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What are the best face masks for making dry, combination, undernourished or mature skin look its best? We asked a few of our expert Beauty Stylists to tell us about their favorite masks. Find out what they’re loving at home and recommending in our stores for any skin concern.

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   Tenille Masaki Delp, Nordstrom Ala Moana

COMBINATION SKIN: Oily skin that lacks moisture is what I’ve had most of my life (symptoms: enlarged pores, oily T-zone, redness, slightly flaky skin at the chin, under the nose and upper cheeks). My secret combination infuses lightweight, nongreasy hydration into the skin while balancing out my oily but dry areas with vitamins and natural plant extracts. Here is my super easy and low-maintenance routine: 1) Using clean hands, apply a generous nickel-sized amount of Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask along with 3-5 drops of Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate to the face and neck (if applied thinly, you can sleep with this mask on). 2) Remove mask after 10-15 minutes with a clean, warm-water-soaked towel. 3) Apply my favorite Chantecaille Flower Harmonizing Cream for a naturally balanced glow day or night!

ALL SKIN TYPES: Lavender is an amazing natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antidepressant ingredient. Here is my favorite super simple, 4-step luxurious lavender mask routine: 1) Using clean hands, gently remove makeup with peppermint/lavender oil–infused Lancer Face Polish. 2) Rinse off exfoliator, apply a generous nickel-sized amount of Fresh Rose Face Mask to the face and neck then wait 10-15 minutes. 3) Apply 5 drops of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate to a warm-water-dampened towel to remove mask. 4) Apply Dr. Dennis Gross Oil-Free Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion Cream to the face and neck for a naturally happy, nongreasy complexion!

SEE ALL OUR STYLISTS’ FACE MASK RECOMMENDATIONS

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Of course one of our favorite things about award shows and red carpet events is seeing what all the stars are wearing and checking out the beauty looks complementing all that glamour. Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury was on the scene (where else would she be?) and gave us all the secrets to re-creating three makeup looks we loved at the Golden Globes.

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SEE ALL THE LOOKS AND TILBURY’S EXPERT STEP-BY-STEP TIPS

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“Illumination really captures the light and helps you to look incredibly sexy.” –François Nars, Founder & Creative Director

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Exclusively at Nordstrom: the new Hot Sand Collection from NARS. Illuminate your best features with champagne shades to light up the the eyes, cheeks and lips.

 

 

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Right now everyone’s talking about a “new year, new you.” While that makes for some catchy ad copy, there’s really no way—no matter what you do—to start over and get a new you. We’re all, each one of us, stuck with ourselves. But there’s liberating hope! Just take a deep breath and try working toward the possible, achievable goal of a new year, a better you … one day (even just one baby step) at a time.

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That’s what Dawn Russell, creator of 8G Greens Superfood Supplement, aims for—even if she does end up grabbing something from her favorite burger joint, In-N-Out. After being diagnosed with cancer at age 25, Russell started writing a new chapter in her book of life and began her wellness journey. Of all that she learned along the way to remission, she decided to take her knowledge of—and life-changing experience with—nutrient-dense foods and come up with a way to share it with everyone.

Now a business owner, mother of two and avid racecar driver, Russell is offering the results of many years of research and development with her nutritional supplement that packs a ton of greens and vitamins into one tablet that effervesces in water and makes boosting your daily intake of greens a whole lot easier. (Baby step #1.) Not to mention it’s lemon flavored!

Russell gave us some time to talk about everything from the importance of each green in the supplement to her favorite wellness resources and her secret for a happy, healthy life.

SEE DAWN’S SECRETS, FAVORITE RECIPES AND WHERE SHE ESCAPES TO FEEL BETTER

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Behind the scenes of our January trend shoot

Too often you only get to see the talented faces in front of the camera, not those equally gifted and often adorable souls who work their magic behind the lens. During our January Trend shoot, we reversed our camera angle to highlight the artists who execute the style and vision that make fashions come to life.

Hear from two fashion photographers plus nail and hair stylists on how they launched their successful artistic careers and what makes them excited about their crafts—including tips on how to perfect your manicure and hairdo.

Ashlee Rose styling the mode's hair for the Nordstrom January Trend shoot

LIGHTS, CAMERA, (HAIR & NAILS): READ MORE ON THE THREAD

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‘Tis the season for mulled wine, cozy slippers, long books and drying out like a prune. Even in our native Northwest with all its recent rain, we can’t get away from the skin irritation, dryness and breakouts that come like clockwork with December. So when we heard Kate Somerville, skincare expert for more than 20 years and industry pioneer, was going to be in Seattle, we couldn’t let her leave without asking a few survival questions and gleaning year-round skin-saving insight.

