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]

Hanieh Ghahremani, 19, student of mathematics at pre-university level. Hanieh says that she learnt embellishment through satellite programs when she was 9. She believes that makeup makes a girl more attractive for men. She changes all her makeup every 3-4 months. She believes heavy makeup is due to hijab, since it prevents women from showing their body, and thus extra efforts are made to make the face more attractive by wearing makeup.