So often dry and dull, matte lipstick can be a tricky formulation to balance right. Leave it to beauty genius Charlotte Tilbury to crack the code! She has us rethinking matte with velvety lipstick that not only hydrates, but also offers buildable coverage and reflects light in all the right ways for the illusion of fuller, wider lips.
Finding ways to incorporate the techniques she’s learned (and become sought after for by celebrities) over the years, Charlotte’s packed all the tricks in her book into one long-lasting lipstick, and it’s finally available here in North America. The name says it all—these ten Nordstrom-exclusive shades are a matte revolution.
Bobbi Brown is a woman who needs no introduction, so let’s jump right into our recent interview with this much-adored beauty mogul as she shares her expertise, tips and tricks, a delicious (and simple!) summer soup recipe and so much more.
What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever been given? Bobbi Brown: My mother taught me that confidence is true beauty.
As a person who loves healthy food, what things do you find yourself going back to this summer? Even better, do you have a favorite recipe you could share? My three-step soup on my blog, Everything Bobbi, is perfect for summer as it’s easy and works well with whatever veggies you have on hand.
Another summer favorite is my Coconut Kale Shake. I make it using coconut milk, cocoa powder, chia seeds, chocolate protein powder, frozen organic banana, frozen organic cherries and, of course, kale. It’s great for breakfast or as a midday snack.
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.
During Anniversary Sale Early Access, you can shop loads of Beauty Exclusives—like these M·A·C Look in a Box sets—while supplies last (opens to the public July 18). As a bonus, M·A·C Senior Artist John Stapleton describes how each gorgeous palette makes it super-easy to create a fresh and fabulous look.
Accept François Nars’s invitation to ‘Rethink Pink’ with the NARS Final Cut Collection, available exclusively at Nordstrom. It’s a modern montage of passionate and provocative hues—a new attitude in pink. Available online and in store for a limited time only.
Watch as Jenny Smith, NARS Lead Makeup Artist, offers a few of her favorite tips for getting the most out of the new collection.
Jason Wu and Lancôme join forces to translate the New York-based designer’s fall/winter 2013 runway collection into a limited-edition makeup collaboration. A Nordstrom exclusive, Wu’s collection for Lancôme draws inspiration from his brand’s feminine aesthetic and bold color palette. Each product features his signature grey packaging for a statement-making touch.
“Beauty has always been extremely important to my design process, and I’ve made it an integral part of my fashion shows over the years. I think it was an organic progression that further delves into the Jason Wu lifestyle and that also showcases my love for colors,” says Wu.
More than just a name, it’s also an attitude: live colorfully, the newest eau de parfum from kate spade new york (a Nordstrom exclusive!) is an invitation to experience your life to the fullest, infuse the world with your personality and explore all your possibilities.
We’re crushing on the layers of mandarin orange, musk and Tahitian vanilla: a captivating, floral reminder to seek out and celebrate all the vivid & gorgeous hues of life.
We’d love to see how you capture life’s colorful moments. Show us your brightest on Instagram using #livecolorfully.
Confident and camera-ready, FLASH, the second fragrance from Jimmy Choo, captures the glamour of dressing up. This Nordstrom-exclusive fragrance comes just in time for spring, so if you’re in need a of new ultra-modern scent, then look no further!
Russian model Natasha Poly is the center of attention in the FLASH campaign, shot by famed photographer Steven Meisel, who was tasked with bringing out Poly’s “cool yet slow-burning sexiness.”
Inspired by a 1970s modernist chandelier, the bottle was designed to play with light and references a palette of crystal, Lucite and metal.
When creating FLASH, perfumer Christine Nagel (pictured, above left) said she imagined a self-confident woman and the sound of her high heels clicking around the streets of metropolitan cities such as New York, London and Paris. “As a brand, Jimmy Choo is so resolutely feminine that the perfume had to have a sensual background. I used white woods, a contemporary note that gives a feminine, sophisticated touch but maintains luminosity,” says Nagel, who is known as a modern artist in fragrance.
“We see fragrance as another accessory,” says Sandra Choi (pictured, above right), Jimmy Choo’s creative director. “We want women to feel as excited as they do when they buy a pair of shoes or a handbag.”
Anticipation. Build up. Excitement. Watch FLASH come to life.