FOTD: Khaki Brown

I was feeling a little ‘seasonal’ (the mornings have been very overcast) and decided to play with ‘muted’ colors for the day…

Rock & Republic Tinted Illuminizer (Roxanne)
29 Hydrating Foundation (Dark)
Kevyn Aucoin Diaphonous Radiance Powder
Armani Blushing Fabric in Sienna
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Maowi & Blackbear (brows)
Guerlain Ombre Cream Shadow in 03 (crease)
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #6 (lids/under waterline)
Guerlain Kohl in Black Fakir (lashline/waterline)
MAC False Lashes Mascara
Naimies Half Lashes
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Insouciance

FOTD: Holiday Shine (29 & Naked)

It’s SO FREAKIN’ HOT today! I’m pretty sure it’s going to get to be about 100 degrees outside, maybe more. But I still wanted to do a little something with makeup, to celebrate Independence Day. So I went for a Naked (literally) glow:

Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom (brows/under waterline)
NAKED Pigment in SN-02 (lids)
Guerlain Retractable Eye Pencil in #01 (waterline)
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
Naked Cream mixed with 29 Hydrating Foundation (tinted moisturizer)
29 Highlighting Blush in Berries
29 Lip Gloss in Pink Champagne

FOTD: Twisted Neutral

I wanted to road test the Le Metier matte eyeshadows… boy did they perform! They remained matte all day on my oily lids (no primer. you guys know how I feel about primer), and never creased or faded…


Le Metier Eyeshadow in Peachy Keen (lid/browbone)
Le Metier Eyeshadow in Milan (crease)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 12L (waterline)
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara

29 Hydrating Foundation in Dark
Kevyn Aucoin Diaphonous Radiance Powder
By Terry Blush in Beach Bomb
Cover Girl Nature Luxe Balm in Anemone

Product Review: 29 Hydrating Foundation

A walk through Neiman Marcus recently netted the most adorable discovery: a makeup and skin care line by a company simply called 29.

It’s quite the quaint little line. Apparently, this line belongs to the wife of a winemaker. 29 stands for the highway that runs through Napa valley, where the family vineyard is located. All of the products are infused with grapseed oil, which comes from the grapes on the vineyard. Lovely story. I was curious about whether the products were as lovely as the story.

So I stepped out on faith and tested (and bought) the foundation.

This is the darkest shade they offer. There are about eight foundations, and they go from a light ivory, to simply ‘dark.’

Note the pump. I was instantly put in a good mood at the sight of that pump. And I was put in an even better mood when I swatched this foundation.

It goes on smooth, and sets to a soft matte finish. I’d swatched it initially at the store and wore it while I shopped around. It set in about 2 minutes, and it left such a beautiful finish that I immediately went back to purchase it.

This foundation is cheaper than my previously purchased Hourglass Foundation … retailing for $54. And technically it’s the same size (1oz) although it looks like you get about 1/2 an ounce more of the 29 foundation. I think that it was measured by volume, not weight. There’s a lot of product in this bottle.

We’ll see how this performs in practical application. So far… so good. This company is now on my radar. Here’s hoping it stays there.