Our Beauty Team’s Edit: 6 Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives You Can’t Afford to Miss

The magic that is Nordstrom Anniversary Sale comes with the added sparkle of hundreds of beauty exclusives each year. For the skin care and fragrance obsessed, this annual event is beauty-haul mecca. Color kits galore, perfume and candle sets as far as the nose can smell, high-tech at-home devices at a discount—the deals are endless, the offerings unrivaled.

While there’s something for everyone, we asked our national beauty team of buyers and directors to cut to the chase and help us zone in on the best bets of 2017 before items sell out or prices go up. Hot tip: the last day of Anniversary Sale is August 6, so you’ll want to jump on building your beauty haul stat.



Apply Your Makeup Like a Pro: Trish McEvoy on How to Use Her New Brush Kit (A Limited-Edition Beauty Exclusive)

As you look over your latest stockpile of Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusive scores, you might be wondering how to get the most bang out of your beauty bounty. After all, it’s not just about what makeup you’re using, but how you’re applying it. Without the right tools and know-how, what was meant to be a flawless fine line can easily end up a broad, shaky stroke.

To make things a bit easier, we’ve created this makeup-brush cheat sheet. And to make sure we did a bang-up job, we enlisted the help of world-renowned makeup maven and brush buff Trish McEvoy, who created a special limited-edition eight-piece brush set (officially known as the Power of Brushes Confident Collection) just for this year’s Anniversary Sale. Not only is the portable set everything most of us need in our daily repertoire, it’s also priced to sell out fast at $135 (total value is $402.50).

So without further ado, here’s Trish McEvoy on how to sweep, wiggle and glide your way to pro-level perfection.

Trish McEvoy interview with Nordstrom.


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Friends from the Floor: How to Prep Your Feet for Summer Sandals

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

Peel off those socks, because it’s sandal season. Oh wait, did you forget something? It’s OK—it happens to the best of us. Just when you’re ready to rock your brand-new pair of sandals, you realize your toenail polish is chipped, your cuticles are craggy and your heels could use a good buff. Summer sneaked up and now your feet need some quick TLC.

If your regular nail salon is booked or you’re in a time crunch, fret not. We consulted with one of Nordstrom Spa’s top nail technicians, Cam Giles, for the expert lowdown on at-home spa pedicures, including what rock-star products get the job done. So slip on your terry robe and block out an hour. You’ve got this.



Friends from the Floor: The Top Mascara Picks to Grab at Mascara Madness (Saturday, May 27, Only)

“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.


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Friends from the Floor: Our Beauty Stylists Divulge Their Desert-Island Picks for Flawless Summer Skin

“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.



Get a Summer Glow with Charlotte Tilbury’s (Nordstrom-Exclusive) Mask, Palette and Lipstick

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.


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What Is Microneedling, the Revolutionary Tool for Erasing Wrinkles, Scars and Acne

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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5 Fashion Week Beauty Trends We’re Trying

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.


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Che Bella: Milan Fashion Week Beauty

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.


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Trendspotting: Expect London Girls to Wear These 3 Statement Hair Accessories


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.