Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024 Beauty Must-Haves: Hair, Makeup + Skincare

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Now that we’ve had a chance to thoroughly sift through the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale preview, let’s talk BEAUTY. Our editors have some pretty strong opinions about their must-have hair, makeup and skincare faves, so read on for our tried & true gems.

OSEA, Laura Mercier, Le Labo + More Editor Beauty Faves In The 2024 NSale

We were initially disappointed to see that our favorite splurge-y Dyson hair stylers aren’t part of this year’s sale… until we found the T3 curling iron (wins our vote for easiest to use), the best flat iron for straightening or beachy waves, and even the fan favorite blowout-at-home round brush.

A few more top picks we’re excited to see: Shana’s Tom Ford eyeshadow palette is bundled with an extra 2 mini lip colors for under $100 | we highly recommend Briogeo (it’s effective, and the value set with the scalp massager is a much appreciated bonus) | I dream of all things Westman Atelier | and for a nudge over 1K, you too can have 8oz of La Mer’s legendary moisturizer (haha – kidding… or am I…)

Only 1 more week until the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens up for shopping! Until then, here are 15+ editor faves to save for later…

OSEA Body Oil, Butter + Anti-Aging Balm

OSEA Body Oil, Butter + Anti-Aging Balm

OSEA discovery set

Once you go OSEA, it’s hard to go back — these body products bring the spa treatment to your home and leave skin super soft and hydrated. Treat yourself to the discovery kit (for $40 less than if you bought each product separately) and just take it from Amy, Scotti and Em — this stuff is worth the hype:

I’ve repurchased OSEA body products so many times that I’ve lost count (specifically the body butter, oil, and anti-aging balm duo). The ingredients are unbeatable, but the results are actually heavenly on dry skin (especially skin that has spent time in the sun and salt!). -Amy

I first tried OSEA body oil because of the rave reviews and I LOVE it…this set is such a good deal with both full-size and travel-sizes of the oil along with a 1.7 oz of their body butter. (A $99 value for $58!) – Scotti

I can honestly say I almost never use up body products before they either go bad or I burn out on them, but I went through these so quickly because they smell divine and make me feel like a glowing freaking goddess. Such a treat to indulge in whole body skincare. Absolutely scooping up this set again. The mini body butter will be so handy for end of summer travel, too – but the oil is where it’s at. – Em


Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen

Supergoop! sunscreen

Lightweight, no white cast and SPF 40 protection. What more can we ask from a sunscreen? Oh wait… it’s also the perfect primer and layers flawlessly under makeup. This duo set comes with the jumbo sized sunscreen, plus an SPF stick version (portable for on-the-go & glides over makeup) thrown in for basically free.

This stuff is amazing! It’s the sunscreen my hubs stole on our vacation, and I immediately ordered more. Feels great on and perfect for those days you don’t want tinted SPF. The set in the sale comes with the unseen sunscreen stick (perfect for your purse). – Linzi


Dr. Dennis Gross LED Light Therapy Mask

Dr. Dennis Gross LED Light Therapy Mask

light mask + skincare set

Okay, this mask is a lot less scary than it looks, haha. It uses red and blue light therapy to smooth wrinkles, firm skin and get rid of discoloration and acne. Ooo — includes a luxe 3-step skincare routine, too.

This mask is worth it because it WORKS. This set comes with over $150 worth of skin care products thrown in for free! The peel pads alone are like a mini facial (comes with 5 sets of the 2-step pads; they’ve been around since forever) & make a dramatic difference. The fill & repair serum is said to be ‘an advanced 3D alternative to injectables that immediately plumps, repairs and fills lines’…color me intrigued. – Scotti


T3 Extra Long Barrel Curling Iron

T3 Extra Long Barrel Curling Iron

curling iron

It’s important that our hair tools do the best job in the easiest, fastest way. Most of us don’t want to spend hours doing our hair, right?? So, this curling iron by T3 is definitely worth it. The Classic Switch Kit with 3 interchangeable barrels is a favorite too, if the single long barrel doesn’t cut it for ya.