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Winter is here and with it holiday travels. For those of us traveling to (or stuck for good in) harsher climates, how can we defend our skin?
Airplanes are so brutal. They just suck every bit of hydration out of you. Try not to wear makeup if it’s a long flight. I really recommend taking the Dermal Quench on your flight, along with the moisturizer that’s right for your skin. If you have a lot of oils, you’ll want to go oil-free. If you have normal skin, use our Age Arrest. Nordstrom is also launching our KateCeuticals line soon, which is really geared for dry skin and mature skin. The moisturizer is Multi-Active Revive. When you get back from wherever you’re going, steam your face. Take a wet washcloth as hot as you can handle and place it over your skin for about five minutes. Or put it over your face in the bath and really allow your skin to steam.

FIND OUT KATE’S SKINCARE RITUALS AND THE HUSH-HUSH PRODUCTS SHE’S LAUNCHING SOON

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Get inspired with gift recommendations from our expert Beauty Stylists for anyone on your list—no matter your budget.

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Get inspired with gift recommendations from our expert Beauty Stylists for anyone on your list—no matter your budget.

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   Taryn Ronning, Pacific Center, Vancouver BC

Going to holiday parties and visiting friends is what this season is all about; but finding the perfect gift can be a real struggle, so I put together my top two gift ideas!

Spend: This is a gift that is sure to bring an ear-to-ear grin to any cosmo-savvy friend! The famous diptyque Baies candle (roses and blackcurrant leaves) comes in two sizes. Baies is the ‘scent of fashion’!

Splurge: I look toward Charlotte Tilbury, the IT girl in beauty! She definitely didn’t disappoint this season with her holiday gift sets! The one that stands out to me is The Gift of Red Carpet Skin set: it has celebrity favorites like Magic Cream, Wonderglow, Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Take It All Off Eye Makeup Remover, Supermodel Body and Multi-Miracle Glow Cleanser, Mask and Balm. This set is great for all skin tones and types, it literally has everything you could want, and it will have your gift recipients’ skin red-carpet-ready in 1-2-3!

GET GIVING WITH ALL OUR BEAUTY STYLIST’S RECOMMENDATIONS

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For the second season in a row, we’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving.

charlotte-tilbury-interview-with-nordstromTalk about gifted. As one of the most in-demand artists in the industry, Charlotte Tilbury pretty much has the Midas touch when it comes to makeup. So, what’s on Charlotte’s list to give and receive this year? We know, we know! (Because she was nice enough to tell us). See what this gifted giver has in store for her family and A-list friends this holiday season.

SEE CHARLOTTE’S FAVES TO GIVE AND RECIEVE

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Beauty, lifestyle, DIY, cooking, vlogging—you’ll find it all coming from the the woman behind Hello Gorgeous, Angela Lanter. She’s a self-made sensation. We love her California-girl style and bright, positive personality. We also love that she used to be an insurance fraud investigator before starting her wildly popular blog, which proves you can grow up to be anything you want—and then do something totally different! Check out Angela on Instagram for outfit inspiration, beauty ideas and special guest appearances from her hubby Matt Lanter.

GET ANGELA’S PICKS AND GIFT ADVICE

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From Charlotte’s mouth to all our ears: our friends over at the Tilbury offices put together her top ten brilliant ideas for looking our best (and surviving) this holiday season. Beauty advice and product recommendations from one of the world’s most sought-after makeup artists? We’ll take it!

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1. Kick off your morning with hot water and lemon to remove toxins and give yourself a boost of energy. It’s a secret Charlotte learned backstage and is great for getting a clear, glowing complexion!

2. Pamper yourself with an at-home-facial using Charlotte’s gorgeous Goddess Skin Clay Mask for radiant, plumped-up skin. It’s a genius product that instantly gives you a poreless, flawless texture. Follow with the cult-favorite Charlotte’s Magic Cream, a magical mix of patented anti-aging, glow-giving ingredients, to flood your skin with moisture. Then sweep on Wonderglow for instant luminosity and a lit-from-within effect.

SEE ALL CHARLOTTE’S EXPERT HOLIDAY BEAUTY ADVICE

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