What’s New


TomFordLipsandBoys“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).

Shop: Tom Ford Lips & Boys


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!


Shop: M•A•Cnificent! Me collection | All M•A•C


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.



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!




“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.charlotte-tilbury-norman-parkinson-3



Shop: Charlotte Tilbury X Norman Parkinson


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.

Beauty DIY & How-To: Simple, natural makeup look for daytime.Beauty DIY & How-To: Simple, smokey eye makeup look.

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.

Beauty DIY & How-To: Simple, smokey eye makeup look.Beauty DIY & How-To: Simple, smokey eye makeup look.
Beauty DIY & How-To: Simple, smokey eye makeup look.

Read more for our simple (we promise!) step-by-step guide for going day to night with these two gorgeous makeup looks.



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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Giving the perfect gift is right up there on the list of things that feel amazing, but it just got even better. Nordstrom is now donating 1% of Gift Card proceeds to our nonprofit partners. That means when you give, you give twice. You give powerfully.

We believe in connecting with and empowering the communities we are part of, so we’re thrilled to be supporting organizations that positively impact our cities. As part of our 2015 focus on youth and kids, your Gift Card contributions will help Ronald McDonald House, Boys and Girls Clubs, Special Olympics and other like-minded enterprises as they literally change the world.

For a closer look at how one Northwest-based charity transforms lives via a quintessential childhood experience, keep reading.


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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.

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Kate Fannin‘s job is a girly-girl’s dream. As our Beauty Trend Editor, Kate gets paid to play with new makeup, lotions and perfumes, and hit trend shows, line launches and celebrity appearances at stores across the country. Oh, and twice a year she flies to New York Fashion Week, where she hangs out backstage with famous friends like makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury and nail guru Deborah Lippmann. But when Christmas rolls around, the down-to-earth Texan puts all her focus on gifts for her family, including 14 nieces and nephews and 3 tiny dogs.



Ever wonder what goes into designing a scent? Well, block out the next 15 minutes of your life and get ready to hear all about the genesis of La Nuit de Bohème directly from Anna Sui herself, who shared this great behind-the-scenes photo and gave us these notes on inspiration, muse selection, and how it all came together.

“I have to say that I really do enjoy the entire process of creating a fragrance,” the designer told us. “I am very much involved in every single step. Every time I see a new fragrance coming to life, I’m even more inspired.”


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