9 Halal Dupes for Your Favourite Beauty Items

Halal beauty products are all the rage right now, not just for the religious but also for its do-good factor. Essentially, “halal beauty” means that the products are made from ingredients that are permissible under Islamic law. These products are free from animal ingredients or their derivatives, and also free from alcohol and any harsh chemicals. In other words, it means that halal beauty is cruelty free because no animal lives were harmed in the production, manufacturing, packing, and distribution methods; and it only uses natural ingredients.

While international brands like Nars, Benefit, Too Faced, Mac Cosmetics and Fenty Beauty are making products that beauty junkies are raving about, many halal beauty brands are also making waves with their halal-certified, wudhu-friendly, vegan and cruelty free products.

So if you’re looking for some alternatives to mainstream beauty brands, here are nine halal beauty products to replace your favourite beauty items.

1. Foundation

Sugarbelle’s wudhu-compliant Mattifying Aqua Foundation gives muslimah complexions the natural and flawless look all day long. This water-based foundation rehydrates the skin, while offering sheer but buildable coverage.

Available on Sugarbelle

2. Nail Polish

Zahara’s most popular product to date is their halal-certified Oxygen Nail Polish. This highly pigmented nail polish is water permeable, making it one of the few in the market that is wudhu friendly. Our favourite is The Sugar Set, which has two warm nude shades that are perfect for everyday.

Available on Zahara

3. Moisturiser

SimplySiti’s Dermagic line of skincare products uses korean plant stem cell technology to soothe, hydrate and rejuvenate your skin texture. Their Dermagic Beauty Moisturiser is a huge hit.

Available on SimplySiti

4. Eyeliner

Every woman needs a classic black liquid eyeliner. SO.LEK’s Celak eyeliner has received glowing feedback for its inky black colour and smudge proof formula.

Available on SO.LEK

5. Liquid Eyeshadow

A sparkling eyeshadow look takes you from meh to glam in seconds. Velvet Vanity’s Jelly has a liquid to powder finish that has maximum sparkle and minimum fallout.

Available on Velvet Vanity

6. Sunscreen

If you’ve been wanting to try out Korean beauty products, Talent Cosmetics is the first Korean brand to obtain Jakim halal certification in Malaysia. Their best selling Huihuang Aqua Sun Gel has SPF50+ protection to shield your skin, with a light and natural finish.

Available on TalentCosmetics

7. Makeup brushes

You’ll be surprised to learn that makeup brushes can also be halal. Fans have sung praises of Breena Beauty’s halal makeup brushes, which are made of the finest synthetic fibres that apply colour on evenly. The Face Makeup Brush Bundle will give you the most bang for your buck.

Available on Breena Beauty

8. Liquid Lipstick

Pretty Suci’s popular in-house Amedee matte liquid lipsticks will be your new go-to everyday. It is enriched with lip loving ingredients that apply like a dream and is comfortable to wear for hours on end.

Available on Pretty Suci

9. Eyeshadow Palette

dUCk Cosmetics’ best selling Cookie Eyeshadow Palette looks familiar, doesn’t it? This palette brings together a selection of rich browns and neutrals that is enriched with vitamin E.

Available on dUCK