Mac Cosmetics, whether you’re a makeup artist, a makeup enthusiast, or someone who wears makeup occasionally, you’ve definitely heard of Mac Cosmetics.
But, to buy or not to buy? Does it contain a nice little piglet or two? Maybe piglet’s friend cow is in with him?
Well if you’re a Mac lover you can heave a great sigh of relief because Mac ensures its customers that most of their products are plant based. The only ingredients that are animal based in their products are Beeswax, Lanolin, and Carmine.
Beeswax and Lanolin are both permissible for Muslim consumers, but Vegans may want to avoid these ingredients for personal reasons.
Carmine on the other hand is a debatable ingredient. In lip products this ingredient is definitely Haram due to the fact that you will end up consuming the product. On other areas of the face this product is debatable and up to your own discretion.
Unfortunately in every shade of lipstick, the ingredient list only states carmine as being a “May Contain” ingredient (depending on the shade of lipstick). Fortunately, the company will kindly tell you which lipsticks have and do not have carmine in them. I have emailed a number of companies, and I will tell you that Mac is one of the few companies that will tell you if a particular shade of lipstick has carmine. This makes Mac a great company for Muslim consumers. The only downside is that you have to wait for Mac to respond to your inquiry before you can go out and purchase your lipstick, and if you’re impatient like me, you’re really going to hate having to wait before you buy your desired product.
Just to help some of you sisters out, I have compiled a list of some of the Mac lipsticks/lip liners that DO NOT have carmine. Keep in mind that Mac has a huge assortment of lipstick shades, so if your lip product isn’t on the list, make sure to give them a call:
Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Sweet Ever After
Girl About Town
What Comes Naturally
Loud and Lovely
Spice is Nice