THE CHRISTIAN AND FACE PAINTING.
"Here comes to be justly reproved, the strange practice and behaviour of some in these days, who being not contented with the form and fashion which God hath sorted unto them, do devise artificial forms and favours, to set upon their bodies and faces, by painting and colouring; thereby making themselves seem that, which indeed they are not. This practice is most abominable in the very light of nature, & much more by the light of God's words; wherein we have but one only example thereof, and that is of wicked Jezabel, 2 Kings 9:30, who is noted by this mark of a notorious harlot, that she painteth her face."—William Perkins, Cases of Conscience, printed in his Workes. (1617).