Black Friday? Meh. Prime Day? Nah. For beauty product junkies like me, today’s the day that really counts. Starting this morning (July 17) and continuing to August 2, you can score some of the best beauty deals of the year at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. In no particular order, here’s what’s in my shopping cart:
Clinique Colorful Moisture Set, $56 ($80.50 value): Jumbo Moisture Surge plus Chubby Stick Baby Tint in Budding Blossom and Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry. If you have dry skin, I can’t brag about this jumbo-sized cream enough. The gel-like texture is light and never sticky, but somehow keeps skin looking dewy for hours. And who doesn’t love a chubby stick? These pinks are flattering on just about anyone—seriously.
NARS Blame it on NARS Cheek Palette, $59 ($160 value): Bronzer. Blush. Highlighter. This palette really has it all. Whether you use these best-loved colors to contour or just add a hint of tint, this is makeup you’re going to use absolutely every day of your life. Consider it justified.
Dr. Dennis Gross Anti-Aging Skin Saviors Set, $130 ($200 Value): 30 Day Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula, .25 oz. Ferulic + Retinol Triple Corrective Eye Serum, 1.7 oz. Ferulic + Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer, 1 Alpha Beta Medi Spa Peel. If you’re looking for anti-agers that are truly worth the money, spring for this kit. This stuff is the real deal—I use it myself, and it really makes a noticeable difference in lines, dullness, and dark spots.
Kiehl’s Créme de Corps Home & Away: $75 ($107 Value): 33 oz. jumbo plus 2.5 oz. travel size. I know it might seem crazy to splurge on a body cream, but this product is a cult favorite for a reason. It makes skin look plumper and firmer in minutes and smells nice, but not perfume-y. In this set, you’re getting an insane amount of lotion in the larger pump and some to travel with, too.
Glamglow Glamazing Set, $69 ($99 Value): 1.8 oz. Thirsty Mud, .53oz. Youthmud, 3 Chrome Cell Brightmud Eye Treatments. I’m just going to say it: Youthmud (a face scrub) is my favorite new beauty product I’ve tried in the last five years. It makes skin look brighter, clearer, and fresher right away, so it’s the perfect treatment for when you have a big event. (People always ask me if I’ve just come from a facial!) The Brightmud Eye Treatments are great, too. They make crows feet look a heck of a lot better in three minutes.
Fresh All Start Kit: $53 ($76 value): 1.7 oz. Soy Face Cleanser, 1 oz. Sugar Face Polish, 1 oz. Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream, 1.5 oz. Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment. I love buying Fresh products for friends and family. They’re universally beloved—especially the Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment. Everyone who tries it is obsessed!
St. Tropez Home & Away Set, $49 ($87.50 value): 13.5 oz. Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, 1.69 oz., Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, Applicator Mitt for Body, Applicator Mitt for Face. This is a self-tanner you don’t have to be afraid of—it’s essentially mistake proof! The color is golden, never orange-y, and the mitt helps you blend the product into skin so it won’t get streaky. And I love, love, love that this set comes with a travel-sized friend that the TSA can’t steal.