It's a personal choice.... like every other choice or choosing. I've always felt beautiful without makeup. I feel lovely with sleepy eyes, I don't feel the need to look hyper alert, well-rested, or "done up". I think a large component to this mindset is nonconformity, a counter cultural intentional rebellion against the status quo. I want to be my own kind of beauty, unique, natural and free. When I look at myself, I want to see myself, as-is. I feel brightest when my skin is breathing and so this is the choice I make for myself. 🌾 And growing up, my mother never wore makeup so the natural look was modeled for me. And this is not to say wearing makeup is inauthentic, no. It's a choice that each of us can make for ourselves. Perhaps it's an artistic expression of creativity. Regardless of our choice, it can be awakening to look at why we are participating or abstaining from any activity or action. Perhaps there is an opportunity to learn a bit more about our patterns in the mind space and the stories we tell ourselves. 🌾🙏🏼Happy Summer Solstice and Happy International Day of Yoga friends!