Here’s a dirty little secret about most beauty companies: they hate hate hate putting anything on sale, and rarely if ever do it. So for the big Nordstrom sale, instead of marking anything down, many of them create jumbo sized or limited-edition sets of popular products, like this hugely popular Kiehl’s Creme de Corps.
I broke out well into my 40s, and relied on this exfoliant, which really gets in there and cleans, but is gentle enough for sensitive skin like mine.
This mini-candle set is a perfect way to sample a bunch of Diptique’s most popular scents, and I rarely travel without one.
Even though I think the name of this product is corny, Better Than Sex mascara is pretty fantastic, and the eyeliner has the kind of pencil-ish tip I like.
The folks at Sunday Riley got in trouble with the FTC a while back for asking their employees to write positive reviews, which was pretty uncool. But I still think Good Genes is a quality product: the lactic acid gently exfoliates, leaving skin glowy and clean.
These head-to-toe exfoliating sheets are a regular part of my regimen: you apply them after showering, and they leave skin impossibly softer than before.
RMS is a natural brand I’m very fond of, and I especially like their luminizer, which is included in this set. I’m coveting the bronzer and lip balm too.
There are still some great beauty finds in this sale (Neubrow, Bobbi Brown and GloPro). I’m a beauty writer for another over 40 influencer (gasp!) and would happily share a link to my post if it’s ok with Kim 🙂
I need a new night-time skin brightener. I was using something by Murad which is discontinued. Recommendations?
I love the Korres Wild Rose Night-Brightening Sleeping Facial.
I live not to far from the newish Nordstrom on 57th in NYC and it has been the cheerer upper of the pandemic for me when I want to shop as it reminds me of giant department store trips I used to take w/mom but kicked up a modern notch. I love this list. I am writing specifically to endorse the Rag & Bone low waisted boyfriend jeans. I purchased them 3 weeks ago and haven’t taken them off. They are the perfect mix of not tight and very flattering. The lower waist is a very welcome change that gave my wardrobe a sincere refresh. I wish they had a darker wash too- I’d snatch it up.
Proustian moment here – happily going to Bloomie’s w/ my mom in the 70’s, frozen yogurt for lunch at 40 Carrots..
thanks for R&B tip, will check out.
I’m a big fan of MAC cosmetics, especially their eye shadows. If you filter for MAC under the Anniversary Sale beauty deals, there are several good offers ($35-45) for travel sets of lippies and a really nice eye shadow set. I’m also a fan of Stila black liquid eyeliner — great for a thin line that doesn’t move — and there’s a pretty good deal on two full size ones.
I’ll second that Stila felt tip liner -I used to use it all the time on clients because of ease of application and staying power. They’ve got a nice dark brown w/out red undertones if black is too harsh for you.
Kim, this is fascinating. Do you know why they are so reluctant to put things on sale?
What a great idea for an EIF episode!