Easily the best curling iron I’ve ever used, but more importantly – the easiest. It’s designed for easy holding, is lightweight, and the perfect barrel size for easy, beachy curls. – Amy


ghd 1-Inch Flat Iron

ghd 1-Inch Flat Iron

flat iron

Something I find super interesting about this specific straightener: “The styler recognizes each section of hair and adapts the temperature to ensure that an optimum temperature of 365ºF remains consistent across the two plates.” This helps ensure that you don’t have random straight pieces if you choose to use this guy as a curler, or random curly pieces if you decide to straighten your hair. Keeps it all even. Over $100 off once the sale opens!!

I have tried many, many straighteners over the years and this ghd Platinum+ 1-Inch Styler is hands-down my favorite of all time. I can use it to straighten or wave my hair — and it gets rid of frizz either way. – Scotti


Slip 100% Silk Pillowcase

Slip 100% Silk Pillowcase

silk pillowcase

Kiss frizzy bedhead goodbye… it may not seem like it makes a difference, but these pillowcases getting up in the morning just a little less painful and a lot more luxe. Add this value set of 2 to your cart now, and decide if you’ll share one with your partner later.

Sleeping with this Slip silk pillowcase makes a HUGE difference in taming my frizzy/curly hair. HUGE! Makes a great holiday gift if you’re an early shopper. – Linzi

Silk pillowcases are an absolute game-changer… As far as I’m concerned they’re a must-have for smoother hair and more hydrated skin (since silk is less absorbent than other materials!). – Scotti


Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eyeshadow

eyeshadow sticks

Eyeshadow sticks are easily the best way to get eyeshadow on the eyes quickly. But because they blend so easily, it doesn’t look messy. Laura Mercier has the prettiest colors, too. Snap up this set of 3 pretty shades (for a little less than the cost of 2 bought separately) and thank yourself later.

Laura Mercier’s Caviar Sticks are hands-down my favorite eyeshadows and I typically wear them every day. This year the 3-stick set has SUCH good colors…you can get a pretty daily look or a smoldering smokey eye and it’s so easy! -Scotti

Ooh the Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Sticks set this year are full sized, which means they’ll last you for months and months. If you need the easiest eyeshadow situation ever, please try these. I hate spending time on my makeup and use these almost daily as a quick pretty option. I’m especially excited about the soft everyday Dune shade in the set, but the others will be perfect for adding a little more drama. They stay on so well, blend easily just with your finger and I think are pretty fool-proof. -Laura


Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder & Puff

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder & Puff

setting powder

If you have dry skin, don’t be afraid of using this powder. It does such a good job of smoothing out the dry patches. And if you lean on the oily side, it does wonders for mattifying the oils. You won’t hear us complaining about that powder puff thrown in for basically free, either.

I have dry skin and, on top of that, I live in a high-altitude desert climate. This powder is the only powder I use on my face that doesn’t make me look cakey and the jumbo size in the sale is a great value. This size will easily last me all year. – Anne


Revitabrow

Before and after Revitabrow…

Revitabrow

If you’re suspicious about hair-growing products, we hear you. Revitabrow is one we can 100% stand behind. It actually works and is so easy to use.

Before and after Revitabrow…needless to say, this is also one I buy every year. This year you can grab two Revitabrow for the price of one, or one Revitabrow and one Revitalash for the price of one…I swear by both. Every. Single. Day. – Scotti


Nécessaire Body Wash

Nécessaire Body Wash

body wash

Because what better time is there to treat yourself to some luxe body wash than when it’s on sale? You deserve it. This one by Nécessaire is cruelty free, formulated with oils, vitamins A, B3, C and E, Omegas 6 and 9 and antioxidants. This value set comes with 2 bottles, so you’ve got a backup ready and waiting.

If you’re looking to inject a bit of a spa experience into your shower routine, this not-too-splurgy splurge is worth it. – Em


Le Labo Hand Soap + Lotion

Le Labo Hand Soap + Lotion

hand soap | hand lotion

Not only does this set just look pretty sitting on the bathroom sink, but the Hinoki scent is inspired by the Buddhist temples of Mount Koya in Japan. Umm…don’t mind if I do. Stocking up seems to be the name of the game with this year’s NSale beauty selection — both jumbo sizes are $20 off traditional retail value!

If you really want to spoil your guests, put this pine-scented hand soap and lotion duo in your guest bathroom. Even my dad, who, to my knowledge, has not made a single beauty product purchase in his adult life, used this duo and asked where I had bought it because he loved the scent so much. – Anne


Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Spray

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Spray

setting spray

If there’s one product that the entire world collectively stands behind, it’s the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush setting spray. Consider it the super glue of makeup setting sprays. Even the makeup artists swear by it for all-day wedding makeup. You’d be surprised how quick we go through this stuff, so the 2-pack is worth the deal.

