15 Nordstrom Beauty Finds That Deliver in the Instant Gratification Department

Let's hear it for all of the times we've tried a new beauty product in vain only to realize it completely falls flat in the efficacy department. Product fails are par for the course in any beauty lover's life, but if you follow along with us here on Who What Wear, hopefully, the cycle of tries and letdowns will steeply decline. Of course, plenty of beauty products are designed to take time and demand days, weeks, sometimes even months of patience before you'll notice any kind of results, but there are just as many formulas in the realm of hair care, skincare, and devices that can make marketable improvements almost instantaneously. Oh, and if you're really lucky, those products that gift you with a potent dose of instant gratification will also be putting in the legwork for long-term results, too. 

Quick-fix items in the beauty world can often tread gimmicky, but if you stick with us—product-vetting editors who try practically everything under the sun—you'll be in safer hands when deciding where to invest your money. So, to show you just what we mean, we spent hours scrolling the digital "aisles" of Nordstrom's beauty department to hand-select 15 products that can truly work wonders in seconds, minutes, or just a few days. Keep scrolling to see for yourself!



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For Filtered Under-Eyes:

For Ultra-Smooth Skin:

For Plump, Dewy Skin That Looks 5 Years Younger:

For Tighter, Puff-Free Skin:



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For Ultra-Resilient Strands:

For *Way* Thicker Hair:

For Virgin-Level Softness and Shine:

For a Calm, Cool-As-A-Cucumber Scalp:



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For Aibrushed Limbs:

For Prettier Feet:

For Velvety, Bump-Free Skin:

For Less Post-Meal Bloat & Discomfort:



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For Clear, Younger-Looking Skin:

For a Svelte, Fuzz-Free Finish:

For an At-Home Facelift Effect:

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.