Women are going to great lengths to look just the way they want to. Some women put on a little mascara and lipstick. Others go to reconstructive surgeries to recreate their own bodies. So what does God think of all this? It is clear that he created women to be beautiful and to want others to think they are beautiful. So what should women take into their own hands and what should be left up to God?
Let's start with the most radical- plastic surgery. Any plastic surgery that alters the way God created you, from a boob job to a nose job, is contrary to God's design for you and is sin. What about age-defying surgery like face lifts? Aging is a part of death and decay, which is a consequence of sin. As far as I can see, staying young in appearance should be seen the same way as staying young in health, as it is combating the consequence of sin. If you endorse heart medication, it is hypocritical to frown upon plastic surgery.
Younger girls blush and their lips redden easily. After a few years of marriage, you may not blush every day when your husband comes home. Simulating this effect with makeup is a way to make him feel special.
Hair dye is another way women alter their appearance. Many women dye to hide the gray. This seems perfectly acceptable under the pretense of fighting the consequences of sin. Others dye because they want a different color. They are saying to God- "You made a mistake in designing me, but I can correct it." Changing your God given hair color is the same as getting a boob job.
There are a few factors to take into consideration in all of this. One is the heart. If you are getting a face lift or putting on make up, is your motivation pleasing God and pleasing your husband? The other major factor is money. I'm sure that at the thought of me endorsing some plastic surgery, many would protest that it costs a lot of money, money that could be better put to use furthering the kingdom of God. This is true. Several native missionaries in Asia could be supported for a year's worth of work with that money. And the money spent on make-up could be used to buy Bibles and New Testaments in countries with little access to Scripture. It is between you and God to decide how much of His money you should spend on your appearance.