This product is magic. A Charlotte Tilbury rep shared with me that the secret, though, is making sure you spray before AND after you do makeup. The double spray is key. – Linzi


Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow Sticks

Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow Sticks

eyeshadow sticks

Another set of shimmery eyeshadow sticks worth grabbing in a bundle. As we said above, eyeshadow sticks are such an easy way to get eyeshadow done quickly. This Bobbi Brown trio in particular has the perfect inner corner, lid and crease shade. You could even use the darker color for a smokey liner.

I’m an all-over eyeshadow, blend one color right up to the brows kinda girl, and these make it SO easy. I bought these sticks a few years ago, but they were double-ended and half the size. This year they’re full size – and I can vouch for all three colors. The Shell is perfect for everyday but I find myself reaching for the Moonstone and the Smoky Topaz just as often, too, for adding some Daphne Oz-inspired glow. – Em


L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil

L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil

shower oil

A shower oil that turns into a softening foam? Dry skin doesn’t stand a chance! Bonus points for the scent. Nearly $40 off when you grab this bundle, versus what you’d spend grabbing the shower oil + refill separately.

I buy this every single year during the Sale…it’s the best to shave with and a super gentle cleanser that helps prevent my skin from drying out during the winter. (And it smells OH so good!) – Scotti


YSL Loveshine Lip Oil Stick

YSL Loveshine Lip Oil Stick

lip oil stick

If you’re someone who constantly has dry lips, but wants something other than a lip balm? Give this guy a try. It’s like a lip oil but with some color. 2

I feel like I’ve tried EVERYTHING when it comes to lip color (I never leave the house without something on my lips) and these Lip Oils from YSL are one of the most memorable products I’ve tried. They are sooo silky smooth and hydrating but still provide good color. This set of 2 summery pinks is such a good deal and they feel so fancy on…but last much longer than most of my glosses or other sheer lipsticks I’ve tried. Treat yourself. You will not be disappointed. On my wishlist! – Laura


YSL Couture Color Clutch Eyeshadow Palette

YSL Couture Color Clutch Eyeshadow Palette

eyeshadow palette

How gorgeous?? There’s the perfect day to day colors, a little smokiness for night, and would look so pretty on all skin tones.

Ooh this is exciting!! These are like…perfect colors for day AND night looks and how pretty is this palette? $75 off!! – Scotti


Kopari Power Pair Deodorant

deodorant

Clean, vegan, plant-based, aluminum-free, extra-strength deodorants, that also happen to smell good? Gimme. Typically goes for $40, but this duo will be marked under $30 when shopping opens.

This ended up being my favorite item from last year’s sale. I literally look forward to putting on deodorant every single day now, because it smells so freaking good (like vacay, but not in an artificial way) and feels super lovely on. I even think it’s made the ol’ pitties softer and smoother. Just a joy to use. – Em


MAC Pout Full Of Posies Lip Kit

MAC Pout Full Of Posies Lip Kit

in Velvet Teddy | in Ruby Woo

Don’t Mac lip products feel so nostalgic? This perfect little set — a lip liner, lipstick and gloss — will be going for under $50 (as opposed to $70+ if you were to get each product separately).

This MAC lip kit contains three neutral, wearable lip products in coordinating colors and I’m definitely snapping this up. I go through MAC Lip Gloss faster than any other lip product I own. I’ve probably used up 2 or 3 in the past year plus this kit contains the Spice lip glass, which is one of the only shades that don’t have sparkle in it. – Anne

MAC’s Ruby Woo is the ultimate iconic red lip color…and for $45 you can get the liner, lipstick and gloss all together in a neat little set. (Usually $73 to purchase separately.) – Scotti


Elemis Resurfacing Facial Wash

Elemis Resurfacing Facial Wash

face wash

We love our Elemis products, so this one is definitely on our radar. It’s supposed to be great for getting rid of dead skin cells. Yes, please.

Ok, I’ve never personally used this Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash, but based on the reviews I am absolutely missing out! This will definitely be coming home with me this Sale… – Scotti


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Team TME