I was stalking Muslim Girl Instagram till I found Claudia Nour page. I went straight to her website and apparently, Claudia is a muallaf, someone who converted to Islam, and she has her own cosmetic products. It is called Claudia Nour Cosmetics. I was really excited because her products are halal and wudhu friendly or it is not waterproof. It means that I don’t need to wipe up my makeup before wudhu and touch up again after prayer. I chose 1 pack of lipstick sample, 1 lipstick scrub, and 1 foundation. The products are not costly at all, but the delivery is since they need to ship from NYC. It cost twice my groceries for two weeks! So, I closed the website desperately and googled for some halal makeup products in Australia.
Halal makeup for me is matter. As a Muslim, we know that we are not allowed to eat pork and any kind of wine because that’s the rule. Allah SWT has said in various places in the Holy Qur’an, one of them is:
حُرِّمَتْ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَيْتَةُ وَالدَّمُ وَلَحْمُ الْخِنْزِيرِ ….
“Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine . . .”(Qur’an, 5:3)