Women and Their makeup

Photographs and text by Mona Hoobehfekr [link to photographers instagram page]. Wearing a hijab became compulsory in Iran during the first few months after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Since then, women, and especially girls, gradually started to care about their appearance more considering their new look. [Read More]


Ghazal Mafakheri, 28, photography graduate. She first wore makeup when she was 17 and spends around $200 a year on makeup ware. She believes that wearing heavy makeup by Iranian girls is first cultural, and then a by-product of the controversy in women’s dressing. This has become a cultural issue and women are facing an identity conflict, and young girls have made them willing to wear heavy makeup.