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Me Without Makeup


I used to be insecure about my young looking face and would always being mistaken for being significantly younger than I really am. However, I am beginning to like this unique feature that God gave me! This photo kind of makes me look pale (I took it this morning with the sun beaming through the window), but I actually have really rosy cheeks, another thing that I used to be really insecure about but now embrace them as a work of art by my Creator God. When I do wear makeup, it is typically simple eye makeup to polish up my look (have to make good impressions on professors and employers!)

I used to have major struggles with self-esteem and my physical appearance, but now when I look in the mirror, even if I don’t feel very pretty that day I can hear the voice of my loving Father commenting on the unique features I have and how I am his masterpiece, “fearfully and wonderfully made.” With or without makeup, I wish to shine first and foremost with the light of my beautiful Savior. He is the source of all beauty.

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    Posted by courtmullinscheer on January 28, 2013 at 16:58

    Bethany, I’ve always been told I look way younger than I am too! Typically I would get told that I look 12 then I finally moved up to 15 (when in reality I was 17 & 18)…I am now 19 and a few weeks ago I got told that I looked like I was 11. It’ll be a good thing when we get older 🙂 (P.S. I also have really red cheeks)