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After 50, Create a Natural Makeup Look To Match Your Style of Glasses

If you’ve worn eyeglasses for decades, you might consider your glasses a part of you—and your look.

Bold frames, bright colors or jeweled details tell the world something about your style.

They also present their own challenge when deciding how best to apply your makeup.

Whatever your bespectacled style, the tips below will help you apply makeup that highlights and enhances your natural beauty—regardless of which frames you choose to wear.

  • 1. Counterbalance your frames.

    Take a look at your glasses frames. Are they chunky? Brightly colored? Delicate and thin?

    Your eye makeup should balance the look of your frames. Darker eye makeup with a thicker frame can overwhelm your face, while more delicate styles can support a bolder eye look.

    If your frames are chunky or have bright colors, use a lighter approach with your eye makeup. Skip the complicated approach entirely and stick to one or two layers of a soft-black mascara like Boom Bright™.

    Wearing thin, rimless or light-colored glasses? You can put more oomph into your eye makeup with an extra layer of mascara and a creamy eyeshadow like Boomstick Glimmer®.

  • 2. Avoid heavy eyeliner.

    If you’re nearsighted, prescription lenses make your eyes appear smaller. Heavy eyeliner can accentuate this effect.

    We suggest skipping eyeliner altogether in favor of a more natural look. Stick to cream-based eyeshadow in neutral shades and use a light touch.

    Applying mascara to the lash line instead of the lash tips defines your eyes without making them look smaller.

    When applying mascara, hold the brush as close as possible to the lashline and wiggle it while brushing slowly upwards.

    Be sure to use a gentle mascara to avoid irritating your eyes. Boom Bright has safe, clean ingredients, which are hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive eyes.

  • 3. Separate your lashes.

    Everyone seems to want long, thick lashes. But if you wear glasses, long lashes brush against the lenses when you blink—which can irritate you and your eyes.

    Curling your lashes will keep them from hitting the lens and also help to open up your eye look. That’s especially flattering if you’re nearsighted.

    Rather than mascaras that lengthen your lashes too much, look for one that separates and defines your lashes instead.

    Made especially for women over 50, Boom Bright moisturizes your lashes while it adds clump-free definition.

  • 4. Brush brows up.

    Your brows frame your face. When you’re wearing glasses, they also frame your frames. Ideally, your brows should show above your frames.

    Brushing your brows upwards helps ensure they show above your glasses.

    You might use a brow pencil or powder to fill in sparse areas… but don’t go overboard. If your glasses are thicker, use a lighter touch. More delicate frame styles can support a thicker brow.

    Finally, if you’d like, use brow gel to ensure they stay in place.

  • 5. Show off your blush.

    Do you apply blush only to see it disappear as soon as you drop your glasses into place? If you have thick frames or your glasses touch the tops of your cheeks, that’s a common complaint.

    To use blush with glasses, add it to the apples of your cheeks, then blend back towards your ear and down toward your jaw.

    For a sun-kissed glow, add some color to your temples and along the sides of your forehead as well. We suggest the cream-based Boomstick Color®.

    This sheer, creamy cosmetic stick is designed to mimic a joyful, excited blush that flatters all skin tones.

  • 6. Add some shimmer.

    Feel like your eyes disappear behind your glasses? Use a creamy eyeshadow with a sheen, like Boomstick Glimmer, to draw light and attention to your eyes.

    This pearlescent highlighter adds subtle radiance and shimmer to your skin. Using a brush or your finger, apply Boomstick Glimmer to the center of your lid.

    For extra pop, glide Boomstick Glimmer just under the arch of your eyebrows and along the tops of your cheekbones.

    Finally, use your finger to dab Boomstick Glimmer in the inside corners of your eyes for a fresh, bright-eyed look.

  • 7. Bring the balance.

    Glasses lend a lot of personality. They also draw a lot of attention to the upper portion of your face.

    Balance your look with a flattering lip color.

    Cream-based Boomstick Color is perfect for this. Its sheer berry tint lets your skin tone shine through, naturally customizing to each woman’s lips.

    With these tips, you can add makeup touches that flatter your face and your glasses for a beautiful, natural glow that’s authentically you.

    At BOOM!, we design simple, straight-forward makeup to reveal your natural, authentic beauty at every age. To date, over 100,000 women have given our products five stars. Read the reviews and check out our entire line below.

Is there a woman who hasn’t dabbed a little lipstick on her cheeks for a quick touch-up?

The whole idea behind BOOM! is less is more. Women shouldn’t have to use dozens of different makeup products—especially in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond.

