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Your guide to Nordstrom’s HUGE hidden makeup sale!!!

June 7, 2019

Hey makeup junkies, there's a HUGE hidden makeup sale going on at Nordstrom right now and I'm here to guide you through some of the very best products that are ON SALE. These are all tried and true faves that I'm obsessed with, that RARELY go on sale.

Eyeshadow 4 color palette
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This HUGE HIDDEN MAKEUP SALE at Nordstrom is a little known secret but it's one of the BEST times to stock up on all your makeup faves, because most of these brands NEVER go on sale!!

Nordstrom doesn't advertise this makeup sale, and only some (not all) of their best selling makeup items are marked down, but there's over 3,000 products on secret sale right now in the beauty department alone.

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Below I've outlined my FAVORITE products from this huge hidden makeup sale at Nordstrom, and an explanation of why I'm obsessed with each. These huge makeup sales hardly ever come around so I'll be stocking up for sure!

1. MAC Pink Lipstick – if I had to pick just ONE color of lipstick for the rest of my life, this one in SNOB would be it! Seriously it looks good on everyone and goes with literally anything. Second fave shade is Angel.
2. NARS blush: I always ALWAYS get compliments when I wear my NARS blush in orgasm. One of the top selling blushes for Nordstrom, and hard to find in a makeup sale ever!
3. Clinique ‘Quickliner for Lips – my favorite lip liner! Goes on so creamy and stays forever. I love it in hibiscus for all my pink lippies!
4. Lancome Sourcils Waterproof Eyebrow Gel-Cream – what I've been addicted to for the past year or so. Really and truly waterproof, in case you're afraid of microblading (like me! ha) but still looks natural and super pretty. I wear taupe and think that shade looks good on most people!
5. Clinique High Impact Mascara – a tried and true FAVE, the best mascara that's still reasonably priced! Also gentle enough to wear over lash extensions and wash off without damaging. I only do this when I have something really important OR I need a lash fill super badly and need some help with mascara. This mascara and the Lancome mascara mentioned above does go on sale twice a year during this makeup sale.
6. Beautyblender Blendercleanser Solid Makeup Sponge Cleanser – if you own a beautyblender, this really is a huge game changer!! Keeping your beautyblenders clean will make them last 10x longer. If you don't know what that is, keep reading!
7. Beautyblender Nude Makeup Sponge Applicator – if you haven't applied your makeup with the beauty blender yet, you are missing out on airbrushed smoothed perfection!!! This tool will change your beauty routine life.
8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel – SO good for keeping unruly brows in place! Also if you fill in your brows, this makes the color last longer too.
9. Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette – my new FAVORITE palette – it has all the pretty cranberry and glittery and neutral colors you'll need to create all the holiday makeup looks! I'm seriously obsessed with this and love EVERY color.
10. Donna Karan ‘Cashmere Mist' Deodorant / Antiperspirant – this deodorant will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!! It's expensive but worth it, I PROMISE. Smells amazing and actually works even through the sweatiest workout!
11. Lancome Teint Miracle Lit-From-Within Makeup – a really beautiful, lightweight foundation! I love how this gives lighter feeling coverage but is more substantial than just a tinted moisturizer.
12. MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation – found this a few years ago during fashion week and fell in love! This foundation is also super lightweight and pretty, not cakey, but the coverage is like a medium/moderate. You can layer it too for more coverage!
13. Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Brow Wiz' Mechanical Brow Pencil – in taupe. Get it! You won't regret it. My favorite brow filler to recommend to anyone and everyone. I still reach for mine at least once a week. You can read more tips on how I use my brow wiz in this post!
14. MAC Nude Lipstick – blankety is my favorite nude MAC shade and I have been repeating it lately over and over because I just can't get enough! Another hidden gem and hard to find discounted since MAC is often excluded from makeup sales.
15. Lancome Artliner liquid eyeliner – my new fave eyeliner! If liquid eyeliner has terrified you in the past like it has for me, this will be your new best friend! The application is kind of like using a felt tip marker and I promise it's way easier than the little brush and liquid set you tried back in 7th grade 😉  Over 500 perfect reviews!!
16. Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick – another recent fave, the lip pencil I used in this post to create perfect red lips! It's a great cross between a lip pencil and creamy lipstick. I have it in Control and it's red lip perfection!
17. Benefit Cheek and Lip Stain – my MOST used, and most complimented, blush! This is for sure my go-to, in posietint. It's the very prettiest cheek stain and it stays ALL day long!
18. Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer – truly one of THE BEST concealers I've ever used. It's waterproof and lasts ALL DAY LONG. Depending on how tan I am, I wear either light warm or medium light warm. RARE to find this in a makeup sale!
19. Mac Strobe Cream – the prettiest highlighter that continues to be a best-selling highlighter for high-end makeup retailers everywhere. This gives you the prettiest shimmer in all the right places – tip of your nose, above your brows, middle of  your chin, right above your lip, or you can add it to your foundation for a pretty glow. I love that it has caffeine in it so it really WAKES your skin up, and I love the subtle glow of this highlighter!
20. Estee Lauder Double War Foundation – this THE BEST full coverage  foundation!!! I cannot even say enough good things about this foundation. It really does last 24 hours and gives you the BEST, prettiest coverage without looking thick or cakey at all. I wish I would've known about it sooner!

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Love this top! I read it runs pretty big? Did you go up a size to fit?


How long will this sale be on??


Hey Jennifer, no idea how long the sale will last so grab your faves before they go back up in price!! 🙂


So do you use blacktrack in the MAC Fluidline?


Is the sale currently going on? it doesn’t look like it by the prices


It is now!! 🙂

Michelle Campbell:

On Mac Liptensity you listed Fireworks as one of your favorite reds. Is it sold out? I’m not seeing it on the Nordstrom website.


Hi Michelle, it looks like it isn’t available at Nordstrom right now. If you’re wanting that specific color, here is a link to it! Hope that helps 🙂

Michelle Campbell:

Which red lipliner would you recommend with red lipsticks?


Corrine really likes this Mac whirl as a liner, it works with all reds and so many other colors too!:) -Kourtney

Michelle Campbell:

I’m not seeing the color option “Fireworks” selected as one of your favorite reds for Mac lipstick. Is it sold out at the Nordstrom sale?


Yes, it looks like it isn’t available at Nordstrom right now. Here is a link to it elsewhere though! 🙂 -Kourtney

Ava Moore:

What 4 colors are in the eye shadow palette?


Corrine said she can’t remember because it’s been a while! Sorry about that! -Kourtney


have you ever seen Chanel makeup go on sale?


Corrine has never seen Chanel go on sale! -Kourtney


Me too!! They’re so great about returns and I love getting the points too 🙂

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