Your guide to Nordstrom’s HIDDEN makeup sale – up to 40% OFF!

Quick Version: Take up to 40% off some of my favorite beauty products during this Nordstrom (and Nordstrom Rack) makeup sale!

If you're a makeup junkie like me, there's a HUGE, hidden Nordstrom makeup sale going on right now, and I'm here to guide you through some of the very best products that you can score on. These are all tried and true faves that I'm obsessed with, that RARELY go on sale!! Plus, everything's up to 40% OFF, which is even more rare for a makeup sale. Keep reading for all the details!

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Makeup sale details

This HUGE Nordstrom (and Nordstrom Rack) MAKEUP SALE is one of the BEST times to stock up on all your makeup faves because you can get up to 40% OFF  and most of these brands NEVER go on sale!

Best makeup on sale

Below I've outlined my FAVORITE products from this huge Nordstrom makeup sale, and an explanation of why I'm obsessed with each. This sale includes so many tried-and-true holy grail items that I love and are super hard to find below their original prices, so grab whatever you need while you can get it at a discount. These would be perfect holiday gifts for any makeup lover!

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20 Nordstrom makeup favorites on sale

  1. Sigma Brush Set: These makeup brushes are top three of all the brands of makeup brushes of all time and of any that I’ve ever used. It’s a great set for someone in their early 20's who’s just starting to wear more makeup or anyone who just needs new brushes. Get them for 15% off during this Nordstrom beauty sale!
  2. Urban Decay Naked Honey Eye Shadow Palette: one of the newest in the Urban Decay palette family! I finally jumped in a little while ago and LOVE all the golds. I'm not the only one who's obsessed – it's earned AMAZING reviews from other beauty lovers, too. And today it's 40% OFF making it only $28.97! (Reg. $49). This is a MASSIVE makeup sale steal!
  3. MAC eye shadow: If you like to add just one eye shadow color to your collection at a time, this eye shadow is super pigmented with some of the most beautiful shades and it LASTS FOREVER. I think even on the colors I love the very most and use over and over, they end up lasting me at least a couple years a piece. Get most shades for as low as $17.85 (reg. $21) during this hidden makeup sale – that's 15% off! My favorite shades are: Mulch, Shroom, Sketch, Woodwinked, Brun, Expensive pink, Honey lust, and Malt.
  4. Smashbox x BECCA shimmer highlighter: I was SO sad when Becca announced they were discontinuing their brand, and this highlighter! It’s truly one of my faves of all time. But hallelujah – smashbox came to their rescue and resurrected their brand and best-selling highlighter! Get it for only $34 (reg. $40) during this hidden makeup sale!
  5. Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer potion: This primer will make your eye shadow last 24 hours and it WILL NOT CREASE! If you haven't tried it yet, prepare to have your life changed. It's so versatile and looks good with shimmer OR matte shadows! Get it for 15% off making it only $21.25 for the 0.33 oz. (reg. $25).
  6. YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick Balm: this YSL lipstick is seriously so hydrating since it's an oil treatment combined with the most flattering lipstick. I love that it perfectly complements almost any makeup look AND it's so comfortable to wear and nourishing on the lips. 15% OFF during this hidden makeup sale!
  7. Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer: this concealer is what dreams are made of as far as a dewy, glowy concealer that ACTUALLY conceals dark circles under your eyes. It stays as long as you want it to stay, and I feel like I look ALIVE when I put a tiny bit of this underneath my eyes. Get it today for as low as $11.05! (Reg. up to $29)
  8. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: This award winning Luminous Silk Foundation from Giorgio Armani has over 3,000 perfect reviews!! Glowing reviews and glowing skin? That’s a win-win. It's on the pricier side, but if you’re determined to find the very best foundation out there, this is a must. It’s weightless and hydrating and makes your skin look totally flawless and natural! I wear the color “7.” Get the 0.6 oz for only $38.25 or the 1 oz for $58.65 (reg. $69).
  9. Brow Pen: this Brow Pen keeps selling out everywhere because it's truly phenomenal!! If you want the look of microbladed brows but don't want to pay the pain or price tag, this is the product for you! Before I had my brows laminated I'd fill in my brows like normal with a brow pencil and then layer this stroking pen (in Taupe) in the direction of my brow hairs. It gives a killer 3D look, like all of a sudden you grew a bunch of brow hairs! Only $18.70 during this hidden makeup sale!