You should be able to simplify your makeup routine, paring down to just a few items that bring out your best. That's why our late founder, Cindy Joseph, originally created Boomsticks. These three compact, creamy cosmetic sticks were designed to simplify, replacing many of those products in your makeup bag.

BOOM! is the sound of a revolution in cosmetics. Whereas other cosmetic companies are constantly adding products, we are taking them away.

While other skin care and makeup companies carry “anti-aging” products, BOOM! is the only company that is “PRO-AGE.” And we are not the only ones who think age is beautiful.

BOOM BRIGHT™

Boom Bright™

Made for women over 50, this soft black mascara pairs nicely with any glasses. This smudge-proof, buildable mascara moisturizes lashes while adding clump-free definition.

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BOOMSTICK TRIO

Boomstick Trio®

Create that authentic makeup look to match your glasses: All it takes is 10 minutes with three little sticks. (**Includes our blush, Boomstick Color and eyeshadow, Boomstick Glimmer.**)

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At BOOM!, we say “less is more as women age.” Our line is a super multitasker that can replace everything in your makeup bag — with just three sticks.


Check out our products

Available on our website, Boom cosmetic sticks are compact, travel-ready tubes that fit in the palm of your hand:

Boomstick Color—sheer berry color for cheeks, lips, forehead, neck and décolleté; Boomstick Glimmer—sheer, pearlescent highlighter for eyelids, inner corners of the eyes, cheekbones, lips, cupid’s bow, neck, shoulders, collarbones and décolleté; Boomstick Glo—olive oil and beeswax moisturizer for lips, cuticles, around the eyes and anywhere else you'd like to add clean, natural hydration.

$28 BOOMSTICK COLOR®

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$28 BOOMSTICK GLIMMER®

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$28 BOOMSTICK GLO®

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Our late founder, Cindy Joseph, spent 27 years as a makeup artist. With her unique insight into bringing out women's beauty (at EVERY age), she created our original Boom cosmetics and skin-care line. "As women age, looking fresh rather than made up is the key," Cindy said.

“The biggest makeup mistake that middle-aged women make is putting on too much under-eye concealer,” Cindy said. “At home, it might look okay, but in the daylight, it just looks like a bunch of gunk under your eyes. The older you get, the less makeup you should wear. It’s not a blank canvas anymore.

Long before Cindy founded BOOM!, she had two very successful careers—first as a makeup artist, and then as a silver-haired supermodel.

Cindy began her career as a makeup artist in late-1970s San Francisco. Working for Macy's, Esprit and others, she pioneered the "natural look" with her models—which later became the inspiration for Boom cosmetics.

Soon after Cindy let her silver hair grow in, she was spotted on a New York sidewalk by fashion photographer Steven Meisel's scout. At 49, she began her second career as a silver-haired supermodel. During the next two decades, she was featured in ads for Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Olay, Nivea, L.L. Bean, Target and more.

Having spent nearly three decades as a makeup artist and another two as a supermodel, Cindy decided—in her early 60s—to go into the cosmetics business herself. She wanted to design a line of cosmetics that was all about revealing, embracing and celebrating women's natural beauty at every age. We are proud to say that she succeeded...and BOOM! was born. Today, Boomstick Trio is still our customer favorite, creating the dewy natural look ideal for all skin types and tones at all ages.

Cindy's legacy lives on in all of us here at BOOM!, as well as hundreds of thousands of women worldwide who resonate with her pro-age philosophy.

“Today, Cindy’s legacy lives on in the hundreds of thousands of women who use Boom cosmetics and skin care.”

BOOM BRIGHT™

Boom Bright™

Made for women over 50, this soft black mascara pairs nicely with any glasses. This smudge-proof, buildable mascara moisturizes lashes while adding clump-free definition.

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BOOMSTICK TRIO

Boomstick Trio®

Create that authentic makeup look to match your glasses: All it takes is 10 minutes with three little sticks. (**Includes our blush, Boomstick Color and eyeshadow, Boomstick Glimmer.**)

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What women are saying about us...

“By far this is the best ‘make-up’ for women over 40. I feel the need to brighten up just a little. Time is showing on my face, which is beautiful, but a splash of Boom is the perfect accompaniment of a wonderful life.” — Susan

Try our line of pro-age cosmetics and skin care by BOOM! You’ll love it.


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All Boom Products are tailor-made for environmentally conscious women.

We care about making our products safe and healthy for you—and our planet. That’s why we use no extra packaging, no parabens or phthalates. We also never test our products on animals.

Anyone can have allergies. If you have any discomfort or a rash develops, discontinue use and consult your physician.

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