I have read from numerous Islamic sources that say carmine is haraam to consume; however, I wanted to ask if it is permissible to use makeup like eyeliners, eye shadows and blushes which you are not ingesting and are applying to skin and are for external use on the skin.
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
It is not permissible to ingest carmine. However, because carmine is pure, it is permissible to use it externally, although using carmine-containing lipstick will not be permissible due to the distinct possibility of inadvertently ingesting minute quantities of the lipstick.
And Allah Ta'ala knows best
Mufti Faizal Riza
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