A little bit of the right blush can make us look healthy, rested and vibrant, though we want to avoid the “war paint” slashes of obvious color. Though I’m not always crazy about the texture of powder blushes, I’ve been even less enamored of most cream blushes I’ve tried. I’ve found it difficult to get a consistent result with cream formulations, and the color often looked too strong and was hard to blend. Boomstick comes in a short tube like a fat lipstick, and deposits a sheer color that gives a natural glow.
When you open the tube: Don’t Panic! It looks very dark, almost purple, but is actually quite sheer, and the formulation allows your own color to come through once applied. I apply by tapping on my cheeks sparingly where I normally would apply blush. It will look dark at first. Don’t Panic! Blend it (it blends easily with fingers). You’ll see that it’s much more sheer than it initially appears, but still may look a bit red and forte. Don’t Panic! Walk away for a few minutes, then come back and look again. What I’ve found is that the warmth of my skin tends to make it absorb a bit and blend in even more after the initial application, and results in a very natural blush color with just a hint of sheen that stays put all day. (Much better than that “dusted” look some powder blushes deliver.)
Here’s Cindy Joseph demonstrating the Boomstick color.
I tried on the lips, but found it doesn’t last very long as a lip color, and I don’t use on my neck, which is red enough already (sun damage).
Have you tried this product? What do you think?
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