Faith

Makeup Bag Necessities: Inner Beauty Attributes for Teens

March 1, 2016

As girls, there is a special place in our heart that we have for makeup. Although I am not very good at applying it, I try to use it to highlight my outward appearance. Just as we strive to make our outward appearance look better, we should strive to make the inward appearance just as acceptable.

 

1 Samuel 16:7b says, “…For man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”

 

A familiar verse, but one very much overlooked. We focus too much on what everyone else thinks and not what our Lord and Savior thinks.

 

We should have our own “spiritual” makeup bag.

 

 

As a Christian, what should be in our makeup bag?

 

  1. Foundation

1 John 1:7 says, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

 

As we apply Foundation to our faces to cover up our blemishes and spots, we need a layer of Christ’s blood in our life to cover up our sins and wrong doings. Although foundation wares off after a while, Christ’s blood will never rub off; once you are saved, you are always saved.

 

      2. Mascara & Eye Shadow

Psalms 101:3a says, “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes…”

 

Mascara is to make your eye lashes look bolder and longer, whereas eye shadow is to bring out your eye color. Eye shadow can compare to things we allow ourselves to see. We shouldn’t allow inappropriate things to enter our field of vision. We should only look at things that will honor and please the Lord.

 

      3. Lipstick

Matthew 15:8 says, “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips;”

 

One of my favorite things to wear would have to be lipstick. I love lighter colors such as pink or a light red to make my lips have little color. Just as we wear lipstick to make our lips look better, we should say words that make our appearance look better. In our generation today, we don’t really consent with what we are about to say–instead, we speak and later realize what we said might have not been acceptable.

 

I think the Lord would rather us take care of our inward appearance first instead of worrying about what others think of outward appearance. When we reach Heaven, the Lord will not care how you “dolled up”, but rather what you did to make a reputation of good character and what you did to bring honor and glory to His name.

 

 


 

 

About the Writer:

12400614_1024950710877412_2694279052219595973_nAdrianna Pena is an 18-year-old senior in high school. She’s a girl who has a passion for writing and a love for her Savior. In her free time, she enjoys reading, blogging, and playing piano. She’s also a major coffee addict!

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Comments

  1. Rayleigh

    March 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm Reply

    Very well written Adrianna! I love the verses you used as well as your reasonings and comparisons. Again this was written very well and thank you for writing this. 🙂

  2. Melody

    March 2, 2016 at 3:15 pm Reply

    Wow, that was really cool. I never thought of make up in that way. It has always seemed silly to me to wear it, but I see your point.

  3. Katie Grace

    March 3, 2016 at 4:42 pm Reply

    I love the verses and how you applied it (“applied” get it? Heh. :P) to the make up. This was really awesome. 😀

  4. Sarah T

    March 4, 2016 at 8:19 am Reply

    So true! Samuel 16:7 is my favourite Bible verse! :’) I love how you presented these ways of changing ourselves inwardly! Great job!

  5. Joy

    March 4, 2016 at 8:15 pm Reply

    Adrianna, great job with this article! Though I do not wear make-up, I thought this was such a neat way to connect the different items with faith! This article was also full of important reminders and I look forward to reading your future work!

  6. Micaiah

    March 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm Reply

    I agree that, at times, we focus too much on what others think of us. This is a great reminder that we should focus on what the Lord thinks of us instead. Thank you, Adrianna!

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