Amish feel cosmetics lead to pride

amish women makeupAmish are known as “Plain people”, and emphasize plainness in all areas of life, including appearance.

Amish clothing is plain, and Amish do not wear jewelry.  Likewise, Amish women generally do not wear cosmetics or makeup.

Amish girls during the adolescent period known as Rumspringa sometimes do wear cosmetics.  During this time, they are not considered to be church members, however.  Some Amish women have been reported to discreetly wear light makeup, though it is not common.

Amish feel cosmetics draw attention to the individual, which can lead to pride.  Amish value the inner beauty which comes from leading a Christian life.

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