Stylist Picks

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Spring is here, which has us ready to update our closets and our fragrance wardrobe. We asked some of our expert Beauty Stylists to share what scents they’re excited to wear in the warmer days to come. Each recommends both their favorite classic scent and one that’s newly on the market. Finding a fragrance you love can be a challenge, so get our stylists’ best fragrance picks for women and men–there are 18 to love!

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What are the best face masks for making dry, combination, undernourished or mature skin look its best? We asked a few of our expert Beauty Stylists to tell us about their favorite masks. Find out what they’re loving at home and recommending in our stores for any skin concern.

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   Tenille Masaki Delp, Nordstrom Ala Moana

COMBINATION SKIN: Oily skin that lacks moisture is what I’ve had most of my life (symptoms: enlarged pores, oily T-zone, redness, slightly flaky skin at the chin, under the nose and upper cheeks). My secret combination infuses lightweight, nongreasy hydration into the skin while balancing out my oily but dry areas with vitamins and natural plant extracts. Here is my super easy and low-maintenance routine: 1) Using clean hands, apply a generous nickel-sized amount of Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask along with 3-5 drops of Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate to the face and neck (if applied thinly, you can sleep with this mask on). 2) Remove mask after 10-15 minutes with a clean, warm-water-soaked towel. 3) Apply my favorite Chantecaille Flower Harmonizing Cream for a naturally balanced glow day or night!

ALL SKIN TYPES: Lavender is an amazing natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antidepressant ingredient. Here is my favorite super simple, 4-step luxurious lavender mask routine: 1) Using clean hands, gently remove makeup with peppermint/lavender oil–infused Lancer Face Polish. 2) Rinse off exfoliator, apply a generous nickel-sized amount of Fresh Rose Face Mask to the face and neck then wait 10-15 minutes. 3) Apply 5 drops of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate to a warm-water-dampened towel to remove mask. 4) Apply Dr. Dennis Gross Oil-Free Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion Cream to the face and neck for a naturally happy, nongreasy complexion!

SEE ALL OUR STYLISTS’ FACE MASK RECOMMENDATIONS

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Chrissy Brooks, a Beauty Stylist at Nordstrom The Mall of Georgia, tells us why she can’t stop recommending the Nordstrom-exclusive Bobbi Brown ‘Hot Cocoa’ Palette.

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Here are just a few things I love to share with my clients about the ‘Hot Cocoa’ Palette:

1. Travel friendly: It comes with blush, eight eyeshadows and a mirror for touch-ups.
2. Goes from day to night: The palette includes soft, matte colors for day as well as shimmery shades to take you into night.
3. Versatile: This is perfect for an everyday soft nude eye or a fun holiday look.
4. Givable: It makes an amazing gift—for a seasoned Bobbi girl or someone new to the line.
5. Multi-use: The deepest shade in the set, ‘Black Chocolate’, can also be used as an eyeliner.
6. Best of all: It’s great for all skin tones, eye colors and ages!

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We asked 3 different Beauty Stylists to create a face chart to complement the looks our Personal Stylists put together on The Thread. The common theme in the beauty looks that came back? Eye color that POPS!

If you haven’t tried colored eyeliner, now is the time. Easily rock this look from the office to happy hour! Here are a few tips on how.

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“When applying a striking colored eyeliner, make sure to keep the rest of your eye makeup simple (think mascara and soft shadow on top only) and try lining just the bottom waterline of your eye with the pencil. Blend it into your lashes with a blending brush to make sure there are no harsh lines.”—Elyse Reneau, South Coast Plaza, CA

“I smudged Stila Eyeliner in Periwinkle on the bottom lash line for a simple pop of color and an effortless, chic look.

“Black mascara on the upper lashes keeps the eyes looking lifted while blue or colored mascara below gives your lashes a flirty butterfly affect. Try YSL ‘Volume Effet Faux Cils’ in #3 Extreme Blue.” —Joy Schmitz, Mall of America, MN

“I applied Laura Mercier Caviar Crème Eyeliner in Indigo using an angled eyeliner brush. The creamy consistency of this product, combined with the angle on the brush will give you a perfect line every time. For a softer look, you can smudge the eyeliner a bit, but once it sets, it’s water resistant! Start with a small amount; you can always add more.”—Elina Dugan, The Village at Corte Madera, CA

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With Mother’s Day around the corner, we asked our Beauty Stylists to share their picks for Mother’s Day fragrance gifts.

