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  • Clinique25% off any purchase with code CL25, ends 6/28.
  • Laura Mercier20% off any purchase, ends 7/02.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Highlights -- MAC Cosmetics

As promised, here’s a compilation of this year’s Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives! I’ve focused on color cosmetics, nails, and tools, but there are also fragrance and skincare exclusives/value sets as well. Anyone can shop the sale as of the 17th, but now through the 16th, early access is limited to cardholders.

Anything catch your eye?  I felt like this year’s sale was actually a bit lackluster in the beauty department; there were the usual suspects like jumbo sizes for cult favorites (always good to stock up on), but it seemed like actual sets/kits are dwindling (look how minimal the MAC exclusives are).  I noted a lot of repromotes/permanent shades in some of the sets (e.g. MAC/NARS), too.

Palettes

Exclusive Shades

Tools

Makeup Kits

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Makeup & Beauty Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals, Coupons, Sales (2014)

‘Tis the season for sales and deals! We’ll be updating deals between now and December 1st as more come through, and you can check out what we have so far! Which ones will be you enjoying this holiday season? Happy hauling! 🙂  Check back periodically as we add more deals and coupons to the list!

Last updated:  12/1 at 5:00PM PST

Cyber Monday

  • 100% PURE: Free Black Tea mascara with $75+ purchase, 11/26 through 12/1. Buy 10 products for $10 each (limit three per customer, per item), 12/1 only.
  • ALCHIMIE FOREVER: 30% off with code FF2014, 11/26 through 12/7.
  • ANASTASIA: 25% off the Original Contour Kit, 12/1 only, limit 2 per customer.
  • ANTHONY: 30% off sitewide, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • AVON: Free shipping + + 30% off $30+ purchase (plus free tote bag with $50+ orders) with code CYBER30FS, 12/1 through 12/2.
  • BDELLIUM TOOLS: 25% off all items with code BD25OFF, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • BEAUTE: 45% off with code BLACKFRIDAY2014, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • BEAUTYLISH: $20 gift card for every $100 spent at Beautylish, starts 11/28 for members, 11/29 for non-members, through 12/1 9PM PST.
  • BECCA: 20% off with code GOLD20 on $50+ orders, ends 12/2.
  • BIOELEMENTS: Free shipping + complimentary travel-size product samples, 12/1.
  • BIOTHERM: Get 35% off ANY order with code MIDNIGHT at checkout. Valid 11/27-12/1.
  • BLISS:  Save an additional 40% on already value-priced pro-sized (32 oz.) pump bottles, 12/1 only.
  • BOBBI BROWN: $10 off $50+ purchase, $20 off $100+ purchase, $30 off $150+ purchase, no code necessary, 11/30 through 12/3.
  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER: 40% off + free Monoir Repairing Hair Mask ($22 value) with any order of $50+ with code HOLIDAY40, 12/1 through 12/2.
  • CAUDALIE: Get a travel size Foaming Cleanser, Beauty Elixir, Grape Water + Luxury Travel Case ($60 value) with $75+ purchase with code 4PCGIFT, 12/1 only.
  • CHERRY CULTURE: 40% off with code CM14, ends 12/1.
  • CLARINS CANADA: Customer’s choice of four 5pc gifts (including beautiful bag) with any $75 order, ends 12/1.
  • CLARISONIC: 20% off all devices and gift sets, plus 3 free samples with any order, with code CYBERMON, 12/1 through 12/2.
  • CLINIQUE: 20% off ANY purchase, 12/1 only.
  • COASTAL SCENTS: 50% off everything, ends 12/1.
  • COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD: 30% off with code SHOP30, ends 12/1.
  • CULT NAILS: 25% off new colors with code HOLIDAY25 or 50% off lacquers category with code HOLIDAY50, ends 12/3.
  • DARPHIN: Choose a Full Size Cleanser + Free 2nd Day Shipping with any $75 purchase. Choose from: Cleansing Foam Gel with Water Lily with code FOAM or Intral Cleansing Milk with code MILK, 12/1 only.
  • DR. HAUSCHKA: Free cleansing cream with $50+ purchase, 12/28 through 12/1.
