In the face of some pretty startling situation that descended upon our world recently, any celebration of diversity and positive event is a cause to put a smile on your face. Nura Afia is the first Muslim, hijab-wearing Covergirl ambassador, and she’s a boundary-breaking badass.
Apart from being a makeup tutorial goddess and a beauty guru for the social media masses (her videos have over 13 million views), the stunning Nura Afia is revolutionary for providing makeup tutorials and hijab styling tips, a market that’s not so niche for Muslim girls all over trying to figure out their style identities.
Afia herself says she grew up insecure because of her hijab making her stand out, and is proud that the world is finally at a place where she could witness “Muslim women represented on such a large scale”. Her gorgeous face is currently covering a billboard in Times Square, so we can agree with that!