Make up. I LOVE make up. I have all sorts of it. Eye shadows, mascara, eye liner, lip gloss…. Make up brushes! Oh the fun! I think the application of make up is an art.
However, despite my love for make up and the quantities in which I have it, I rarely wear it. Part of it is because I don’t really want to make time to put it on. If Greg and I are going out for a date night, I will wear it. Occasionally I will make time to put some on for church.
With that said, I don’t have a problem with make-up, at least when it is done right. I think make up worn with taste looks great. As my Dad has always said, “Sometimes the barn needs a coat of paint” or something like that! For me, I have rosacea. So, when I wear make up it gives my skin a more even, less blotchy and red look. If I’m going to get pictures taken, yes, I will probably throw on some cover up, foundation, and mascara.
I remember a lady from my teenage years. She wore some serious make up. I mean, serious. I can say that because one Saturday morning, her daughter and I were at the gym at our school shooting some hoops. I was walking out of the bathroom, and she said hi to me, I said hi back, and I had NO IDEA who she was! Why? She didn’t have make up on. None. I didn’t even recognize her. I’m sure you have all met someone like that.
So, to wear make up or not to wear make up? I think it’s all about how you wear it. Proverbs 6 warns the young man to not lust after the beauty of the harlot or her alluring eyelids. In Proverbs 7 he is advised to stay away from the woman who looks like a harlot. Maybe the question should be “How does your make up make you look?”
“Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3.3-4
I think we have to take a look at ourselves and see if the way we wear our make up draws unnecessary attention to ourselves. What is our attitude, our heart behind wearing make up? Do we just want to look hot so everyone will tell us how good we look? Do we want to look fresh? Do I want to mask the tiredness that you can see?
What do you think? Are you a make-up wearer? Do you not wear any at all? What are your reasons behind it? I’d love to hear what you do!
I would love to be friends!
You can subscribe by email or connect with
Are you encouraged by The Imperfect Housewife?If you feel led to give back, here is one way you can do that:
Share My Button!
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.theimperfecthousewife.com" title="The Imperfect Housewife"><img src="http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc435/ghangw37/newbutton-1.jpg" alt="The Imperfect Housewife" style="border:none;" /></a></div>