Is it Permissible to Work as a Makeup Artist?

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Fatwa ID: 02776

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.



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Written by Maulana Imran Mughal

Checked and approved by Aalimah Sabrina al-Faarsiyyah

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