Can a woman wear fake eyelashes?

Q. Can a woman wear fake eyelashes?

A. It is permitted for a woman to wear synthetic or fake eyelashes provided that it is made from synthetic hair or from hair other than human’s or pig’s hair, there is no medical harm to wearing it, it is not used to deceive others, like a prospective spouse etc. and is for the beautification of the husband within the confines of the home. Furthermore, if it involves sticking the fake eyelashes with a non-permeable solution, like glue, the performance of Wudhu whilst wearing will not be valid.

It should be noted that wearing fake eyelashes is a form of excessive beautification, which while permissible under the conditions mentioned above, is better to abstain from.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa