Is Makeup a sin?

Hey beautiful people,

I am busy enjoying this new month, its been great so far and i am pretty sure it will be greater in days to come , praise the Lord somebody …… ah ha !!! , that exactly where i need your train of thought to be, somewhere in the realm of religion.

Now i have had this never ending question been asked of me by so many people and trust me, it never gets old. Its a simple yet tricky question – “Is Makeup a Sin??”┬á It has always got me thinking and i have tried severally to answer as much as i can as it requires wisdom ­čÖé ….. worry not i ain’t preaching today :).

First of all i need us to understand that the cosmetic industry has become one of greatest industries in the world.It employs a great number of people and therefore generates a lot of Economic activities for the world , especially in Nigeria, it has become bread and butter for quite a number of us.This being said i will take you on a very short journey on my thoughts on makeup and religion.

Beauty comes from the inside out! When you carry the presence of God you will shine and be beautiful. You will notice that when you go without makeup, a lot of people would ask if you if you are not ill in anyway , moderate makeup will no doubt compliment the God in you.

In the book of song of Solomon verse 4:3┬á it says: ÔÇťYour lips are like scarlet ribbon; your mouth is inviting.┬á Hold it right there … you know a single person that has naturally scarlet colored lips???

It is essential that we understand that Makeup doesnt cover insecurity , your self worth comes from within being careful not to seek what others say , you can  read more on what (1 Peter 3:4) has to say about this, the first step is to be beautiful from the inside out.

Esther wanted to become a queen and she spent a year putting oils and cosmetics on herself as a beauty treatment to meet the king (Esther chapter 2).┬á I am sure that if Esther was in our generation she would have gotten a professional makeup artist to do her makeup before the contest or read up from a beaauty blog or watch a you tube video on how to apply basic makeup…..just maybe ­čÖé

The example of Esther above explains the outward beauty that can compliment the inward beauty, having said this i would like to say that once makeup application is┬á done in moderation and with the understanding that the outward look is only secondary – Makeup is not a sin.

The purpose of makeup isn’t for seduction but for┬á complimenting what is on the inside.Perfume, Deodorants,skin care are all generalized as makeup in the bible and were used for different purposes.

I know several people have different school of thoughts on this topic . it alright to share , lets hear what you have to say.



Till my next post

Hugs and kisses



  1. Makeup done with moderation and bearing in mind its not to be used as a tool of seduction but for beauty enhancement to me is not a sin.moderation N d fear of God at d back of our mind is d key to our daily activities. Nice Post Ma!

  2. This post deserves to be shared! you really took the words out of my mouth. We must radiate our inner beauty to the Glory of God so that we can show forth His glory to the world

  3. Well said dear, I’ve never thought of makeup as a sin though! I believe everything should be done in moderationn and then again anyone who thinks makeup will make you look more beautiful needs to change that mind set, as you said, beauty is from within!

  4. Its interesting I thought about this topic for this first time this morning. I Personally, i believe using cosmetics isn’t a sin until it becomes some sort of idol one can’t do without….

  5. So true…. Makeup enhances what is within and true Beauty is from within which is what God looks at, and it is always about character, good heart, confidence, love, kindness pure motives etc…….no amount of makeup can mask an unattractive heart, or unkind words. So to me makeup is not a sin

  6. Anybody who says makeup is a sin should read the book of Esther 2 vs12-17 the bible says the ladies were purify with oil of myrrh and sweet odours with other things! what did they think is the other things? If a king want the ladies to be purify with those things before they can see him.How much more God .Going to God we need to be purify inside out but it must be done with moderation.Esther was not chosen because she was beautiful it was the favour of God that single her out to be chosen.Vashti was also beautiful but she lost her place in the kings palace because of her character so therefore character is paramount.Let me also take you to book of RUTH 3 vs 3.Shalom

  7. Makeup is sooooo not a sin. Its the realest form of fineart and the most personal way of expressing creativity. As said by Dorcas about the book of Esther, and also by some of my studies about the ancient Jews, makeup and beauty regimens have always been there. And i believe if God didnt like it it would be somewhere in the 10commandments or leviticus.

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