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Makeup: The Deceptive Mask For The World


The History of Makeup can be dated all the way back to ancient Egypt. Over the centuries, women have used techniques like burnt matches to darken their eyes, berries to stain their lips and young boy’s urine to fade their freckles.

Makeup’s main use was to enhance beauty among the women of the world. One of the most common types of makeup in history was eyeshadow.

Eyeshadow was first mentioned in Ancient Egypt, where they used famous substance called kohl (made out of lead, oxidized copper, ochre, ash, malachite, crushed antimony, burnt almonds and chrysocolla ore). It was also believed they used eyeshadow as a means of a medical remedy to reduce infections and glare.

Lipstick was another popular cometic in history. The first to use it were the Mesopotamian women, who grinded out precious gems and used the dust to decorate their lips. Egypt however, took over the concept and popularized it to the world.

Today’s use

In today’s society, Makeup is used as a beauty aid for both men and women. The main belief of the heavy use of makeup is the confidence boost. From young people trying to work on their insecurities to older adults attempting to still look young, the use of this cosmetic is different for all people.

Makeup can also transform a person. Another use of makeup is special effects in movies. A good example would be in movie X-men: Days of Future Past with the actor Jennifer Lawrence. With the right amount of makeup and the proper makeup artist, she was able to turn into a completely different person.

With this idea of transformation in mind, makeup has become a powerful tool for the LGBTQ community. Many persons whom identify as transgender and queer use make up to complete their “identity.”

Church Defense Against It/Scriptural Evidence

The Scriptures state that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, Psalm 139 v 14, and as such we should embrace our God-given appearance. Furthermore, our bodies are the temple of the living God, 1 Cor. 6 v 9. Knowing this, we cannot defile God’s temple with cosmetics.

Makeup can also be very harmful to the body. These effects may result in in irritations, allergies, dryness or acne.

The only thing that the Bible tells you to put on your face is the anointing oil when you are fasting, Matthew 6 v 17.

Proverbs 31 v 30 also talks about how beauty is vain but a woman that fears God shall be praised.


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