I was so excited to see all of the beauty deals included in this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary sale — so much so, in fact, that I had to put together a list of my top favorites for you guys to take advantage of. I mean, as much as I love the clothing and shoe deals, there’s no trying-on involved with beauty favorites. It either works or it doesn’t.
Top Beauty Picks: A Makeup Artist’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping List
These 20 beauty products are ones I’ve personally tried myself and can vouch for 100% (especially the Revitabrow and Revitalash…SO good). Here are the top 20 favorites I’ve used and loved (for years, in some cases) that are my top picks for this year’s beauty deals!
A $112 value for under $70 = hello! I’ve used this super hydrating gel-cream when my skin needs hydration with great results. I love that it can be used under OR over makeup and as a 5-min mask.
This little kit comes with a microneedling regeneration tool (tiny little needles on a roller that penetrate the skin to help serums and skin care reach deeper and work better), retinol repair serum, skin prep pads, a sleep mask, and sanitizer bottle…basically, everything you need for healthier, smoother skin overnight all in one kit.
I had totally ruined my lashes by wearing lash extensions for years. They were super sparse, brittle and short. RevitaLash brought them back and then some…and with a little mascara they’re nice and full and long.
Hands-down my favorite liquid liner of all time is Stila’s Stay the Day Liquid Liner. It’s easy to apply and stays put. (I also use it for cat whiskers or bear noses when the kids want to dress up–it doesn’t smear all over their faces like other Halloween makeup does and comes off easily with makeup remover.)
Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks are easy to apply and blend using just your fingers. This is the fastest eye look I’ve ever done, and once they set, they stay on without smudging or creasing. I used these every day at the beach in North Carolina with no smudging. LOVE this stuff.
SUCH a great deal! Oribe Gold Lust shampoo and conditioner makes your hair so soft and helps it regain some health. A tiny bit of shampoo goes a really long way (it lathers up really nicely) so I end up using a lot less than I typically do. The conditioner really hydrates dry hair, reduces split ends and conditions the scalp to promote healthy hair growth all while providing UV protection. (Safe for color-treated and keratin-treated hair.)
I love this little device. It sloughs off the top layer of skin cells for super smooth skin and reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles–basically the same results of a professional microdermabrasion, but for less and at home.
I’ve been using the NUFACE facial toning device on my neck and I swear it makes a difference…and this set comes with a special mini-device for use around the lip area. Feels just like the skin tightening treatments at skincare clinics that are crazy expensive!
Laura Mercier’s Loose Setting Powder is the best I’ve tried. Super finely milled and leaves a soft matte finish without looking heavy on skin — and no white residue in photos!
THIS. This LED light therapy mask from Dr. Dennis Gross promises to smooth wrinkles, firm skin, diminish discoloration and clear acne. And with the price tag of this mask, I probably never would have tried it had it not been part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last year. BUT, now that I’ve tried it (for almost a year now), I can tell you it’s 100% worth every penny even at full price. (Check out before and after pictures in this post.)
My favorite brow product is Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. Super-easy to use to fill in and shape brows, and this set comes with a setting gel to keep them in place. (Brow wiz is normally $23 alone so this is a great deal!)
13. Olaplex Set
If your hair is damaged, this Olaplex Set is for you. Shampoo, conditioner and a concentrated hair treatment that helps to reduce breakage…this set can bring your hair back from the brink. (Color-treated blondes, especially you!)
These SLIP Silk Pillowcases save your hair from damage and your skin from wrinkles as you sleep. This is a great deal for two; always have one on your pillow when the other is in the wash. (Also available in white and King size.)
I’ve used LOTS of self-tanners in my day and this St. Tropez Self-tanner is my favorite. Easy to use on yourself, natural color and minimal scent. Love this stuff.
I love this shower oil, especially in the winter when my skin is so dry. It smells amazing and is a great alternative to shaving cream. It cleanses gently so your skin feels super-soft with just a subtle scent that’s not overwhelming. Love the eco-friendly refill that comes in this set!
I used this Setting Spray from Urban Decay on all my brides and bridesmaids (including myself when I got married) and it keeps makeup ON for hours. Even when it’s super-hot and humid, this stuff keeps makeup looking pristine. Amazing.
I purchased this simplehuman Mirror two years ago during the Anniversary sale and LOVE it. I can’t see without glasses, so the 5x magnification is key, and my favorite part is that it’s cordless! Looks so much better without all the cords.
This platinum straightener uses predictive technology to ensure the temp is always consistent (for less damage to the hair) and creates super smooth curls, waves or straight styles. I love mine and this one is on sale for over $80 off!
I used this moisturizer daily in North Carolina (LOTS of sun, beach almost daily) and never once got a sunburn. This is a great deal for serious sun protection!
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