Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: 18 Makeup Must-Haves

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now and I've been shopping it like crazy — all of the beauty exclusives!

Now that the general sale is happening, many of the Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives are starting to sell out! If you haven't been ordering or to a Nordstrom store to shop the Norstrom 2018 Anniversary Sale yet, don't hesitate.

I cannot get enough of the makeup! Is that really a surprise?

You know I am a makeup girl through and through. From exclusive eyeshadow palettes, bundles, lip sets, cheek palettes and more, this sale always has some of my very favorite makeup items that are simply too good to resist.

Here are my 18 makeup must-haves from this years sale!

1. MAC Nude Lip Trio - $36.50
I can't get enough of the perfect nude lip look and this trio has the perfect mix of lipstick and gloss. I like that this year's offering includes a lipstick with a metallic finish!

2. Bobbi Brown Deluxe Eye & Cheek Set - $98
This deluxe set is EVERYTHING in one. It includes 12 eyeshadows in Bobbi's best-selling shades, plus the perfect neutral shades of bronzer and blush that will work on anyone. This deal is spectacular and it was the first thing I added to my shopping bag!

3. Lancome The Unnudes Color Design Lipcolor Set - $38
As I mentioned above, a nude lip look is everything to me and I can have enough nude lipsticks. This set has five. And they are full size!

     See also: Best Drugstore Nude Lipgloss

4. Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers Bronzing and Blush Powder SPF 15 - $65
Guerlain makes my holy grail bronzers, hands down and I buy a new one every year. Not only are they beautiful (I swear they are works of art!), they are designed to look great on each and every skin tone. This bronzer weaves together blush and bronzer plus a bit of gold shimmer for the most glorious golden, glow.

5. NARS Hot Escape Eye & Cheek Palette - $49
I was sent this palette to preview and I am not only obsessed with it, I highly recommend it because I know that you will get a ton of use out of it. It is SO universal with shades that will look good on most skin tones, and they are shades that you will use daily. This must-have palette contains 4 New Limited Edition Eyeshadow Shades in Aurora, Yucatan, Endless and Next Wave; 1 New Limited Edition Highlight Shade in Sunstreak; 1 New Limited Edition Blush Shade in Hot Pursuit. 

6. Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Glowing Skin Palette - $75
This is a splurge, like most Charlotte Tilbury products, but these are some of the softest, most beautiful highlighters that will ever grace your skin. They almost feel sensual! This six pan-palette includes 2 Limited Edition Highlighters, 2 Limited Edition Contour Shades, and 2 Limited Edition Blushes.

7. Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Set - $49
If you do not have the UD Naked2 Basics Palette, now is the time to score! This set includes the one and only Naked2 Basics Palette which will become an everyday staple in your makeup routine, plus a tube of Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion and my super fave All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray.

8. MAC Nordy Girl Matte Face & Eye Set - $44.50
I love this palette and it's one that you can only get here at Nordstrom. If you are a MAC makeup girl and a Nordstrom shopping addict, it is the ultimate homage with the name Nordy Girl. Plus, it contains some pretty great shades that will work for everyone. This is actually a set, and much more than just a palette. The set includes a Palette with Shadows & Highlighter; Modern Twist Kajal Liner in Squid and In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara in 3D Black. 

9. Laura Mercier Illuminator Palette - $52
This Illuminator Palette has me at h-e-l-l-o. Just look at those gorgeous baked face illuminators. The light reflecting pigments are serious, yet soft as can be. Laura Mercier is famous for this type of product and to get three in shades that are universally flattering at this price is too hot to miss. 

10. Smashbox Pack Me Primer Trio - $35
My usual face primer is Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, and the others are just as good. This set includes three of the brands iconic primers in must-have travel sizes. 

Also worth mentioning, there is over 80 gift with purchase offers going on, so be sure to browse this section when shopping online!

11. NARS Undressed Liquid Lip Set - $49
This fourpiece lip set features two Velvet Lip Glides and two Powermatte Lip Pigments in either gorgeous Nude hues (set I) or perfect pink shades (set II) that range from subtle to bright.  Choose from sets I or II. I love both of these formulas and although I do use one of the pink shades in the Velvet Lip Glides (Bound), my pick is the Nude set, which should be no surprise if you follow me.

12.  CHANEL Rouge Coco Pink Set - $100
This is definitely a splurge, and it is one of the only beauty exclusives that doesn't offer significant savings or any savings for that matter. What you get is a limited edition, exclusive CHANEL pouch, which for me, is pretty much worth the price alone. Included in the pouch are three insanely beautiful lip products — Rouge Coco Lip Blush in Tender Rose, Rouge Coco Hydrating Lip Colour in Mademoiselle and Rouge Coco Gloss Moisturizing Glossimer in the Nordstrom-exclusive shade Magnolia. 

13. Clinique All About Nudes Pop Lip Color + Primer Set - $29.50
Another nude lip set? Yes! I can never have enough, especially when you get another FIVE Lipsticks in an amazing, loaded formula. These lippies merge saturated nude color with a smoothing primer in an extremely hydrating easy-to-wear weightless formula. I've always been super impressed by Clinique Color Pop Lip Color; the color is what you see out of the tube; it is very color true and it lasts on the lips all day.

14. Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set - $60
For the girl who appreciates luxe beauty for sure, this three-piece set guarantees the perfect pink pout. I absolutely LOVE Charlotte Tilbury lip liners and the shade Pillow Talk is my everyday liner! It is the perfect lip shade that helps to line and define lips while not looking overly dramatic. Also included in the set are Matte Revolution Lipstick in Nordstrom-exclusive Rose Kiss and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Nordstrom-exclusive Blushing Dream

15. RevitaLash RevitaBrow ADVANCED Duo - $110
My favorite lash duo already sold out (I was lucky and bought it during the pre-sale!), but I also always buy this brow duo to keep my thinning brows fuller, and in their best condition. The proprietary formula with peptides and botanicals sink into eyebrows to keep them lush, soft, luxurious and healthy-looking. 

16. Bobbi Brown Mini Glow Set - $32
Oh, shimmer bricks are my secret weapon and I don't talk about them enough. This limited edition rose gold compact called my name immediately with its rose gold shimmer. It's travel size and perfect for a permanent place in my travel bag (you want it for yours too!). It also includes the perfect brush.

17. Laura Mercier Essentials Eye & Cheek Palette - $65
This eye and cheek palette is another ultimate everyday palette that will be a staple. A staple because it contains eight eye colors in silky, rich shades that will be your perfect basic shades for every day; two beautiful smooth cheek colors and a bronzer. This is another no-brainer beauty for travel or someone who needs help creating an everyday makeup look in a flash.

18. Yves Saint Laurent Nude Edition Lip Set - $74
This is definitely a splurge purchase, especially when buying a lot at the NSALE, but it's YSL, and these are luxury beauty items. First off, there is a YSL makeup bag, and then it is filled with some really amazing lip items. It is worth it! This set includes a Full-size Rouge Volupté Tint in Balm in #9 Nude in Private; Full-size Rouge Pur Couture Lip Color in #70 Le Nu; and a Full-size Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in #417 Beige Bounce.


Prices go up August 6th.

Earlier Anniversary Sale Posts

In case you missed my earlier Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts and need even more shopping inspiration, here are those posts!

—> Not to Miss Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives

—>Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: 10 Skincare Favorites