As a young teen, my mom never let me wear makeup. She would always say "if you wear makeup all the time, people won't appreciate your natural beauty.
As an awkward, angsty, pubescent teen, I hated this and would sneak some on whenever I had the chance. When she finally let me wear it though, I understood what she meant. Although I love a good cat eye and lipstick as much as the next girl, I always feel like I'm hiding a part of my identity when I wear a full face of makeup-especially when it comes to foundation. I have a mole my right cheek, which although is technically an imperfection, is my favorite part of my face and a huge part of my identity.
You're imperfections make you who you are, so my motto is if my makeup is heavy enough to cover my mole, I'm not wearing it.