Is Halal Makeup always Wudhu friendly?

halal wudhu friendly makeup difference - wudu

You might be surpised by this title, after all, if makeup is Halal, then it must be wudhu friendly as well, right? 

Well, not quite, 

First,let's first clarify :What is Wudu-friendly makeup? ...

It is simply makeup that is not waterproof, so that when you are taking whudu (The ritual cleansing muslims must do before prayer) the water is able to reach your skin and it can be valid. 

So by this definition, you can have makeup that is Halal, but not necessarily wudu-friendly, because ingredients like waxes, oils, silicones and polymers are not considered haram, since there are no impurities that prevent  us from using them, but if you want to take wudu while wearing the type of cosmetics that have a combination of this ingredients, then that means your wudhu will not be done properly, because there will be a barrier preventing the water from reaching your skin. 


And we want to make sure that our prayers are done in the best manner, that our wudu is valid and that there are no impure substances on our skin while we pray, so if you want to save yourself the hassle of removing your waterproof makeup before taking wudhu, (or trying to hold it for as long as possible) you want to make sure that your makeup is wudu-friendly, because that is going to make things simpler and it will allow you to perform your prayers without the worry of removing makeup, or not being sure if your whudu is valid.


You can check the ingredients of the current makeup you have, and check for a combination of oils, waxes and silicones. The first two are easier to spot, but if you are unsure if a product contains silicones, all you have to do is look for the end of the word and look for "-one", which will indicate the product has silicones. 

The most known silicone is Dimethicone, with Methicone coming close behind, but see how they both end with the "-one"? That is what makes it easier to spot.

So on the days that you will be taking whudu, you might want to stick to a Mineral Foundation, or a light weight skin tint to even out your skin tone, so you can have a lovely makeup look that is both Halal and Whudu friendly! 



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