The 15 Best Beauty Products to Shop at the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

By: Rebecca Norris

Mark your calendars ladies, the year's most anticipated sale is just around the corner. In less than one week, Nordstrom opens its doors to welcome shoppers to peruse not only fall fashion and accessories trends at seriously impressive prices, but killer beauty steals, too! 

If you're not a Nordy Girl, there's a good chance you're wondering what the hype is all about, after all a sale is a sale, right? Wrong. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the store's biggest sale of the year and anybody who's anybody in the world of fashion and beauty wants to get in on the killer deals. With everything from Instagram's beloved Winky Lux must-haves to travel-sized La Prairie sets and everything in between, trust us, this isn't a sale you'll want to miss—especially since many of the steals are Nordstrom exclusives that you won't be able to buy anywhere else. 

As beauty lovers ourselves, we wanted to roll our sleeves up and scour the sale offerings to give you our top recommendations to make note of before heading to the sale. So, without further ado, keep scrolling for our fifteen favorite products that will take you #shelfie and RL look to the next level. 


Cologne Discovery Set, $95 ($175 value);

We've all been there, we're packing for vacation stressing over how we're going to smell delicious if we can't pack all of our favorite perfumes. This set puts an end to that. With seven of Atelier's best-selling scents, you'll be able to travel in scented style wherever you go. 


Angel Pride Cheek Palette, $59 ($175 value);

If you know anything about beauty, then you know that NARS is especially well known for their blushes—making this Nordstrom exclusive palette that much more tantalizing. With four universally flattering blushes and the iconic Hot Sand Highlighting Blush, as well as the Laguna Bronzing Powder, you'll be able to create a perfectly sun-kissed complexion year-round. 

Derek Lam

Drunk on Youth 10 Crosby Set, $100 ($158 value);

As we navigate our early twenties, aren't we all a little drunk on youth? All jokes aside, this is the best smelling perfume to have ever graced our nostrils and the fact that this set provides three products in the same delicious scent makes it an absolute must-have. Trust us—one spritz equates to endless compliments all day long. It's really that good. 

La Prairie

Caviar Discovery Set, $340 ($500 value);

Have you ever tried to pack your entire skin care set for a weekend getaway? It's no easy task. This miniature discovery set changes that up. With travel-sized products, you can take this efficacious skin care routine whereever you go. A solution to super healthy skin anywhere and everywhere—at last!


L'Oeuvre Noire Straight to Heaven White Crystal Purse Spray Set, $95 ($140 value);

Next time you think about throwing a full-sized bottle of perfume into your bag, reach for this purse-sized gem instead. With hints of rum, dark patchouli and dry cedarwood, you're sure to smell deliciously sultry wherever you are. 


Lavender Facial Exfoliating Device, $126 ($189 value);

Okay, before you get all weird about the idea of a razor-like exfoliating device, hear us out. The DERMAFLASH is the latest and greatest beauty tool to hit the market and it's an absolute fan favorite, and for good reason! The guarded blade glides effortlessly over the skin's surface to not only exfoliate dead skin cells, but remove peach fuzz too. So, if you've ever experienced fuzz between your brows, on your cheekbones or above your upper lip, this is your solution. PS - It works wonders on the bikini area, too! PPS - It will make your foundation glide on smoother than ever before. 


Youth, Contour and Glow Set, $54 ($95 value);

If you have never tried GLAMGLOW, you don't know what you're missing. And with this three piece set at a steal, now is the perfect time to find out. Featuring products for smooth skin, gorgeous contours and a hydrated, matte glow, this set definitely deserves a spot on your vanity. 


Full Size Faves Set, $49 ($72 value);

Drybar knows a thing or two about hair and with this full-sized set of three of their bestsellers, you can too. From detangling to volumizing and even refreshing, this set will keep your hair looking on point each and every day. 

La Mer

Mini Miracles Set, $85 ($140 value);

As the skin care industry's most beloved (and most pricy) brand, it's no wonder that not many of us have experienced the magic that is La Mer. If you want to treat your skin to a seriously celeb-worthy facial experience, start out with this must-have mini set to see what all the hype is about. Just prepare yourself that after experiencing the ultra-soft formulas and seeing the inevitable results, you may have a pretty pricy obsession on your hands. But hey, that's all part of being a beauty lover. Right?

Laura Geller Beauty

It's Glow Time Highlighting Collection, $32 ($84 value);

2017 is the year of the glowing highlight and this shining duo will leave your cheekbones looking like a freshly-glazed donut. It's truly delicious. 


Mia 2 Seabreeze Sonic Skin Cleansing System, $113 ($169 value);

In need of a facial but not willing to splurge for a salon visit? Add this electronic two-speed cleansing brush to your skin care routine for sonic cleansing, light exfoliation and an all around gorgeous, glowing complexion. 


Perfect Skin Essentials Set, $99 ($151 value);

As soon as we saw the Invisiblur was included in this set, we were sold; so, when we saw two other products were part of the deal, as well, it became a no-brainer. In case you've never experienced what we refer to as magic in a bottle, Invisiblur is the best primer/SPF hybrid on the market and it leaves skin perfectly primed for makeup, not to mention protected against the sun's harmful UV rays. Add the other two complexion-boosting skin care products to the mix and you have yourself an Add-to-Cart scneario on your hands. 


Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 Home & Away Duo, $28 ($40 value),

If you follow a strict skin care routine, then you're well aware that SPF application is the final step before makeup. As protective as that can be, if you're really looking for a full armor against the sun's harmful UV rays, this setting mist is just the product to add to your collection. Not only will it guard against the effects of the sun, but it helps control oil and keep makeup in place all day long. 

Winky Lux

Flower Balm Favorites Lip Trio, $22 ($50 value);

Chances are you've double-tapped these little beauties about a hundred times scrolling through Instagram but never knew where you could actually get them. Now you know. Head to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and the encapsulated flower lip balms can be yours at last. 


Scented Candle Set, $55 ($75 value);

Last but not least, we have this set of DIPTYQUE candles. Not only will these little beauties fill your room with happiness and scents that leave your guests asking where you got them, but when they burn down they serve as gorgeous hair accessory and makeup containers, too. #Shelfie, anyone?

Itching to head to the sale? Doors open to the public on Friday, July 21st but if you want early access, you can become a Nordstrom Rewards Member and start shopping today—both in-store and online. Remember, the sale only lasts through Sunday, August 6th, so be sure to mark your calendars and treat yourself to a little end-of-summer spree. 

Happy shopping, ladies!


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