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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Rock It or Stop It: Make-Up with Hijab



Whether it's for you husband, an all girls gathering or everyday wear. What is it that crosses the line? Is it too much eye liner or mascara? Is it a certain shade of lipstick? Too much eye
shadow?


Is it okay as long as the make-up is natural looking like the above picture?


How about natural with a smokey eye?


What about coordinating your make-up with your hijab?


Is it okay to wear for special occasions?


What are the do's and dont's of make-up and hijab? Wear it but make sure it's light/not to heavy? Wear it as long as you can't tell your wearing it? Wear it only for your hubby? Don't wear it at all, ever?


What do you think ladies, ROCK IT or STOP IT?



Asalaamu alaikum
Nadira & Najwa

41 comments:

  1. Wear it, but then cover your face from non-mahram men with niqab :P

    For Sisters who don't wear niqab, I think it would be better if they didn't wear any make up at all, except for at home... However, if someone has a bad acne or something like that then I think it's OK to use some concealer or foundation to cover it up. Anyway, I wouldn't judge a Sister who chooses to wear make up.

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  2. If it's kohl and one intends to follow a sunnah ***and it's natural looking, not OC!***, then rock it lightly.

    If it's something that's attracting lots of attention, stop it. Full faces for every day is not only bad for your skin, but bad for your heart.

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  3. I have very light skin so my veins under my eyes show through making me look like I got punched in the face. My grandmother has asked me more than once if I have a black eye...really.

    For that reason, I always wear concealer, a tan toned eye shadow, and mascara.

    I quit wearing foundation, eyeliner, and blush/bronzer ages ago. I still go all out for my husband sometimes, of course. :)

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  4. Everyone will have a different opinion , but for me personally? I wear makeup without niqab! I'm usually quite neutral/natural with my makeup but I play up my eyes sometimes.

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  5. I wear makeup, and don't wear niquab. It's definitely not heavy, though. My personal rule for makeup is the same rule I have for wearing fashionable clothes with hijab- I ask "what does this say?" If it says that you care about looking nice, but still being modest, it's ok. If it says "hey look at me, I want you to think I'm beautiful/sexy!" it's not ok.

    At home, with other girls and especially your husband, you can go further, but I'd still keep it in check a bit. Not because it's inappropriate, per se, but because I've seen some some made-up faces that were enough to give me nightmares! Don't audition for the circus!

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  6. I wear hijab sans makeup.

    If I do wear makeup, I cover my face when out and about.

    For the sunnah and kohl, I actually did a post on this. It is my understanding that the sunnah of kohl is to wear it at night before sleep in order to clean out your eyes, not outside the home. If you wear it outside around nonmahram men, it is just exactly like eyeliner. Again, just my understanding.

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  8. Being a woman, there are some things that I miss since I converted to Islam. Like my acrylic tips that I used to get done, going to the hair dressers, wearing heels, etc. It's ironic, because when I could do it, I took those things for granted, and now that I know it's forbidden, I miss it like crazy, (astafirullah). It's definitely not easy, especially if you do enjoy clothes and makeup. I think makeup is not modest as it accentuates beauty, so therefore I've come to the conclusion that it's not proper to wear it out and about. If, you're doing it at home for hubby, then it should be okay. I'm fairly new to Islam and I'm no scholar or anything even remotely close, so this would just qualify as my opinion and nothing more.

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  9. Well I think kohl is good enough...well for me thats for sure! I think if the makeup is natural looking..rock it hijabis...but when it comes to being extravagante...definitely stop it!

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  10. Assalamu alaikom,
    Okay, everything I'm about to say is my opinion only!

    I must admit when I see a badly + waaaay overdone face, I disapprove because it attracts attention and is just so ugly. But really, there's no difference between a nicely done heavily made-up woman, which I never find myself disapproving of, and a badly done heavily made-up woman, which I always notice and think, "dang, she shouldn't really do that..." So I'm admitting a bias here.

    Islam says we're not to parade ourselves around for attention. So therefore, we should avoid makeup or fashion that really stands out and grabs attention. A badly done job stands out because it's strange, a well done job stands out because it's gorgeous. We should avoid both, really, when you think about it. But yeah, where exactly is that line???

    I do sometimes wear heavy eye makeup. I've gone sans makeup for extended periods and I just feel a lot more confident with "my face on". (Some people look fabulous au naturale but I'm just not one of them, unfortunately!) It's like armor, so I can go out into the world and slay me some dragons. LOL Seriously, people judge based on physical things and I want to be treated with respect, so when I go out, I look my best and that includes some makeup.

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  11. Rock. It.
    Sure sometimes your outside reflects your inside, but we shouldn't judge those who do go on to wear 'heavy makeup' outside the house. If they wear hijab, than we should assume they know all of the 'rules'

    As for myself, I've only recently started wearing foundation along with my usual eyeliner and mascara. (Bare minerals anyone?) I don't wear niqab, nor plan to.

