Makeup Bag Makeover: Boomsticks by Cindy Joseph


I am loving all the pro-age ads these days (how about that Helen Mirren!?!). It’s about time, right? But as a girl who is constantly confused by cosmetics (especially as I’ve gotten older and can’t leave the house without a little camo), I was immediately attracted to the ads for Boomsticks. I’m always on the hunt for the easiest and fastest way to look pulled together and I can no longer get away with NOTHING.

I ordered the “Boomstick Trio” and they just may be the answer. The multi-use tubes sold me (and the fact that the three small sticks are so travel-friendly). Believe it or not, the Boomstick Color, the only lipstick shade offered, looks pretty great (if I do say so myself) and is lovely dabbed on the cheekbones, too. It’s sheer enough that your natural color comes through and that’s apparently why it works for every skin tone. I’ve rubbed the “Boomstick Glo” moisturizer on my sadly cracked hands, cuticles, elbows, AND my face (although I still use my regular facial moisturizer), and I’ve slicked the “Glimmer” on my eyelids for a bit of shine and shadow.

The ingredients are gluten-free, non-GMO and contain no phthalates, parabens or binders. I find the creamy tubes much kinder and gentler than powder makeup. While the folks behind the product insist it’s better for women of a certain age to avoid tinted moisturizer, I am not about to give that up. I use a C&C cream in the winter for coverage and Laura Mercier’s illuminating tint in the summer. But, beyond a stroke of mascara, you won’t need anything else, just these three tiny tubes; it’s a little bit of makeup magic.

Use the code EricaTannen at checkout to receive 10% off your entire purchase. Valid through 03/31/19.

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