cosmetics

cosmetics

Any of a number of products used to dress the hair or beautify the skin. The most common cosmetics were kohl, henna, rouge, powder, ointments, and perfumes. Kohl was used to line the eyes in black; in Israel, women who “painted their eyes” were not held in high regard (2Kgs 9:30; Jer 4:30; Ezek 23:40). Henna was used for dying the hair and also for painting the toenails and fingernails.

2Kgs 9:30

Jezebel's Violent Death
30When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; she painted her eyes, and adorned her head, and looked out of the window.

Jer 4:30

30And you, O desolate one,
what do you mean that you dress in crimson,
that you deck yourself with ornaments of gold,
that you enlarge your eyes with paint?
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Ezek 23:40

40They even sent for men to come from far away, to whom a messenger was sent, and they came. For them you bathed yourself, painted your eyes, and decked yoursel ... View more

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