I don't often wear makeup from day to day. And that suits me (mostly) just fine

My relationship with makeup changed as soon as my daughter was born.

I don't often wear makeup from day to day. And that suits me (mostly) just fine

My relationship with makeup changed as soon as my daughter was born.

1. Being a first time (really anytime!) parent is hard. Makeup dropped on my priority list.

2. Our culture puts so much pressure on women+ and folks of all identities to play and perform at all things beauty and presentation and I didn’t want my daughter to witness me prioritizing makeup and model herself after me. Makeup since her birth will always and forever be a way to show how sparkly you feel on the inside, on the outside. Completely optional and fun. That’s what I have taught her and try to live up to everyday.

I’ve struggled with this the last couple years as sun spots from sun damage and approaching 40 has changed the way I feel and look in my natural skin.

My natal Venus and Mars in Aquarius help me break through these cultural expectations.

How are you working against cultural expectations in your life?