Eyeshadow

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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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Meet your new favorite thing in beauty: the Nordstrom-exclusive Bobbi Brown Everything Eyes Palette. With nine day-to-night eyeshadows and four pro brushes—all handpicked by Brown herself—this versatile compact is powered up to take you anywhere you want to go. To prove it, Bobbi Brown sent us three of her favorite ready-for-anything looks along with her steps to create each: classic, smoky and party eyes. Get her how-tos and pro tips after the jump.

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MASTER THREE LOOKS TO LOVE FROM BOBBI BROWN

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We’re extra excited about the M•A•C Cosmetics ‘Nordstrom’s Finest’ Eyeshadow Palette. Wanting to put together the top shadow colors we think you’ll love for fall, our beauty buyers worked with the team at M•A•C to create a Nordstrom-exclusive palette that includes them all. That’s where the “finest” part comes in! One of our makeup artists, Sarah Swain, created two gorgeous looks with these most-wanted eyeshadows at Studio N—golden hues with a hint of autumnal glimmer and an ombré deep-berry smolder. Read more to see her step-by-step guide to re-creating these looks.

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M∙A∙C Cosmetics Senior Artist Ashley Rudder shows how to use M•A•C’s Nordstrom Naturals Eyes X 15 palette, a Nordstrom exclusive, to create two classic, head-turning looks.

Knowing how to work every color in an eyeshadow palette can be intimidating, but that’s where I come in to help. I’m here to unshackle you from your current eyeshadow rut with a touch of makeup theory and a couple of placement options. As a guide, I’ll be referring to the Nordstrom Natural Eyes X 15 palette. If you don’t own an eyeshadow palette already, this is a brilliant option, since it is comprised of Nordstrom’s best-selling M∙A∙C Cosmetics eyeshadow colors.

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How to make beautiful women even more beautiful? That’s what Charlotte Tilbury does every day—even when “every day” turns out to be one of the industry’s most exciting and high-stakes award shows.

The Brit beauty queen gave us the inside track on the looks she created for Amal Clooney and Sienna Miller, and we’ve got all the tools you’ll need to re-create the beauty for yourself. Every day.

 

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Go behind the scenes at Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris with M·A·C Senior Artists Fatima Thomas, John Stapleton, Tiffany Johnston and Cynthia Rivas. M·A·C supported over 200 shows this season, and the artists are boiling it all down by city into the top beauty trends and must-have products.

New York

Juan Carlos Obando (makeup by Serge Hodonou)

“This season’s backstage beauty trends are easy to take from catwalk to sidewalk. One of the most popular trends has been the revival of late 1990s colors: chocolate, taupe, dirty pink, fleshy peach. A couple decades’ worth of technological advances make for more refined finishes with better skin affinity.

“If I were to list my most coveted products of the season, I’d have to go with M·A·C Cosmetics Eye Pencil in ‘Coffee,’ Pro Longwear Paint Pot in ‘Tailor Grey’ and Pro Gloss Coat.” –Fatima Thomas, M•A•C Cosmetics Senior Artist

London

Peter Pilotto (makeup by Lucia Pica) | Paul Smith (makeup by Petros Petrohilos)

“Cream products made their mark at London Fashion Week with the help of M·A·C’s Cream Color Base. Peter Pilotto featured it in ‘Luna’ and ‘Hush,’ topped off with Pro Gloss Coat on the cheekbones.

The raw, sun-kissed skin seen at Paul Smith was achieved by using Cream Colour Base in ‘Tint’ across the nose and cheeks. For an even more luminous look, use your M·A·C opalescent pigments like ‘Vanilla’ and ‘Pink Opal’ swept across cheekbones, down the nose and into the bow of the lip.” –John Stapleton, M•A•C Cosmetics Senior Artist

Milan

Marni (makeup by Tom Pecheux)

“This season in Milan, I saw some amazing uses of white color. The skin was neutral with real texture, highlighting areas of the face with various translucent powders. To push light into the skin tone, apply with a fluffy powder brush. This technique yields a gentler contour by utilizing the natural shadows of the bone structure. It was a clean and refreshing look for the spring and summer season.” –Tiffany Johnston, M•A•C Cosmetics Senior Artist

Paris

Gareth Pugh (makeup by Alex Box) | Haider Ackerman (makeup by Stéphane Marais)

“I couldn’t imagine a better city than Paris to close the SS14 season. The architectural backdrop was the perfect setting for the makeup looks. It was all about taking a moment to stop and really look at the details, shades, shapes and textures.