    To each her own :]

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  12. As Salamu alaikum, I wear eyeliner, mascara, and lip gloss along with my hijab, but I think that we all should love and respect one another regardless of our decision to wear hijab, make-up, ect. The first deen check will be our salah inshallah. Peace.

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  13. I say rock it. I don't like heavy make-up at all on myself or even on others because it's not as modest, and modesty is important for a Muslim woman, but I don't think it's a sin... I think there's nothing wrong with putting on make-up (the make-up itself) and that what becomes wrong are the intentions (like the intention to attract the attention of men).

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  14. I say stop it! If you think about it, it is very hard to keep make up on if you make wudu 5 times a day. And if it does stay on after wudu, does it count? These are the questions i ask myself when it comes to make up. Also if make up is commonly worn in society does that make it less of an adornment? I honestly don't know thus the questions. Do what makes it easies to be closest to Allah and doesn't nag your conscious or heart.

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  15. if you are conscious that when taking wudhu' with make up will not make your wudhu' sah, then don't wear it when you can perform solah. maybe wear it when you are having your menses.. or don't wear heavy make up, so that it is easier to remove it. as for me, i think that wearing make up is ok, as long as it is not too much that it will attract too many guys looking at you while you are walking outside. no problems for being pretty yeah?

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  16. I personally do wear eyeliner when I go out (I feel more comfortable knowing that I don't look dead, lol) BUT wearing make-up along with Hijab might send the wrong message to non-Muslims. I've been asked many times by non-Muslims "If the purpose of Hijab is to decrease sexual desire from men, why do Muslim women wear make-up if it serves to make them look more beautiful?". I think it does contradict the point of wearing Hijab, & inshAllah I will stop with it.

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  17. Assalamu alaikum, sisters!
    New muslimah speaking here. :)

    In my opinion it's really nice to feel beautiful - I honestly think it brings happiness and confidence to us all; but I also think there's always a place and a way to do things, and the same goes to make up.

    Make up on an everyday basis can be very complicated - there's wudu, hijab that might get stained from make up... I feel that having a well cared skin is a great step to feel pretty.
    Something like a lip balm or light color lipgloss can be a nice option to keep the lips moist and maybe add a tiny little bit of color to the face - specially if you look too pale, like I do, people might think you're sick. :)

    To special occasions, such as a wedding, a romantic dinner with your husband or an important event, I think it's fine to wear some make up - but not too much. It's kind of saying "this event/occasion is special, I'm wearing special clothes and gave a different/special look to my face as well".

    I truly believe that Allah doesn't want us ladies to stop feeling beautiful. We should just pay close attention not to be way too worried about looking flawless - which we're obviously not - and also not to look sexy to the point of attracting men which are not our husbands.

    And, last but not least, we should all remember we're beautiful in our own ways. Our faces, our bodies and our personalities are the results of our origins and also the experiences we had in life. We should love ourselves as we are and be grateful to Allah subhana wa t'ala; for the beauty each of us carry is unique.

    Wa salam, sisters!
    Marucia

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  18. As-salaam Alaikum The video gave me some encouragement I have been thinking about wearing the niqab myself. I also like what your husband said, if you are married you should wear and it was your choice to start wearing the niqab.

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  19. I am of the opinion that make up can be allowed, but.. in some conditions such as 1) a delicate one 2) without tons of products on our cute faces which Allah created :) 3) make up which won't be harmful..

    :)

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  20. my salam I think one should look to the sunnah and Quran for the real answer on makeup. Muslims are to be modest.To much makeup is not. Be haapy with what Allah has given youu. I see some sisters in hijab and heavy makeup at least I think they are muslim I'm not for sure. So sisters let it be known if you are muslim by wareing your hijab properly and modest acording to Quran and Sunna Inshallah Salam

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  21. The debate of the centuries...and it will never be figured out in our life either...Make your intentions pure, make a dua, and look beautiful as Allah swt commands...adornment is not haram...therefore some would equate makeup to not being haram...your intention is key...Dress up in the house and outside of the house...Why not just look good at all times...If Allah made you beautiful why not be beautiful then? I'm soo tired of hearing this same old tired debate...bashing sisters who are fabulous, and bashing the plain jane ones...goodness! Let's work on sisterhood more...instead of "what sister's got on!"Allahu'alim...and remember everything is a matter of someone's opinion. Form your OWN thoughts and ideologies after you research a topic..

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  22. I respect the views of all the sisters here. Personally I wear makeup with Hijab. Sometimes it can be seen sometimes its barely there. Many sisters wear makeup for different reasons too. Mine is the basic reason that I can. Some people do not wear and still attract the attention. I might wear and I may not attract the attention. Makeup makes me a lil more beautiful (in the face) but the beauty in muslimahs show from the time we hit the street so we do not have to do much to grab anybodys attention.

