Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 | Beauty Exclusives + Daily Deals (8/29 Update)

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 | Beauty Exclusives + Daily Deals (8/29 Update)
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 | Beauty Exclusives + Daily Deals (8/29 Update)
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 | Beauty Exclusives + Daily Deals (8/29 Update)
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 | Beauty Exclusives + Daily Deals (8/29 Update)
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 | Beauty Exclusives + Daily Deals (8/29 Update)
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 | Beauty Exclusives + Daily Deals (8/29 Update)
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 | Beauty Exclusives + Daily Deals (8/29 Update)
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 | Beauty Exclusives + Daily Deals (8/29 Update)
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 | Beauty Exclusives + Daily Deals (8/29 Update)

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 is now live to all member tiers and the public!  Last call — the sale ends August 30th, which is tomorrow!  Nordstrom has daily deals that kicked off August 19th. There are general daily deals as well as beauty-specific daily deals, all of which are listed below. The daily deals go live at 9:30AM ET.

New to the sale? The Anniversary sale provides reduced prices on new-for-fall arrivals across all categories, including a lot of beauty exclusives–like sets as well as exclusive-for-Nordstrom shades and palettes.

Anniversary Sale: Daily Deals

August 19th: Zella Nova Perforated Racerback Tank for $19.50 (regularly $39)

August 20th: Steven Madden The Rookie Booties for $49.90 (regularly $101.95)

August 21st: Natori Rose Dream Custom Coverage Bra for $35.90 (regularly $72) for & Calvin Klein Comfort Micro Boxer Briefs (3-pack) for $21.90 (regularly $44.50)

August 22nd: Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Ultra Lite Cardigans for $59.90 to $98.90 (regularly $128 to $199)

August 23rd: Herschel Pop Quick Backpack for $39.90 (regularly $80)

August 24th: ALLSAINTS Fairview LS Woven Shirt for $72.50 (regularly $145), Men’s

August 25th: Blondo Gacie 2.0 Waterproof Sneaker Bootie for $49.90 (regularly $99.95)

August 26th: Madewell Zip Top Suede Crossbody Tote for $78.90 (regularly $158)

August 27th: Adidas Edge Lux for $42.50 (regularly $85)

August 28th: Spanx Faux Leather Slide Stripe Legging for $48.90 (regularly $98 to $110)

August 29th: Cole Haan Shoes Grandpro Sneaker for $74.90 (regularly $150) (Men’s)

August 30th: Madewell Jane Waffle Pullover for $36.90 (regularly $75)

Anniversary Sale: Glam Up Daily Deals

August 19th: Save up to 50% on selected tools and hair care from Drybar, FOREO, DERMAFLASH, Sisley Paris and Murdock London. Beauty Daily Deal: skin care, makeup and grooming.

August 20th: Save up to 50% on selected products from Mario Badescu, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Anastasia Beverly Hills, IT Cosmetics, Shiseido, Clarins, Jack Black, Murdock London and MALIN+GOETZ.

August 21st: Receive a Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette with your $200 Charlotte Tilbury purchase.

August 22nd: 25% off selected MAC Foundations.

August 23rd: Save up to 30% on selected supplements from Dr. Barbara Sturm, Moon Juice, Hum Nutrition, Vital Proteins, TULA Skincare, Port and Polish, The Nue Co and Perricone MD.

August 24th: 25% off select Estee Lauder moisturizers.

August 25th: Buy one Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift, get another at 50% off.

August 26th: Save 25% on Lancôme products (excluding Anniversary Beauty Exclusives).

August 27th: With your purchase of a 5 oz. La Mer Treatment Lotion, you’ll also receive a 3.4 oz. Treatment Lotion.

August 28th: Save 25% on Bobbi Brown skin care (excluding Anniversary Beauty Exclusive sets).

August 29th: Save 25% on selected Kiehl’s sunscreens.

August 30th: Save 30% on Clinique All About Eyes Cream-Gel.

Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives for 2020

I’m pulling links for all of the exclusives right now! See below for what I’ve pulled together.

Makeup

Hair Care

Skincare

Fragrance

Body Care

When is the Anniversary Sale?

Everyone was able to preview items on July 24th.  Cardmembers received early access to shop based on their Nordy Club status.  Non-cardmembers can shop the sale beginning August 19th.  The sale ends August 30th for everyone!

