Deborah Lippmann


new-york-fashion-week-kate-spade-makeup-2The look at kate spade new york, true to form, was optimistic, fresh, springy and modern–a.k.a. the kate spade girl. For natural, glowing skin, M•A•C lead artist Romy Soleimani started by massaging Studio Moisture Cream into the skin and added Studio Finish Concealer + Fix Foundation where needed. For the eyes, Romy mixed medium water base with M•A•C Pigments applied just above the lash line. She finished the look with Haute + Naughty Mascara in black. The lips were a simple but pretty soft pink using M•A•C Lipstick in Saint Germain.

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How fitting that on a cold NYC morning of a mere 9 degrees, we found ourselves backstage at kate spade new york, where the models were made to look like girls going on a chic winter walk.

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Sexy, effortless beauty was the look at Jason Wu’s spring/summer 2015 show, where Lancôme skincare and makeup were used to create creamy, dewy skin and soft, smoky eyes.

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Hit rewind. Deborah Lippmann’s new collection is throwing us back to the ’80s, and these new colors are totally boss. Six vivid shades channel the decade with a full burst of energy and color to the max. Paint them on, and top the charts! Here are a couple fun manicure ideas to get you inspired.

Colors: She Drives Me Crazy (teal), Maniac (purple), Don’t Stop Believin’ (orange)

Walking On Sunshine (yellow), Whip It (pink), Video Killed The Radio Star (blue)

Re-create this look for yourself! Here’s how:

1.) Prep the nails with Gel Lab base coat. When dry, apply one thin coat of ‘Whip It’.
2.) Paint the lower half with ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’.
3.) Paint the left half of the top section with ‘Walking On Sunshine’.
4.) Finish with Gel Lab top coat.

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Dick Page of Shiseido and Deborah Lippmann share how they devised the look at the Band of Outsiders fall 2014 runway show.

Big Beauty Ideas: To complement the static presentation style, the look is somewhat “removed, cold and synthetic,” according to Dick Page, Shiseido’s artistic director. Page went on to create a mannequin-like look “with abstract definition.”

Get the look:
1. Eye: Brows brushed in place and lids left bare, covered with sunglasses.
2. Lip: A distinct liner around the lips using the Shiseido Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in brown, with skin tone-matched foundation colored inside the lines.
3. Face/Cheek: A quick wash of Shiseido Sheer & Perfect Foundation SPF 18 to remove any redness.

Nail the Inspiration: “The idea for this nail came from a multitude of places–the graphic pops of white in the clothing, the ode to polish on the gloves within the collection, and the nude makeup look with a strong lip liner,” says Deborah Lippmann, lead manicurist. “It was from this that I was able to transform the classic French manicure into something that was new and fresh—the ‘Band O’ French’.”

Get the look:
1. Nails were prepped with Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Remover with Lanolin and nourished with cuticle oil.
2. One layer of Gel Lab base coat was applied to nails.
3. After 60 seconds of drying time, two coats of Deborah Lippmann nail color in Naked (a clean, bare beige lacquer) was applied to nails (pictured).
4. To create the ‘Band O’ French’ with Amazing Grace, a pure white lacquer (pictured), Deborah held the nail brush parallel to the top tip of the nail, rotating the finger from left to right, so that the the finger moved – not the brush.
(**Additional tip: For a more precise application, try cutting bristles on either side of the nail polish brush.)
5. The previous step was repeated on the back of the nail near the cuticle, and lined in the same way as the tip.
6. For lining the sides of the nail, the brush application was started at the back, pulling up to the front edge of the nail.
7. Nails were sealed with Gel Lab top coat to prevent chipping and add a high-shine, cushiony finish.

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The makeup for kate spade new york had a ’50s vibe with a modern feel. Our favorite parts: the white liner, soft pink blush and a sugary pink lip—Jouer’s lipstick in Kate, appropriately!

Get the look with these Jouer products:

Matte Moisture Tint SPF 15

Mattifying Translucent Powder

Mineral Powder Blush in Peony

Powder Eyeshadow in Praline

‘Liquid Shimmer’ Eyeliner

Hydrating Lipstick in Kate


heroFor nails, Deborah Lippmann created a bold yet fashion-forward look, with a slightly pointed shape and a milky-white base with a matte finish (Pseudo Silk Kimono). Inspired by a cap-toe shoe, the tips had a pewter shimmer (Bad Moon Rising, launching in October), with a thin stripe in between as an accent in one of three Deborah Lippmann colors, including It’s Raining Men.


Two hues are better than one, so make your next mani a colorful one by incorporating the half-and-half nail trend into your overall style statement.

Here’s how to get a double dose of wow factor for your pointers:

1. Select two contrasting shades of nail polish.
2. Paint two coats of the lightest color on your entire fingernail and let dry for at least 15 minutes.
3. Once the polish is dry to the touch, take a piece of Scotch Removable Tape and cover half of your nail vertically.
4. Paint two coats of the darker polish on the uncovered side, using the tape as a guide.
5. Allow the polish to dry completely, then slowly remove the tape to reveal your unique half-and-half nail style.

