Who says you have to compromise your beliefs and ideals for the sake of beauty? The halal beauty industry is a rising sector that is competing to satisfy the many eager Muslim beauty enthusiasts in the local market. Let’s be clear: you don’t have to be Muslim to appreciate these items. With that, Beauty Insider is listing out all the best halal beauty brands that you’ll love stashing in your beauty kit!

In essence, halal beauty refers to ingredients, manufacture, packing, and storage that are free of animal-derived products, alcoholic drinks and derivatives, blood, carrion, and other potentially dangerous substances. If you’re in Malaysia and aren’t sure if a product is halal, search for the halal label, which indicates that it has been certified by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM).


SO.LEK is a wudhu-friendly, cruelty-free, and cheap cosmetics business with a variety of essential requirements, created by a sister-brother team. The ingenious play on words comes from the Malay term “solek,” which means “makeup,” and is an acronym for “So? Relax!”

Anggerik, Dahlia, Seroja, Merak, Raya, and Chempaka are the six shades of red and burgundy in the inaugural Bunga Gang collection. Olive oil is a key component in their lip creams since it moisturises the lips while also providing a delicate matte texture. Since then, the firm has added more lip cream colours as well as goods like blusher, skincare, and eyeliner to its line-up.

2. dUCK Cosmetics

Following the huge success of her modest fashion company dUCk scarves, Vivy Yusof decided to branch out into the beauty market with dUCk Cosmetics. Her wonderful collection of goods includes a variety of eye palettes, lip creams, lip gloss, and lipstick in a variety of colours. Sunflower oil, argan oil, shea butter, and vitamin E are all included in the Triple Treat Lip Trio to keep your lips nourished and moisturised after each application. Red and deep pink colours are ideal for transitioning your attire from the office to a heated night with your spouse.

3. 786 Cosmetics

It might be difficult to find halal nail polish, which is why 786 has come up with the perfect answer. All of their nail paints have undergone halal testing and certification.

Water may penetrate their polish, allowing Muslims to conduct wudu and pray without having to remove it. This is because Muslims must wash specific portions of their bodies, including their nails, before praying. Furthermore, contrary to common opinion, halal nail lacquer does not flake or peel as quickly as conventional polish.

4. Wardah Cosmetics

Wardah Cosmetics takes beauty extremely seriously, as you can see by looking at their website. They provide a large choice of skincare goods in addition to cosmetics, and they even have an online skin analyser to help you figure out what products are best for your skin. The company also promotes female empowerment by highlighting inspirational women and their experiences. Wardah Beauty also supports the local design community at Jakarta Fashion Week by presenting the Wardah Fashion Award and providing cosmetics for four Indonesian designers during their exhibition.

5. Zahara

Amira Geneid founded this high-performing nail polish line. Zahara wishes to honour women and inspire them to put themselves first, in addition to its halal-certified, vegan, cruelty-free products. Zahara sells nail polish as well as beauty necessities including lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes, all of which are made in France.

6. Obsess Cosmetics

Obsess Cosmetics is another wudhu-friendly Malaysian business that provides a broad selection of matte lip products as well as other basic make-up basics! Hafizatul Atikah, the owner, has been in the beauty market for a while, and her company’s major objective is to supply make-up products to the modern Muslimah so that she can seem eternally lovely and elegant. This KKM-approved brand began with its unique DD Cushion Foundation before expanding to include matte liquid lips and other items.

7. Orkid Cosmetics

Orkid Cosmetics, known for its velvety liquid lipsticks, has swiftly become a fan favourite. The matte suede line has a light, silky liquid lipsticks with a matte suede texture and vitamin E to help hydrate your lips for the ultimate pout. Orkid is available in a variety of finely pigmented tones to lend a striking pop of colour to your everyday makeup look.

8. Tuesday In Love

Tuesday in Love, a Canadian band, has a pretty nice backstory. The entrepreneur was between jobs and couldn’t purchase nail paint for his wife, so he did some research on Halal nail polishes and discovered that there were few possibilities. He then began experimenting with chemicals until he discovered one that worked, and on Tuesday, he presented his wife with pink nail paint. Tuesday in Love created their own lipsticks, foundations, mascara, and eye shadow in addition to a wide choice of colours for their Halal nail polishes.