The Best of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Products ~ and what not to buy 

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HEY Ladies

My favorite part of the Nordstrom sale, of course, is the beauty department. I got invited to see a preview of most of the products that are part of the sale, and it was so helpful to see everything in action before going on a spending binge.  Featuring limited-edition “Beauty Exclusives” , you won’t want to miss the chance to scoop up your favorite brands, including Charlotte Tilbury, Jo Malone, Kiehl’s, MAC and more. A lot of them are exclusive to the sale – meaning the brand created that specific product for the sale and it’s not available anywhere else. For example this Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set. So if you want to try any of the products, don’t hesitate to order it! I have a couple of ‘misses’ that I was not that impressed with so i will share that with you as well.

The Best of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Products

Makeup Hits

STILA stay all day liner & lipstick duo (love the lipstick color and eyeliner has great reviews)

Laura Mercier Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette (great all in one palette)

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Mini Lip Gloss Set (only 28$!!)

CLINIQUE Chubby Sticks Chubette Set ( i have these for traveling and on the go)

Laura Mercier Jumbo Radiance Foundation Primer ( It’s for real jumbo! this is going to last you forever!)

Skinny Dip Pink Marble Professional Brush Set (love these marble brushes they looked very luxe and are only 35$)

Sigma Beauty Brilliant & Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette ( loving all the shades and great price!)

Skincare Hits

Mario Badescu The Icons Home & Away Collection ( my absolute favorite! i use the drying lotion on my zits and love the facial spray, only 32$ !!)

Kiehl’s Day-to-Night Masque Duo ( great value!)

Triad’ Toner Pad Duo ( this smells sooo good and is a great on the go product for hot summer days)

FRESH Sugar Lip Therapy Set (I use the therapy stick all the time)

Tools and devices Hits

Touch XL Dimmable LED Makeup Mirror with Removable 5x Mirror ( i have this and cannot do my makeup without it anymore, such a game changer)

LUNA play Facial Cleansing Brush ( For just 35$ this device is a great start )

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What i was not impressed with

All MAC lip kits are not regular size, i found them all on the smaller scale so it would not pay to get that

The Dyptique candle set that everyone is talking about is absolutely not worth it! The size is like a mini travel size which is smaller than their regular small size.

The Lash Enhancing Serum did not work for me, for that price (150$) i will rather buy a new handbag and keep my lashes the way they are!

The beauty blender set is way overpriced for just two blenders. Real Techniques has 4 sponges for 14.99$!

How to take the most advantage of the sale!

Nordstrom Beauty Stylists are also what make Nordstrom a unique one-stop shop. Similar to personal shoppers, they offer complimentary services to customers to help them find the perfect makeup, skincare and fragrance products across ALL brands and counters! Nordstrom Beauty Stylists are available in-store, by phone at
1.800.7BEAUTY or online at (

Nordstrom Beauty wants you to love your purchase, so why not try it first? They offer in-store samples of almost any beauty product, every day.

Nordstrom will ship almost anything on our site to you for free – no minimum purchase ever! Don’t love it? Returns and exchanges are free via mail, in-store or over the phone!

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I hope i was able to help you out a bit, in navigating the vast selection of beauty deals! Let me know if you purchased something or if you tried something out. 




  1. July 21, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    I don’t have a Nordstrom card, and have been impatiently waiting for the preview to be over so I can shop! Thanks for your reviews.

  2. July 21, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    I agreed is always better if you try the samples before you buy them, I want to buy the CLINIQUE Chubby Sticks Chubette Set 🙂

  3. July 21, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Very helpful post. I don’t usually shop the Nordstrom sale because I wish everything was on sale, like a percentage off, rather than specific sale items. I am dying to pick up a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick but one of the two lipsticks in their set wouldn’t work for me at all, boo hoo

  4. July 21, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Love your picks! I love Philosophy products. Amazing Grace is in my bathroom currently. 🙂 Can’t wait to head to Nordstrom soon!

  5. July 21, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Love love LOVED this post!!! Such a helpful round up of useful beauty products. Do you recommend the Mario Badescu drying lotion?? I’ve seen so many reviews about it and feel like it’s a great product when you need a quick fix?


    • Toby
      July 21, 2017 / 4:41 pm

      Yes definitely! It’s a great product

  6. July 21, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    I feel like these sales always come when I have no money to spare. I need to make a mental note to set a little aside for this!

  7. July 21, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I love your list of the best beauty products to purchase and which ones to skip on. It’s very helpful!

  8. July 21, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    I’ve been dying to try the Sugar products! I really need to grab some of them now. That Stila lippy is the perfect color and the Sigma palette looks gorgeous! Such fun and vibrant colors in that palette.

  9. Sue Tanya McHorgh
    July 21, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Love your picks! I feel like I am always missing these awesome sales.

  10. Benita
    July 21, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    We don’t have a Nordstrom in my city yet but I’ve heard that one is on the way, I can’t wait to shop there.

  11. July 22, 2017 / 3:05 am

    Love the items you boughts, Nordstrom deals are really such a steal!

  12. July 22, 2017 / 9:45 am

    You have a great choice. However, like someone said Nordstrom sale always comes when I am usually broke.. lol.. I think their card discount will probably help 🙂

  13. July 22, 2017 / 9:58 am

    What a lovely idea to share these amazing deals with your readers, shame about the mac lip kits though and you can’t beat a real techniques beauty sponge !

  14. July 22, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Awesome picks! Love the brushes too, these are must-haves!

    Pammy –

  15. July 23, 2017 / 5:15 am

    Omg that Skinny Dip brush set is so cute!!

  16. July 23, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Wow. Nice review. One should really try samples before purchase. Have never shopped at Nordstrom anyway but hope to someday.

  17. July 23, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    I’m not sure how this year is my first time hearing of this sale! It looks amazing1

  18. July 24, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    great roundup and beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  19. July 24, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Love this list! I’m a fan of Clinique Chubby Sticks myself! I’ll have to check out the other things you recommend. Thanks!

    • Toby
      July 25, 2017 / 2:15 pm

      i love them! they are so moisturizing and easy to use

  20. July 25, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    All these products l;look amazing! Will have to check a lot of them out! Yay for a great sale!

    • Toby
      July 25, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      yes you must this is a one time thing x

  21. July 25, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    All of these look amazing! Great photography by the way!

    • Toby
      July 25, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      aww thank you kelly!

  22. July 26, 2017 / 12:43 am

    Wow this such a comprehensive post! Thanks for the breakdown, the beauty stuff is my favorite, too! Also- your images are sooo pretty!

  23. July 26, 2017 / 2:09 am

    Amazing post & photography Toby! I’ve already tried the Chubby Sticks by Clinique – they truly are amazing, and I’d so love to get my hands on Stila’s stay all day lipsticks :).
    Oh and thanks for the heads up on those 4 products, I always appreciate an honest review :).
    Xxx Ana.

  24. July 26, 2017 / 2:57 am

    So many great picks!! I did not buy any beauty products yet from the sale only clothes, shoes,etc. I may just have to buy some beauty products as well.

  25. July 26, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    I am heading back to Nordstrom tomorrow to do some more shopping after my first time. These are some great picks and definitely ones that I’ll have to look into snagging when I get there.

    Iesha aka Lesh

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