  • DRYBAR: 10% off all products and tools, plus free shipping, 12/1 only.
  • DR. BRANDT: 40% off selected anti-aging eye creams + free shipping, 11/30 through 12/1.
  • ELEMENTAL HERBOLOGY: 25% off sitewide with code CYBERM25, 12/1 only.
  • E.L.F.:  50% off with $30+ purchase with code CYBERMONDAY, 12/1 only.
  • ERNO LASZLO: Winter Wonders 6-Piece Gift Set ($395 value) as a Gift With Purchase for those who spend a minimum of $200, 12/1 only.
  • EVE PEARL: 40 to 60% off with code BP2014, ends 12/1.
  • EVOLUTION MAN: 25% off with code BLK25, ends 12/1.
  • GHD: 25% off all of ghd’s innovative hair tools (excluding the ghd curve collection), 11/28 through 12/2.
  • HARE POLISH: 10% off $30+ orders with code HARE10OFF30, ends 12/1.  One use per customer.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI: Get 20% Off your purchase of $75 or more, plus free shipping with code FAMILY14, ends 12/7.
  • HILLHOUSE NATURALS: 25% off sitewide with code DIS25, ends 12/1.
  • INDIE LEE: 25% off with code CYBERINDIE, 12/1 only.
  • INGLOT: 20% off any purchase, plus get a free Nail Enamel with $60+ purchase and a patented shopping bag with $200+ purchase, excludes accessories and empty Freedom System palettes, 11/27 through 12/3.
  • J. PAUL: 30% off sitewide, 12/1 only.
  • JAN MARINI: 20% off $200+ purchases, ends 12/5.
  • JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS: 25% off sitewite with code HOLIDAY14, 11/26 through 12/1.
  • JUNE JACOBS: 25% off sitewide + free super-size Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Hand & Foot Cream on $50+ orders, 12/1 only.
  • KARIN HERZOG: 20% off everything, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • KERASTASE: 15% off $100+, plus a Nutritive Deluxe Sample Duo Gift Box, with code GIFTSILVER, 11/27 through 12/1. 20% off $150+, plus a Nutritive Deluxe Sample Duo Gift Box, Touche Finale, and free shipping with code GIFTSILVER, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • KATE SOMERVILLE: 25% off with code FRIENDS2014, ends 12/1.  Spend $150+, receive a $25 gift card, 11/28 only.
  • KERASTASE: 15% off $100+, plus Nutritive Deluxe Sample Duo Gift Box and free shipping, with code HAPPY100, 12/1 through 12/4. 20% off $150+ purchase, plus Laque Noir travel size and free shipping with code HOLIDAYS150, 12/1 through 12/4. 20% off $250+ purchase, plus Laque Noire travel size, Elixir Ultime travel size, Ciment Thermique travel size, and free shipping, with code STYLE250, 12/1 through 12/4.
  • KIEHL’S:  Receive 4 deluxe samples and Free Shipping on any order with code CYBER, 12/1 only.
  • KIEHL’S CANADA: 15% off any order + free shipping on $50+ orders with code BF14, 12/1 only.
  • L’OCCITANE:  Buy 2, get 1 free on select items with code B2G1, 11/27 through 12/7. Black Friday Travel Set for $15 with $45+ purchase with code TRAVEL, 11/28 through 12/1. Black Friday “Everything You Need” collection free with $225+purchase ($100 value) with code BLACK, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • LAB SERIES:  25% off sitewide + free standard shipping, ends 12/5.
  • LANCOME:  20% off any order, plus free shipping on $49+ orders with code FRIENDS, 11/30 through 12/7.
  • LANCOME CANADA: 15% off all orders, plus three deluxe sample juicy tubes and free shipping, 12/1 through 12/3.
  • LAURA GELLER: Free 3-piece gift set ($39 value) with $40+ order with code CYBERGWP, 12/1. Holiday Hues Eye Spackle set for $40 ($191 value), no code necessary, while supplies last, 12/1.
  • LAURA MERCIER: 25% off $100+ purchase, discount applied at checkout, excludes holiday sets, end date not specified (likely 11/28 or 12/1).
  • LORAC: 25% off Pro Palette and Pro Palette 2, 12/1 at 8AM PST for 24 hours.
  • MAKEUP GEEK: Black Friday Bundle ($100, $145 value) includes Vegas Lights Palette, 8 Blushes, Large Z-Palette, Afterglow Pigment; Blush Pan Bundle for $70 ($80 value).
  • MALLY BEAUTY:  Surprise value bag valued at $75 to $100 for $25, plus free shipping on any order with purchase of mystery value bag, 12/1 only.
  • MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: BlacquerFriday sets, online for a limited time, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • MINERAL FUSION: 50% off everything plus free shipping on $60+ orders with code CYBER50, 12/1 only.
  • MOLTON BROWN: 25% off every order + free shipping with code MBEVENT2, ends 12/1.
  • MURAD: 25% off all orders + free shipping with code CYBERMONDAY, 12/1 through 12/5.
  • NARS: 20% off when you sign up to be an insider, 11/28 through 12/2.
  • NEIMAN MARCUS: Earn up to a $500 gift card with code GC4YOU now through 12/1.  Spend $200, get $50 gift card; spend $500, get $125 gift card, spend $1,000, get $250 gift card, spend $2,000 get $500 gift card.  Applies to regular-priced qualifying purchase.
  • NORDSTROM: Shop Black Friday beauty deals — various doorbuster-type sets ($10-15), plus 10-40% off select items.  75+ GWPs here.
  • OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS: 20% off sitewide, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • OLE HENRIKSEN: Free $100 Surprise Gift Bag with your order of $50 with code 100HOLIDAYBAG, ends 12/1.
  • OMOROVICZA: Up to 30% off sets, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • PAULA’S CHOICE: 15% off sitewide + free shipping, 11/28 through 12/7.
  • PHILOSOPHY: 15% off sitewide with code RETAIL15, ends 11/30. Select shower gels for $10, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • PUR MINERALS: 30% off all makeup + free shipping with code PURCM14, 12/1 only.
  • RITA HAZAN: 25% sitewide, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • SEPHORA: $10 deals listed here, 11/28 while supplies last or 1/1/15.  Cyber Monday mystery sample bag with $25 purchase with code SURPRISE, ends 12/31 or while supplies last.
  • SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR: 15% off $125+ purchase + free shipping with code HAPPY125, 11/27 through 12/1. 20% off $200+ purchase plus Touch of Gloss and free shipping, with code HOLIDAYS200, 11/27 through 12/1.  SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR: 15% off $125+ purchase + free shipping with code JINGLE125, 12/1 through 12/4. 20% off $200+ purchase + Jonathan Cohen Cosmetic case, Cleansing Oil Shampoo travel size, and free shipping, with code BELLS200, 12/1 through 12/4.
  • SHU UEMURA: 25% + free shipping on $50+ orders with code TEMPTALIA, 11/26 through 12/1.
  • SHU UEMURA CANADA: 20% + free shipping on $75+ orders, 25% off + free shipping on $125+ orders with code TEMPTALIA, 11/26 through 12/1.
  • SIBU BEAUTY: 60% off all orders with code SIBU60, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • SIGMA: 20% off with code CM2014, 12/1 only.
  • SILKN:  25% off with code SILKNCYBER, ends 12/3.
  • SKINDINAVIA: 20% off + free shipping + free Makeup Primer spray with code 20OFF, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • SKINSTORE: Save up to 25% off with code SPECIAL, ends 12/1.
  • SMASHBOX: 25% off $50+ orders with code SBXFF14, ends 12/1.
  • SUGARPILL: Up to 50% off, noon PST 11/27 through 12/1.
  • SUPERGOOP: 30% off with code CYBER2014, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • TARTE: One day only, special pricing on tarte favorites, 12/1 only! Free sample and free shipping on $40+ purchases.
  • TATCHA: 20% off with code FF2014, 11/28 through 12/8.
  • THEBALM:  50% off, 12/1 7AM PST through 12/2 7AM PST.
  • THE BODY SHOP: 50% off + free shipping + gift with purchase on $50+ orders, 12/1 at 6:30AM EST, one day only.
  • TOM FORD: Lips & Boys, $32 miniature lipsticks, now available.
  • TOO FACED: $35 mystery grab bag + 50% off sale, 12/1 only.
  • TRIA: Up to 30% off gift sets, 12/1 through 12/3.
  • URBAN DECAY: Electric Palette + deluxe Black Velvet Velvet Pencil for $35, 12/1 only.
  • YES TO: Gift with purchases for $35+ orders, 12/1.
  • YSL: Get 20% Off your purchase of $75 or more, plus free shipping with code YSLGIFT, ends 12/7.


