Animal Ingredients in Makeup

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by: Maulana Mohammed Kamran Abid​


Assalamu alaikum,

I just wanted to ask that when females buy makeup products, it is not always easy to find out the ingredients which are used and sometimes we don’t know if animal products have been used in these makeup, so would it still be allowed for us to use those products?

And secondly, I would like to ask that makeup products been tested on animals, does that have an impact on the permissibility of using that specific makeup, i.e. whether it is halal or haram?

jazakALLAH khair

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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


It will not be permissible to use makeup products that have animal ingredients in them. It will be necessary to contact the company of the makeup product to find out if a certain product contains animal ingredients.

There are vegan make up products that can be an alternative to the doubtful or haraam makeup products. Please see link below:

Makeup products that have been tested on animals have no impact on the permissibility of using that specific makeup because it has nothing to do with what the makeup consists of.

For more information see the links below:

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammed Kamran Abid

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