Cosmetics
Question :

What do Muslims think about cosmetics? What kind of cosmetics can they use?

Answer :

There is no specific kind that is forbidden to use. However, it is unlawful for a woman to reveal her beauty in the presence of non-mahram men, except for the kohl applied on eyes and the ring on the finger.

New Convert
Question :

I am a new female convert and am wondering if it is permitted to wear clear nail polish and mascara. Also, am I permitted to wear color or am I only permitted to wear black.

Answer :

It is not permissible for a woman to show her embellishment to non-Mahram men, other than applying kohl, wearing a ring or a bracelet. It is permissible to wear colored clothes.

Fake Hair
Question :

Is it allowed in Islam for a woman to braid her hair with fake hair? Is it allowed to use human hair or animal hair like that of goats or camels?

Answer :

Using both kinds of hair is permissible.

Piercings
Question :

Is it permissible to get my nose or lip pierced?

Answer :

Based on an obligatory precaution, it is impermissible to cause a major harm to one's body. If this does not cause a severe harm then it is permissible. In any case, we advise you to refrain from doing such things, as it is an act of frivolity. If it encourages misguidance and deviation, then it becomes prohibited.

Plucking the Eyebrows
Question :

Is it permissible for males and females to pluck their eyebrows?

Answer :

Lightening the eyebrows for the sake of beautifying is permissible for women. If it is to imitate women, then it is prohibited for men.

Permanent Artificial Teeth
Question :

Is it permissible to use permanent artificial teeth?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible to have artificial teeth.

Genetically Modified Organism
Question :

What is the ruling on the use of GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) in agricultural and meat sources in Halal cosmetics and personal care products?

Answer :

It is permissible to use them, unless it involves a major harm on one's health, in which case one must refrain from using them based on an obligatory precaution.

Applying Makeup On TV
Question :

A woman wishes to work for a TV channel as an anchor or the like, and she will be required to apply makeup; is she allowed to do so?

Answer :

It is not permissible for women to expose her face while having make-up in the presence of non-Mahram men in the mentioned case and in all cases.

Perfume
Question :

Am I allowed to apply perfume when I go outside?

Answer :

A woman is not allowed to apply perfume that can be smelled by non-mahram men.

Perfume with Alcohol
Question :

What is your ruling about using perfume which contains alcohol?

Answer :

It is permissible to use it, but it is najis if the alcohol in it is the type that can causes intoxication. When a person or his clothes comes in contact with a najis alcohol through application of perfume or otherwise, he must purify himself or his clothing before performing prayers and Tawaaf.

Basic Makeup
Question :

Is it allowed to put on some basic make-up on, that includes just the foundation and lipstick, as is common in our society amongst women?

Answer :

It is prohibited to do so even if it is commonly used by society. It is unlawful for a woman to reveal her beauty in the presence of non-mahram men, except for the kohl applied on eyes and the ring on the finger.