You know that thing that happens when a dog sees a squirrel? Perked ears; alert, practically rabid eyes; stiffened, statue-still stance? Yeah, we experience the same out-of-body excitement whenever we hear about an impending Nordstrom sale (especially when there are some seriously amazing beauty deals up for grabs).
Nordstrom's highly anticipated Anniversary Sale is finally here, and while you're loading your cart with all of your best fashion finds, we want to remind you that the sale's beauty section is next-level amazing and not to be ignored. Lust-worthy brands such as La Mer, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Charlotte Tilbury, Briogeo, Dior, Chanel, (need I go on?) are all up for grabs, offering some of their most-wanted skin and hair elixirs at supremely discounted prices. From August 19 through August 30, you can score up to 40% off on a significant portion of your beauty wish list.
We're not kidding when we say these are hot-ticket items, and we predict a few (if not all) of our favorite things will sell out at record-breaking speed. So unlike that squirrel your dog is likely still pining over, don't let any of these holy-grail beauty products be the one that got away! Keep scrolling for the 44 beauty finds we're forecasting overwhelming demand for.
Bath & Body
This is one of the most iconic body creams on the market, and it still reigns supreme thanks to its buttery formulation, which is strategically saturated with a potent mix of skin-improving antioxidants.
If you go through sunscreen as fast as we do, you'll understand why this best-selling spray from Supergoop! (now available in a money-saving three-pack) is such a steal. Snap up your set before they disappear. (Trust us. These will go fast.)
Almost every self-tanning brand has debuted a copy-cat version of this cult-loved formula from St. Tropez. It's express, customizable, and the absolute best on the market IMO as a borderline self-tanning savant. Wear it for one hour for a light summer glow or for hours on end before rinsing off for a super-deep yet believable tan. (Some pro tips: Make sure you rinse thoroughly with warm water only once you're in the shower, and I also recommend using a tanning mitt rather than your hands to ensure an even, velvety-smooth application.)
A supremely luxurious body wash is not to be underestimated. This one utilizes unique amino acid technology and moisturizing glycerin to keep skin clean, residue-free, and youthful-looking. Plus, the warm rum scent feels decadent and rich just in time for our transition to fall.
This has been the year of record-high hand-soap consumption. We're all about elevating the little things, and this best-selling basil-scented wash from Le Labo makes the mundane task of washing our hands a million times per day dreamy and spa-like.
There's no better time to invest in this famous microcurrent device from NuFace. While the brand makes multiple tools and devices, this one is specifically meant to tone, firm, and smooth your body.
Chance Eau Tendre is one of our all-time favorite Chanel fragrances. This fab set features one regular-size Eau de Toilette (3.4 ounces) and one convenient miniature (1.2 ounces). As far as the scent goes, think fruity floral with notes of grapefruit, quince, jasmine, and white musks.
Not only are Black Orchid and Ombré Leather two of Tom Ford's most beloved and best-selling perfumes of all time, but they're also lush, rich, and quintessential scents for fall. So what's better than having the opportunity to dabble in both for less than the price of one regularly?
Word on the street is Black Opium just so happens to be Zoë Kravitz's favorite YSL scent. (It also happens to be mine.) Here, you'll get the vanilla, coffee, and white floral–spiked fragrance in three different variations: a full-size eau de parfum, a travel-size eau de parfum, and a travel-size body lotion.
If you love all things rose-scented, we highly recommend this eau de toilette and hair mist dupe from French perfume brand Diptyque.
Try this sampling featuring two of Le Labo's most popular fragrances—Santal 33 and AnOther 13.
Celebrity hairstylists never fail to mention Oribe's Gold Lust collection in hair conversation. This magical dry shampoo and dry texturizer help you to do the least (in terms of styling effort) while making it look like you did the most.
I generally call "phooey" on most hair growth–promoting products. That said, I solemnly swear by these delish, berry-flavored gummies from Hum. I took them for almost two years straight, and my hair has never been so long, thick, or healthy-looking. (Just make sure you have your daily dose with food since the zinc can potentially upset an empty stomach.) This limited-edition, two-month supply is too good of a deal to pass up.