Cardmember Early Access Dates

  • Icons shop August 4th through the 18th
  • Ambassadors shop August 7th through 18th
  • Influencers shop August 10th through 18th
  • Insiders shop August 13th through 18th

Can Canadians shop the Anniversary sale?

This year, the Anniversary Sale is coming to Canada from August 19th through September 3rd.

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Why did they close Lena? I would have thought that Anchorage was a big enough city for them to make a profit. I do dislike it when a favourite store closes down near you, even if you use to go there for a browse…

Nordie’s is in trouble. Not dire trouble, but with the sales slump due to Covid and general downturn in B&M, they have had to close about 20 stores. Still, the outlook is better for them than many other stores/retail groups.

Per Nordstrom, Insider members spend $500+ a year at Nordstrom but if you have a Nordstrom credit/debit card, you are automatically an Insider. As far as I understand, early access is limited to cardholders, though.

I find the new tiered access gauche, especially in these times. I know others do it, but it rewards wealth, not loyalty and it was better before when any cardholder got early access. Have to say last year was pretty disappointing anyway for me, but if the best items are gone by the time we get to Insiders … not exactly exciting me about shopping at Nordstroms!

I hear they are adding more each day, but (and honestly I’m not that bitter or upset about it, there’s a pandemic going on for heaven’s sake) but the beauty offerings are some of the most underwhelming I’ve ever seen for Anniversary Sale. I’m *really* disappointed in MAC. As a whole, in fashion or beauty, you could really count on the Nordstrom sale to really hype you for fall and clearly drive what trends will be. Not seeing that much in what’s been added.

A note on tiered access… it’s a business strategy that is quickly failing them in terms of public opinion. To get on the board you have to spend $500 a year. To be a top customer you have to spend $5000. To land in the middle, you have to spend about $2000. When there’s a $2K – $4K spread between your smallest customer and your top spending customer, it doesn’t drive sales into the next tier. Maybe I spend that $500 a year… I certainly am not on a whim spending what I need to crack the next tier. They consistently do not reward small but loyal customers like me, and that’s disappointing.

I agree Ruby – it just seems so petty when all retailers are trying to stay afloat and exist at the moment. And I think your comment about rewarding wealth and not loyalty is quite apt.

Semi OTQ: Has anyone tried the Trish ‘tubular’ mascara? Enough with the surfer slang, copywriters! They’re probably too young to know, since that word goes back to the ‘gnarly’ time. I know they want to make it seem exotic, but tubing mascara has been around for at least a decade.

I have (just for my lower lashes) and it’s fine but I didn’t buy it again. Went back to the MAC Extended Play Gigablack.

Thanks. IDR if I have that one, but will keep it in mind. Buying black mascara seems silly at times, as there are so many minis kicking around most stashes. Although I have killed 2 Isehan Heroine Makes. I’m with you, tubing is far better on the bottoms. And it does not look stupid AS, if you have color on tops.

Wow – what a sale! The best we get here in Melbourne is when Myers (a similar kind of dept. store) has its June/December sales and offers Revlon deals….. or 5% – 10% off other really expensive makeup…..

Hi Genevieve, both Myer and DJs have run 20% off all beauty this year. Admittedly, not like Nordstrom but it’s pretty good for Australia.

Thank you for this compilation. Often when I look at Nordy’s big sales my eyes glaze over with the sheer number of products. This gives me a starting point.

Nordstrom Canada just recently opened their e-commerce site. I have ordered a couple of things, but nowhere near the $500 required to get to the entry level. Before, prices fluctuated to the Canadian dollar exchange rate and prices were often significantly higher. I can buy the same item at the Bay or Holts or Shoppers Drug Mart for the going stable Canadian rate. The nearest Nordies is in Calgary – about a 3 hour or so drive from me.

Not sure I like the several tiers of spend thresholds. The wealthy get first dibs and the rest of us, the leftovers.

Will be curious to see if any of the items listed will even be available in Canada.

If you’re on Nordstrom’s site, I noticed that some items gave both a value in USD and CAD, so I’d assume the ones listing CAD will be available on the Canadian site!

I saw that and hope so and Canadians get some decent deals.

Some stuff still boggles the mind. Both Sephora and the Bay have the identical lipstick set – Bay is $184 and Sephora is $200. The value is $184. There are already a couple of reviewers pointing out the price.

I noticed Sephora Canada have quite a few markups too. Their Urban Decay, Smashbox, Nudestix, Dior, and some of the Charlotte Tilbury products are more expensive than the suggested retail price, you are better off buying directly from the brands.

