Dazed Beauty: Religion & Makeup

New work for How my religion shaped my relationship with makeup by Amrou Al-Kadhi for Dazed Beauty. Featuring Glamrou, Hafsa Qureshi, Raheem Mir and Miss Hope Springs.  “As a Muslim boy, reaching for my mother’s make-up brush resulted in verbal scalding and a night of repenting for Allah’s mercy. Make-up on a boy, I was taught, was an unimaginable insult. Hence when I started drag at the age of 19, it felt like the ultimate transgression against my religion. It’s been a decade since meeting my queen alter-ego,and I’ve come to discover something quite surprising: that the process of applying make-up …