Applying Make up to Cover Spots

3rd August 2014


Question: Can a woman apply light make-up for the purpose of covering spots and scars?

الجواب حامداً و مصلياً

In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



It would be permissible for a married woman to apply make-up to cover the scars on her face with the intention to seek pleasure from her husband as long as the application of such makeups doesn’t contain unlawful ingredients[1] nor does it prevent water from penetrating the skin when performing wudhu.



[Allãh Knows Best]



Written by (Mufti) Abdul Waheed

Answer Attested by Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam

JKN Fatawa Department

[1] An example of a lawful ingredient is carmine – cochineal bug extract