I’ve been privileged to use my God-given talent to help women look and feel their best.
For the past 20 years, I’ve been privileged to use my God-given talent as a Celebrity Makeup Artist, to help women look and feel their best. It is with this journey that I stand with confidence able to address women regarding the real meaning of the word ‘beauty’.
Webster’s dictionary describes beauty as: “the quality of being physically attractive; the qualities in a person or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or the mind”. The world sees beauty as such, but I provoke you with this question: What does God say about the essence of beauty…really? Proverbs 31:30 (ESV)
“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised”.
Therefore, the pinnacle of beauty rides our ”Faith”. I cannot begin to weigh the hundreds-of-pounds of makeup I have applied over the years upon many beautiful faces used to advertise a superficial identity. Believe me, I too am guilty of contributing to the very confused messages that bombard our culture. Many women read magazines, watch television, and unfortunately take bad advice from celebrities who are often paid to endorse things that dictate the direction ones’ image should take.
Well, allow me to share with you a GPS (Global Positioning System) that will give you the real direction on who you are and where you will discover the truth about yourself. I am not talking about the GPS used in your car that gets you from point A to B…I am talking about God’s Perfect System…the BIBLE!
No matter how imperfect we may see ourselves…to God, you were uniquely made for His perfect purpose. Don’t be weary of life’s storms, for some of them are designed to beautify you. A butterfly once was a caterpillar whose struggle out of the cocoon is the process that strengthens her wings and frees her incredible beauty. True-Beauty is revealed by God…through the process of being transformed by Him through His holy Word.
As a makeup artist, I am always asked these questions…“What’s the secret to healthy skin, OR how can one preserve their youthful beauty?” My answer was always: Sleep 8 to 10 hours per day…eat lots of organic raw fruits & vegetables daily…exercise at least 30 minutes 3 times per week…never ever sleep with your makeup on at night…embrace forgiveness…And drink 8 to 10 glasses of purified water daily.
Now…in addition strengthen and nourish your spiritual bodies with the word of God, let it flow through you as living water…to reveal the true essence of your beauty.
Until next time…B-You-ti-Ful!
Hebrews 10:19-22 (NLT) “And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts, fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water”.