Friday, April 17, 2009

No Makeup Issue

My friend Michelle sent this to me and I thought it was great! Elle France magazine had celebrities pictured with NO makeup. Basically they are as God made them without paint on their face. I think they look wonderful and wish more women would let go of the 'bondage' of makeup and feel confident in their own natural beauty! Some like to say that women who believe that God doesn't want us to paint our face, are in 'bondage' but I disagree! True bondage is actually the opposite as I have been on BOTH sides. I remember growing up, my Mom wouldn't even go to the mailbox without makeup on and then my Sister couldn't leave the house without it and still can't - now who is in bondage here?

I guess you can figure out that I don't wear makeup and haven't since 1999. I have left my house (and checked the mailbox hehe) for the past 10 years without makeup on! The only examples I read of in the Bible and in history from the past ages, is that women did this to entice and allure, it was never for good.

I could get into the whole Biblical issue of this but maybe another time, let's just enjoy that these celebrities can actually bear being without makeup for a change! Kudos to whoever thought this one up! WHODUTHUNKIT? Women look good without makeup *gasp*. May it inspire women everywhere. You do NOT have to wear makeup to feel pretty or whatever it is that your reason is! Start loving yourself the way God made you......enough of this worldly image! Break free! I dare you! Try showing the world your real face for a change instead of hiding behind the mask.

You can read an article done on the magazine here.

Update: Here are the results from the poll on my blog:

Q. Do you wear makeup?

26 (66%)
13 (33%)

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candy said...

You dont wear any make up?? Thats amazing. I am so impressed. I wear a little. This is what I use: eyeliner, mascara and lipstick. And thats it, not even foundation. I can go without lipstick ...but *sheepish smile* :):) Im not quite sure...yet...if I can go without eye makeup. I only use a little eye make up as over the years Ive made myself use less and less. But I still "feel" like I need it for now. I made myself feel this way by telling myself -sadly- that being part Eskimo and having straight as a whip eyelashes, that I "need" my eyelash curler and eye make up to get these lashes out of my eyes.
But I do hate that it makes me superfical and not pleased with my natural looks, how God made me. But I'll get there though. :) eventually :):)

This was an interesting article. I do think that in general women do wear way too much make up.
The picture of the first model, the one you showed in your post, is especially beautiful. I dont think she has much make up on but I do think she has a little eye make up on. I can see it. But it looks natural. She is definately beautiful and I bet ya that she looks way better like this than with the usual amount of makeup women wear.
Ive noticed too that there are many women that look amazing without makeup.
Very interesting post. I liked it :)

Tara said...

I agree with you alot about this subject... I think makeup can be used to entice and allure other men into innapropriate thoughts... allthough I have to admit I havent been able to throw away all of my makeup just yet.. I suffer from a skin condition called rosacea and my face is flaming red alot of the time and I use cover up to hide this condition as I am embarressed to leave the house... alot of people think that the redness is from drinking alcohol but I dont drink .... so for me its more about toning down the red than trying to entice anyone.. I have been working on leaving the house without makeup to practise feeling comfterable in my own skin and I have been praying to God to help me with my self esteem issues asking that he help cure me from this disorder .. I have noticed some improvement already in my disorder... I am thankful you published this article it helps to bring subjects like this out in the open...
best wishes

Anonymous said...

Thank you Candy and Tara for your comments!

Candy..the lady on the cover and also the ones in the magazine article, have NO makeup on at all and no photoshopping! People have accused me of wearing makeup before because my eyelashes are very black and the root is thick, so it looks like at the root that I have eyeliner. Maybe that is why it looks like this women has some on but she doesn't have any at all.

Tara...I know that when I used to wear foundation and makeup that it was not good for my skin, it is an irritant. I think that tinted moisturizers are safer and not considered makeup and that may help with the redness but normal foundation is an irritant to skin and would only makes things worse I would imagine. I understand where you are coming from and I believe God can heal you and hope he does and hope your self esteem improves. Thanks for sharing! ;)


Ticia said...

You are very lucky to have naturally dark lashes and nice skin. My eyelashes are red and are mostly invisible without makeup. My daughter is like you-it looks like she is wearing make up when she is not.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ticia for the comment! I actually used to have bad skin then stopped wearing makeup and my problems for the most part went away lol. I think God knew what he was doing and you are beautiful even with "invisible" eyelashes! ;)


Rose said...

I'm currently trying to let go of my hold on makeup. I read a post on A Pondering Heart about modesty and makeup and thought it was very enlightening. It's amazing how much makeup I used to wear during the first years as a teenager. Now, I try to only wear foundation and blush.

Anonymous said...

That is great Paulina! Thanks for the comment! :) ~Bev

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