Beauty Exclusives

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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True to the brand’s focus on versatile, wear-anywhere makeup, Bobbi Brown has new sets to take you from day to night at the drop of a hat. The 12 mix-and-match shades in the Nude on Nude Color Set have all the essentials you need for a neutral, toned look—whether you’re going for something that’s fresh-faced and simple or something more smoldering and bold. Pair the palette with the Nude on Nude Brush Set, which is packed with four travel-size brushes, and you’ve got the ultimate kit for beauty on the go. It’s a package that lets anyone get that gorgeous Kate Upton look (she’s the newest face of the brand).

Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Brush Set | Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Color Set

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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!


Kristin Chenoweth is primed to give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek at her starring role in Smashbox’s new video. The award-winning Broadway musical, film and TV star spends most of her life in front of the camera, so who better to give props to a product that helps everyone look ready for her close-up?


Close-Up and Personal: Kristin and Smashbox Pro Lead Artist Lori Taylor backstage at the shoot

Prime-Time Players: Vloggers Andrea Brooks, Kandee Johnson, Camila Coehlo and P’Trique

In “KRISTIN PRIMES FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME,” the singer and actress teams up with Internet sensation P’Trique (hilarious star of YouTube’s “Sh*t Fashion Girls Say” series) for this promo on primers. Joining them are top beauty and fashion vloggers Kandee Johnson, Andrea Brooks of Andrea’s Choice and Camila Coelho of MakeupbyCamila, whose takes and tutorials gather millions of views every month. The video, which will be hosted on YouTube channel The Platform, goes live Monday, July 8.

On set for the shoot last month, Kristin took five to give us the who/what/why scoop on the video. We were thrilled to hear her famous Oklahoma twang over the phone—and were secretly hoping she’d break out in a rousing number from Wicked (Kristin originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch on Broadway).

Beautiful Range (clockwise from top left): Kristin wins an Emmy; even prettier in person; as Glinda in Wicked (image courtesy of Playbill); the down-to-earth diva dresses up; as Olive Snook on the TV series Pushing Daisies (image courtesy of ABC)

BEAUTY 24/7: Why a makeup video?
KRISTIN CHENOWETH: Honey, I’m a girlie-girl—I’ve got beauty in my soul. All I need is friends, faith and a little primer!

Why primer, specifically?
KRISTIN: I have always loved Smashbox’s primers—their Luminizing Primer is my fave. It really does make a difference, and now that I’m in my early 40s, I can use a little extra help. My face just looks smoother and feels better when I’m wearing it—honestly, I never want to take it off! I’d wear it to bed if I could…then I’d wake up with my perfect face on already.

Word: Smashbox’s new primer ad (Image courtesy of Smashbox)

What about women in their 20s and 30s?
KRISTIN: Smashbox primers are made for women of all ages. Even if you’re younger, you can still get great benefits like sunscreen or oil control from a primer. Bottom line, primer helps your makeup stay on—who wants to keep redoing it all the time? Everyone should use it; it’s the best.

Last question: Do you ever spontaneously burst into song, like in one of your Glee episodes? (Hint, hint.)
All the time—in my head! (Dang.)

Check back with us on July 8, when we’ll present “KRISTIN PRIMES FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME”—for the very first time! In the mean time, you can shop our complete selection of Smashbox primers.

—Stefanie Frank