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kate spade new york live colorfully is one of Nordstrom’s latest exclusive fragrances, and is perfect for spring and Mother’s Day. Mom’s inner sweetheart will shine with crisp, energizing notes of mandarin and pink water lily, and she’ll drift away to a tropical paradise with tiare flower, gardenia, coconut water and Tahitian vanilla. ‘live colorfully’ is feminine and flirty enough for an evening out, yet understatedly fresh and elegant for daytime too. She’ll even delight in the bottle, with its signature kate spade bow.” — Jennifer Kochenour, The Plaza at King of Prussia, PA

“What woman wouldn’t want to wear Jimmy Choo FLASH? This new fragrance set from the coveted shoe designer launched this spring and is exclusive to Nordstrom. FLASH evokes the promise and excitement of a night on the town, and the bottle looks like jewelry for a vanity, with a bulb that catches the light and dazzles the room. The lasting power of this scent is incredible, prevailing long into the evening and smelling as clean and aromatic as when it was first spritzed on. Jimmy Choo is the best accessory for Mother’s Day.” — Alesha Gerner, The Mall at Wellington Green, FL

“New Jo Malone London Osmanthus Blossom is the perfect pairing of citrusy top notes and a sweet honey-peach finish. What I love most about Jo Malone scents is how customizable they are. By mixing two you can create the ultimate one-of-a-kind fragrance to fit your mom’s personality. For a sweeter effect, try mixing Osmanthus Blossom with Nectarine Blossom & Honey. Does she prefer something a little more green or tart? Try blending in Blackberry & Bay Cologne: the effect is simply mouthwatering and completely unique.” — Elyse Reneau, South Coast Plaza, CA

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I Love NY for Mothers by Bond No. 9 is an easy-to-wear, easy-to-love fragrance. Because Bond No. 9 adores New York and mothers, they designed a fragrance to celebrate both. Upgrade your Mother’s Day gift from a bunch of flowers to a gorgeous fragrance she will carry with her all day! A showcase of lily, jasmine and rose, this gift will continue to bloom far past May. Top notes of tangerine and touches of soft amber and sandalwood ensure this will be a gift they will never forget.” — Iris Brostowicz, Michigan Avenue, IL

“The scent in Bottega Veneta’s Fragrance Gift Set evokes the memory of the first rain of spring. Notes of musk and moss create a warm happiness that reminds you of your grandmother’s garden. Bottega Veneta is the perfect fragrance for the elegant and sophisticated woman, and this gift set will make your mother feel extra cherished and loved. Even better, the set includes a fragrance mini perfect for her handbag! To enhance the inspiring qualities of the fragrance, pair the set with a bouquet of fresh flowers or perhaps a pair of Hunter boots!” — Joy Schmitz, Mall of America, MN

Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb Set is a great Mother’s Day gift. The fragrance has a long-lasting scent that stays on all day and is one that men LOVE. Its unique sweet floral scent is perfect year-round. Best of all, the Flowerbomb set offers so many choices for layering: whether it’s lotion or body wash, there are ways to apply the scent all times of day. It is definitely my go-to fragrance no matter what!” — Paula Xiong, Mall of Georgia, GA

Discover more of the many inspired Mother’s Day gifts at Nordstrom.

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Two of our beauty stylists are teaming up this month to bring you their top picks in Nordstrom Beauty. Meet Allyson White at the Walnut Creek store and Joy Schmitz at the Bloomington store.

Dior ‘Diorskin Nude’ Compact Foundation. With the weather getting warmer, we all should be setting our foundation with a powder. Personally, I prefer a loose powder, but this is one of my favorites. It keeps my skin feeling hydrated and gives a radiant glow without that mid-day shine. If you don’t use a liquid foundation, you can still use this powder alone to create a sheer matte look.

Tocca! I am so excited that Nordstrom is now carrying Tocca. They offer a variety of unique scents in perfumes, body washes, lotions and candles. I love the Canele da Viaggio travel candle set. It offers four mini-size candles—‘Cleopatra,’ ‘Grace,’ ‘Havana’ and ‘Kyoto’—wrapped in Tocca’s signature blue box. It’s the perfect hostess gift! Tocca also makes solid perfumes that are great for travel or just to keep in your purse for use on the go.

NARS Satin Lip Pencils. NARS’s newest lip product is a must! The pencils have a creamy, comfortable texture that gives a beautiful sheen to the lip—similar to a gloss but without the stickiness—and they make for an easy application of lip liner and lipstick in one. In a a range of 13 colors, from nude to a deep burgundy, there is something for everyone! A favorite for me is ‘Luxembourg’—a bright watermelon shade.

Nordstrom Nail Color. Nails are the biggest trend in beauty, not to mention one of my favorites! I am a nail polish junkie! Nordstrom has recently launched its own brand of beauty products, one of them being nail polish. With 28 colors available, there’s definitely one for you, whether you prefer a natural shade or something a bit more adventurous.

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