Bobbi Brown introduces her gorgeous new Nudes Eye Shadow Palette, an everything- but-boring set of neutrals that are flattering on everyone. These gorgeous shades will give your eyes a modern and sophisticated look, not to mention add a fabulous complement to the colorful prints and accessories you’ll be wearing this Fall season. Limited-edition. $60, nordstrom.com
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Get her look using products by mark:
“For Isla’s eyes, I started by using mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eyeshadow in Corset, a rich charcoal color ($4.50, avon.com), applying it with an eyeliner brush,” says Mai. She then smudged the same color along Isla’s top and bottom lash lines, following it with mark Get in Line Hook Up Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner ($5.50, avon.com) along the upper lash line. She finished this with two coats of black mascara.
For the face, Mai used bronzing powder on the cheeks, forehead and chin; face shimmer above the cheekbones; and pink powder blush to the apples of her cheeks. mark Pro Gloss Hook Up Plumping Lip Shine in Swell, a sheer peach shade ($5.50, avon.com), finished the look.
Every year, Nordstrom holds their amazing anniversary sale with beauty exclusives that are so incredible, we can’t help but splurge a little. This is the final week of the sale, so if you haven’t already taken advantage of it, here’s our list of must-haves that you may want to have for yourself.
Philosophy Unconditional Love SetA first smell, we felt unconditional love for this fragrance— fresh and light, yet sultry and oh-so gorgeous. The set includes a perfumed shampoo, bath and shower gel (8 oz.), perfumed firming body emulsion (8 oz.) and spray fragrance (1.7 oz.). Layer them for a scent that will last you all day or use one at a time. Nordstrom exclusive. $59.50, nordstrom.com
M·A·C ‘Eyeshadow x 6’ PaletteWhen it comes to eyeshadow, MAC makes the best. From the Nordstrom-exclusive Graphic Garden collection are two palettes is available in two 6-color combinations (Graphic Garden and Fresh Cut, pictured). These eyeshadow palettes offer not only vibrant, gorgeous shades to make those peepers pop this season, but are housed in a metal compact with a holographic black and white floral poppy pattern to give you something fun to look at on your vanity. $35, nordstrom.com
Beauty Society Enormous Lash Eyelash Enhancing Serum (Set of 2)When we first used Enormous Lash, it gave us gorgeous, visibly longer lashes within a couple of months. Now that the formula itself has been enhanced, and is being offered through a buy-one-get-one-free deal, we can’t stress enough how amazing this is. The patent-pending formula is non-irritating, paraben- and prostaglandin-free. Use it morning and night for look-at me lashes. $95, nordstrom.com
Cover FX ‘The Big Cover Up’ SetIf there is one line of makeup to turn to when we really need coverage, it’s Cover FX. This line of products works hard to cover up imperfections yet feels like you have nothing on. It won;t clog pores and is even safe for sensitive skin. This set includes everything you’ll need to create a flawless complexion: Skinprep FX Nourishing Foundation Primer and Anti-Aging Serum, Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation, Setting FX Translucent Setting Powder, Professional Foundation Brush #130 and How-to Instructional DVD. Nordstrom exclusive. $75, nordstrom.com
Clinique ‘Best of Clinique’ Lip Gloss Set
How convenient is this? We are loving these three mini Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 tubes. Our favorite colors, Air Kiss, Sunset and Fireberry, can go anywhere you do on its take-with-you key ring— even comes with a mirror! $18.50, nordstrom.com
Juice Beauty ‘Organics to Glow’ SetOrganic beauty products offer us the peace of mind that our skin is receiving the best nature has to offer. This Juice Beauty set will give your skin the antioxidant protection your skin needs to fight off harmful, aging elements so it can keep its youthful, radiant glow, naturally. Includes three SPF 8 lip moisturizers in Natural, Joyful and Playful, Hydrating Mist, Mineral Light Moisturizer SPF 30, Mineral Medium Moisturizer SPF 20 and Green Apple Full Strength Peel. $29, nordstrom.com
Clarins ‘Wonder Perfect’ MascaraMascara is always a must-have. This one from Clarins will give lashes that lush, voluminous look we all crave. Rich, pigmented color will saturate lashes for a dramatic eye-opening effect. Available in 3 shades. $23.50, nordstrom.com
Looking to discover new brands, want smaller versions of your favorite products or need to give a great gift? We are loving these new, limited-edition Sephora Favorites Boxed Kits. With 10 kits to choose from, each comes packed with best-selling goodies in deluxe sample sizes— and all for under $40 a box.