Expired deals (for historical reference) ahead!

Tempting Reminders! Current Friends & Family Sales (November 2014)

There are SO many sales going on right now, some ending today, and a few still going. I thought I’d make this a running post to keep track! 🙂

Giorgio Armani Beauty (Loreal USA)
GIORGIO ARMANI: Get 20% Off your purchase of $75 or more, plus free shipping with code FAMILY14, ends 12/7.

YSL: Get 20% Off your purchase of $75 or more, plus free shipping with code YSLGIFT, ends 12/7.

  • IT COSMETICS: 25% off your entire purchase with code FRIENDSFAMILY25, ends 11/24.
  • SMASHBOX:  Save 25% on everything when you spend $50 or more on smashbox.com with code SBXFF14, ends 12/1.
  • ULTA:  Too Faced Complete Matte Eye Palette for $39 (regularly $45), ends 11/29.
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Navy Blue Eyeliners: Swatches, Dupes, and Comparisons

Navy Blue Eyeliners
Navy Blue Eyeliners: BB Black Navy, MUFE #8K, bareMinerals Noon,
D&G 8, EL Blackened Sapphire, MAC Marine Ultra, MAC Prussian, MAC Blooz

Navy Blue Eyeliners: Your Guide

I think navy blue might be the color I have the most shades for!

  1. Bobbi Brown Black Navy is a deep, dark navy that almost looks purple.
  2. Make Up For Ever #8K is a deep navy blue. It is a touch darker than Dolce & Gabbana #8.
  3. bareMinerals Noon is a blackened navy blue. (LE)
  4. Dolce & Gabbana #8 is a deep navy blue with a sheen. It is a bit lighter than MUFE #8K.
  5. Estee Lauder Blackened Sapphire is a rich, blackened navy blue with a matte finish. (LE)
  6. MAC Marine Ultra is a lighter, but a darker blue with more brightness than other shades here.
  7. MAC Prussian is a navy blue with a purple tinge and a soft sheen.
  8. MAC Blooz is a blackened navy blue with a hint of purple. It is very similar to Givenchy #14.
  9. Givenchy #14 is a blackened navy blue with a hint of purple. It is very similar to MAC Blooz.
  10. NARS Rue Saint-Honore is a dark navy blue with a soft sheen. It is a touch more intense compared to Dolce & Gabbana #8 and MUFE #8K.
  11. YSL Oriental Blue #3 is a rich, navy blue with a matte finish. It is a touch lighter than La Prairie Midnight Blue.
  12. Korres #9 is a teal-ish blue (looked navy blue in the pencil!). (DC)
  13. La Prairie Midnight Blue is a rich, navy blue with a matte finish. It is a bit darker than YSL Oriental Blue.
  14. Chanel Marine is a shimmering navy blue.
  15. Make Up For Ever #3L is a blackened navy blue with soft sparkle.
  16. MAC Fly-By-Blu is a lightened blue over a blackened navy base. (LE)
  17. MAC Petrol Blue is a dark navy blue with sparkle over a blackened blue base. This shade is similar to MUFE #8K and D&G #8.
  18. MAC Blue Stripe is a blackened navy blue with a subtle sheen. It is darker and less sparkly compared to MAC Petrol Blue, and a touch darker than MUFE #3L.
  19. Urban Decay Binge is a lightened navy blue with a hint of purple; it is a bit lighter than the other navy blues here.
  20. Tarina Tarantino Cute Robot is a rich navy blue over a blackened navy base. It is comparable to NARS Rue Saint-Honore and MAC Petrol Blue.
  21. MAC Sense of Style is a darkened, teal-blue with a black base. (LE)
  22. MAC Navy Stain is a navy blue with subtle sheen.
  23. MAC Hyacinth is a medium-dark blue with a matte finish. (LE)
  24. MAC Industrial is a lightened, medium blue with a brownish-black base. It is similar to MAC Fly-By-Blu, but it has a lighter base.
  25. Urban Decay LSD is medium blue sparkle over a blackened navy base. It is a bit like MAC Fly-By-Blu. (LE)
  26. Make Up For Ever #15L is a darkened cornflower blue with a barely-there sheen.

TEMPTALIA PICKS:  #5 (pigmentation, texture), #17 (intensity), #20 (pigmentation, longevity), #26 (uniqueness, longevity)

Behind-the-Series:  It was my intention to provide heavy, opaque swatches to provide an accurate color comparison.  Some eyeliners required one pass, some required five, and a few even more.  When possible, the shade name (above) is linked to the original review so you can read more about the quality, wear, etc. of a particular eyeliner.  If we’ve never done a review, there will be no link.  Shades that were limited edition will be marked with “(LE)” and shades that were discontinued will be marked with “(DC)” after the color description.  You can also find all comparisons on The Dupe List.

