Urban Decay lovers, Wonderland lovers and lovers of gorgeous eyeshadow shades: get excited! The much anticipated sequel to Disney’s Alice in Wonderland opens in theaters May 27, but the Alice Through the Looking Glass limited-edition eyeshadow palette is available at Nordstrom now. From the collector’s-quality kaleidoscopic packaging to the crazy beautiful shadows, this palette is going to go as fast as its predecessor, when Urban Decay and Disney teamed up for their first Wonderland-themed palette.
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Think back. How many different flavors of Lip Smaker did you hoard in the front pocket of your Jansport? Like, a lot, right? Before you wander too far down that path back to Lisa Frank and your favorite Trapper Keepers, we’d like to introduce you to the grown up (but a kid at heart) Lancôme Juicy Shakers. Available in 20 pretty shades–each with their own flavor–these are as fun to collect as all that school-days lip balm, only pulling one of these adorable cocktail-shaker-shaped beauties out of your handbag won’t damage your cred while you’re adulting.
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“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.
“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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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!
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.
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.
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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?”