We recommend you try them all, but the following kits are perfect for Summer:
Sephora Favorites Splashstash Waterproof Deluxe Sampler, $36. If you have any plans to hit the beach, pool or water park, this collection of 7 of Sephora’s most wanted waterproof eye essentials will keep you looking fab— bring on the H2O! Set includes: 0.1 oz Tarte Lights Camera Splashes, 0.169 oz Too Faced Mini Lash Injection, 0.1 oz MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Smoky Lash, 0.85 oz MAKE UP FOR EVER Sens’Eyes Makeup Remover, 0.025 oz MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes, 0.03 oz Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Electric and 0.26 oz Urban Decay Big Fatty Waterproof Mascara
Sephora Favorites The Fix-It Kit Skincare Deluxe Sampler, $40. Flawless skin is always in, and this set of 6 skin-perfecting secret weapons will bring your skin a more smooth, firm, and soft appearance.
Set includes: 0.19 oz Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask, 0.5 oz Perricone MD Ceramic Skin Smoother, 0.02 oz Cosmedicine Wrinkle Write Off, 0.24 oz Kinerase Extreme Eye Lift, 0.253 oz Dr. Brandt Pores No More and 1.06 oz Clarins High Definition Body Lift
Sephora Favorites Eau Girl Fragrance Deluxe Sampler, $40. Who says bigger is better? We find this set of 8 petite scents to be just the right size to take along on weekend get-aways, stashing in your desk drawer and even your favorite tote or clutch.Set includes: 0.17 oz Dior Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Parfum, 0.17 oz Bvlgari Omnia Green Jade Eau de Toilette, 0.17 oz Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette, 0.13 oz Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette, 0.3 oz Prada Infusion d’Iris Eau de Parfum, 0.13 oz Clean Eau de Parfum, 0.24 oz Ralph Lauren Ralph Eau de Toilette, 0.13 oz Givenchy Very Irresistible Givenchy Eau de Toilette
Sephora Favorites Skin Saviors Moisturizers Deluxe Sampler, $24 Don’t let your skin dry out! Give it a much-needed drink with some of the most popular body moisturizers to nourish, protect, and hydrate.
Set includes: 1.69 oz Korres Guava Body Butter, 1 oz Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Body Lotion, 2.03 oz Fresh Sugar Lemon Body Lotion, 1.7 oz Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Body Butter and 2 oz Murad Body Firming Cream
Now that the heat is rising, more trips to the pool or beach will be occurring. That doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice looking your best. You should, however, consider investing in a few water-resistant products to prevent makeup meltdown. Then, should you choose to splash around, you’ll know your makeup isn’t running down your face. Here is an assortment of amazing products that will stay in place all day and keep you looking gorgeous— wet or dry.
Clinique Work-Out Makeup will keep your skin looking flawless even while you work you way through those high-impact kickboxing classes. This long-wearing liquid makeup stands up well through heat, humidity and much needed dips in the pool. $20.50, clinique.com
Becca Beach Tint is a water-resistant lip and cheek stain that wears beautifully all day. The blendable, non-greasy formula suits all skin types, dries to a perfect, streak-free finish, and each shade is scented in its synonymous name: Watermelon, Peach and Raspberry. $25, dermstore.com
Benefit She Laq will turn your non-waterproof mascara, eye shadows, and liners into splash-resistant wonders because of its “magic” sealing ability. Trust us, use this and your makeup will stay put. Comes with a complete set of mini brushes. $30, benefitcosmetics.com
For eyes and lashes:
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Aqua Lash Mascara provides all the lash-building properties we have loved for years, but in a water-proof version. The gel-based formula coats lashes in rich color that dries to keep moisture out, but without drying our lashes out. $5.49, drugstore.com
Make Up Forever Pearly Waterproof Eyeshadow Pencil is specially formulated to deliver rich, pigmented, long-lasting color that can withstand any damp condition. We love that we can also use these to line our peepers for an ultra bright-eyed look. $18, sephora.com
Philosophy The Super Natural Lip Pencil gives lips a natural, your-lips-but-better hue and really lasts. We love that we can define and add subtle color to our lips and coat it with our favorite sheer gloss for an effortless lip look. $12.50, beauty.com
L’Oreal Infallible LipColour is an affordable, long-lasting lip color that really stands up to the test. Even hours after spending the day in and out of the water, this still sticks to our lips as if it were our own natural lip color. $11.99, drugstore.com