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Is it permissible to work as a makeup artist?

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Answered by:  Maulana Imran Mughal​


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is it permissible to be a makeup artist? Doing makeup on Muslim/Non-Muslims?

Who may get it done for parties/photography etc? As long as we abstain from plucking eyebrow hairs/tattoos etc. Is it permissible?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Yes, it is permissible to be a makeup artist as it does not contradict any of the rulings of Islam, such that a woman beautifying herself for her husband is even an act of reward.

However, as you mentioned you should not do anything that contradicts the rulings of Islam, like plucking eyebrows, drawing tattoos or seeing the awrah (private area) of another woman.

Only Allah Ta’ala knows best


Written by Maulana Imran Mughal

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