really worth a few gleaming moments of cheek exposure?

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Apparently, for some, the benefits of a glitter booty far outweigh the cost. And by “benefits,” I mean, “having strangers wonder what you sat in.”

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I mean, really. This just looks like you twerked on your mom’s scrapbooking table (which she’s told you, time and time again, NOT to do).

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According to Cosmopolitan (who helpfully created their own glitter butt tutorial in an effort to perpetuate this lunacy), even dermatologists are hesitant about encouraging people to participate in the trend.

“You certainly can try this technique to apply body glitter, but be cautious because it may lead to skin irritation or rashes,” Joshua Zeichner, MD, tells the publication. “If you experience any burning, stinging, redness, or itching, be sure to wash off immediately.”

If you feel utterly compelled to try this body glitter (or should I say “booty glitter”) trend, by all means — just don’t come crying to me when you get glitter in every possible orifice.

 

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