Black Friday Only! Buy 2 Polishes, Get 1 FREE!
Purchase two nail colors, lacquers or polishes from Deborah Lippmann, butter LONDON, THE NEW BLACK or Nordstrom Nail Color and receive a third polish from the same brand FREE.*

*Black Friday Terms & Conditions: Simply add three polishes from the same brand to your Shopping Bag. At Checkout, the amount of the lowest-priced polish will be deducted. Promotion valid online and in store November 23, 2012. Offer good on selected Deborah Lippmann, butter LONDON, THE NEW BLACK and Nordstrom Nail Color only. Only sets by THE NEW BLACK are included in this promotion. One per person, while supply lasts. Gift can only be shipped to the same destination as your order and cannot be shipped to PO boxes, military APO/FPO or international addresses.

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Beauty Brights

The time is right for brash swaths of color, from pretty pouts to neon nails. Here are four tips for getting a look no one will outshine.

1 – Lip Service. Swipe on a little long-lasting wow. Start with a deep, rich lip color and top with a shimmering coat of gloss. [Pictured: M·A·C Lipstick, M·A·C Dazzleglass Lipcolour]

2 – Lash Out. Want your eyes to look brighter and more wide-open? Who doesn’t? Apply a deep black on your top lashes and layer a subtle brown on your lower lashes. Hello, doe eyes. [Pictured: Estée Lauder Sumptuous Two Tone Eye-Opening Mascara]

3 – Scents of Humor.
Feminine, happy and perfectly sweet, a delicious fragrance is just one more way to show off your colorful side. [Pictured: Prada Candy Eau de Parfum Spray]

4 – French Mani Gone Wild.
Sure, you can wear one of these pop colors alone, but try going bolder: paint your first coat in one shade then just your tips (or moons) in another. Mais oui! [Pictured: Deborah Lippmann Run the World (Girls) Neon Mini Nail Lacquer Set]


Top 5 New Year Beauty Must-Haves

Nordstrom National Beauty and Fragrance Director Cheri Botiz counts down to the perfect look for the New Year with her top 5 essentials.

5 – Make it red hot by putting a pop of color on that pout! Try CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet in La Fascinante for that kissable red lip that brings you into 2012.

4 Ring it in with a designer fragrance. Of course, you’re never fully dressed without your fragrance. Try Prada Candy, Bottega Veneta, Burberry Body, Balenciaga L’Essence, Jimmy Choo, Gucci Guilty, Flowerbomb, or anything from CHANEL.

3 Get the party started with glittery nails. Nails are a girl’s best accessory for New Year’s Eve. Glam it up with a glitter polish from butter LONDON, Deborah Lippmann, or THE NEW BLACK. Try layering a glitter polish over a solid color in a matching or opposite color.

2 Command attention with showstopping eyes. Use a slightly darker shade of shadow for a dazzling evening look, and pair it with NARS’ Larger Than Life Eyeliner for a long-wearing sparkle.

1 Get into instant party mode with flirty lashes. Finish off your shimmery eyes with a great pair of false eyelashes from M·A·C or Laura Mercier to really make a statement. Top off the false lashes with a defined liner, like Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner, to perfect the look.

Come in to one of our stores, and we’ll show you how to get that red-hot lip, glittery nail, showstopping eye or seductive scents for the New Year. You can find all of these products and more here!


Cheri’s August Beauty Picks

Hello everyone! It’s Cheri Botiz, Nordstrom National Beauty and Fragrance Director. Hope your summer is going well. It’s been awhile since my last post, so I thought I’d share some beauty essentials that are perfect for this time of year. With these products in your tote (or beach bag) it’s easy to look fabulous when you’re on the go. Fall may be just around the corner, but we still have a few weeks to enjoy the sun.

1 – One of my favorite new scents is Coach Poppy Flower, a vibrant citrus-fruity floral with notes that include sweet freesia, violet leaves, juicy grapefruit and tangy cassis. So chic!

2 – It’s pedicure season—and what better way to enjoy summer sandals than with a bright pop of color on your toes. Today I’m wearing Yellow Brick Road by Deborah Lippmann.

3 – I love products that are multi-taskers! Dr. T’s Supergoop!™ ‘MintFusion’ Lip Balm not only helps to keep lips soft and smooth, it’s also formulated with SPF 30 to protect against broad-spectrum UV rays—and freshens breath with cooling spearmint leaf oil.

4 – If you’re a shade lover seeking a sun-kissed look, ‘Alpha Beta Glow Pads’ from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ offer a sunless tan formulation with beautiful natural-looking results (and anti-aging benefits to boot).

5 – For skin that looks ‘lit from within’ NARS makes a fabulous collection of light-reflecting illuminators that refresh your complexion with pretty shimmer.

6 – Want to enhance your tan or add a hint of sheer color? M•A•C Bronzing Powder is a smooth, long wearing formulation that’s perfect for all skin types.

7 – A mascara for ultra-glam lashes that won’t smudge when you’re making a splash—that’s a beach-worthy product that’s hard not to love. Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara is now in a waterproof version with 16-hour wear.