Anniversary Sale

Bobbi Brown has a secret—and she’s telling all! She shows us the easy steps to creating gorgeous eyes that you don’t have to be a makeup artist to replicate. Her Nordstrom-exclusive Secret to Standout Eyes Set (with 12 eyeshadow shades, a mini ultra-fine brush, full-size long-wear gel eyeliner and mascara) comes with a handy guide to three distinct looks: classic, smokey and party eyes. For more inspiration, watch the video where she creates this look below.




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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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially begins this Friday, but Nordstrom Rewards members can shop Early Access right now! We’re loving these Beauty Exclusives from NARS: a get-you-gorgeous lip and nail set available in two different colors—complete with a keepsake box—and a versatile cheek palette that includes ‘Orgasm’, one of the most coveted shades on the market.

NARS ‘Schiap’ Lip & Nail Set | NARS Cheek Palette


With the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starting tomorrow, we asked our National Beauty Director Debra Redmond to share her essential beauty buys.

This month I’m excited about all our limited edition beauty exclusives: skincare, hair care, makeup and fragrance value sets that let you stock up on your favorites (or grab some sweet gifts). With even more sets to choose from this year, I’m calling out some of my picks to get you ‘set’ to shop!


Budget Resort. All fall’s colors for a fraction of the price: easy-to-wear shadows, a black gel liner, mascara and lip gloss in Bellini—a perfect, natural shade. Plus my personal favorite: Telluride Bronzing Powder, for that radiant après-ski glow. Bobbi Brown ‘Telluride Glow’ Set, $85 ($153 value)

Brush Crush. Warning: After one use, you’ll be hooked. These brushes are amazing, and the sleek clutch is perfectly on trend for fall. Even better, this all-in-one set is spot-on for travel and keeps your brushes beautifully organized. Laura Mercier ‘Touch Up’ Brush Set, $65 ($133 value)

Super ’Sonic Shades. The best skincare tool ever now comes in exclusive, gorgeous shades of Persimmon, Orchid and Jade (my favorite). After one use, you’ll see a major difference in your skin. I love the vibrant case it comes in—another great travel piece.  CLARISONIC ‘Mia 2 – Jade’ Sonic Skin Cleansing System, $149 ($199 value)

Fragrant Offering. A must for your fragrance wardrobe, this provocative, white floral scent is available exclusively at Nordstrom. The set includes a 3.4oz spray and a bonus 1.3oz fragrance. Jimmy Choo ‘Flash’ Eau de Parfum Set, $98 ($153 value)

Scents of Home. Stock up on these gorgeous two-wick candles, perfect for you or as gifts to have on hand. They smell divine, and the vintage and modern printed tins are eye-catchers in any room. Choose from two different collections.  Voluspa ‘Maison Collections’ Anniversary Candle Trio, $29.50 ($48 value)

Want to see more? Check out the the rest of our beauty gift and value sets, and get ready to shop the Anniversary Sale starting tomorrow, July 19th!



Let’s get the beauty started! To kick off our Anniversary Sale, our beauty experts are hosting don’t-miss events at select Nordstrom locations this Friday, July 19 or Saturday July 20. Free beauty goodies, makeovers, expert tips, exclusive products and more—be there and be beautiful! Find a participating Nordstrom near you.


Everything Bobbi Brown is doing this season is about rejuvenation and luminosity. To help us celebrate our 2013 Anniversary Sale in glowing style, we asked the legendary artist to create an exclusive collection just for the Nordstrom beauty girl—YOU! Here’s the first glimpse at the Telluride Glow Collection.

Shop the hottest trends first during Anniversary Sale Early Access.


Have you stepped up to one of our Fragrance Tasting Bars yet? We’ve got a rotating selection of our most coveted scents, available in jumbo-sized bottles just waiting for you to sample from—think Hanae Mori Eau de Collection No. 7, Jimmy Choo, Valentina and more.*

Even better, during the last week of our Anniversary Sale (now through August 5th), receive the pictured atomizer filled with .1oz/3ml of any one fragrance from our Tasting Bar: our gift to you with any $85 fragrance purchase (in-store only). Its pretty pop-of-color is perfect for travel and tucking away anywhere you need a spritz of perfume at the ready.

*Fragrance selection varies by store; one per person, while supply lasts.


