Any makeup fiend is likely to have a copious collection of lip products from matte lip crèmes to glossy sticks, in every shade imaginable whether it’s bright coral or sultry deep red.

While rave reviews for international beauty brands like Fenty Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics and Kat Von D Beauty are aplenty, Malaysian beauty brands are also making waves with their line of lip products that are just as well-deserving of a place on your vanity table 😊 What’s great about these homegrown labels is that they are often halal-certified, wudhu-friendly, vegan and/or cruelty-free! You’ll be comfortable purchasing from these eight Malaysian brands knowing their products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients and are compliant to our faith. Here are our picks!

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[P.S These 11 halal makeup brands are what every Muslimah’s been wishing for!] 

1. SimplySiti (Halal-certified)

Founded by one of Malaysia’s most loved personalities Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza, SimplySiti has all your beauty needs covered with products ranging from skincare to makeup and even fragrances. Take your pick from hydrating face masks, creamy matte lipsticks and even foundations amongst the vast products that SimplySiti offer. With a factory based in South Korea and products certified halal by Malaysia’s governing body JAKIM, you can be assured that SimplySiti is all but eager to produce the best and pure products for the market.


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Meet SimplySiti’s newly launched shades of creamy Simply Elegant Lipstick Matte: enriched with vitamin E and candelilla to nourish the lips with each swipe of this smooth and pigmented formula that has a silky matte finish.


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Beauty care certainly starts with the skin! Using the latest in nanotechnology South Korea has to offer, SimplySiti’s DERMAGIC line of facial care products will soothe and rejuvenate your skin texture. DERMAGIC uses the Korean Plant Stem Cell Technology that enables the product to be absorbed into the skin, leaving it hydrated and moisturized for a brighter and even complexion. Yay to looking youthful with SimplySiti! 😊


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Where to buy: Shop online at SimplySiti, Fashion Valet, or in Watsons and selected AEON.
Price: Individual lipsticks across all collection starts from RM31; skincare bundles start from RM68 (available individually too).

[P.S Check out these 8 Muslimah-friendly beauty salons in KL for that pampering session you deserve!] 

2. Dida For Women

If liquid lipsticks are your beauty must-haves, Dida For Women has them in irresistible shades! Described to have a velvety matte texture that still provides some moisturizing, Dida’s liquid lipsticks are long-wearing while still leaving you feeling comfortable. The brand is co-founded by fashion entrepreneur Tengku Chanela Jamidah of fashion label Thavia.

With her longtime friend Didie Nasir, the duo set out to empower women through beauty. Dida cosmetics started out by offering velvet matte lip crèmes but have since expanded their range to include eyeshadows and eyeliners as well. The beauty brand prides themselves over the beauty philosophy of ‘by women for women’ and are known to be cruelty-free.

  
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From warm browns to deep reds and dusty pinks, Dida’s products could certainly rival that of any major makeup brands 😍


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Dida has also expanded their products to include eyeliner (“On Fleek”) and eyeshadows (cheekily named “Wondershadow”). Now you can look effortlessly impeccable and chic with just a few products from Dida!

While the brand is not halal-certified, Dida has stated that they don’t use non-halal ingredients.

Where to buy: Shop online at Dida For Women, or Fashion Valet.
Price: Individual crème lipstick starts from RM45.

3. Pretty Suci (Halal-certified)

An amazing brand that only has one product in three shades (plus one more in collaboration with Malaysian singer Sheila Majid!), there is nothing short of inspiring when it comes to Pretty Suci. The popular velvety matte lip creams are halal-certified and cruelty-free. Pick from either the nude (Cek Mek Molek), the berry (Minah Jambu), or the fiery-red (Boneka).


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What’s more, Pretty Suci is more than a cosmetics brand. It’s also a multi-label online beauty store that exclusively sells halal-certified beauty products, including its own in-house brand. Browse through Pretty Suci for other halal brands with products ranging from hair care to nail polish.


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Pretty Suci is highly pigmented and just one swipe can produce such gorgeous colour pay-out!


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Where to buy: Shop online at Pretty Suci.

4.  Chique Cosmetics (Vegan)

Nature is the best muse and Chique Cosmetics has taken that inspiration for their newest collection named SandyStix Lipsticks. This vegan, cruelty-free and *KKM-approved brand launched their flora-inspired SandyStix in four sweetly delicate and demure pink shades named: Mimosa, Rose, Blossom and Peony.


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Formulated with almond extract (for vitamins and minerals that seal in moisture), argon oil (aiding to heal and condition chapped lips) and shea butter (to protect lips against the climate), SandyStix is a comfortable wear for everyday, all-day looks. With such special care going into the products, your lips can stay poppin’ while hydrated.

Meanwhile, Chique’s debut line of lip creams remain ridiculously popular and are quickly sold out with every restock. They come in neutral/nude shades that are lovely on any skin tone. Plus, check out the adorable pop art packaging that has since become part of Chique’s iconic branding.


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*KKM refers to Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia which is Malaysia’s Ministry of Health.

Where to buy: Shop online at Chique Cosmetics.
Price: RM39

5.  Orkid Cosmetics (Halal-certified and vegan)

Entering the local makeup scene just earlier this year, Orkid Cosmetics and their line of creamy liquid lipsticks have quickly grown to be a crowd favourite. The Matte Suede collection are light textured liquid lipsticks with a matte suede finish and the added vitamin E to help moisturize your lips for that perfect pout.


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Orkid comes in 10 richly pigmented shades and each stunning hue adds that lovely pop of colour to brighten up any everyday makeup look. As they say, a good lip colour ties your entire look together 😉


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Or if you’re looking to keep it simple yet sultry, Orkid’s blush-nude shades are great choices, especially for women with medium to dark skin tones.


