On October 23rd, my mom and I attended the Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Show. I was curious to attend this because last year I attended a Bloomingdales Beauty Event. This was the first one being hosted by my Nordstrom and I had never attended an event like this by them before.
It started off with a fashion show which was really fun! I liked seeing all of the fashion trends as well as the beauty trends. They also did another fashion show in the middle which was a nice way to break everything up.
The two main beauty focuses of the event were The Graphic Eye and The Bold Lip. The first trend they went through was the Graphic Eye and the brands that shared roducts were Anastasia, Osmotics Comeceuticals, T3, Nest Fragrances, Clinque, NARs, Laura Mericer, MAC, Trish McEvoy Smashbox, Bobbie Brown, Hanae Morie, and Wildfox.
This part of the show as very similar to the Bloomingdales one in that each brand shared a few of the products they wanted to spotlight and then how best to use them. It was nice because a few of the brands had just gotten their holiday sets in, so we got a sneak peak of those, but it wasn’t anything revolutionizing. I did like that they included fragrances (both candles and perfumes)
The Bold Lip had products presented by Clarins, Kate Somerville, Philosophy, Nuface, Clairsonic, Lancome, Guerlain, Dior, Estee Lauder, Yves Saint Lurent, Diptyque, and Tom Ford. Again, it was mostly stuff that I had heard before with the exception of Guerlain. There was a lip primer that they showed that I hadn’t seen it used before. I didn’t get a chance to stop at their counter to try it that day, but it’s definitely something I’m curious about! They claim that it not only helps keep your lip product o, but it also helps to keep the color true to when you first put it on.
Similar to Bloomingdales, the Nordstrom event had samples that they gave to attendees. They gave out a tote bag, which was really nice! I liked getting a tote bag as opposed to yet another makeup bag. I have those coming out my ears. In the bag they included a few samples, that ended up not being very exciting. Bloomingdales had some deluxe samples, as well as a large and diverse selection. The Nordstrom bag was pretty sparse and mostly included perfume samples.
Overall, the event was ok. I liked the show itself, but it wasn’t mind blowing and the samples that were given out were ok as well. I’m hoping that as they continue to do events like this they will improve. The best thing about this event was that I was able to repurchase my Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair Serum at 10% off with a free $58 full size Advance Night Repair Eye Cream! If you have an event coming to your area, I’d say give it a shot but don’t hold your expectations too high. The other thing I would suggest would be to make a makeup appointment at a brand you typically wouldn’t visit. I went to NARs, thinking that they would have some of their holiday stuff out but they didn’t. I wish that I would’ve gone to a brand like YSL or Guerlain. Maybe next time!