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.

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Exclusive Shades

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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

See more photos!  Continue reading “Chanel 2013 Spring Haute Couture”

This Week’s Sales for October 8th, 2012

Get $10 off $50 at Beauty.com!


NORDSTROM.com Shop for Beauty Gifts with Purchase

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  SkinStore (11%), Pur Minerals (10%), Clinique (8%)
  • FAB: —
  • GILT:  Jose Eber Hair Tools (10/9), Maria Badescu (10/11)
  • HAUTELOOK:  Korres (10/8), Conair (10/9), Layla Nails (10/9), Apothederm (10/9), FACEatelier (10/10)
  • IDEELI:  —
  • MR. REBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), WEN (25%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Murad (12%), Skinstore (12%), DermStore (10%), Clinique (10%)
  • MYHABIT: Dead Sea Spa Care (10/8)
  • Rue La La:  —

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS: $1 shipping with $25+ order with code CELEBRATE25, expires 10/8.
  • BEAUTY.COM:  Get $10 off $50 through THIS LINK.  Free shipping on $25+ orders.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases.  Free deluxe mini total moisture and that gal with any order with code SILKY, expires 10/31.
  • BLISS:   25% off Bliss pro sizes with code BLISSPROS, expires 10/10.  Free full-size Bliss goodie with $100+ purchase with code BIGGIE7, expires 10/15 or while supplies last.
  • BLOOM:  25% rewards back on your first purchase with code 25BACK. 30% rewards back on your first purchase with code 30BACK.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders. Free dual-ended eyeliner in Caviar & Gold + free shipping on $65+ orders with code DUAL12, expires 10/31. Free Retro Pink Creamy Lip Color + free shipping with $65+ orders with code RETRO12, expires 10/31.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN: —
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members. Free shipping with any $75+ purchase with code DESIGNER10, no expiration.
  • JURLIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • KIEHLS:  Free shipping on$50+ orders. Purchase New Rosa Arctica Lightweight Anti-Aging Cream, Rosa Arctica Eye, or Rosa Arctica & receive deluxe travel-ready samples of Midnight Recovery Concentrate & Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate with code RECHARGE, expires 10/14. Free deluxe sample of your choice on $30+ purchase; 3 deluxe asmples on a $50 purchase, or 5 deluxe samples + free shipping on $85 purchase with code TRYMORE, expires 10/14.
  • LANCOME:  4-piece sample set + free shipping on $45+ purchase with code LANOCT, expires 10/31. Free Chris Benz pouch with purchase of any two items from the collection, while supplies last.
  • MOLTON BROWN:  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • OJON: Free shipping and free returns.  Free full-size treatment ($33 value) + free shipping on any $60+ purchase with code OJONRESTORE12, while supplies last.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Spend $150 and get a free subscription to Harper’s Bazaar with code BAZAAR.
  • SEPHORA: Bumble & Bumble FREESStyling Card and Grooming Creme sample with $25+ purchase with code FREESTYLE, 10/2 through 11/2. Free Ermenegildo Zegna Weekender Bag with purchase of select EZ fragrances with code ZENGA, 10/2 through 11/2. Free Caudalie Vinexpert Firming Serum deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code FIRMING, expires 11/2. Free Lancome Genefique Youth Activating Serum 7-day sampler with $25+ purchase with code GENFIQUE, expires 11/2. Free Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire EDP spray deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code NOIRE, expires 10/20. Free Stila All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code STILABB, expires 10/11 ($35+ for Canada).
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  20% off select gift ideas under $200 with code NEW2012, expiration unknown.
  • SMASHBOX: Save $15 off your first order of $75+ with code WELCOME2.  Join Pretty Points Rewards and earn $10 for every $100 spent + free shipping.
  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Free shipping on $50+ purchase. $20 off orders of $60+ with code OCTOBERISH, expires 10/31. Buy 2, get 1 free on bath, body, and makeup 10/9 through 10/14. 40% off sitewide with code AUTUMN40, 10/11 through 10/15.
  • TOO FACED: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • ULTA: 20% off with code 72654 (exclusions apply).
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.

Make Up For Ever @ Miami Swim Week 2012 – The Looks & Giveaway!