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  23. I wear eyeliner and mascara coz I'm used to them since like forever :). I don't feel like wanting to show off anymore like I used to. Sort of like they're part of me now. Allah knows best, though. Let Him be the judge.

    @ MOS Respected Couture : I luv ur comment, sis. Mwah. :)

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  24. As Salam 3aleykum!

    Sisters take Islam for what it is. Sobhanallah, would you rather have on your makeup in the Dunya (this life) or do you want to wear makeup in Jannah (Paradise). Sisters, I know it's hard to stay away from certain things, like makeup and fashion clothing. But have you forgotten that Allah took us to the Dunya to test us. There is so much we love and want. But come on, sacrifice it for Allah's sake and you will be rewarded with Jannatul ferdosa. There is vanity in which we will never be able to imagine. There are clothes which made of diamonds and gold. Sobhanallah are you really ready to sacrifice eternal in order for something you have on you in a few hours then you'll remove it? Do you really think Allah will be pleased with you when you wear makeup? Imagine what the Prophet would have said about this? And be honest with yourself. This life is just a few minutes, while the next life is forever. Cover yourself so that Allah one day says "I am pleased with you," sister DUMP the makeup, and every time you leave your home, say to Allah, "Ya Allah watch what I leave for you, so you'll be pleased with me." Believe me sister,if you will leave something for the sake of Allah, Wallahi you have my word, Allah will reward you big time.
    I love you all for the sake of Allah (L)

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  25. As Salam 3aleykum!

    Sisters take Islam for what it is. Sobhanallah, would you rather have on your makeup in the Dunya (this life) or do you want to wear makeup in Jannah (Paradise). Sisters, I know it's hard to stay away from certain things, like makeup and fashion clothing. But have you forgotten that Allah took us to the Dunya to test us. There is so much we love and want. But come on, sacrifice it for Allah's sake and you will be rewarded with Jannatul ferdosa. There is vanity in which we will never be able to imagine. There are clothes which made of diamonds and gold. Sobhanallah are you really ready to sacrifice eternal in order for something you have on you in a few hours and then remove it? Do you really think Allah will be pleased with you when you have makeup on? Imagine what the Prophet would have said about this? And be honest with yourself. This life is just a few minutes, while the next life is forever. Cover yourself so that Allah one day says "I am pleased with you," sisters DUMP the makeup, and every time you leave your home, say to Allah, "Ya Allah watch what I leave for you, so you'll be pleased with me." Believe me sister, If you will leave something for the sake of Allah, Wallahi you have my word, Allah will reward you big time.
    I love you my dear systers for the sake of Allah.
    / Umm-Nooh

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  26. I rock it carefully, but like some people, I have very pale skin so I do use a little concealer around the eyes, and my Kohl. Little more is needed usually. But I've almost always had a mild aversion to heavy make up.

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  27. I say, rock it!

    God love beautiful things, so why not wearing make up. It's all about your intention. If your attention is to be the centre of attention, that's wrong. that's against the meaning of hijab. if it's make you happy and no one get harmed by it. why not?

    In Indonesia, the biggest muslim population, we already have make up book for muslimah and make up line created for muslimah.

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  28. Assalamu Alaikum dearest Sisters in Islam, this is Khadija from Poland :) Im also quite new to Islam and Im really want to be as modest as I can - I wear the hijabh although not to work (I was forbidden to) and I use make up. Maybe it's silly but I wouldnt accept myself without it. What I do is just put on some foundation, mascara, blush and a lip balm (not a lip gloss though, cos I think it looks very sexy) Such make up can barely be seen. Before I make wudhu, I remove it with a wet wipe and then put it on again. It's easy when you're not TOO made up.
    Wearing heavier make up for the husband at home might be tempting but unfortunately I havent got a husband ;) and then again... if you're alone at home with him I guess he doesnt really want to see you with tons of make up on??? ;)
    I think a little make up that doesnt attract attention of the opposite sex, or doesnt make other women jealous (wow! what a beautiful eyeshadow/lipstick shade etc.) is fine :)

    @Sister Deetopia, could you tell us more about the make up line for Muslimah? I found the idea very interesting :)

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  29. yeh they look so nice can tou have more pictures on it

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  30. as one sister said- each to her own!Besides, we should refrain fromjudging others,as only Allah can judge us.I usually go bare-faced,with only sunblock on, but if its a wedding/dinner,etc. i usually use very light mascara,some nude lip gloss/balm and moisturiser.I personally dont like the whole made-up face with lots of colour,cos i am a big fan of the natural look.again,our actions ae judged by our intentions,and our Prophet(SAW) has advised us not to judge people unkindly or hastily. salaam:)

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  31. There really are some comments on here that make no sense. Makeup is for enhancing one's beauty. So if someone is just enhancing one's beauty, whether they use a little makeup or a lot, why wear niqaab? There is no longer a reason to wear it. I'm so TIRED of people making up their own rules in Islam and hating others because they were too scared to do it themselves. & that is what this is about.

