Until I reviewed BOOM! By Cindy Joseph.
Cindy is known for modelling au naturel. No, not naked. More shocking than that. Modelling with her grey hair. *gasp* I actually met her through Going Gray Looking Great which is the meeting place for Silver Haired Sisters. Later, I happened across a video of her promoting her make-up. There she was shocking the world again. BOOM! is designed and formulated to show off our age, not hide it!
My kind of gal.
Needless to say, I eagerly tore open the parcel when I received my Boomsticks — Color, Glo, Glimmer — and my Boomsilk moisturizer.
“Pretty!” I squealed. Three sleek tubes for the Boomsticks and a perfect little pot of the Boomsilk.
Next step was to check out Cindy’s videos on how to apply her make-up.
“Really? That’s how to apply it? That’s so simple. And across my forehead? Who knew?”
I didn’t dive right in though. I have rosacea so I had to proceed with caution.
The first week I only applied my Boomsticks. No flare ups. I was good to go. The second week I started applying little dabs of Boomsilk. No flare ups! Praise Cindy’s little bees who contributed their honey to her products, I finally found a moisturizer I can use. This is a Really Big Deal as rosacea sufferers know.
I have to admit that I found the first week disconcerting each time I looked in the mirror. Cindy’s claim is
These products will make your skin dewy, colorful and radiant.
Since my rosacea set in while I was still in my twenties, my skin has been dry, blotchy, and rough. Any make-up I applied sat on top of my skin and simply accentuated the dryness and roughness.
Yet, here I was with dewy, colourful, and truly radiant skin, and totally natural looking. The only way I can describe it is I looked like me only better.
I am sure that description will warm Cindy’s heart given
“BOOM! is for women who want to reveal their genuine beauty with an honest and realistic approach.”
My make-up stand looks bare. Here is what I have on it:
* Color Boomstick
* Glo Boomstick
* Glimmer Boomstick
* Sephora green silk foundation
* NYC green concealer
* a couple of Body Shop eyeshadows
That’s it! Cindy doesn’t even use foundation. She just Boomsticks and goes, but I require the green foundation and concealer to tone down the redness from the rosacea.
Mind you, if Boomsilk continues to work it’s soothing magic, I might be able to ditch the greens someday.
When I told Cindy I would publically declare her a goddess if her make-up didn’t trigger my rosacea her humble response was “Please thank the bees. They did all the hard work.”
Well, thank you, bees.
But thank you, Cindy, for promoting pro-aging in an industry that does its darndest to hide aging.
You truly are a Silver Goddess.
Please pop over to BOOM! By Cindy Joseph and poke around her fun and informative site. Then order her products and trot into your bathroom and do some serious decluttering. Trust me, there is very little currently there you need.
You can find Cindy here: BOOM! By Cindy Joseph
Note: while BOOM! does not trigger my rosacea, if you have rosacea please proceed with caution like I did. This is no reflection on BOOM! Rather, I have found that triggers are very different from one rosacea sufferer to the next.