Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Top 3 PicksJuly 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Posted in Fragrance, Makeup | 6 Comments
Tags: Amazing Grace, Dior Palette, Eternal Grace, MAC, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Philosophy, Pure Grace
I last wrote about my detour to the Chanel counter while previewing the Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives. Today, I am sharing my top 3 picks of the sale. Over 100 brands have value sets, exclusives or special colors – and I studied each one. Many lines also have gifts-with-purchase. So many decisions, so little time! Sale runs July 16 – August 1.
This collection caught my eye more than all the others. Your entire face is covered with four eyeshadows, two lip glosses, blush and bronzer. The colors are gorgeous, soft and pretty neutrals with a shimmer in the eyeshadows.
Three complete “makeup personalities” include blush, face color, eyeshadow, lip gloss and mascara. The color choices are in the pink, purple or tawny families. “Looks” can be dramatic or soft depending on application. No surprise, I gravitated to the pink “Frisky Girl” collection.
Of all the Beauty Exclusives I was most anxious to try the newest addition to the Grace fragrance collection, Eternal Grace. Unfortunately, it was a disappointment. I hoped it would smell like my all-time favorite Pure Grace enhanced with citrus notes. Instead it smelled too heavily “green” for my taste. However, I was pleased to see the customer favorite Amazing Grace as a value set: 32 ounces each of shower gel and body emulsion.
I also found the Pure Grace roll-on perfume oil on sale for $18 (normally $25). It’s .27 ounces which is perfect for your makeup bag or airplane carry-on.
Photos from Nordstrom.com.