July 12, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Begins But It’s Not Technically a Sale But It Still Has Plenty of Cool Makeup Things To Buy

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year because starting today the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 starts at 12:30 EST for Nordy Club Icon and Ambassador-level card holder can shop Anniversary Sale which technically speaking isn’t really a sale at all but it’s still pretty cool with plenty of fun makeup and early Fall 2019 makeup, clothes, and accessories to purchase! Think of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as an early peek at Pumpkin Spice season because lord knows, I’m tired of the Summer already and ready for Fall. Bring it on!

So, if you aren’t in the “know” about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here’s how it works! Each year, Nordstrom gets dibs on new products for the Fall season ahead of many other larger department stores. Typically, this includes individual items or Nordstrom special exclusive value sets or even collections available exclusively at Nordstrom. Sadly, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has changed a good deal since I’ve been shopping it. It was typically a very exciting even with many, many interesting things to buy. The last few year’s it’s been a little weak in my opinion. For example, MAC used to always do an exclusive collection with Nordstrom but that’s changed over the years and evolved into exclusive MAC Palettes or MAC sets versus a color collection with many different individual lipstick, blush, eyeshadow, etc….This year, I wouldn’t say there is anything truly special but there are some great value sets! I really feel they outdid themselves in that area.

Another thing that was interesting and new last year is there were in fact clearance and specially marked items available for purchase like an excellent deal for a Simple Human Mirror which they sort of brought back this year with the Simple Round Sensor Mirror Pro that’s typically $250 but on sale for $150! The Anniversary Sale doesn’t technically mean clearance or 75% off that lipstick you really want. People get a little confused by Nordstrom’s terminology especially in this day and age where we’ve all come to enjoy never having to pay full price for anything including luxury goods. However, as I mentioned there were some excellent deals that popped up last year and if I see anything like that this year I’ll be sure to post and weight in on whether or not I think it might be a good value. I urged many people to grab that Simple Human Mirror last year because of the price and I think some of you appreciated it. I hope I can do the same this year with some good clearance or specially priced items. They have some great sets with fabulous prices on luxury brands like Charlotte Tilbury and Tom Ford which contain all full-size products! If you don’t typically buy higher-end makeup this makes for a good time to indulge because the prices are so good!

Along with the special and early launches Nordstrom offers a variety of gift with purchases. I’d say most brands like Lancome, L’Oreal, etc take part in this plus fragrance purchases typically include some GWP. That might be incentive to grab something you want as a gift always makes for a nicer purchase when I’m spending $$.

If you aren’t an Nordy Club Icon or Ambassador-Level Card Holder but still have a Nordstrom Credit Card you’ll be able to shop the sale on July 12th at 12:30PM ET. No Nordstrom credit card at all? Your shopping date is July 19th.

Below is a list of many of the makeup and beauty picks available during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019. I’ll be doing another post shortly listing some of my favorites and which sets and items I think are the best deals!

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer Duo $60
Two full-sizes jars of Bobbi’s bestselling face primes moisturizer that hydrates skin for flawless makeup application!

YSL Nude Lip Trio $79
A full-size trio of YSL’s bestselling lip products in a slick black makeup bag!


  • Full-size Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 10 Beige Tribute (dark nude)
  • Full-size Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick in 87 Rose Afrique (spice rose)
  • Full-size Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick in 17 Nude Antonym (cool beige)

Armani Lip Maestro Travel Trio $45
Travel sizes of Armani’s high-pigment liquid lip color with a creamy plush texture and velvet-matte finish in shades Dolci, The Red, and Front Row!

Becca Skin Love Essentials Kit $48
Enjoy a full-size of the new Becca Skin Love Glow Elixir which is a glow-boosting serum that replenishes and restores skin as well as travel sizes of Skin Love Brighten & Blur Primer and Skin Love Glow Shield Prime & Set Mist!

Hourglass Eyes & Lips Duo $48
Check out Hourglass Cosmetics latest lipgloss and mascara in this set!


  • Caution Extreme Lash Mascara
  • Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss in exclusive, limited-edition Spark

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Full Size Lip Kit $60
An awesome full-size lipstick, lipgloss, and lipliner in Charlotte’s cult-favorite shade, Pillow Talk!

Too Faced Dive Into Hydration Set $42
Try out some of Too Faced’s latest Hangover Skincare with this trio!

