Coloradan Nura Afia picked as first Muslim CoverGirl ambassador

Next with Kyle Clark. 9NEWS @ 6. 11/10/2016

DENVER - She is breaking barriers as one of the newest CoverGirl beauty ambassadors, and she’s a Coloradan!

Nura Afia was picked by the beauty giant to be a part of their latest national campaign for CoverGirl’s So Lashy! BlastPro mascara.

She is also the first woman to be pictured wearing a hijab in the brand’s advertising.

The Muslim beauty blogger is featured alongside stars such as Sofia Vergara and Katy Perry in a billboard in New York City’s Times Square, as well as TV commercials promoting the product.

Afia has been getting national attention for her new position, but she grew up right here in Colorado, and attended Aurora’s Smoky Hill High School.

The 24-year-old mother of one already has a huge social media following, and has been doing makeup tutorials on her YouTube page for years. She has accumulated more than 316,000 followers on Instagram alone.

Among the things on her video blogs include teaches women how to fashionably wrap a hijab, as well as tips on perfecting a classic smoky eye and properly cleansing your face.

CoverGirl has been featuring a more diverse model group in their advertising, and have “always stood for inclusive beauty that supports any and all types – from skin types to lashes,” according to the brand’s Instagram page.

Afia still works at Sephora one day a week to perfect her skills.

Congratulations Nura! You are definitely making Colorado proud.

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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