What’s your favorite navy blue Eyeliner? How do you like to use it?

See more swatches & comparisons!

Olive Green Eyeliners: Swatches, Dupes, and Comparisons

Olive Green Eyeliners
Olive Green Eyeliners: MAC Black Karat, MAC Black Line, MAC Buried Treasure,
MAC Rosemary & Thyme, MAC Uniform, MUFE #5L, Stila Moray, shu uemura ME Khaki 09,
UD Stash, bareMinerals 10AM, TT Sparkling Ammunition, Chanel Khaki Dore,
Shiseido Black Sand, BB Hunter, D&G Stromboli

Olive Green Eyeliners: Your Guide

You might think that the color I have the most shades for is olive green, but you would be wrong, even though there are quite a few! The nice thing here is that we have more than a few dupes/similarities. I like that, because then you can select based on what formula works best for you and still get the shade you want.

  1. MAC Black Karat is a brownish-black with an olive-brown tone and gold shimmer. (LE)
  2. MAC Black Line is a black with brown undertones and an olive green shimmer. (LE)
  3. MAC Buried Treasure is a cool-toned brown with olive green shimmer. It is a little darker than MAC Uniform.
  4. MAC Rosemary & Thyme is a light-medium olive green with green shimmer. It is similar to MUFE #5L (darker) and shu uemura ME Khaki 09 (less sparkle).
  5. MAC Uniform is a cool-toned brown with olive gold shimmer. It is slightly lighter than MAC Buried Treasure.
  6. Make Up For Ever #5L is an olive green with a soft sheen. It is a touch darker than MAC Rosemary & Thyme and shu uemura ME Khaki 09.
  7. Stila Moray is a darkened olive green with an olive brown shimmer/sheen. It is a bit greener compared to UD Stash but not as green as bareMinerals 10AM.
  8. shu uemura ME Khaki 09 is a warm olive green with brown undertones. It is a touch darker than MAC Rosemary & Thyme but lighter than MUFE #5L.
  9. Urban Decay Stash is a darkened olive green with a subtle sheen. It is browner than Stila Moray and bareMinerals 10AM.
  10. bareMinerals 10AM is an olive green with strong green pigmentation compared to the other shades here. It is greener than Stila Moray, UD Stash, and TT Sparkling Ammunition.
  11. Tarina Tarantino Sparkling Ammunition is a darkened olive green with subtle shimmer. It is a bit lighter than Stila Moray but greener than UD Stash and browner than bareMinerals 10AM.
  12. Chanel Khaki Dore is a warm-toned, olive brown with gold sheen.
  13. Shiseido Black Sand is a green-tinged black with gold shimmer.
  14. Bobbi Brown Hunter is a green-tinged black–against all these other eyeliners, it is so, so dark.
  15. Dolce & Gabbana Stromboli is a deep black with olive shimmer.

TEMPTALIA PICKS:  #6 (quality, pigmentation), #7 (pigmentation), #9 (longevity, quality), #11 (quality, pigmentation)

Behind-the-Series:  It was my intention to provide heavy, opaque swatches to provide an accurate color comparison.  Some eyeliners required one pass, some required five, and a few even more.  When possible, the shade name (above) is linked to the original review so you can read more about the quality, wear, etc. of a particular eyeliner.  If we’ve never done a review, there will be no link.  Shades that were limited edition will be marked with “(LE)” and shades that were discontinued will be marked with “(DC)” after the color description.  You can also find all comparisons on The Dupe List.

What’s your favorite Olive Green Eyeliner? How do you like to use it?

See more swatches & comparisons!

Chanel 2013 Spring Haute Couture

Photo by Vincent Lappartient
Photo by Vincent Lappartient

Chanel 2013 Spring Haute Couture

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:

Face

  • Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY SERUM Hydration Protection Radiance
  • VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15
  • ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
  • CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
  • POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder

Eyes

  • STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense
  • LE VOLUME DE CHANEL Mascara in Black
  • STYLO EYESHADOW in Black Stream (Available May 2013)
  • RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler

Cheeks

  • JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Frivole

Lips

  • ROUGE COCO BAUME Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm
  • ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Fantasque

Nails

  • LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Emprise on the hands
  • LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Black Satin on the feet

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