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How To Find Your Skin Tone and
Your Perfect Shade

Your skin tone doesn’t have to be a mystery…

Warm, cool or neutral, your skin tone (also known as an undertone) plays a role in which shades look best on you.

Whether it’s lipstick, clothing or jewelry, knowing your tone can help you find your perfect shade.

Understanding what skin tones are is easy. Determining your own can be a little trickier.

In this guide, we’ll help you determine if you are warm, cool or neutral and make it easier to determine which Boomstick or shade is right for you.

  • Method 1. The towel trick.

    Hold up something white next to your face in a mirror in natural or bright white light (try to avoid warm light or most fluorescent light).

    A clean white towel or a piece of paper are good choices.

    Then examine the colors in your skin. If you see red, pink or rose, you likely have a cooler skin tone. If you see peach, yellow or gold, your skin tone is warmer.

  • Method 2. Check out your veins.

    Take a look at more visible veins, like those in your wrist or the crook of your arm.

    If your veins appear blue or purple in natural light, you likely have a cooler skin tone. If your veins appear green or greenish blue, your skin tone is warmer.

Not getting a clear picture? Here are a few more tips…

You likely have a cool skin tone if…

  • You look better with silver jewelry than gold.
  • You burn easily.
  • Your eyes are a lighter shade, like blue, light green or gray.
  • You look best in emerald, deep purple, lavender, pink, ice blue and bright blue.
    Bright white, navy, gray and black also flatter you.

If you have a cool skin tone, look for cosmetics that contain blue-based reds, including many shades of pink, red and purple.

Boomstick Peony Pink™ was made for women with cool to neutral skin tones. This bright pink shade adds a cool pop of color to your lips and cheeks. Packed with moisturizing, natural ingredients, this lipstick and blush also adds a dewy finish with each application.

You likely have a warm skin tone if…

  • You look better with gold jewelry than silver.
  • You tan easily.
  • Your eyes are a darker shade like brown, amber or dark green.
  • You look best in green, brown, mustard yellow and warm reds. Off-white, cream, tan, peach, coral and amber also flatter you.

If you have a warm skin tone, shades like coral, peach, terracotta and brick likely flatter you best, including Boomstick Golden Peach™. This creamy, vegan Boomstick was designed to add coral-peach color with a subtle, pearlized finish to warm to neutral skin tones. Apply it to your lips and cheeks for a sweet, peachy glow in seconds.

Still not sure? If…

  • You can’t tell what color your veins are.
  • You look amazing in silver and gold.
  • You see yellow and rose in your skin—or neither—when compared to a white towel or sheet of paper.
  • You tend to burn, then tan.
  • You can pull off almost any color.

Congratulations! You likely have a neutral skin tone. Those with more neutral skin tones can often wear it all. Both Boomstick Peony Pink and Golden Peach will likely flatter your beautiful skin.

What does all of this mean? Are there “rules?”

Knowing your skin tone can help you choose makeup and clothing that flatters you best—but it’s not a one-size-fits-all situation.

While these guidelines may work for some people, others break every “rule” and look amazing doing it.

In the end, we suggest doing as you like! As Cindy Joseph said, confidence and joy are a woman’s best styling tools.

Try the Boomsticks made for your unique skin tone.

Boomsticks Peony Pink and Golden Peach are made for your unique skin tone. These creamy makeup sticks add color and vibrancy to your lips and cheeks in seconds with a clean-beauty, vegan formula packed with nourishing natural ingredients.

You’ll find these multitasking cosmetics in our online store at BOOM! By Cindy Joseph.

In fact, everything you’ll see in our store is designed for your skin in your 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

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 Boomstick Trio®. 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. While other skincare 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.

Boomstick Peony Pink™

Boomstick Peony Pink™

This creamy lipstick and blush was designed especially for those with cool to neutral skin tones. With nourishing natural ingredients and a vegan formula, this Boomstick is the perfect addition to your makeup bag.

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Boomstick Golden Peach™

Boomstick Golden Peach™

Our first Boomstick designed especially for those with warm to neutral skin tones, this coral-peach lipstick and blush has a slight pearlized finish and moisturizing ingredients for a dewy glow every time.

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At BOOM!, we say that less is more as we age. Our line is composed of simple, multitasking, pro-age cosmetics and luscious natural skincare to pamper your skin and bring out your natural beauty—at every age.

Check out our products

Available on our website, Boomstick Trio is our flagship product: three compact, travel-ready tubes that can replace everything in your makeup bag:

Boomstick Color — sheer berry color for cheeks, lips, forehead, neck and décolletage

Boomstick Glimmer — sheer, pearlescent highlighter for eyelids, inner corners of the eyes, cheekbones, lips, cupid’s bow, neck, shoulders, collarbones and décolletage

Boomstick Glo — olive oil and beeswax organic moisturizer for lips, cuticles, around the eyes and anywhere else you’d like to add clean, natural hydration

BOOMSTICK COLOR

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BOOMSTICK GLIMMER

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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 skincare 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.

 Cindy Joseph

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 skincare.

Boomstick Peony Pink™

Boomstick Peony Pink™

This creamy lipstick and blush was designed especially for those with cool to neutral skin tones. With nourishing natural ingredients and a vegan formula, this Boomstick is the perfect addition to your makeup bag.

Shop now
Boomstick Golden Peach™

Boomstick Golden Peach™

Our first Boomstick designed especially for those with warm to neutral skin tones, this coral-peach lipstick and blush has a slight pearlized finish and moisturizing ingredients for a dewy glow every time.

Shop now

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 skincare 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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