In case you missed it over at Racked, they shared their 12 favorite beauty bargains from our Anniversary Sale. What are yours?

M·A·C ‘Illustrated – Smoky Eye Plum’ Kit by Julie Verhoeven (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Dior ‘Vernis Les Violets Hypnotiques – Shadow’ Nail Lacquer (Nordstrom Exclusive)
CLARISONIC® ‘Day Glo Green Mia 2’ Anniversary Sonic Cleansing System (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Kiehl’s Jumbo Amino Acid Shampoo (Nordstrom Exclusive)
bareMinerals® ‘In Fashion’ Anniversary Makeup Set (Nordstrom Exclusive)
philosophy ‘raspberry sorbet’ shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath (Buy & Save)
Lancôme ‘Defining & Brightening’ Exclusive Eye Collection
Clinique ‘Moisture Surge – Home & Away’ Anniversary Duo
Deborah Lippmann ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ Glitter Nail Color (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Bottega Veneta Anniversary Set
Dior ‘Addict – Purple Revolution’ Ultra Gloss (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Antica Farmacista ‘Tuberose, Hyacinth & Lily of the Valley’ Home Ambiance Perfume


We asked Rosa, a recent college grad and self-described lover of all things beauty (which she traces to growing up emulating her glamorous mom) to hit up our private Anniversary Sale Beauty Preview at Treasure&Bond in NYC. Here’s what she had to say.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here, and no one is more excited than I am! To get the word out about this year’s sale, the Nordstrom Beauty team held a fabulous event and invited beauty bloggers and editors to get a sneak peek and test out a small smorgasbord of what will be available at the sale.

The second floor of Treasure&Bond was converted into a mini salon getaway! Everyone had the opportunity to get pampered at several pop-up beauty stations: there was a hair station by blowPro—the blowout experts of NYC—makeup by NARS and nails by Deborah Lippmann. Needless to say, everyone left looking glamorous.

While we were waiting to get styled and polished, we played with all of the products going on sale. One of my favorites was philosophy’s amazing grace satin-finish body oil mist. It is a super-lightweight, lightly scented spray that leaves your skin soft and glowing—the perfect complement to a gorgeous summer tan.

Another favorite of mine was the Voluspa candles. Not only do they smell lovely, they come in a pretty tin and are going on sale in packs of 3 for $29 (normally $40)—a great deal.

All of the beauty lines that Nordstrom carries create exclusive limited-edition kits, palettes and box sets for the Anniversary Sale. M·A·C created some amazing palettes and brush sets in colorful packaging that seems perfect for summer.

The Lancôme Defining & Brightening Eye Collection ($80) has everything you need to make your eyes look radiant. And there are three Kiehl’s skincare sets ($78–$110) that I know will make awesome gifts for me, myself and maybe my friends, if I am feeling generous!

Anyone who knows me knows I l-o-v-e painting my nails and experimenting with fun colors and designs. Imagine my excitement when I learned that Deborah Lippmann would be premiering a special shade just for the Anniversary Sale! ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ is a lush purple hue with multi-colored glitter dispersed throughout the bottle. This polish is fairly sheer, which allows the glitter to be the star of the show. You could start with a shade of black or purple before adding this new glittery shade for a more dramatic look!

Deborah Lippmann also has a set of three magnetic nail polishes. They give you a luxurious design without a trip to the salon. Simply apply a base coat, then a first coat in the shade of your choice. Here is where the magnetic magic happens: after applying a second coat to each finger, take the magnet included in the kit and hold it closely over each nail for 10 seconds. Presto! Magical wavy nail art. Just don’t forget a finishing topcoat.

Honestly though, my favorite part of the Anniversary Sale is that all the jumbo sizes of my beauty staples are included. Beauty products almost never go on sale, especially the essentials—body washes, shampoos, conditioners and lotions. This is the best time to stock up on favorite products that you know you need; I will definitely be buying a couple of the huge 33.8 oz. bottles of the Kiehl’s Creme de Corps body lotion and the jumbo set of Fekkai Brilliant Glossing shampoo and conditioner!

Be sure to step into your nearby Nordstrom (or shop online!) and take advantage of these deals! Trust me, after what I’ve seen, you do not want to miss out this year.