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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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“People cannot live without color. We need color to feel alive. To collaborate between artists and the world of beauty, it’s a very positive thing we’re doing here.” —Yago Hortal

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For their limited-edition holiday collection, Smashbox tapped Spanish artist Yago Hortal—known for his bright, sweeping use of colors—to collaborate on packaging. The result? Gorgeous. Hortal’s shades explode perfectly across the covetable collection.

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We asked our beauty buyers for their most-wanted Black Friday beauty deals, and they hooked us up! Bonus: start shopping all our deals online a day early on Thursday, November 26, and continue shopping and saving through the weekend until Cyber Monday ends.

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In case you missed it, the super-talented Charlotte Tilbury took home Makeup Artist of the Year at the first-ever InStyle Awards. We couldn’t be more happy for her! But even on a night that celebrated Tilbury’s accomplishments, she didn’t sit back and relax. True to form, the ever-busy Tilbury got to working her magic on three friends attending the award show with her—Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio and Olivia Culpo. We loved all three looks (that goes without saying) and couldn’t resist asking how to re-create them. Thankfully, Tilbury’s team agreed to tell us!

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Leave it to Christian Louboutin—creator of the iconic red sole—to dream up a new classic. Last year, we went crazy for his innovative nail color and bottle design, and now we’re enamored with his newest innovation: lip color in three textures and lots of shades, all enrobed in an exquisitely designed case. (And we don’t use the word exquisite lightly.) Now that it’s available at Nordstrom, we couldn’t wait to try it out for ourselves, so the Beauty Blog took a few of these unique little lovelies down to a crew at Studio N.

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We asked Shannon Rasheed—our makeup artist responsible for this glamorous, gorgeous, gotta-have-it look—for her thoughts on a bold lip and working with the new collection.

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So often dry and dull, matte lipstick can be a tricky formulation to balance right. Leave it to beauty genius Charlotte Tilbury to crack the code! She has us rethinking matte with velvety lipstick that not only hydrates, but also offers buildable coverage and reflects light in all the right ways for the illusion of fuller, wider lips.

Finding ways to incorporate the techniques she’s learned (and become sought after for by celebrities) over the years, Charlotte’s packed all the tricks in her book into one long-lasting lipstick, and it’s finally available here in North America. The name says it all—these ten Nordstrom-exclusive shades are a matte revolution.charlotte-tilbury-matte-revolution-21

 

Shop: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution | All Charlotte Tilbury

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“Norman Parkinson to me is one of the great photographers of the world. As a makeup artist, I am constantly inspired by photography and art and films, and he has been one of the people that I have referenced over and over and again. The way he played with color; the way that he captured color… it’s such a complete inspiration.” — Charlotte Tilbury

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It’s here! The new collection from Charlotte Tilbury inspired by and featuring the incredible work of one of the fashion world’s most sought-after photographers, Norman Parkinson. On the outside, compact covers and cases are printed with Parkinson’s work with glamor icons Jerry Hall, Carmen dell’Orefice and Wenda (Parkinson’s wife and muse). On the inside, all the covetable colors and and accessories to create the fresh, dreamy looks like those captured by the magical touch of Parkinson and his lens.charlotte-tilbury-norman-parkinson-3

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We asked a few of our beauty directors to handpick some of their favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives.

 

Loredana Grama — National Beauty and Fragrance Director
“This season is all about the perfect makeup palette. Palettes are a great option for the on-the-go woman who wants her entire look in one easy place.”

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M•A•C Look in a Box Face Kits
“These palettes come in either a cool or warm shade option and include six eyeshadows, two blushes and two lip colors each. Why not get both?”

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Sure, there’s a lot of buzz about the dresses on the red carpet (rightly so!), but what about all that beautiful makeup? For her gorgeous look, Sienna Miller tapped her longtime friend (and one of the best makeup artists around) Charlotte Tilbury. We asked Tilbury to share what it’s like behind the scenes getting ready for the red carpet at the Academy Awards. Here’s how she created the look (while the two rocked out to some Bob Dylan).

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1.    Charlotte started with her Goddess skin clay mask, a product she says “is the key to shrinking pores and tightening the skin, leaving you with a perfectly dewy, plumped and revived red-carpet glow.”

2.    Magic Cream (Charlotte’s secret to red-carpet skin) and Wonderglow were applied to hydrate the skin and create a soft focus, which she says is “amazing for HDTV.”

3.    Next, Charlotte applied Light Wonder foundation in 6 medium and 7 medium, then the retoucher concealer in 2 fair under the eyes and 3 medium for the rest of Sienna’s face.

4.    Air Brush Flawless Finish powder in 1 fair and 2 medium was applied only to the T-zone to control shine while keeping from taking away from the dewiness on the rest of the skin.

5.    To enhance Sienna’s eyebrows, Charlotte used Brow Lift in Grace K and Cara D.

6.    Rock ‘n’ Kohl eye pencil in Bedroom Black and the Feline Flick quick fine line shodo pen were used over the lash line to dramatically define the eyes.

7.    Using her eye smudger brush, the Luxury eyeshadow palette in The Sophisticate and full fat lashes, Charlotte accentuated Sienna’s “winged” eyes, focusing on the crease and lash-line areas.

8.    To enhance the cheekbones, Charlotte applied Filmstar Bronze & Glow with the powder & sculpt brush, following the hollows of the cheeks and along the jawline with the bronzer and applying the highlighter shade to the top of the cheekbones.

9.    To further accentuate Sienna’s features, Beach Stick in Moon Beach and Ibiza were used to illuminate and sculpt.

10.  To prep the lips, Charlotte used Lip Love lip scrub and Lip Magic. Lip Cheat lip liner in Pillowtalk was applied to mimic the pigment of Sienna’s lips and filled in with K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Bitch Perfect.

11.  Last, for an allover glow, Charlotte applied Supermodel Body all over Sienna’s limbs.

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Want even more step-by-step instructions and smart tips from a famed makeup artist? Meet Charlotte Tilbury in person as she recreates some of her red-carpet looks at Nordstrom The Grove, February 24, 6-8 pm. Call 323.900.1418 to RSVP.

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Black Friday Sale at Nordstrom

Looks like Black Friday needs a new name; these beauty deals have all kinds of color!

On Friday, November 28, you’re invited to chose from over 75 gifts-with-purchase from brands like Kiehl’s, Bobbi Brown and Clarins, with values up to $160.

Black Friday Sale at Nordstrom.

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