“Illumination really captures the light and helps you to look incredibly sexy.” –François Nars, Founder & Creative Director
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.
Since its start in 2009, Sigma Beauty has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity, with beauty bloggers, influencers and industry pros all singing the company’s praises. Founded by Brazilian natives Rene Xavier Filho and Simone Xavier, the company has leaned heavily on the founders’ combined background in engineering and biology research in its approach to creating innovative products for beauty lovers.
These days, you can’t search ‘best beauty brushes’ without coming across rave reviews of these innovative beauty products. And now, you can find Sigma Beauty brushes and products at Nordstrom, too–including the much-adored F80 and F88 flat Kabuki brushes. Yay!
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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
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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“I love seeing a woman in a man’s suit. Why not have a lipstick named after a man?” —Tom Ford
There’s Collin, Holden and Giacomo. Now Ansel, Joaquin, Drake and Rocco. Plus 43 more. Get to know the men in Tom Ford’s life. After last year’s successful launch of the house’s Lips & Boys collection, a beautiful new range of shades is now available—named after the men that Ford admires and is inspired by. Known for their lightweight texture and superb pigmentation, these new lip colors are perfectly sized for your clutch (and/or your favorite makeup lover’s stocking).
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The newest from M•A•C is all about celebrating individuality and the inherent beauty that lies in the freedom to express your personality—whoever you are, whatever your style. Check out the contest winners handpicked by M•A•C to be the six inspiring faces of the new M•A•Cnificent! Me collection, then choose your favorite new products and get to showing the world your true colors!
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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.
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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M·A·C Senior Artist Keri Blair extols the virtues of the new M∙A∙C Haute Dogs Collection and shares a how-to on one of her favorite looks. Woof!
“Taking cues from our canine companions, this fall gives us a chance to leave the dog days of summer behind and embrace the sophistication of M∙A∙C Haute Dogs. Looking beyond the literal translation of this cheeky moniker, we see that this collection is the perfect combination of both color and texture. Whether you are a makeup artist extraordinaire, makeup enthusiast or someone who loves to dabble, there is something for everyone (even those lovers of the feline persuasion) in this collection. Read more for my steps to get the look!
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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
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.
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The CHANEL Travel Makeup Palette is an all-in-one beauty powerhouse complete with eyeshadow, blush, foundation, lip color, mascara and three applicator brushes. To have a little fun with this versatile face palette, the Nordstrom Beauty Blog brought one to our crew at Studio N, where our in-house photographers, hair and makeup artists, art directors, models and scads of other colleagues all hustle to make editorial magic happen on the daily.
Our initial thoughts? We were all super fans of the perfectly chosen colors, made up of several most-wanted shades. The options are almost limitless, but we were excited to showcase how easily this compact, travel-friendly product–sized just right for a handbag or jet-setting–has all you need to go from beautifully fresh, barely-there day makeup to a subtle-but-smoldering nighttime look. No magic required.
Read more for our simple (we promise!) step-by-step guide for going day to night with these two gorgeous makeup looks.
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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.”
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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