Hijabi model Halima Aden featured in Rihanna's makeup line

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Published: 2017-09-04 16:35

Last Updated: 2017-09-04 17:26


Halima Aden, the hijab-wearing model, takes the world by storm. (Photo Credit: FP)
Halima Aden, the hijab-wearing model, takes the world by storm. (Photo Credit: FP)
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Somali-American Hijabi model Halima Aden has been making waves recently, after being featured in Rihanna's long-anticipated Fenty Beauty cosmetics line, which focuses on celebrating diversity.

The line aims to represent women of all skin tones, particularly darker-skinned women which find it difficult to find makeup for darker shades of skin. The line also celebrates more plus-sized women, which also have little representation in marketing campaigns for beauty products.

Aden was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, and at the age of six moved to St. Cloud, Minnesota. She was the first hijab-wearing model to walk international runways and sign with a major modeling agency - IMG models, as well as grace the covers of Vogue Arabia and Allure. 

In an Instagram post, Aden thanked Rihanna for the opportunity, marked as one of many of Aden's achievements: