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Best Beauty Buys at Nordstrom this Holiday Season

Best Beauty Buys at Nordstrom this Holiday Season

The gifting season is suddenly upon us.  Just after the dust settles from packing away the Halloween decorations and costumes, the Christmas season begins, which is a blessing for any beauty junkie.  And this holiday Nordstrom has plenty of beauty exclusives, limited edition sets, and deals they just released that available from now until supplies run out on

Shopping has never been easier or more hassle free.  Even if you’re not sure of the perfect shade or scent, Nordstrom Beauty Stylists are similar to personal shoppers, and 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 a live chat 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 for free with no minimum purchase ever! Don’t love it? Returns and exchanges are also free via mail, in-store or over the phone – it’s that easy.

Here’s a roundup of our favorites for yourself, your boo, your bff, family, co workers, hostesses, as well as a decent array of stocking stuffers.




antica Farmacista HOLIDAY 2018 TRIO $66
Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar Collection $59

What it is: A holiday classic filled with luxurious festive favorites enabling you to indulge in a special treat every day of the season.

What it does: Each door unlocks a surprise from a curated selection of pure perfumes, decadent hand creams and nourishing bath and body treatments. Twenty-four days of guilt-free bliss await.

Collection includes:
– Set includes:
– 2 Cologne Absolues in Orange Sanguine and Clémentine California (1 oz. each)
– 2 Leather Cases in Aqua Bleu and Orange
– 5 Cologne Absolue Travel Sprays in Bois Blonds, Vanilla Insensee, Cédrat Envirant, Bergamote Soleil and Cédrat Atlas (0.25 oz. each)
– 3 full-size Hand Creams in Bergamote Soleil, Rose Anonyme and Clémentine California (1 oz. each)
– 3 Body Lotions in Rose Anonyme, Pomèlo Paradis and Clémentine California (1.35 oz. each)
– 3 Shower Gels in Pomèlo Paradis, Clémentine California and Orange Sanguine (1.35 oz. each)
– 3 Soaps in Cédrat Envirant, Bois Blonds and Musc Imperial (1.4 oz. each)
– 3 miniature Cologne Absolues in Pomèlo Paradis, Orange Sanguine and Clémentine California (0.23 oz. each)

Benefit Confection Cuties Set $19

A limited-edition trio of best-selling makeup minis. Set includes:
– Mini The POREfessional Face Primer (0.25 oz.)
– Mini Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara (0.14 oz.)
– Mini Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel (0.05 oz.)

Bobbi Brown Crystal Eyeshadow Palette-SMOKEY $39

A limited-edition, party-perfect eyeshadow palette featuring eight eyeshadows in a sophisticated matte compact with festive flecks and mirrored interior. These eyeshadows come in rich matte, metallic and shimmery finishes ideal for creating radiant looks day or night. Includes: Limited-edition eyeshadows in Ivory, Sugar Plum Chrome Metal, Pink Bubbly Sparkle, Ice Storm Metallic, Silver Starlight Sparkle, Pale Rose, Black Diamond Chrome and Hot Chestnut

Bobbi Brown Ready, Set, Party Deluxe Eye & Cheek Palette

A deluxe-sized palette packed with everything needed to create countless eye and cheek looks. Featuring two travel-sized brushes, an Ink Liner, a mini Smokey Eye Mascara, a dozen Eyeshadows, Blush, Bronzing Powder and Highlighting Powder, this sleek set offers everything you need to get a face-defining contour, sultry, smoky eyes and more.  Palette includes:
-12 Eyeshadows in Ivory Sparkle, Pink Copper, Naked, Nearly Nude, Taupe Sparkle, Glowstruck Metallic, Molten Metallic, Frappe, Nude Smoke, Chocolate Fizz Metallic, Starlight Star Metallic and Toasted
-Ink Liner in Blackest Black
-Mini Smokey Eye Mascara
-Bronzing Powder
-Highlighting Powder
-Travel-size Angle Eyeshadow/Eyeliner Brush
-Travel-size Blush Brush

Retail value $449 for only $99

Acqua di Parma Colonia Quercia set $245 Online Exclusive

 A limited-edition set featuring the scent of Colonia Quercia, presented in a box designed by British artist Clym Evernden.

Fragrance story: Colonia Quercia is inspired by the wine cellars of the most noble and fine Italian vineyards. Wine is kept in antique oak barrels and when the oak blends with the wine, it creates a complex scent. The fresh, classic Italian fresh citrus top notes blend beautifully with the precious oak aroma to create a deep, woody, fruity scent.

Set includes:
– Eau de Cologne Concentrée (3.4 oz.)
– Shower Gel (2.5 oz.)
– Candle (2.3 oz.)

– Top: lemon, bergamot, petitgrain, pink pepper.
– Middle: cardamom, carnation, Virginia cedarwood.
– Base: tonka absolute, patchouli, oak moss absolute.



A set of 12 travel-sized botanical essentials that will guide you to experience the essential Korean beauty ritual, from cleansing to special care.

Set includes:
– Treatment Enzyme Peel Exfoliator (0.24 oz.):
– Treatment Cleansing Oil (1 oz.):
– Treatment Cleansing Foam (0.5 oz.):
– Treatment Toner (1 oz.)
– The Essential Creme Fluid (0.16 oz.)
– Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System (1 oz.)
– Moisture Bound Refreshing Hydra-Gel (0.1 oz.)
– Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Masque (0.16 oz.)
– Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Serum (0.1 oz.)
– Botanical Radiance Oil (0.16 oz.)
– Vintage Single Extract Essence (0.16 oz.)
– Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel (0.1 oz.)

BECCA Vacation Glow Duo Nordstrom Exclusive $26

A set of bronzing beauty essentials to create a beachy glow all year round. Illuminate and add dimension with two of BECCA’s best sellers: Sunlit Bronzer and Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter. Set includes mini Sunlit Bronzer in Capri Coast and mini Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Moonstone.

CHANEL Sublimage Le Coffret $665

A limited-edition coffret featuring two exquisite SUBLIMAGE formulas for a harmonious skin care ritual and exceptional results.

What it does: SUBLIMAGE LA CRÈME is empowered with potent natural ingredients to help enhance firmness, uniformity of skin tone and hydration. As a complement to the cream, SUBLIMAGE L’ESSENCE FONDAMENTALE is an innovative new formula with solidago extract and the antioxidant properties of intense vanilla planifolia water to help visibly tighten the look of skin while creating the appearance of firmer facial contours and a toned, radiant complexion. Elegantly packaged in a gold case with a black suede interior.  Coffret includes:

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Universe $200

Explore Charlotte’s World of Makeup & Skincare. Discover a different treat behind each door. Set includes: Travel size Goddess Skin Clay mask, Travel Size Multimiracle Glow, Travel size Magic Cream, Travel size Take It All Off, Travel size Wonderglow, Full-size Eyes to Mesmerize in Jean, Travel size Rock’n’Kohl in Bedroom Black, Travel size Fat Lashes, Full size Colour Chameleon in Amber Haze, Full Size Hollywood Lips in Screen Siren & Full-size Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillowtalk

Clé de Peau Beauté Renewed Radiance Set $330 Retail Value $474

Dior Rouge Dior Coffret $169 Retail Value $222

A limited-edition Rouge Dior coffret with a Jewel Edition Rouge Dior 999 along with five refills in emblematic Dior shades.

What it does: Each refill is engraved with the words Love, Faith, Luck, Bliss, Thrill or Fame. This collection contains shades in matte or satin finishes and can be mixed and matched to your heart’s delight. This season, the band of the Rouge Dior Lipstick is adorned with delicate stars in reference to Christian Dior’s famous lucky star.

Shades include:
– 999 Matte (iconic red with matte finish)
– 999 Satin (iconic red with satin finish)
– 772 Classic Matte (rosewood with matte finish)
– 080 Red Smile (bright red with satin finish)
– 683 Rendez-vous (nude rosewood with satin finish)
– 434 Promenade (hazelnut beige with satin finish)

Diptyque Sapin de Lumiere Candle 2.4 oz $38



Elizabeth Arden 60 pc Ceramide Set $80 Retail Value $134

Hermès Terre d’Hermès – Eau de toilette natural spray set $120

Terre d’Hermès is a symbolic narrative revolving around a raw material and its metamorphosis. A novel that expresses the alchemical power of the elements. A water somewhere between the earth and the sky. A journey imbued with strength and poetry. Woody, vegetal, mineral. The eau de toilette, a vertical structure built around woody notes.

Set includes:
– Eau de toilette natural spray (3.38 oz.)
– Miniature eau de toilette (0.42 oz.)
– After shave lotion (1.35 oz.)

Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Edit Unlocked $80

The Unlocked edition of coveted Ambient® Lighting Edit features 6 new exclusive shades of powder, bronzer, blush and metallic strobe powder. A new iteration on this cult favorite palette features all shades fully blended to ensure the perfect amount of pigment with every application. Available in a limited edition gold compact, exclusively this holiday season.
Shades included:
-Ambient® Lighting Powder in Soft Light
-Ambient® Lighting Powder in Filtered Light
-Ambient® Lighting Bronzer in Golden Bronze Light
-Ambient® Lighting Blush in Nude Glow
-Ambient® Lighting Blush in Mood Flush
-Ambient® Metallic Strobe Powder in Champagne Strobe Light


Jo Malone House of Malone $200

Kiehl’s Fuel Your Adventure Set $35 Retail Value $43

Set includes:
– Body Fuel Energizing Wash (2.5 oz.): an all-in-one wash for your hair and body.
– Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash (2.5 oz.): an efficient and energizing gel facial cleanser that thoroughly removes dirt, surface oil and impurities without over-drying and is easily rinsed off.
– Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream White Eagle (2.5 oz.): a brushless shave cream that provides a refreshing shave.
– Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment (0.5 oz.): a vitamin-enriched, energizing, nonoily facial moisturizer that helps skin resist the effects of environmental stress for a healthy, invigorated appearance.
– No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm: a no-shine, moisturizing formula that protects thinner lip skin from dehydration.

Kilian Fragrance Discovery Set $195

A deluxe collection of travel-sized fragrances so you can take your favorite Kilian scent with you wherever you go.

Fragrances include:
– Intoxicated: an inexplicably addictive scent with Turkish coffee, green cardamom, spicy cinnamon, nutmeg and caramelized sugar.
– Bamboo Harmony: a spiritual cleanse of the senses with white tea, citrus, green mimosa, bergamot, bigarade, neroli essences, fig leaves and soft green moss.
– Black Phantom Memento Mori: a gourmand, woodsy harmony with rum accord, strong coffee, vetiver essence, cyanide accord, sugar cane and dark, creamy sandalwood.
– Good Girl Gone Bad: a half-innocent, half-voluptuous scent with apricot-tinged osmanthus absolute, orange blossom, rose of May absolute, tuberose absolute, jasmine and narcissus.
– Love, Don’t Be Shy: an exhilarating scent with juicy honeysuckle, plush rose, luscious marshmallow sugar accord and amber.
– Straight to Heave, white cristal: a scent that smolders with addictive sensuality, with notes of rich dark rum, sweet gourmand, creamy vanilla, dried fruit, spicy patchouli, creamy vanilla and cedarwood.
– Moonlight in Heaven: a dazzling scent that sparkles with a citrus-forward opening, driven by lemon and grapefruit and spiced with pink pepper berry, while coconut milk, rice, mango, powdery jasmine sambac, tonka bean and delicate vetiver complete the fragrance.
– Woman in Gold: a complex scent with zesy luminosity, a petaly rose heart that depicts all the facets of the rose and vanilla absolutes, patchouli and Akigalawood.

• 0.25 oz. each

La Mer The Soothing Collection


LANCOME Beauty Box (Purchase with any Lancôme Purchase)

A limited-edition collection of 10 full-size Lancôme best-sellers to help you create a picture-perfect look. Yours for only $65 with any $35 Lancôme purchase. A $422 value.

Collection includes:
– Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base (0.18 oz.)
– Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover (4.2 oz.)
– Le Crayon Khôl EyeLiner Pencil in Black Ebony (0.06 oz.)
– Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum (0.67 oz.)
– New Advanced Génifique Yeux Youth Activating Smoothing Eye Cream (0.5 oz.)
– Train Case

Glow Collection also includes:
– Définicils High Definition Mascara (0.21 oz.)
– Color Design Eyeshadow Palette (0.22 oz.)
– Color Design Face Palette (0.26 oz.)
– Color Design Lip Color in 126 Natural Beauty & 181 Red Stiletto (0.14 oz. each)

Glam Collection also includes:
– Monsieur Big Volume Mascara in 01 Big is the New Black (0.33 oz.)
– Color Design Eyeshadow Palette (0.22 oz.)
– Color Design Face Palette (0.26 oz.)
– Color Design Lip Color in 181 Red Stiletto & 124 Haute Nude (0.14 oz. each)

Laura Geller The Weekender Face, Eye and Cheek Palettes $27 Retail Value $70

3 giftable face palettes in one box! Each palette is inspired by mood and emotion for each day of the weekend and contains 4 eye shadows, 1 blush and 1 highlighter. Palettes included in set are Flirty Friday, Saturday Style and Sunday Funday.



Le Labo The Discovery Set $85

A limited-edition, deluxe set that takes you a scent journey so you can explore Le Labo’s entire fine fragrance collection. .05 oz ea

MAC SHINY PRETTY THINGS LIP KIT $79.50 Retail Value $100

10 Mini Lipsticsk with special deco packaging to highlight each Best Selling Shades of Diva, Chili, See Sheer, Velvet teddy, Twig, Ruby Woo, Relentlessly Red, Rebel, Show Orchid, Snob

MALIN + GOETZ Best Paired Votives Set $30 Retail Vaalue $40

Mario Badescu Rose Story Gift Set $24 Retail Value $28

A three-piece set featuring Michael Kors Eau de Parfum, presented in a box perfect for giving.

Fragrance story: This invigorating scent blends tuberose, a fruity, honey-like flower tamed by Moroccan incense.

Set includes:
– Eau de Parfum (3.4 oz.)
– A Fabulous Body Lotion (3.4 oz.)
– Eau de Parfum Rollerball (0.34 oz.)

NEST Fragrances Petite Candle Trio Set (Limited Edition) $63

A limited-edition trio of candles in delicately detailed vessels are scented with the season’s most festive scents.  Set includes:

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– Holiday: The aroma of a sparkling holiday season is created by blending pomegranate, Mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber.

– Birchwood Pine: The aroma of a majestic winter forest is created by blending white pine, fir balsam and birchwood over a base of rich musk and amber.

– Sparkling Chassis: The sparkling essence of pink champagne is infused with hints of crème de cassis, frosted cranberry and wild fig.

• 4 oz. each


ORIGINS 5 Star Faves $35 Retail Value $48

Set includes:
– GinZing™ Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer (1 oz.): a lightweight, oil-free, energizing moisturizer instantly hydrates and revs up radiance.
– Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask (1 oz.): a powerful purifying mask that absorbs environmental toxins and dissolves impurities to take skin from pore-clogged to pore-fect.
– Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Mask (1 oz.): an intense moisture replacement mask.
– Checks & Balances™ Frothy Face Wash (1 oz.): a gentle, frothy face wash that carefully cares for both dry and oily places on your skin, leaving it comfortably refreshed, never tight, pulled or parched.
– Modern Friction™ Cleansing Oil (1 oz.): a gentle, dual-phase cleanser that transforms with water from a silky oil to a creamy milk.

philosophy warm caramel apple cider set $25

– apple cider shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath (6 oz.)
– caramel drizzle shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath (6 oz.)
– spiced cinnamon stick shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath (6 oz.)

PRADA Luna Rossa Black Set $101 Retail Value $123

Woody, aromatic.  Set includes:
– Eau de Parfum (3.4 oz.)
– Shower Gel (3.4 oz.)
– Eau de Parfum Travel Spray

Shiseido The Gift of Ultimate Wrinkle Smoothing Set

Sisley Paris Supremya Prestige Coffret $895 Retail Value $1,110

A prestige two-piece set featuring powerful anti-aging products that help address visible signs of skin aging.

Set includes:
– Full-size Supremya at Night (1.7 oz.): an exceptional nighttime skin care product that addresses the look of past skin damage and visibly rejuvenates the skin.
– Full-size Supremya Eyes at Night (0.5 oz.): a supreme nighttime skin care product dedicated to preserving the youthful look of the eye contour area.

Stila With Flying Colors Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick Set $39 Retail Value $66

Create the perfect power pout that lasts through a thousand sweet kisses. Our weightless, full-coverage, creamy matte lip color stays put all day… and night. Includes six deluxe-size shades in a range of iconic and limited edition nude to bold shades.
Shades include: Patina, Rubino, Fiery, Baci, Fia (NEW), Vino (NEW)


Tom Ford Private Blend Mini Decanter Coffret $350

A beautiful collection of six fragrances by Tom Ford allows you to wear each scent on its own or mix and match to find a scent that’s unique to you. Set includes:
– Neroli Portofino
– Soleil Blanc
– Oud Wood
– Tuscan Leather
– Tobacco Vanilla
– White Suede
0.4 oz. each.

Too Faced Under the Christmas Tree Set $49 Retail Value $230

Includes three breakaway palettes for a total of 18 eyeshadows and three face products, plus a deluxe-sized Better Than Sex Mascara.

Set includes:
– 18 Eyeshadows
– Bronzer
– Blush
– Highlighter
– Deluxe-size Better Than Sex Mascara

Urban Decay Elements Eyeshadow Palette $52

An unbelievably gorgeous palette that spans space and time with 19 mystical, never-before-seen shades in a celestial, ultra-sleek compact.

What it does: Inspired by the elements, a constellation of unique colors orbit around Luna, an ultra-iridescent transformer shade. The 19 new multidimensional pigments include bright mattes, holographic shimmers and molten metallics. Urban Decay predicts you’ll love Fortune Teller, a metallic magenta with 3D sparkle and shift. And Hex Remedy, an iridescent purple. With gilded details and a crystal-like case, this orb-inspired compact is your key to the next dimension. Slip it into your purse or gift it to a fellow mystic. Elements is the perfect palette to summon your inner goddess.

Voluspa Cool Tones Pedestal Candle Set $50

A set of four candles presented in vessels with gorgeous floral designs that take inspiration from the beauty of Japanese art.

Fragrance story: Voluspa candles are hand-poured in the United States from sustainable, ecologically sound, pesticide-free manufacturing. The candle features a proprietary coconut wax blend and a 100% cotton wick.

Set includes:
– Moso Bamboo: a blend of moso bamboo, black musk and Japanese cypress.
– French Cade Lavender: a blend of French cade wood with verbena and Bulgarian lavender.
– White Currants & Alpine Lace: a mix of white cassis berry, alpine narcissus and winter clove.
– Mokara: a mix of mokara orchid, white lily and spring moss.

• 2.5 oz. each
• 25-hour burn time each

Yves Saint Laurent Mini Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Set $50 Retail Value $111

Nordstrom Exclusive! What it is: A limited-edition set of five Mini Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks in stunning shades.

What it does: These lipsticks are the secret to luxurious lips, delivering high pigmentation with hydration and antioxidants for a look to last the night. Use the classic shade #1 for a knockout red, or embrace the playfulness of shade #19. Once you’ve chosen your look, use the tip of the bullet to first outline the lips before filling them in to deliver intensity to envy. This set is presented with a striking cosmetics bag and wrapped in a giftable box.

Shades include:
– #1 Le Rouge
– #12 Le Orange
– #19 Le Fuchsia
– #52 Rouge Rose
– #70 Le Nu

• 0.03 oz. each

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