In recent times, Pakistan has observed a notable increase in the availability and popularity of beauty products designed for women who wear the hijab. The hijab, an essential part of Islamic clothing, presents a distinctive space for beauty products, with a focus on features like the face, hands, and other visible areas. This trend is a response to both market demands and a reflection of cultural and religious values.
Here are the key elements of this rising trend:
- Beauty products compatible with hijab often strictly adhere to halal standards, ensuring that the ingredients and manufacturing processes comply with Islamic dietary laws. Additionally, these products are often cruelty-free, aligning with both ethical and religious values.
- Beauty products catering to hijab-wearing women are formulated to be long-lasting and resistant to smudging, especially in areas visible while wearing the hijab, such as the eyes and hands. This addresses the need for makeup that endures throughout the day.
- Foundations and base makeup are formulated to be lightweight and breathable, providing comfortable coverage without feeling heavy under the hijab. They allow the skin to breathe while offering a natural, flawless finish.
- Recognizing the challenges that hijab-wearing women may face related to sweat or water exposure, cosmetic lines offer water-resistant products that are also easy to remove, simplifying the cleansing process.
- Eyes and hands are prominent areas for makeup application for hijab-wearing women. Beauty brands have extended their ranges to include an array of halal, vibrant, and smudge-resistant eye makeup and hand care products.
- Advertising and marketing campaigns for these products aim for inclusivity by showcasing a diverse range of women, including those who wear the hijab. This representation fosters a sense of belonging and encourages hijab-wearing individuals to embrace beauty products that cater to their needs.
- Many brands and organizations conduct workshops and events to educate hijab-wearing women about makeup application techniques that enhance facial features visible with a hijab, such as focusing on the eyes, brows, and hands.
The surge in hijab-friendly beauty products in Pakistan signifies a shift towards more comprehensive and culturally sensitive beauty offerings that resonate with the diverse needs and preferences within the society.
- Ali, N. (2019). Islamization and Commercialization of Halal Products in Pakistan: An Ethical Analysis. Islamic Economic Studies, 27(2), 135-150.