We can never get enough of T3's award-winning styling tools. (I literally own every single one.) That said, this stunning blue-and-gold iron is not only beautiful to gaze at on top of your vanity, but it also makes gifting strands with glossy waves and bouncy curls completely foolproof.
Fall is just around the corner, and even the most moisturized strands are about to get thirsty. But don't worry! You'll be totally prepared for anything cold, dry weather might try to hurl your way thanks to this staple set from Moroccanoil. You'll be set with the brand's Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner plus its cult-classic argan oil hair treatment and ceramic round brush.
It feels like we've tried every single shampoo and conditioner on the market, and we're still convinced this longtime favorite from Living Proof is one of the best formulas. The dry shampoo is equally amazing and is one of the few formulas that actually cleans your hair and doesn't just leave behind more residue. (It also blends like a dream for a traceless finish.)
Celebrity hairstylists (including Justine Marjan) always seem to have this popular flat iron in hand. It's not your average styler, and it boasts cutting-edge predictive technology that allows the tool to recognize your hair type, thickness, and texture so it can adapt its temperature. It comes with a hefty price tag, so the fact that it's discounted right now is a big deal.
The hair goddesses at Briogeo blessed us by putting together this limited-edition set starring three of its best hair formulas: a full-size Don't Despair, Repair! Conditioning Mask, a travel-size Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo, and last but not least, a full-size Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray.
Drybar is one of our favorite haircare brands. So you can understand why we're so excited about this kit of essenitals, which includes the Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush, Super Lemon Drop Detangling Brush, full-size Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler, travel-size Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist, and travel-size Detox Original Scent Dry Shampoo.
If the steep price tag has been holding you back from splurging on these pure silk pillowcases, this deal is going to be music to your strands.
This three-piece set has everything you need for a radiant, lit-from-within complexion: a pore-blurring illuminating primer, a creamy liquid highlighter (mix a tiny bit in with your foundation and thank me later), plus a mini-size Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick (one the brand's hero products).
How stunning is this full-size eye shadow quad and coordinating lipsticks? The mini size is perfect for throwing in your bag for on-the-go convenience. You'll get the shades Scarlet Rouge and Casablanca.
Twenty-twenty is all about the eyes thanks to our (practically) 24/7 mask habit. Charlotte Tilbury is here to help enhance your gaze with these three staples: two of her famous cream-to-sheen eye shadows plus this volume-boosting mascara, which, according to the brand, delivers 500% more wattage to your lashes in terms of fullness.
Nars's Afterglow Lip Balms are one of my favorite makeup products ever. I know that sounds dramatic, but they deliver the perfect dose of shine, hydration, and tint. So you can bet I'm snapping up this three-piece set featuring all of my favorite shades: Orgasm (the cult-fave sheer pink coral), Baja (peachy-pink with golden shimmer), and Marabella (sheer poppy red). Fun fact: You can also use them like you would a balmy stick highlighter anywhere on your face.
For nights out pre-quarantine, I would never leave the house without tucking a travel-size version of Urban Decay's All Nighter Long Setting Spray into my purse for safe (sweat) keeping. It's not like I needed to (because just one application does the trick), but I loved having insurance regardless. Not only does this stuff keep everything in place and crease-free, but I'm also convinced it just makes your makeup look better. I've found few others that hold a candle to it.
Get a load of this: Unlike so many brow-enhancing formulas that have been ineffective or irritating to my skin, I actually had to stop using this top-rated formula prematurely due to how well it worked. I still use it here and there, but it boosted my growth far faster than any other formula I've laid on my arches. Plus, I love how the applicator has a brush and a comb, so you can style your brows to perfection. Whenever anyone asks me for a brow-serum recommendation, this is the one I suggest. (And now you can get two for the price of one!)
This chic little pouch carries every single one of my must-have Dior products. The lash primer is insane (I put it on my lashes as an overnight treatment pre-bed, and it's been game-changing), and the full-size Addict Lip Maximizer is one of the best lip-plumping glosses out there. Then, as if things couldn't get better, the brand's hero lip-enhancing balm is also included in the mix. (If you haven't tried Lip Glow yet, you're in for such a special treat.)
It's a fact: One can simply never have enough Beautyblenders. For just $35, you'll get two complexion-perfecting blenders plus the brand's holy-grail vegan brush-and-sponge cleanser.