You get:

  • Full-size Hangover Good in Bed Ultra-Replenishing Hydrating Serum
  • Full-size Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray
  • Travel-size Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

Bobbi Brown Just A Hint Extra Lip Tint Set $34
Smooth, hydrating, and add a hint of tint to lips with this duo of full-size Extra Lip Tints from Bobbi Brown in Bare Pink and Bare Nude!

Chantecaille A Super Sun Full Size Set $135
A full-size duo of Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Primer that gives you a savings of over $50!

Bobbi Brown Instant Glow Lip & Highlighter Set $35
A travel-friendly select of petite versions of Bobbi Brown’s best-selling Highlighting Powder and shimmer glossed packed up with a face blending brush for application!


  • Mini Highlighting Powder in Pink Gold Glow
  • Mini High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bare Sparkle
  • Mini Face Blender Brush

Fresh Dream On Lip Set $32
A lip perfecting set that includes Sugar Lip Polish, Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment, and Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy!

Becca Rose Glow Kit $48
Get a rosy glow from with these Becca essentials!


  • Full-size Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Spanish Rose Glow (soft rosy pink)
  • Full-size Glow Gloss in Rose Quartz
  • Travel-size Backlight Priming Filter
  • Travel-size Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder

MAC Lip Haul Set $59.50
Neutral lip lovers rejoice this set contains nude, natural shades of MAC and Lipglasses! All full-size!


  • Lipsticks: Zenith, Dahhlinggg! and Care To Share?
  • Lipglass: Shhhh!, Indoor Voices and Lust

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Eyeshadow Palette $55 (Nordstrom Exclusive)
A limited edition mini eyeshadow palette that contain six wearable eyeshadow shades!

Laura Mercier Signature Eye Palette $59
A gorgeous eyeshadow palette contain nine cool, warm, and neutral shades packed up with an Laura’s iconic cake eyeliner in black and a mini dual-ended brush for application!

Shades include:

  • Nouveau Nude
  • Wind
  • Ooh La La!
  • C’est Chic
  • Minimaliste
  • Effortless
  • Cashmere
  • Night Violet
  • All Spice
  • Tightline Cake Eyeliner in Black

Laura Mercier Effortless Lip Duo $35
A lip duet featuring classic nude or rose hues of Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick and Lip Pencil!

Effortless Nude duo includes:

  • Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in Beige Intime
  • Lip Pencil in Rosewood

Effortless Rose duo includes:

  • Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in À La Rose
  • Lip Pencil in Parisian Rose

Tom Ford Eye & Mini Lip Set $88
An excellent way to try out Tom Ford Beauty! A boxed set featuring an Eye Color Quad in White Suede and deluxe miniature of Lip Color Creams in Paper Doll and Autoérotique!
set filled with chic nude shades of Tom Ford Eye Color Quad and miniature deluxe Lip Colors, all in a classic box.

Fresh Rose Hydration Rush Ritual Set $69
Get all of Fresh’s latest Rose skincare picks along with their cult favorite Soy Face Cleanser in this fabulous little set!


  • Soy Face Cleanser (1.6 oz)
  • Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner (3.3 oz)
  • Rose Face Mask (1 oz)
  • Rose Deep Hydration Cream (1 oz)
  • Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 (0.08 oz)

Dior Layering Lashes Set $58
A three-piece mascara set to create full, gorgeous lashes!


  • Full-size Diorshow Lash-Extension Effect Volume Mascara in 090 Black
  • Full-size Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer
  • Deluxe mini Diorshow Pump ‘n’ Volume HD Mascara
  • Dior Makeup Pouch

Tom Ford Tom Boys & Girls Clutch Size Lip Color Trio $88
Three full-sze shades of Tom Ford’s Boys and Girls lipsticks!

Shades include: Whitney, Philippa, and Antonia

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow & Face Palette $85
An all-one-set featuring six different eyeshadows, three highlighters and bronzers as well as a full-size Smokey Eye Mascara with brushes for application and a case for travel!


  • Eyeshadows in Bare Crème
  • Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow in Rose Gold
  • Eyeshadow in Fawn Over
  • Eyeshadow in Palm Desert
  • Metallic Eyeshadow in Pink Marble
  • Eyeshadow in Rich Brown
  • Highlighting Powder in Halo
  • Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Belize
  • Bronzing Powder in Golden Light
  • Full-size Smokey Eye Mascara
  • Dual-Ended Eyeshadow/Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush
  • Travel Case

Lancome Lash Must-Haves Set $59.50
All the things you need for fuller, longer, volumized lashes and a way to remove them too at the end of the day!


