The Myth about Christian women’s Jewelry and Makeup

Bible Verse

“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.” (1 Peter 3:3)

You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.” (1 Peter 3:4)


Women have often been deceived into thinking that beauty is about how they look or what they wear — their clothing, jewelry, or hair style. But God defines beauty very differently. In this lab, there is an introduction of a distinct, supernatural, imperishable beauty and how women can pursue it.

Peter discourages women from focusing on external beauty-(1 Peter 3:4) That kind of beauty is precious to God, who can sees your heart.

Some may wonder, “Does this mean a woman should never do anything with her hair, wear makeup or any jewelry or put on clothing?”

No!, we know this is not absolute because women must wear clothing. However, the point is not to let your focus be on your hair, jewelry or clothing, but on spiritual adornment-(1 Peter 3:3). Anything the world can do, including hair styles, jewelry, and fashionable clothing, is no clear witness to what only God can do.

What is it that only God can do, thus, what can the world not reproduce? “A gentle and quiet spirit” (1 Peter 3:4). 


“The greater focus when it comes to thinking about physical appearance and attractiveness should not be on the external, but on the internal and spiritual (1 Pet. 3:1-5). That said, I think it is totally possible for a girl to wear makeup while not unduly craving a more attractive physical appearance.”Trevor M.

“Inward beauty is much more important than outward beauty (1 Pet. 3:4). That being said, I like it when girls take care of themselves. I like it when girls use makeup to enhance their natural beauty. In my opinion, if a girl does her makeup right, I shouldn’t notice it. The makeup won’t be distracting. Ultimately, it’s not about the makeup. It’s about your heart. If your focus is first on pleasing Jesus, and then you want to wear makeup, then great, go wear makeup.” Matthew

Source: Research on various avenues