We’re not all born with a sixth sense for shadows, creams and application methods, and even the best at-home wand-wielders find themselves at a cosmetics impasse every now and again. And sometimes, well, sometimes we just want a second opinion or a fresh set of eyes. Enter our Beauty Stylists. These skincare and makeup professionals are well-versed and experienced with all the lines we carry, and they have a client-focused, nuanced approach to helping you look and feel your best.

Case in point: Patricia Wolfkill, a 55-year-old former model and longtime fashion industry multitalent. Wolfkill visited Beauty Stylist Kristen Lawson at Nordstrom Bellevue Square and we were there to document what went down.

The goal: “I think as women age, the days of no makeup and/or too much makeup end,” Wolfkill told us. “I think the biggest concern for women of a certain age is to use a light hand, but in such a way as to create some of the facial contours that diminish with age. In addition to the issue of sagging or drooping skin, the texture of the skin changes. It’s key to use makeup products that help restore—or appear to restore—that healthy, hydrated, smooth skin of our youth. That’s the goal. At least that’s my goal.”

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Clean Up with CLARISONIC

Every year for our Anniversary Sale, CLARISONIC comes out with an exciting new pattern for its incredible skincare devices, which are exclusive to Nordstrom. This year, there are bright summery solids and pretty tropical patterns to give your skincare regimen a pop of colorful energy. We have a handful of different devices to choose from (including the coveted PLUS device), so you can pick one that’s right for your skin’s specific needs, and every set comes in a splashy travel bag to store your device and accessories.

CLARISONIC takes cleansing to the next level by using sonic technology to gently yet deeply cleanse pores without abrasion or harsh chemicals. It’s like a mini-massage for your face every morning. The devices remove six times more makeup than manual cleansing. This allows products to absorb better, meaning that your skin gets more from the skincare ingredients you already use. With consistent daily use, the CLARISONIC device will reduce dry skin patches, oily areas and blemishes, and it will instantly leave skin feeling and looking smoother. Like a mini spa treatment, it’s the perfect way to give yourself a little daily indulgence.



The start of the new year is a perfect time for turnover—we’re talking about the skin-cell kind, of course! Resolve to find your skin’s natural luminosity with products that give you a healthy glow, starting with the tools that make treatments even more effective to deliver clear, soft skin from your head to your heels. Your radiance begins now!

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A fresh crop of effortless spring makeup, skincare and scents has us making a beeline for the beauty counter. Here is the latest and greatest from our world of beauty.

1 – Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City. The perfect transition from winter-pale to full-on bronzed, this satiny, mother-of-pearl-infused powder imbues a golden glow to cheekbones and bare shoulders.

2 – Chantecaille Coral Reefs Palette. Pretty, polished and subtle. Everything you need for eyes and cheeks to perfectly complement spring’s natural, girl-next-door look…just add a swipe of tinted lip balm (we like NARS Pure Sheer Lip Treatment SPF 15).

3 – diptyque Rose Collection. Everything’s coming up roses, bergamot and black currant in the Parisian perfumer’s endlessly romantic, newest scent, available in the signature candle, eau de toilette spray, and classic rollerball.

4 – CLARISONIC Mia 2. The cult favorite, deep-cleansing skin brush now comes in two speeds and three sunny new hues—Coral, Mango and Peony—that instantly put us in a better mood.

5 – YSL Glossy Stains. The texture and shine of a gloss + staying power of a stain = genius. Collect all 19 juicy shades.

What beauty products are you excited about this season? Do tell.