To many in the Western world, the hijab, the traditional modest head covering worn by some Muslim women to cover their hair and neck (and sometimes their face), is a sign of oppression. But for many hijab wearers, it is simply a representation of their faith and they don’t find it contradictory at all to flaunt a full face of makeup while rocking the veil. In fact, many would state that they are simply upholding the traditional art of beautification created by their ancestors many civilizations ago.
Here, we take a look at five Muslim beauty bloggers and influencers who are redefining what it means to be a woman behind the veil through the empowering act of beautification. And though not all the Muslim beauties featured in this story cover themselves with the religious head covering, all are confident, spiritual women who want to help ladies of varying degrees of faith feel empowered and slay each and every day.