Runa and I have been watching the NYX beauty awards. It is a competition where makeup artists prepare tutorials based on a theme and the internet votes for their favorites. In each round a smaller number of artists go through. It is amazing to watch the talents of these men and women and their thoughtfulness of their art. The first theme was beauty through the ages and it really inspired some amazing makeups where people played with ideas of ancestors and the changing ideas of beauty. The final challenge was about showing your colors and the artists took this as an opportunity to talk about facing fears, celebrating your roots, surviving adversity and the power of being real and comfortable in your own skin.