  10. Laura Mercier Setting Powder: is my favorite setting powder of all time. Ever. Period. I will never not have this in my makeup drawer! I'd used Laura Mercier's regular translucent powder in the past and loved it, but this one is even better! The Honey color doesn't leave a white cast and blends amazingly with my foundation. I love that it locks in makeup, absorbs oil, and seriously looks flawless ALL DAY!! Get the 1 oz for $34.00 (reg. $40) during the hidden makeup sale.
  11. drybar Detox Dry Shampoo: I LOVE the drybar Detox Dry Shampoo! So much so that I included it in my best dry shampoo post. I'm obsessed with the smell and it cleanses perfectly. It does leave a slight white residue if you go overboard, so spray light! 15% OFF the 3.5 oz size right now.
  12. Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel: The Gimme Brow eyebrow gel is almost spooky with the way it magically fills in your brows and makes them appear fuller! It's like you grow eyebrows (in the BEST way) as you apply it. Seriously so cool. I use the warm deep brown color and always end up with the most natural-looking, beautifully full, and defined brows! This is such a staple for me. Get it for 15% OFF in the 0.1 oz. size today!
  13. IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream: If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream is my ride or die cc cream, forever and ever, amen. It was developed by plastic surgeons and dermatologists, so it’s literally makeup and skincare all in one! If you’re in a hurry, you don’t need to stress about SPF, a primer, or moisturizer because this ALREADY HAS IT ALL! Get it today during the hidden makeup sale for 15% OFF!
  14. Armani Luminous Concealer: This concealer IS. INCREDIBLE. It feels so light, not sticky or tacky, but still gives amazing coverage. If you're looking for a powerful but lightweight concealer, this is the one for you. I wear it in the color 6, which is brightening but still blends beautifully with the foundation. Truly I can describe it perfectly by its name: Luminous Silk! 15% OFF today!
  15. Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil: this Brow Pencil from IT Cosmetics has basically taken over my makeup kit as my GO-TO brow product. This pencil doesn't break, lasts forever, stays put on my brows, is ultra-creamy, easy to apply, and is the most universal color (I use Taupe as a blonde and a brunette!). I could seriously go on and on… Get it for 15% OFF today!
  16. Lancome Artliner liquid eyeliner: my new fave liquid 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 800 perfect reviews!! Get it in black for only $26.35. (Reg. $31)
  17. Bobbi Brown Art Stick Lipstick: this lip crayon is like the perfect marriage between a lipstick and a liner, except way easier to apply. It helps you line your lips super easily and then just fill in the rest of the color, AND it lasts for hours and hours just like a lip liner would do, but with the creaminess of a good lipstick. Get it for 15% OFF today!
  18. Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio: I love how pigmented these blushes are! They're such insanely gorgeous colors and they last all day. Plus I love the trio for mixing and matching to find exactly the right shade for you! Only $25.50 today! (Reg. $30)
  19. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: UD's eyeliner pencils are probably my favorite eyeliner pencils OF ALL TIME. They glide on like butter but stay alllllll day. Get most shades for 15% OFF!
  20. NARS Bronzing Powder: Bronzer is KEY, especially when it's fall and you need a bit of a healthy glow because you're a little sun-deprived. That's especially when I love to use the Laguna bronzer by NARS. It's just a really warm, easy to blend, super pretty bronzer. It's a classic! During this hidden makeup sale you can get it for 15% OFF.
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Photos by Arielle Levy

Save quick!

It's no secret that I love everything beauty, and I obviously love a good deal, so this hidden Nordstrom makeup sale is the PERFECT Mint Arrow combo. I hope this post helps you get some things you need, while saving your pennies, too! Remember, you can get up to 40% off. Happy shopping!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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

  1. 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.

    1. 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 🙂

  2. 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?

  3. I am curious…. you said the Anastasia eyebrow pencil in taupe. It says that is a blonde color. Our coloring is similar so I would probably copy your color but wondered about the taupe instead of a brown color?

    1. I honestly think its the prettiest most natural color, whether I have super dark hair like right now, or when I had my blonde hair! I’ve had so many people report back and say they agree 🙂

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