To wear or not to wear?Plus some scriptures for support. :)
i'm affraid i have no scripture at the moment but i feel as long as you don't become obsessed or vain you'll be fine.
Sometimes I wear, sometimes I don't. Like John said, as long as you know that your outer appearance isnt what really matters and doesnt define who you are, you are good. Most of the time, for me at least, the decision comes down to how lazy I feel while getting ready to go out. lol
i have make up and wear it occasionally, but usually im to lazy to, but i think as long as you dont become obssessed with it its ok.
I pretty much agree with the people above. Sometimes I wear a bit for special occasions. I usually wear foundation but that's because I'm prone to breakouts and it covers them well lol. It just depends on what kind of day I'm having to be quite honest. Maybe I'm feeling confident so I'll put on some mascara lol, or maybe It's a chill day and I'll go without. Just depends
Found it!!! :) (this excites me, obviously :) )Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. -1 Peter 3:4I used to never be able to leave the house without eyeliner and mascara on, it was my security, like a mask so people couldn't see the real me and I wasn't vulnerable. But ever since this summer, I've started to see myself in a different way and experience God in a different way. I'm experiencing his crazy confidence, and it is amazing. I get out of the shower, and I look in the mirror, no makeup and it's like, woah, that's me, and God made me beautiful, just how he wanted me. It's incredible! I've downsized to only mascara because i looove my eyes and making them pop. But I put eyeliner on the other day, got home from school and was like, wow, I look like I'm on drugs. Ha, God does some crazy things in your heart when you let him :)But no, I don't think there's anything wrong with wearing makeup, just make sure it doesn't become something that you *need* or that you become vain or obsessed with your looks.
i agree with Corro!:)
Yeah, I agree with guys. I used to not agree with wearing it at all because I thought it covered what God gave you. I think now it's okay sometimes. Just like you guys said, as long as you stay true to God and are secure and understand looks don't make you happy, it's okay. :)
I don't wear make-up myself, but I do agree with what has been posted here. A little bit is okay. I would have posted that Scripture Ariel posted, too. :) So, if you are comfortable with not wearing it, I think that's great!
I agree with @Ariel conpletely! I wear make up on maybe 2 days a week when I used to wear it everyday and then I said to myself one day "God loves me enough to give up His Son why do I need to cover up his creation? If others don't like it, it's them that have the problem, not me." :)
well since you are asking, i believe it is not ok at all, and personally i don't like it at all, anyway, even before i was a believerthere are many verses i know that support my view but i don't think i need to cite any because it's because of basic principals/commandments, which are:1. don't deceive people (make up is meant to deceive)2. be content with what you have (make up thrives off of girls not being content with what they have)3. honor God with your body (if you are putting a dab of this here, and a touch of that there, that's glorifying man's efforts to make woman beautiful, but if you leave your face as God made it, that says "my Creator didn't make any mistakes, He made me beautiful")4. from the verse ariel posted, Your beauty should not be outward (this is a commandment, not a suggestion. so makeup is against this commandment because it "beautifies")5. do not aim to please man, but to please God (again, most girls wouldn't wear makeup if they were aiming to look good (as in righteously) in God's sight, rather than looking good (physically, vainly) in man's. cannot have both.)6. no hint of immorality (if a girl behaves a certain way to attract guys, that's flirting. and so, if a girl dresses herself, or puts on makeup, to be attractive, that's also flirting, which is immoral)7. it is vanity (God doesn't want us to be shallow, ie concerned about such meaningless things that don't really matter, in the first place)if you'd like to discuss it, i would prefer email, as i don't come to this site too much anymore
Sorry no verses. But me personally I do wear makeup. It's fun for me. I love to do hair and makeup. It allows me to be creative. In fact I just bought a new 88 matte color eyeshadow palette, and a new professional set of makeup brushes. I am so excited to get it!!! :)
Well usually I don't leave the house without make up either...lol jk but seriously women always feel like everyone is staring at them no matter what which is not true at all its just something in most of your heads. But because of that so many feel like they can't go anywhere without makeup because the World says woman are more beautiful with make up. Now make up is certainly not sinful in and of itself but can lead to sinful desires and thoughts or actions. But trust me ladies when I say this...Godly men do not care about make up or what clothing you wear, we are focused and looking at your heart, desires, and love for God. Those things trump any make up hair style, or clothing any day when it comes to a Godly man. When you have the confidence and know who you are in Christ you will be set free of any strongholds or care of what others in the world think.
Daniel, I really appreciate your conservative view. :) Keep it comin'!
@PHBOI: Thanks, bro! I enjoyed reading your post. :)
I think it depends on why you use it. Are you using it to look really good so you can attract more friends, who will obviously only like you based on looks? If so, I think it's the wrong reason.
i agree with daniel and puthisbloodonit here's a quick scenario: a girl is dating a guy. the girl is always looking 'perfect' around him, in attractive clothing, her hair perfect, and makeup on. they have been together for a while and this is the only side of her that he has seen. then the day comes that he sees her in sweats, a t-shirt, and no makeup. and she says something like "that was the day i would know if he'd stick around or not"i know many many girls who have gone through something like this at least once, if not in every one of their relationships. it's very sad to me, that they have such a mask on that even their boyfriend does not know their true outer self until much later into the relationship - and when he does, she worries if he will stay or not.for this reason of putting on a fake outer appearance, i do not think it is good for girls to wear makeuphere's another scenario: a girl spends hours every morning doing her hair and putting on tons and tons of makeup. another girl asks her why she does this every morning when she is beautiful without the globs of makeup. the first girl explains that she wishes she didn't 'have' to wear it, and wouldn't if only her skin would clear upthis first girl is my suite-mate, and it pains me to see her struggle with trying to mask herself to look 'acceptable' to the world around us. i realize that it is a very real problem - that of self-consciousness regarding looks. but to view the situation from God's eyes puts it into a completely new perspective for me - what would God think if I approached Him as His creation, wearing makeup? even this example is hard to grasp though - for who can really imagine what God would feel? so to simplify it .. imagine you created a piece of artwork - such as a graphite drawing of a little girl. you give it to your friend as a present and come back the next day to see that your friend added color to the drawing. she explains to you that she thought it was unacceptable and ugly, so she made it beautiful with the color.i see a close parallel between this story and what God may be feeling when we cover ourselves with makeupbut then what about those who are fine without makeup and only wear it to special occasions? though i still think girls shouldn't wear makeup even on occasion, it is harder to argue my reasons for this. but to simply put it - i still see it as a mask, therefore taking away from our natural beauty and deceiving others to think we look something we are not. and again, what is the intent behind wearing it, if even just for a special occasion? whatever the intent is, i cannot think of a good one. to look better? to be like everyone else who is dressed up nice? to get certain attention? because its just fun to put it on?these are just my opinions on it, i realize everyone thinks differently about it! i also do understand that many see it as completely harmless to wear makeup as long as it is not an obsession or something they use daily. though i wouldn’t classify it as evil, i do think what i wrote is worth considering!
Thank you for the post, littleflock. Your words are def worth reading. :)
thanks kingskid : )