I am not one of those people who enjoy their beauty routine. I want to be. I sure enjoy trying out all the products, but like, let’s just get it done is how I feel about it. I am not a creature of habit and loathe doing anything the same every day (hi, Air Sign much?)
So, after years of having to take care of my skin, makeup and hair I’ve found all the products that, for me, make that getting ready for bed or for the day-grind super quick and painless.
My Top Nordstrom Beauty Picks For An Easy Beauty Routine
It’s no coincidence that most all of my beauty favs are available at Nordstrom because their collection of top products and brands is so extensive! It’s just so convenient to be able to get them all at one spot, too. So rad. I could have included a bazillion more photos to go along with the products here, but instead, I’ll get into detail about my absolute favorites and have my full shopping list in a collage for easy viewing at the end! Let’s get into it…
My Favorite Skincare Products For Face
My morning “routine” (that could honestly happen anywhere between 7 am and noon these days) consists of using this classic Clinique toner (it’s seriously the best at exfoliating and prepping your skin for makeup) and then using this Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum. Yep. That’s it. Haha.
Kat, Shana and I have all tried this Resurfacing Serum. I still thank Kat for the intro to it. I’ve never been one to wear foundation. Concealer, uh, heck yes, but I feel like I’m suffocating if I put on foundation. And with the Resurfacing Serum, I really don’t have to! It leaves me glowing with a smooth skin texture. Winning.
This next product I just love using anytime. It’s the Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Spray. It adds moisture and glow without being heavy. I use it paired with a moisturizer or just throughout the day if it’s dry weather. (I swear I’m part amphibian now after having lived in rainy Portland for 10 years.) It’s great for travel, too! Especially if your skin isn’t used to dry climates.
I discovered this Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser years ago from a free gift. It smells ah-mazing, cleanses and hydrates in one easy step. Yep. For those nights where I just want to go to sleep already or just want to sit down and get to that next episode of Outlander already…I swipe this over my face using a textured cotton pad and voila. Done. (It’s best for combination to dry skin, FYI.) Since it’s all-in-one, it’s great for travel, too. I do masks and full-on cleansing routines some nights, but toner and I are true BFFs.
My Favorite Lip Products At Nordstrom
First and foremost, get this lip balm — Sara Happ Lip Slip. I have never used a better moisturizing lip balm that doesn’t leave your lips screaming for more minutes later. And as someone with this much real estate in the lip department, I swear I have tried. Them. All. This is thick, stays on, and is so hydrating. It also lasts forever. A little goes a long way.
Secondly, on that same note, I cannot stand lip color that dries out your lips. These two lipsticks below do not! I’ve worn them both for a few years now and keep going back. The NARS Sheer Lipstick in Falbala is such a beautiful everyday shade. Here I’m layering the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil Lipstick in Chili Tunique on top, a new favorite red-orange. I wear it on its own when I want a real pop, or layered like this for a nice earthy red/orange.
Even More Beauty Favorites At Nordstrom
Here’s a handy little collage (also good for you Pinterest fans) where I highlight the beauty items I love most from Nordstrom. A few bonus finds we can’t forget: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer…it covers so well without being heavy but also moisturizes. A favorite for YEARS. I wear shade Creme Brulee. AND the Kopari Starry Eye Balm!! Wakes me up and adds moisture and glow.
1 | Lancome Monsieur Big mascara: Layers, amazing brush. Comes in a mini!
2 | Wander Beauty 2-in-1: Highlighter & blush in one!
3 | YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil Lipstick: Moisturizing. SO lovely.
4 | Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick: So, so easy. Stays on. I like Amethyst
5 | NARS Sheer Lipstick in Falbala: So lovely & natural.
6 | Sara Happ Lip Slip Balm: Best balm ever, ever!
1 | R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo paste: The one hair product I can’t quit.
2 | Briogeo Farewell Frizz: Great for waves! Black-owned.
3 | R+Co Rockaway Spray: Use to get hair to re-curl & for texture.
4 | R+Co Acid Wash: Amazing shampoo/scalp treatment with ACV.
1 | Super Goop Glow Screen: Sun-goddess glowly protection.
2 | Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum: Best for amazing texture & glow.
3 | Clinique Clarifying Lotion #2: Best for combination-oily skin.
4 | Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Spray
5 | Herbivore Botanicals Phoenix Facial Oil: Love this brand. This soaks in so well!
6 | Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser: Super moisturizing. Best for drier skin types or weather.
My Favorite Beauty Products at Nordstrom
If I had to pick just five things I couldn’t live without? Tata Harper serum, the Clinique Clarifying Lotion, the R+Co dry shampoo paste, the NARS concealer and the NARS Falbala lipstick. They’re my ride or dies! I don’t leave home without them.
What are your Nordstrom beauty favorites for an easy routine? Like I said, I love trying out new products! Love that more and more are offered in smaller sizes just for that reason, too. (Ooh, like this eyeshadow stick I love!)
Thank you to Shopstyle and Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. I mean, our love for Nordstrom and all of your phenomenal beauty finds runs deep! You always have an amazing selection of the products we love (and The Nordy Club rewards are the best). Thank you to our readers, as well, for your continued support of what we do here. It is greatly appreciated! As always, thanks for the comments and the support y’all!
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Photos by the lovely Posy Quarterman Photography
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