“Halal”—which means “permissible”—is one of the tenets of morality in Islam, and refers to anything that is lawful in Islamic law. Islam prohibits the consumption of pork, alcohol, and blood. Products that contain one or more of these ingredients are considered to be “haram” or forbidden. - Vogue Arabia
Vogue Arabia did a really comprehensive article on halal makeup and I would definetley recommend reading it. Here are a few excerpts to understand the concept of "halal makeup"
"Halal skincare and cosmetics range from lipsticks to serums that are produced without any pork, dog, or alcohol ingredients. Halal also stresses the significance of a holistic lifestyle, so the concept of what constitutes a product as “halal” or “haram” goes beyond the ingredients used and includes the packaging, manufacturing, as well as the distribution methods. Other requirements suggest that halal beauty products must be handled with clean utensils and must be produced with materials that are not harmful to humans."
Most halal products are free from harsh chemicals and toxins and rely heavily on using organic materials.
"Consuming ingredients that are not halal, or wearing them on the skin breaks Islamic rules as well as creates a barrier for Muslim women when performing daily prayers. Halal makeup is not to be confused with “halal nail polish” though, which is soluble nail lacquer that allows water to permeate so that Muslim women can complete their wudhuu (ablution) before prayers."
Listed below are some Halal Makeup Brands – I haven’t seen or tried any of them so feel free to explore the brands out for yourself. Although I think as Muslims we should be very aware of the products we consume, to be honest, I have not been as detailed in my research and don't only focus on "halal products." Nevertheless, if you are interested in buying only halal makeup, take a look at the list below; I have listed some nail polish companies as well that offer halal polishes.
1. Samina Pure Makeup http://www.saminapuremakeup.co.uk/
2. Wardah http://www.wardahbeauty.com/en
3. One Pure http://www.onepurehalalbeauty.com/
4. FX Mineral Cosmetics http://www.fxcosmetics.co.uk/
5. Inika http://inika.com.au/
6. Mihri http://www.mihri.com.tr/en/Mihri_Istanbul_Halal_Certificated_Cosmetics
7. Halal and Organic www.halalcosmeticsproduct.com
8. Amara Cosmetics http://www.amaracosmetics.com/site/
10. Hala Cosmetics Co www.halalcosco.com
11. Massarrat Misbah Makeup www.masarratmakeup.com *
*Courtesy of Saudi Beauty Blog
1. Maya Cosmetics https://maya-cosmetics.com
2. Inglot Cosmetics inglotcosmetics.com/nails
3. Orly (#HalalPaint) https://www.orlybeauty.com
I have tried the Inglot Cosmetics, but the only catch is that you must apply a very thin layer of nail polish for it to be considered "halal." Otherwise it won't be water permeable and that also means that you can't use a base or top coat. The Inglot nail polish chipped very easily (with such a thin layer it was pretty obvious). I have not tried any other brands, The Orly collection is a limited-edition, so fans should grab them while they can. But if halal is your game changer and you miss it, don't stress: Orly's full line of Breathable polishes is likewise halal-certified.