{Beauty} Supernatural

FOFs Cindy Joseph and Jennifer Snowdon built their careers on achieving “the natural look.” Cindy’s new cosmetic line, Boom!, uses three simple color sticks to achieve a radiant glow. Jennifer is a makeup artist specializing in seamless makeup for high-definition film.

Here, they demonstrate their favorite tricks for looking polished—not painted.

Cindy’s supernatural day look:

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Jennifer’s Step-by-Step:

Moisturize. “As skin gets older, it gets drier, so keep adding moisture, moisture, moisture! The Boom! Glo stick is a universal moisturizer that stays on top of the skin and gives a slightly dewy glow. You can use it on your lips, cheeks, neck and cuticles. The only ingredients are olive oil, beeswax, honey and vitamin E.” Boom! By Cindy Joseph, Glo, $24

Neutralize the Eye Area. “Don’t worry about shadow. Just lighten your eye area to the same color as the rest of your skin. Choose a concealer that matches the skin on your cheeks exactly and mix it with eye cream so it won’t settle into lines. Or try Alison Raffaele True Concealer, which hydrates and plumps and doesn’t settle. Apply it with a brush above and below the eye—anywhere the skin is darker, red or shadowed. I always use a brush; sponges soak in all the makeup—a waste!” Alison Raffaele True Concealer, $23

Illuminate. “’Frosted’ makeup sounds like something horrible from the 1960s. But a highlighting cream-based ‘frost’ applied to the cheekbone, brow bone, lid and the center of the lip suggests dewy, youthful skin.” Boom! By Cindy Joseph, Glimmer, $24

Flush the cheeks & lips. “Apply a cream-based color to your cheeks, lips and to your neck to suggest a warm flush.”  Boom! By Cindy Joseph, Color, $24

Cindy’s supernatural night look:

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Jennifer’s Step-by-Step:

Even your skin. “For slightly more coverage, mix your foundation with a little moisturizer and use a brush to paint it anywhere skin is slightly red or darker. If your foundation is the right color, you don’t need to cover your whole face. Work from the center of you face out.”

Draw the eye up. “Many FOFs try to ‘define’ the eye by using a strong line all the way around. In fact, anything you put under the eye highlights the bags beneath it! Instead, use a stiff brush dipped in water to press powder liner along the upper lash line. Use the same brush to apply your mascara; it allows you to get right up to the lash line and it looks more natural. Michael Marcus Kohl Cake Eyeliner, $20

Add a red lip. “Red always gives your skin tone a lift. There are so many new textures of lip color now, from stains to moisturizing sheers; red doesn’t mean the Marilyn Monroe matte of the past. I used a brush to apply a few coats of Kimiko’s sheer lip stain and then topped it with her plumping gloss. Dry red lips are not as attractive as wet red lips.”  Kimiko Sheer Tint and Lip Plumper in Pomegranate, $37

15 Responses to “{Beauty} Supernatural”

  1. z says:

    Come to outback Australia and see all the natural, really beautiful over 50 women. They wear no make up, no hair product, no fancy threads. Not ever. Use castille soap for everything and always wear a hat, jeans, long sleeves and riding boots. Can work on their cars, their houses, grow their own food. All single and take no crap from anyone. Especially media hyped nonsense like this. No woman needs makeup. Ever.

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  3. Contact & Links | Jennifer Snowdon says:

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  6. Helen says:

    Thank you for sharing. I am 56 and greying at the roots but have elbow-length blonde hair. I’m gonna let it grow out and hope it turns out as beautiful as yours. You’re my mentor!

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  7. Robyn says:

    AAAH, This makeup is so me. Not all the goddy stuff
    and wear you lean to give a kiss, half your face sticks to them. I love this line, it is so basic and beautiful.
    Beauty is already there on a person, all you need to do it perk it up. You are so smart to have created such a “smart,snap” production line. I am in love with the idea. You two look great !!!!!

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  8. TFR says:

    I think her hair adds to the look as well. It all works together.

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  9. Katherine from Fab Over Fifty says:

    Kathy, you will love the Boom! stick. It will make your beauty routine easy and effective. Enjoy!

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  10. Kathy says:

    I just placed my order! I am excited to try Boom! It looks easy to apply and I love that it is sheer!

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  11. Betty says:

    Moisturizer makes such a difference! I love to feel all young and, “dewy”! Glow, ladies, glow!

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  12. Rosie says:

    Interested in Boom! sticks. I am 68, divorced ,retired middle school teacher, just had successful knee surgery for torn meniscus. Dr. said since I have 40yr-old knees, must have kept myself in shape!! Only sad part is that I
    can’t dance for 3 wks. Am back in water aerobics. Can’t wait to get back to line dance, bop, and zumba gold. Life is Good!!

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  13. Katherine from Fab Over Fifty says:

    Thank you, ladies! I agree, Cindy looks stunning. Jennifer truly brought out her natural glow.

    And Moonchime, I think you hit upon something that is constantly on our minds at FabOverFifty–the beauty industry is all about youth. It’s time to rework that and Cindy’s products are certainly a step in the right direction. So of course, feel free to spread the word!

    Thanks again for reading…

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  14. Moonchime says:

    I absolutely adore your lovely skin. Your makeup looks fabulous. It’s so natural that I was happy to see a before picture because I wouldn’t have believed you had used anything to achieve such a youthful glow. It’s seamless.

    Lately, I have been so frustrated with makeup choices for FOF women. It seems the industry is geared towards the young.

    I make YouTube videos, since I love to Vlog–and some of the people on there are such wonderful friends. I want to tell them about your makeup products. Would that be all right? Thanks!~Moonchimes on YouTube

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  15. KMM says:

    Love the red lips! It’s incredible that the lips don’t look over-the-top. I think Jennifer nailed it–the “stain” is what makes the red lips come across as natural.

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