This was an article for the Sunday Times Style magazine, where I was interviewed to comment on beauty and hijab.
The Modesty Maze
Some of the best beauty blogs are by Muslim women. We ask how they reconcile make-up and the hijab
Muslim beauty blogs are on the rise, their posts tackling, among other things, how young British Muslim women reconcile wearing the hijab, or headscarf, with beauty and cosmetics. “I find it confusing,” says the Muslim comedian Shazia Mirza, who doesn’t wear a hijab. “How can women cover their hair as a sign of modesty and then plaster their face in make-up? You’re either modest or you’re Rihanna. You can’t have it both ways.” Read more on here.
Words | Zinah Nur Sharif
Photography | Zakaria Nur Sharif