As a feminist, I feel conflicted about makeup—on one hand I feel empowered to take control of my body (specifically my face) to make myself look however I want. At the same time, when I walk around the house, when I’m with my closest friends or family or doing active things outside that I love—I never think to wear makeup. So much of it, I believe, depends on how you feel during the act of putting it on. If you’re going out to a party and enjoying the process of beautification, that’s great—whereas if you feel as though it’s a burden—that’s not good. I try to listen to my inner voice as I put on makeup, and it can change day by day. But that’s the most important thing, I think—listening to yourself and your body—more than whether or not it’s an empowering tool for women.