By: Cindy Joseph
Question: “I’ve always worn a lot of makeup. I’d like to wear less, but I still want to feel beautiful—do you have any advice for me?”
“I am so happy you asked. Conversations about these topics is what our BOOM! community is all about.”
The advice I gave this woman is something I think we can all benefit from being reminded of—myself included!
Consider being makeup free for one entire week.
Wash your face, moisturize, and don’t wear a stitch of makeup. If it feels strange or even uncomfortable at first to go without makeup, then that week-long time limit may help. And of course, you can start with a half day or one day to start working up to a week.
Make it a fun adventure or a challenge. You can also do it with a friend or group of friends. You do not need to make a commitment to never wearing makeup again—it’s just a week-long experiment to gather information.
If you have an occasion or event to attend that week use your clothing, jewelry, and accessories to add the bling to the festivity. By the end of the week, you will have discovered a number of things, one being that no one may even notice!
If you feel good about yourself without makeup, you have created real freedom in your life.
You will learn makeup is not what creates your beauty. I have learned that attractiveness and beauty does not come from a hairstyle, makeup style or your shape, size, color or texture. What allows the beauty that is in all of us to shine through is how much joy you’re taking in life and yourself.
Whether you choose to go make up free or not, consider what is motivating you to wear it — fun or fear?
Consider that your features are perfect as they are and try a makeup routine that allows your natural features to have a healthy and vibrant glow.
When I was working with models for over 25 years as a makeup artist, I discovered that the models our society considers the most beautiful, were not necessarily so all the time.
All women are human. We all have an array of emotions and many levels of self-esteem. We all have our good days and bad days, and how we feel is not concealed very easily.
And why try to hide? Our vulnerabilities, our human condition is beautiful. By taking off our masks and allowing ourselves to be transparent we allow those qualities of beauty to come through too.
Also know that when you’re really feeling good and experiencing lots of pleasure, your body and persona radiates. Your circulation revs up creating color in your skin. The skin also becomes dewier.
It’s the look of pleasure and joy which is universally attractive. Taking joy in living is a woman best cosmetic!
Let us know what you think of this point of view and how you feel about yourself in relation to make up. We love hearing from our community!
Our Boomstick Trio is for accentuating the natural and healthy qualities of your skin. Boomsticks do not conceal anything. They simply recreate the look of joy.
BOOMSTICK Color is a universal color that adapts to your personal skin tone, adding a little color, so your skin looks like your circulation is revved up, as it naturally does when you’re having a good time.
BOOMSTICK Glo gives your skin a dewiness while moisturizing.
BOOMSTICK Glimmer is the “bling” of the three Boomsticks, adding extra radiance and shimmer. If you’re looking to transition to less makeup give our Boomsticks a try!