I noticed the same Dior lipstick set that the Bay has for $184 is $200 at Sephora. Why the markup? A couple of reviewers complained. Some of the holiday gift sets were also much more expensive than the Bay, Holts, and Shoppers. A lot of the Dior and other stuff mentioned is usually a few dollars higher.

I probably sound weird but nothing calls my name…. I may stop in on the first eligible day I can, if husband isn’t on jury duty… but it’s more to just get out and about and hope to discover something interesting there.

The Beauty Exclusives feels real light, especially if you’re more into makeup than skincare (though I’m not surprised to see lighter makeup offerings)… but I do feel they’ve gotten less exciting over time in general!

I thought last year’s makeup offerings were underwhelming but this year’s are even more so. I’ll be skipping it entirety.

It’s only the second day of the sale with access limited to the top tier spenders–and 2 items on my short “wish list” are already sold out. Not sure how much you need to spend per year to be an Icon (the tier below requires $5000). However, I don’t think people in this income bracket would find the few bucks saved on a Barefoot Dreams sweater or Revitalash (does it even work?) very meaningful.

I found last year that they hold inventory back, so check ASAP when the next tier opens. There were items I missed as a member last year that were available again when the sale when to the whole public.

The revitalash will blow your mind. People ask if I false eyelashes on or lash extensions every single day. It’s slightly irritating but I’m willing to accept that instead of all the bold spots and stubs I had before. I will never stop using it and gave up latisse for it. It’s actually cheaper in the long run and I find that I get fuller lashes not just longer.

I went today to the closest Nordstrom and what a disappointment. I had a pretty short wishlist but every single thing I wanted to see or buy wasn’t available there at all. For example, Brax pants for men–not even there to look at. Eric Javits straw hat–not there (nor any of his other styles–I guess only the cheaper $55 straw hats on sale now are worthy of being offered in this store). Delicate Fabric Wash is only available online (already sold out when I got home); the last time I ordered it online it arrived with a broken lid and half of the liquid soap in the box. A BlankNYC faux suede jacket wasn’t there either.

This is the first time I’ve visited Nordstrom when I wondered if they will be able to stay in business in the future.

My tier started today but a few days ago I got an e-mail invitation to start earlier. I think it was in store only and I wasn’t ready for that. I hope it was just an enticement to drive physical traffic and not an indication of poor sales generally.

If you’ve always wanted to try La Mer, this is a really good deal. Personally I prefer the Soft Cream, but now is not the weather for it. The Treatment Lotion is the real star as is the serum. The tub of the Soft Cream is tiny, but you’re only supposed to use a pea sized amount and should last two weeks (warm in hands and then pat on).

I found it was worth it to try it out for the price.

Sadly, the rest don’t really tempt me.

The beauty deals have my attention. Trish McEvoy instant eye lift is amazing (only two colors, so there’s that, but if they work for you, goodbye under-eye circles!) and if the Sisley deal includes the Sisley Hair Rituel, I’ll likely bite. I tried the sample pack and for reasons unknown to me, it got rid of my periodic scalp dryness, but man it is not cheap!

I was shocked. I used to be able to purchase from Nordstrom.com and ship through an import service for which I have an account. This same company deals with many other retailers I purchase from. It’s convenient and duties and customs are paid upfront so I know exactly how much a shipment is going to cost me so I can make an informed purchase. Then came the advent of The Great Canadian Nordstrom website and it is at best a skeleton. There are literally 30 to 40 items under each category and that’s it. Nordstrom is not even on my radar at this point. I went to check it out the sale out of curiosity and there was nothing there, not even a mascara. I am happy to have Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora. If I need traditional high end (Chanel) I can buy from Holt Renfrew.

Nothing interested me either. It is even a challenge to get to the US site now – the Canadian one pops up. Not much worth buying. I did laugh the other day when the Spanx leggings were the deal of the day. One size left, few quantities, and close to 70,000 people viewing the item. Maybe the US had better makeup deals.

That’s very strange – I noticed the markdowns on-site before the email went out (to customers from PMG’s site) about it, and their language is “all” MatteTrance and BlitzTrance. There wasn’t any ending date provided.

There must be something going on or they’re updating the site, because the quads are also at full price and both the Motherships that were reduced (including Midnight Sun, which was reduced awhile ago).

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