The timing is perfect, you guys. I just got done doing a major product purge in which I eliminated all of the beauty products that I don’t use. Okay, almost all of them. Like 17% or something. So I’m totally ready for some new stuff to, you know. fill the void. Fortunately, Nordstrom’s has got my back with this whole Anniversary Sale business. Sure the fashion is phenomenal, but the beauty is killing me. I want alllll the products and the gift sets and the fragrances and the candles and I’m even tempted to buy stuff for my husband and for friends and for friends I haven’t met yet. It’s that good.
So when I got the beauty press kit, it was really hard to narrow the 300-plus list down to a more budget friendly number, but I gave myself a little pep talk and forged ahead. After all, I am woman, and I can do hard things. This list is proof. Here, the products that made the cut: the 10 best beauty buys at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. My criteria? Find the best deals on the best products. There were some great limited edition, special sizes, gift sets and other special offers available, but I tried to stick to the products you might otherwise buy that were steeply discounted. I also left out the favorites I’ve mentioned in the past, although I’d be irresponsible if I didn’t mention that now is a great time to buy the Clarisonic or the Foreo Luna you’ve been wanting.
And of course I’m not suggesting that you stop at 10. 😉 (For my full list of, oh, 80-or-so must haves, check out my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog. You didn’t think I’d leave you with just 10 products, did you?)
Bobbi Brown Bobbi On Trend Eyes and Cheeks Collection
Because you want to take alll the pretty colors with you when you travel. This compact has some of the most flattering, bestselling neutrals around. There’s not a dud in the bunch.
T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer
Sleek, powerful and lightweight.
The Power of Makeup Confident Planner Collection
This is all the makeup most women will ever need in one very chic, compact collection. It’s perfect for the minimalist makeup hoarder, if such a person exists.
Simple Human Sensor Mirror Pro
I’d love to be able to explain all the cool features of this “smart” mirror, but I’m not techy enough to understand it all. I do know that it’s gorgeous and sleek, and that it recreates the look of natural daylight for flawless makeup application. It’s Bluetooth and WIFI enabled and you can connect it to Alexa, Next, etc. But the best part? It lights up when you enter the room. Even if you’re cranky and your hair is in a messy bun. That’s almost worth the $200 right there.
Space.NK Apothecary Best Of Collection
If you haven’t been to the London apothecary, this is the next best thing: A collection of top selling items by niche-y brands, and each one is a standout.
Somme Transport Two
This is one of the first products I ever got hooked on in my early days as a beauty editor, and it’s incredible.
Dermovia Lace Your Face Kit
Why use a simple sheet mask when you can drape your precious pores in lace? Seriously, though, this is relatively pretty and also powerful. The 4 masks in this set are designed to be used weekly for clearer skin.
Lightstim for Wrinkles LED Light Therapy Device
I’m pretty sure this is what Judy Jetson would have used to keep wrinkles at bay. This cool wand treats wrinkles quickly and easily, and it’s maintenance free.
Atelier Cologne Discovery Set
Pure French-made perfumes in seven phenomenal scent sprays. Try them all and find your next favorite fragrance. (I’m already obsessed with the Vanille Intensee).
Jumbo Orange Blossom, Lilac, and Jasmine Hand & Body Wash
This is exactly what I imagine my future home in the South of France will smell like. The smell is so divine you may be able to skip your summertime scent. It doesn’t hurt that the bottle is gorgeous, too.