When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it, and she painted her eyes and adorned her head and looked out the window. -- 2 Kings 9:30
Anointed as King of Israel, Jehu instigated the downfall of the house of Ahab. Jezebel, knowing that she would be killed, painted her eyes and adorned her head so that in death she might be as beautiful as possible. But no amount of camouflage could hide the ugliness within and, as Elijah had prophesied, her body was torn apart by dogs.
PROPRIETIES OF BEAUTY
On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar and Carkas, the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus to being Queen Vashti before the king with her royal crown in order to display her beauty to the people and the princes, for she was beautiful.
But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command delivered by the eunuchs. Then the king became very angry and his wrath burned within him. -- Esther 1:10-12
The king, having become drunk, asked that the queen come to show off her beauty. Sensitive to proprieties, she refused, although she no doubt knew that her refusal would bring about a loss of her crown and position.