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  32. Seriously, you people act like it's okay to walk outside looking like a bum! We're Muslims, people are gonna look anyway. I'm not gonna walk around and fade into the shadows so I won't be noticed because guess what, being a Muslim GETS YOU NOTICED ANYWAY! I like to be fresh faced and wear my makeup. If you want to walk around looking like a big garbage bag, good for you. But stop making up stories about how we are COMMANDED to stay hidden like little slaves.

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  33. Assalamu Alaikum,

    There is nothing in Islam that makes makeup haraam. We shouldn't wear makeup to the point that its heavy and stands out(blue eyeshadwo and red lips), subhan"ALLAH. I wear my makeup with hijab and i look good. Wearing eyeliner is a sunnah. But plucking the eyebrows is haraam.

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  34. i do wear eyeliner occationally (special occations), bt thats it .just a thought though, if plucking your brows and wearing heels etc was forbidden for the reason that it gives off a false impression,doesnt the same apply to makeup?sure it makes you more beautiful, but isnt that fake beauty?whats your thoughts? i have dark skin, but sometimes my face looks washed out and i apply eyeliner it just makes me feel more confident and i dont do it to attract attention from men, my husband doesnt really find it attractive, so i dnt really thik its attractive to other men either, i do it for myself, i dont really know if its haraam/halaal

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  35. assalamu waalaikum

    i personally think islam encourages beauty and that's why allah has ordered us to cover our adornment from non-mahram men to respect ourselves. i wear light make up with hijab. but if you think about it how could you say makeup makes you beautiful when there are animal products and chemicals n alcohol in them. most makeup have these forbidden substances but yet is percieved as beautiful. whoever chooses to wear makeup should have good intentions as allah will know from the heart and choose carefully what is in your makeup.

    may allah reward us

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  36. just a question....
    is one allowed to keep their eyeliner/khol/surma on whilst performing wudhu, or is it essential to remove it?
    jazakallah

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  37. just cover the beautiful faces sisters
    In Sha Allah

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  38. I personally wear makeup--- a bit if foundation because my face is a tiny bit oily, so this drys it out, in addition I wear very little liquid eyeliner on my eye lid, mascara, and kohl on the inside of my eye. I also fill in my eyebrows with eyeshadow. In addittion to all that, I wear hijab :)
    I wish I had the confidence to go out without makeup, but this is what makes me happy when I'm out and allows me to be more productive in my school work and confident when speaking to others.
    InshAllah I will have the confidence one day.

    My opinion: I think simple make-up is ok (we can't keep throwing around the words haram and not haram; Allah who a3alam) I haven't read anything that states if it is or not. Again, as many of the other sisters mentioned, I think intention is key. I truly believe at the end of the day we are judged on our intentions. Also a nother poing that was mentioned, we do not want to go out looking like we don't take care of ourselves. Yes, we can sacarfice for Allah SWT, but I think at the same time we don't want to be giving a bad picture for muslims, especially for the sisters living in a non-muslim country. We can fit in with our fashion in a modest way, and not look too alienated from society. Wearing hijab in a non-muslim country is considered Jihad, we are suppse to attract the non-muslims to Islam; not scare them away. Inregard to Wudu, After I do wudu at school, I just have my foundation with me at school, and reapply it, takes 2 seconds ;)

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  39. try not wearing makeup, then when you wear it you wear it because you have actually chosen to, not because you have to. Real people will be interested in who you are and what you stand for, not whether you look pale, washed out, un-pretty etc. accept your true self.

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  40. I never understood why hijab.

    I don't approve of full cover but at least it makes sense - hides all beauty.

    Hijab however don't make sense to me - If you have a nice face you HAVE a nice face and it WILL draw attention - make-up or not.

    Then the ugly girls are just forced to be ugly because they can't enhance their features, and the lucky women that are naturally attractive can feel good. wtf.

    I know islam is about the soul of a woman - but still the quran says a man is a man and will be attracted - does that then mean a naturally gorgeous woman should make herself ugly? No, it just suck to be an ugly muslim woman..

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  41. Sorry sis.. this post may not be active anymore… but Im just wondering why there are some women who put on hijab and niqab… yet they put so much make up on their eyes…we confuse the guys… to look away… or to look more??? I'm not against make up…sometime Im so proud to see beautiful muslim girls…. its just that some girls painted themselves so much that its so ironic….

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