“Friends from the Floor” is a series dedicated to sharing the latest product obsessions of our Nordstrom sales crew.

Mascara Madness at Nordstrom

Always on the quest for the ultimate, lash-slaying mascara? Same here. Even when we find a winning tube, we can’t help pondering what other great products are out there waiting to be batted. With the wondrous day of Mascara Madness almost upon us, we thought we’d check in with a few of our Beauty Stylists for the latest in budge-proof, long-wearing lash magic. Stock up on your go-to formula or build a well-rounded trove of the following front-runners.



“Friends from the Floor” is a series dedicated to sharing the latest product obsessions of our Nordstrom sales crew.

Summer beauty must-haves 2017 from Nordstrom.

Being stranded on a deserted island sounds like a brutal mix of sun exposure and skin care minimalism. But it’s the kind of serious scenario you have to pose to really weed out the vanity-table fluff. What are the bare essentials to beautify and protect your precious face under a cloudless, UV-packed sky? Even if you’re just “stranded” at an outdoor café with a glass of rosé?

We asked four of our experts in the beauty field to share their absolute must-haves for gorgeous summer skin. From sunscreens to lip balms to bronzers and illuminators, here are the ones our Beauty Stylists swear are worth the hype.



By the time winter ends, most of us could use a new seasonal look and a little help appearing refreshed. Sure, you could drink a lot of water and get a ton of sleep (both easier said than done), but makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury has given us a customizable way to cheat gorgeous, healthy skin. The sought-after makeup artist is known for the dewy, glamorous red carpet looks she creates for celebs. “I’ve always been about cascading glow across the cheekbones and dripping candlelight atop the collarbones,” Tilbury says. “It’s the illusion of light on the skin, and the effects of the camera lenses that is instantly youth-boosting, slimming, elongating and perfecting.”

Palette Beauty Glow

Use these Nordstrom-exclusive products and simple tips from the glow pro herself to jump-start your summer beauty.



Jamie O’Banion swears she has sensitive skin. The CEO and co-founder of Beauty Bioscience is indeed blond and fair, but she is also passionately advocating sticking hundreds of needles into one’s face. We feel our skepticism is justified.

Within minutes of talking to the daughter of Dr. Terry James, co-founder of Beauty Bioscience and a pioneer in the fields of nano-lipids, microdermabrasion and microneedling (also called dermarolling), we’re rethinking skin care as well as our abiding fear of needles.

Jamie O'Banion of GloPro

CEO of Beauty Bioscience Jamie O’Banion


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Fashion Week Fall 2017 Beauty Roundup

The fashion and beauty authorities in New York, London, Milan and Paris have spoken.… Fashion month is almost officially over, and we’re thinking about the wide range of trends—from sequined lips to daisy eyes—we saw on the catwalks and on the streets. While the rhinestone teardrop may not be a look you’re going to sport every day, there are plenty of runway-beauty takeaways you can apply to your real-life makeup routine. Get ready to have fun with color again, switch up your lipstick game and reacquaint yourself with the world of iridescent makeup.



Some of the most advanced style in Milan this week came via the makeup and hair on the runway. While there were still shows that embraced the no-makeup makeup trend that has been prevalent in recent seasons, this is Italy, and glamour has rarely been barefaced on the Boot.

Emilio Pucci, Fall 2017

Photos by Indigital Images

We’ve rounded up some of the coolest, prettiest and most translatable trends we saw on the catwalk, plus picked out the tools to achieve the looks. Be it neon lashes, ’60s bouffants, primary-colored highlights or iridescent eyes, these bold beauty techniques are worth a try.




With New York now in the rearview, our eyes are glued to the streets and the runways across the pond. We don’t know about you, but we always get goosebumps on the first day of London Fashion Week. Maybe it’s because the English roses we see traipsing to and from the shows always give off a cool-girl vibe that’s thoughtful and never overdone; there’s an element of risk-taking to British street style that’s made to look effortless from head to toe.

But before we get too ahead of ourselves (after all, it’s only day one), we’re starting with the statement hair accessories we’re expecting to see on our favorite It girls. From ’90s barrettes to unexpected ways to use a hair tie, we’re showing you how to style the accessory trends that are going to take over London.



It’s around the corner: New York Fashion Week. And whether you’re an industry insider or a street-style vet, bringing your beauty A game while dashing from snow to show involves serious preparation. From brightening masks and rose sprays to lip treatments and pocket-size concealers, these are the beauty essentials the pros swear by to kick off Fashion Week in the greatest city on earth.

NYFW beauty survival kit

Fashion girls agree that braving a NYC winter is no easy task, especially during Fashion Week. That’s why we’re rounding up the top 10 beauty essentials industry insiders can’t go without. Whether you’re stepping out the door or into a street-style moment, these will be sure to take you from a.m. to after-hours.



Herbivore Botanicals founders Alexander and Jlulia

Be it lemon juice in your locks, yogurt facials or cucumber slices on your eyelids, most of us have dabbled in natural beauty remedies—to varying degrees of success.

Thankfully, husband and wife team Alexander Kummerow and Julia Wills will do the researching and formulating for you. Their company, Herbivore Botanicals, has quickly gone from an Etsy shop to the darling of glossy beauty editors, and for good reason. Their ethically sourced, cruelty-free, all-natural and lovely packaged products appeal to our finer sensibilities—but more importantly, their oils, bath salts, face masks and soaps really work, often quite quickly.

We spoke with the cute couple about their growing business and how they source ingredients, which they were doing in Hawaii when we caught up with them.



Eleanor Pendleton for Shoes of Prey

Self-care and and pride in one’s appearance don’t necessarily point to frivolity or vanity. As Eleanor Pendleton, the founder and editor of the digital beauty magazine Gritty Pretty, clearly knows, beauty, like fashion, can be a form of expression and, like fitness, beauty can generate real confidence. When the Australian entrepreneur first launched her site in 2010, she sought to create a resource to inspire other cosmetics junkies—but one noticeably absent of BS. Because to Eleanor, beauty is a natural extension of who one is, not an artificial layer one puts on.

Six years later and Gritty Pretty has featured some of our decade’s most natural lovelies. Ladies like Elle Macpherson, Miranda Kerr, Lily Aldridge and Hailey Baldwin have radiated from its pixelated cover.

Eleanor Pendleton for Shoes of Prey

We spoke with Eleanor about blazing this digital publishing trail, her new shoe collection for Shoes of Prey and the beauty trends and advice we should pay heed to.

How did your collaboration with Shoes of Prey work?

I was approached last year by the Shoes of Prey team to create this collection. I instantly thought it must be a joke, because I couldn’t believe that a brand like Shoes of Prey would want me. When the opportunity presented itself, I was so excited. From the outset I knew that Shoes of Prey was a brand I was aligned with. I met Jodie [Fox] seven or eight years ago when she was first starting the company. I was so impressed that she had left her practice as a lawyer, had left the rat race and gone on to start this company that she was so passionate about. So I felt things had kind of come full circle.

When I was thinking about the finer details of the collaboration and how I work with any brand, I thought that I would have to be heavily involved. I wouldn’t have just put my name on a collection of pre-selected shoes. What I loved so much about them was that they gave me an open end. They said I could create whatever I wanted. It was quite funny because when I started to design the shoes, I envisioned what I thought every woman would want to wear. I quickly realized that every pair of shoes I designed was black, which I didn’t mean to do! Everything I wear is with a black shoe, so that was kind of funny.


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