Make Up For Ever @ Cia.Maritima / Getty Images

Make Up For Ever @ Miami Swim Week 2012 – The Looks & Giveaway!

MAKE UP FOR EVER was hard at work creating the looks at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami.  To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with Make Up For Ever to host this amazing giveaway of their bestselling Aqua products that were used during the shows (valued at $186!).

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Backstage @ Cia.Maritima

Make Up For Ever Alliance artist, James Vincent, served as key make up artist for the Cia.Maritima fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami. James created an easy yet elegant look that would be suitable for either a chic beach day or an exquisite evening out.

  • Face: James applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Face & Body Foundation to even out skin tone while keeping the coverage sheer. To give a glow that flushes through the skin, he used MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Blush #4 on the apples of the cheeks and MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Blush #6 at the high point of the cheekbones for warmth underneath the foundation. He finished by adding MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Bronze to any areas on the face that the sun would hit.
  • Eyes: James kept the brows simply groomed and brushed MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream #13 in warm beige with a spoolie brush through them to create a beautiful ombre effect. For the lids, James applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Shadow #28E in pearly beige and #20E in pearly taupe, and finished with a touch of MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Powder #940 in the center of the eye for a soft and open look. For the lashes, he applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Individual Faux Lash #9 along the lash line and MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash #3 in deep brown to keep the look young and fresh.
  • Lips: James used MAKE UP FOR EVER Lab Shine in sheer bright peach and pink shades to polish the pout.

See the rest of the looks and more photos! Continue reading “Make Up For Ever @ Miami Swim Week 2012 – The Looks & Giveaway!”

NARS Creates the Looks for Don Giovanni


NARS Creates the Looks for Don Giovanni

James Kaliardos for NARS Cosmetics collaborated with designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte who custom designed all of the costumes for this production to create the beauty looks for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s production of the famed opera Don Giovanni, which opened Friday, May 18th.

The renowned Gustavo Dudamel conducts the opera, and architect Frank Gehry designed the set at the landmarked Walt Disney Concert Hall, a building of his own design.

“The makeup is abstracted but rooted in classical theatre,” said James Kaliardos for NARS Cosmetics who created the exclusive looks for the eight principle characters and 24 member choir. “Everything about the space – both on stage and in the concert hall’s structure – is about angled planes, no straight walls. So I created a facial architecture as a base, letting the characters drive each look. We chose a stony palette and strong lip color for each of the female leads.

NARS gave us a great platform of color and texture to leap off of onto the stage. It’s totally different than fashion work.”

“Working with NARS and makeup artist James Kaliardos for Don Giovanni has been an exciting collaboration,” said Laura and Kate Mulleavy. “The brand’s depth of products and line of colors, in addition to James’ talent, has helped bring our vision to life!”

Donna Zerlina

  • Skin: Siberia Sheer Glow Foundation
  • Eyes: Lili Marlene Cream Eyeshadow/ Lhasa Eyeshadow/ Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo
  • Lips: Amazon Lip Liner Pencil/ Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil/ Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
  • Cheeks: New Order Highlighting Blush/ Blondie Eyeshadow
  • Act 2: Add Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil to eyes

Donna Anna

  • Skin: Siberia Sheer Glow Foundation
  • Eyes: Pandora Duo Eyeshadow/ Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo/ Zardoz Eyeshadow/ Santa Monica Blvd. Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
  • Lips: Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil/ Red Lizard Semi Matte Lipstick/ Amazon Lip Liner Pencil
  • Cheeks: Blondie Eyeshadow
  • Act 2: Add Zardoz Eyeshadow to lids, and Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil to lips

Donna Elvira

  • Skin: Siberia Sheer Glow Foundation
  • Eyes: Zardoz Eyeshadow/ Pandora Duo Eyeshadow/ Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo/ Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil/Santa Monica Blvd. Larger Than Life(R) Long-Wear Eyeliner
  • Cheeks: Blondie Eyeshadow
  • Act 2: Add Zardoz Eyeshadow across the nose as a mask

Photo credit: LA Phil’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Walt Disney Concert Hall led by Gustavo Dudamel, in collaboration with Frank Gehry, Rodarte and Christoper Alden. Images by Autumn de Wilde

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading “NARS Creates the Looks for Don Giovanni”