This is not a drill—you can get three of Charlotte Tilbury's best-selling, super-famous products in one handy bundle for just $68. This is definitely a hot ticket, so I wouldn't wait.
Nope, Ashton Kutcher isn't about to jump out from around the corner. A full-size Brow Wiz and Clear Brow Gel can be yours for just $27. (If you act fast that is!)
Meet the crown jewel of the skincare world: a set face gems that is worth nearly $500 regularly, but which you can temporarily get your hands on for $340. (Still steep, but better!) This six-piece steal comes equipped with Clé de Peau Beauté's full-size Protective Fortifying Emulsion SPF 22 (for daytime), full-size Intensive Fortifying Emulsion (for nighttime), travel-size Firming Serum Supreme, travel-size The Serum, travel-size Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Supreme, and travel-size pack of luxe, soft pads that improve the penetration, absorbancy, and effectiveness of the above skin elixirs.
Now's your time to fly if you've been interested in trying Dr. Barbara Sturm's best-selling skin products but have balked at the price. This kit features three of the Sturm's best-selling serums (Hyaluronic Serum, Super Anti-Aging Serum, and Night Serum) so you can experiment and see what you like before fulling investing.
Straight from France, this luxe set featuring Sisley Paris's full-size Sisleya L'Integral Anti-Age Eye & Lip Contour Cream, full-size Eye Contour Mask, and roller is the ultimate antidote for puff, dark circles, or any other inevitable side effects of tired eyes.
Would you think we were kidding if we told you Charlotte Tilbury was offering three full-size best-selling skincare products for just $149? Well, we're totally not kidding, and we suggest a running start to claim your set.
My fellow beauty editor Courtney Higgs and I both obsess over this product. I'm not sure what I love more: the scent (which Courtney and I agree epitomizes green tea with a little bit of honey) or the smooth, baby-skin-like finish you'll benefit from post-scrub. (Plus, this jumbo size will last you forever.)
Kiehl's makes so many iconic skin formulas that are especially handy for fall and winter when our complexion begs for hydration replenishment. This set allows you to test-drive all of its most notable titles.
Here lies a complete regimen to tackle practically any and all skincare woes but most notably enlarged pores and loss of elasticity. BeautyBio's set helps firm and tone every inch of your face thanks to an all-star lineup featuring its GloPro Microneedling Rejuvenation Tool, full-size Ultimate Vitamin C Facial Moisturizer, GloPro Eye MicroTip Attachment, Bright Eyes Colloidal Silver Eye Gels, and handy Skin Prep Pads, which help remove impurities before you begin the rest of your regimen.
We (and almost every facialist and dermatologist we interview) recommend this best-selling daily exfoliant from Paula's Choice. Say hello to the smooth, even, congestion-free, super-radiant skin you haven't seen in a while. We can't wait to get our hands on this jumbo-size deal.
I'll let you in on a little secret. Hands down, this is one of the most satisfying lip balms ever made. One application keeps lips smooth and moist (sorry) for hours and hours, and the fact that it comes with a caramel-scented, potted balm and the fan-favorite tinted version makes the deal all the more sparkly.
Oh, and while we're on the topic of best-selling Fresh products, you might as well add this universal-favorite cleanser to your shopping cart too. It's one of the top-selling cleansing formulas across all of our favorite beauty retailers, and it plays well with all skin types and skin concerns.
This set includes every decadent La Mer essential that's ever resided on your skincare wish list. The legendary Moisturizing Soft Cream, the wrinkle-busting Renewal Oil, the skin-softening Treatment Lotion, and the glow-enhancing Hydrating Illuminator.
Celebrities (such as Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham) and beauty editors alike swear by Dr. Lancer's skincare formulas. This smart set has everything you need to ensure lots of good skin days to come. (The Caviar Lime Acid Peel is especially fab.)
Okay, this feels almost too good to be true. Full- and travel-size sets of Dr. Dennis Gross's best-selling Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel pads, complemented by the brand's travel-size cleansing gel.
Mario Badescu has a legendary following, and this trio just so happens to include three crème-de-la-crème favorites. All of your fall skin concerns (e.g., thirsty skin, acne flare-ups, chapped lips) won't stand a chance!