The makeup for Gareth Pugh was one of my favorites. It became ‘double take’ makeup, with an unexpected 3-D finish. Alex created eye pieces that were shaded from top to bottom with M•A•C Eye Shadows in ‘Carbon,’ ‘Soot’ and ‘Brule’ for a gradation of color. Then he placed them over the eye, covering the eyebrows, to create a floating eye makeup look. The rest of the skin was perfected using Face and Body Foundation and Studio Finish Concealer to spot-correct. He then dusted a sheer veil of Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder down the T-Zone to set.

Another show that focused on the eyes was Haider Ackermann. Skin was perfected with a sheer foundation; I like M·A·C’s BB Cream with Fix+ to create a natural glow. Then stunning graphic eyeliner was applied that looked incredibly striking on the runway. It was shaped using Fluidline in’Blacktrack’ and then set with Black Glitter, to appear almost wet-looking in the light.” –Cynthia Rivas, M•A•C Cosmetics Senior Artist

NYFW photos by M•A•C Senior Artist Fatima Thomas, all others by Luca Cannonieri

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Get a gorgeous look by following this visual tutorial from blogger Maryam Maquillage. It’s all done using the Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Excuse My Beauty’ from Jason Wu for Lancôme—a Nordstrom exclusive.

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Watch as one of the Head Makeup Artists for NARS, Cindy Rodriguez, shows you how to easily re-create two stunning looks using new NARS Eye Paint.

Smoky and smoldering with NARS Eye Paint in ‘Mesopotamia’

A perfect pop of color with NARS Eye Paint in ‘Mozambique’

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M•A•C Cosmetics Senior Artist Gina Bettelli shares her favorite new M•A•C eye shadow—and three gorgeous ways to wear it.

Eye shadow has never been so easy. New M•A•C Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow gives you multiple looks with a quick mist to your brush. Use this hybrid powder/eye shadow with a fluffy brush to deposit even, subtle sheen for daytime looks. Just add a spray of Fix+ to your favorite brush and these compacts will deliver metallic brilliance! I love layering these lightweight, creamy pigments to customize the perfect combination.

Hot Mama Eyes

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I created this combo for the hard-working moms out there. It’s truly a 5-minute look and lasts through baths, strolls and nap time. Wrap Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Brownluxe around the eye with a #239 Shading Brush. Layer on Haute & Naughty Mascara and Fast Response Eye Cream—the cornerstone products to gorgeous, rested-looking eyes. Experiment with adding Fix+ to your brush to bring out a wink of shimmer on the eyelids!

Date Night Eyes

Let your eyes tell your hot date just how you feel! Pair a M•A•C Eye Kohl Pencil in Teddy with Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Greenluxe. Apply using a #242 Eye Shadow Brush misted with Fix+ and a few coats of False Lashes Mascara. This look will definitely vamp up skinny jeans, heels and a white blazer.

Get to Work Eyes

Perfect for a conservative setting. Use Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Smokeluxe with #275 Shading Brush to define your eyes’ shape. Add Fluidline in Blacktrack to the top lash line using a #266 Angled Brush, and finish it off with Extended Play Mascara. The look is classic, quick and works with any color of clothing. Work it, girl!

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It’s time to vote for your favorite products in beauty! Why? How about for a chance to win the top 12 products, plus a $500 shopping spree with a Beauty Stylist. And two runners-up will also win the top 12 products. Yes, please.

With thousands of votes so far, here’s our play-by-play of your top products, with the current first-place contender on the left, followed by the second on the right. Don’t see the products you love in the lead? Vote now and vote daily, through September 10 (ends 1pm ET)! Winners will be announced September 17.


Eyeshadow
M·A·C Eyeshadow | Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette


Mascara
Dior ‘Diorshow’ Mascara | Lancôme ‘Définicils’ High Definition Mascara


Lipstick
M·A·C Lipstick | Clinique ‘Chubby Stick’ Moisturizing Lip Color Balm


Foundation
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 | Giorgio Armani ‘Luminous Silk’ Foundation


Blush
NARS Blush | M·A·C Powder Blush


Moisturizer
La Mer Moisturizing Cream | Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion with Pump


Serum
Clinique ‘Even Better’ Clinical Dark Spot Corrector | Estée Lauder ‘Advanced Night Repair’ Synchronized Recovery Complex


Eye Treatment
Clinique All About Eyes | La Mer ‘The Eye Concentrate’


Cleanser
CLARISONIC Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System | philosophy ‘purity made simple’ one-step facial cleanser


Fragrance
Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne | Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ Eau de Parfum Spray


Body Care
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream | Kiehl’s Creme de Corps


BB Cream
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 | Smashbox ‘Camera Ready’ BB Cream SPF 35

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