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Products of Orkid Cosmetics are all manufactured by a JAKIM-approved halal manufacturer in Malaysia and are formulated without parabens, phthalates or do not contain any animal by-products. Vegan, cruelty-free, KKM-approved: Orkid truly strives to deliver safe and halal beauty products that Muslimahs can count on without any doubt.

Where to buy: Shop online at Orkid Cosmetics
Price: RM 30

6.  Velvet Vanity Cosmetics (Vegan and cruelty-free)

Velvet Vanity is an independent Malaysian makeup company that holds the belief that makeup should always be bold, fancy and fun. This ethos is clearly reflected in their products. From vibrant packaging to quirky lipstick names (“Shook”, “Legit”, “Cheap Thrills” anyone?), all nine shades of their liquid matte lipsticks are super wearable with colours ranging from mauve peach to taupe, terracotta coral to cool browns.

Velvet Vanity boasts that they have the “lightest liquid lipstick ever”, attributing their signature weightless feel to their vegan-compliant and cruelty-free production process. Velvet Vanity’s liquid lipsticks are also approved by Ministry of Health Malaysia.


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Velvet Vanity recently launched the perfect deep red liquid matte lipstick “Take Me Out” in collaboration with CLEO Magazine. This rich wine hue is suitable for all skin tones and makes for a wearable colour for both day and night looks. Perfect!


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Velvet Vanity has verified that they are halal.

Where to buy: Shop online at Velvet Vanity.
Price: RM59

7. Marcella & Co (Vegan)

True to its name (Marcella means “strong woman” in Latin), here is a brand that is on a mission: to inspire women to live fearlessly. Be it through confidence-building with makeup or just owning what they’ve got, Marcella & Co wants to celebrate women. The products of this vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free brand are formulated in Britain and made proudly in Malaysia.


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Marcella & Co debuts their Luxe Lip Cream in five stunning colours, each enriched with argan and rosehip oils to create lipsticks that are moisturizing and long-lasting without drying out the lips. For nude lips lovers, Marcella & Co has a limited-edition Nude Vibes Luxe Lip Cream collection in collaboration with professional makeup artist Khir Khalid. Now you too can achieve that ever trendy naked yet not bare look easily 😉


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Marcello & Co are currently in the midst of getting their halal certification.

Where to buy: Shop online at Marcello & Co
Price: RM55

8. SO.LEK (Wudhu-friendly and cruelty-free)

The brainchild of a sister-brother duo, SO.LEK is a wudhu-friendly and cruelty-free brand with a selection of basic makeup necessities. The clever play on words is derived from the Malay word “solek” which means makeup and the abbreviation of “So? Relax!”. The inspiration to create an affordable makeup brand came from co-founder Dahlia Nadirah’s trip to New York where she found high-quality yet affordable drugstore makeup brands.


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SO.LEK is popularized by its collection of lip creams and its debut Bunga Gang collection has six beautiful colours: Anggerik, Dahlia, Seroja, Mawar, Raya and Chempaka. Olive oil is a main ingredient in their lip creams which helps to moisturize the lips, giving it a soft matte finish.

Since then, the brand has expanded its range with more lip cream colours (“Lagenda Gang”) as well as dabble into other products like blusher, mascara and eyeliner.


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SO.LEK is currently in the process of securing halal certification.

Where to buy: Shop online at So.Lek Cosmetics or at PrettySuci.com
Price: Lip creams are priced at RM39

9. Obsess Cosmetics (Wudhu-friendly)

Obsess Cosmetics is also another wudhu-friendly brand that offers a wide range of matte lip products and other basic make-up essentials! The owner, Hafizatul Atikah, has been in the beauty industry for a while now, and her company’s main mission is to provide the modern Muslimah with make-up products to look ever beautiful and graceful.


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KKM-approved and Halal, this brand started with their DD Cushion Foundation before releasing a line of matte liquid lip products! They are priced affordably at RM40 each, so get your hands on them for gorgeous lips that definitely slay  💋


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Where to buy: Shop online here.
Price: RM29 and above

10. Nurraysa (Halal-certified and wudhu-friendly)

With only RM500 in capital, 20-year-old niqabi Nur Aini Zolkepeli began her beauty business while bearing her first child. Starting off by selling collagen soap, her beauty line now encompasses a variety of make-up products and cosmetics, leading up to the millions in profit that she is making today.


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The success she has achieved so far is definitely not an easy feat! Try out her gorgeous Pearl Magic Lipstick for only RM30, which is described as a moisturizing lip balm that will adjust to the temperature of your lips. Because nobody wants to have uncomfortable and dry lips ruining their vibes, am I right?


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Where to buy: Find a supplier here.
Price: RM29 and above.

11. Furaiha (Halal-certified and wudhu-friendly)

Yet another niqabi in the scene, Syarifah Furaiha has braved through various challenges to culminate to her success in the beauty industry today. She is looked up to as a successful Muslim entrepeneur and often provides business insights on her personal Facebook page! See what all the rave is about and purchase her Satin Skin Cushion that comes in Light and Medium.


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If you’re looking for the lippie to end all your lip woes, why not try her Treatment Lip Cream? Made with Shea Butter and Argan Oil, these lip creams will probably give you the pouty lips you’ve always dreamt of without the pain of undesirable cracks in your skin.


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Where to buy: Find out about various suppliers from her Instagram page.
Price: Contact the suppliers on Instagram to find out more.

Producing makeup that is halal, vegan and/or cruelty-free that don’t compromise on product quality certainly shows how meticulous and sincere these local brands are in catering to the Muslim market. Plus, with such gorgeous and pigmented colour pay-offs and the reassurance of halal-status, your next lipstick holy grail could just hail from a humble made-in-Malaysia brand 😊

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