Yves Saint Laurent

Our latest fashion edition of The Realest features the smart and smiling baker and business owner Kate Sigel in some of our favorite spring dresses. To complement each outfit, hair and makeup artist Jenny Verador created a look that’s classic and clean, with just the right amount of strategically placed color.


For lips that evoke the feeling of spring without being overpowering, we brought all 12 shades from our new Nordstrom-exclusive collection of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipsticks for Jenny to work her magic with. She was a fan of “the amazing color range with great color payoff and moisture.” Kate really loved how they felt, too. And we all loved their sweet hint of mango scent.

See the colors, makeup application and Jenny in action with our how-to video as she takes us through the steps and products she used to create this fresh and pretty makeup look for Kate.






Introducing Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick, a new launch from Yves Saint Laurent  with 12 new shades of lip color. Made of 65% oils, this ultra-nourishing lip color is high on shine with the signature YSL mango scent. Follow the jump to watch Cara Delevingne model the luscious, covetable hues.

YSL-705-Nordstrom-RVShine-Vertical-r1  WATCH CARA DELEVINGNE GET LIPPY


Kate Fannin, our beauty trend editor, is constantly asked which beauty products she recommends when preparing for travel. Here, she counts down her top 10 travel essentials for summer adventure.


Me hiking Mt. Abraham, the 5th-highest summit in Vermont

Last week, a friend told me about her upcoming 6-month South American adventure that she’s embarking on with her husband. (Color me jealous!) They’ve been budgeting for it for several years and have one simple objective: “Explore what’s out there and enjoy the adventure.” (Color me very jealous.)

When she asked for some travel-friendly beauty suggestions, I realized how often I’m asked for recommendations about good/easy/packable products. So here’s my top-ten list of simple items—many are multi-taskers and some even unisex. Let the summer travel adventures begin!

Yves Saint Laurent ‘Touche Éclat’ Radiant Touch

#1. Great as a light concealer or highlighter or for quick touch-ups, and it’s super-portable too—a cult classic for a reason.

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Yves Saint Laurent’s new ‘Volume Effet Faux Cils’ Baby Doll Mascara may be girly, but there’s nothing ‘little’ about it. On one side, thick, spaced bristles coat lashes and create volume; on the other, fine, close bristles hit even the tiniest lashes to create a lush fringe. The effect: a wide-open look that’s seductive and stunning. To promote the mascara’s launch, the brand created this video starring model, actress and all-around It Girl Cara Delevingne.

Naughty and nice: The mascara comes in four playfully named shades: Fetish Black, Indiscreet Purple, Audacious Blue and Wheedler Brown.


Hey, baby: To get Cara’s dolled-up look, complement your Baby Doll Mascara with Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘City Drive – Classy’ Eyeshadow Palette, ‘Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils’ Bold Felt Tip Eyeliner Pen and ‘Rouge Volupté Shine – Rose in Tension’ Lipstick (a Nordstrom exclusive).

—Stefanie Frank


Since our days of trick-or-treating with a bag around the neighborhood are long past, we thought we’d round up all the sugary goodies we’d want in our shopping bags instead. The best part of all? We can indulge as much as we like in these luscious beauty treats—without having to watch our waistline.

Prada ‘Candy’

YSL ‘Rock Candy’ Eyeshadow Palette | Ciaté ‘Caviar Manicure – Candy Shop’ Set | Clarins ‘Prodige’ Lip Gloss in ‘Candy’
philosophy ‘i love candy corn’ | Whish Sugar Scrubs | YSL ‘Rouge Volupté Sheer Candy’ Glossy Lip Balm


Our Beauty Team put together 12 of their favorites for a perfectly curated makeup bag. How does your list stack up? Browse all these and more in our On-the-Go Essentials Boutique.

Emi-Jay Hair Ties | Shiseido Pureness Blotting Paper

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer | NARS Illuminator

Dior Addict Lip Glow Balm | Lancôme Eye Liner | Laura Mercier Eye Color | M·A·C Fix + Primer

diptyque Eau Rose Rollerball | OSCAR BLANDI Dry Shampoo Spray | Yves Saint Laurent Mascara



Let’s talk foundation fundamentals. Is yours helping bring out the best beauty it possibly can? Watch Laksmi, one of our Beauty Directors, as she shows how to apply foundation step-by-step for perfect coverage and long-lasting results.

Of course, these great tips need a great foundation, so meet your newest BFF: best foundations and friends—our favorite foundations with a standout sidekick paired with each.

bareMinerals: Ready Foundation SPF 20 | Precision Face Brush
Bobbi Brown: BB Cream SPF 35 | Foundation Brush
Giorgio Armani: Maestro Foundation | Maestro Concealer
Shiseido: Radiant Lifting Foundation SPF 17 | Perfect Foundation Brush
Yves Saint Laurent: Le Teint Touch Éclat Foundation | Foundation Brush
Estée Lauder: Double Wear Makeup | Illuminating Perfecting Primer


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.