  • Full-size Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base
  • Full-size Hypnôse Drama Instant Full-Body Volume Mascara in 01 Excessive Black
  • Full-size Définicils High Definition Mascara in 01 Black
  • Travel-size Monsieur Big Volume, All-Day Day Wear Mascara in 01 Big is the New Black
  • Travel-size Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover

Laura Mercier Très Chic Face Palette $52
A special face palette featuring two Blush Colour Infusion cheek colors, two bronzers and two Face Illuminators.

Tom Ford Soleil Eye, Lip & Face Set $115
Get a luminous eye, lip, and face look with these gorgeous Tom Ford Beauty essentials!


  • Full-size Cream and Powder Eye Color in Gold Peach
  • Full-size Sheer Highlighting Duo in Reflects Gilt
  • Deluxe sample Lip Color Sheer in Paradiso

MAC Eye & Face Kit $45
A complete face kit available in warm or cool shade selections that includes 12 eyeshadows, blush, and highlighter!

Warm Palette Shades:

  • Real Fantasy
  • Keep the Change
  • Tricks Up My Sleeve
  • Pink Sienna
  • Initial Here
  • Dress To Confess
  • Love & Laughter
  • Boozy Brunch
  • Sweet Sovereign
  • Frosé
  • Bite the Beat
  • Lark Angel
  • Dash of Mocha
  • Plum Ember

Cool Palette Shades:

  • Take It To-Go
  • Simple Sensation
  • Hypnotizing
  • Deception
  • Sunday Plum
  • Made You Blink
  • Baby, Baby
  • Silence is Golden
  • Cozy Grey
  • Pinky Promise
  • Ginger Rooted
  • Star Violet
  • Licorice Lane
  • Beautifully Charred

Trish McEvoy Power of Makeup Planner Set $250
A special edition Trish McEvoy Makeup Planner designed in collaboration with illustrator Sujean Rim that includes all the makeup essentials you need for a full makeup look!


  • Travel-size Sexy 4 Gardenia Eau de Parfum Refillable Pen Spray
  • Full-Size Eye Base Essentials Demure
  • Full-size Intense Gel Eyeliner in Black
  • Full-size Lash Curling Mascara in Black
  • Full-size Instant Eye Lift
  • Full-size Translucent Finishing Powder
  • Full-size Precision Brow Shaper
  • Full-size Dual Resort Bronzer
  • Full-size Liquid Face Color in Shade 1
  • Full-size Long-Wear Lip Liner in Barely There
  • Full-size Lip Color Sheer in London 2.0
  • Full-size Makeup Wardrobing Eye Palette

Armani Iconic Glow Set $90
A three-piece set to prep, prime, and create flawless skin!


  • Full-Size Maestro UV Skin Defense Primer Sunscreen SPF 50
  • Full-Size Fluid Sheer in #2
  • Mini Rouge D’Armani Matte Lipstick in #102 Androgino (antique rose)

Urban Decay All Day All Night Sponge + Spray Set $48
A set featuring Urban Deca’s cult-favorite All Nighter Setting Spray in a Jumbo Size (8.11 oz) as well as a travel-friendly 0.1 oz bottle and a Bounce + Blend Makeup Sponge!

Bobbi Brown Pretty Pout Lip Set $29
Bobbi’s gorgeous, creamy, and pigmented Crushed Lipstick in Plum paired up with a Shimmer Lipgloss in Bellini to create a stunning lip look!

Dior Addicted to Glow Light Glow Lip Set $70
If you love Addict Lip Glow this is a great little set for you!


  • Full-size Addict Lip Glow Color Reviving Lip Balm in 001 Pink (light pink)
  • Full-size Addict Lacquer Stick in 324 Bliss (light nude)
  • Mini-size Addict Lip Maximizer in 001 Pink (light pink glossy)

Lancome The Ultimate Nude Lipstick Kit $42
A set featuring five full-size Color Design Lipcolor lipsticks with cream and matte finishes

Shades: Natural Beauty (cream), Lucky Kiss (matte), Inconspicuous (matte), Trendy Mauve (cream), and Love It (cream)

Clinique Chubby Color Lip Balm Set $22.50
A mini set of Mini Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in original and intense shades!


  • Mini Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Super Strawberry, Heaping Hazelnut, Whole Lotta Honey and Mighty Mimosa
  • Mini Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Grandest Grape and Curviest Caramel

Clinique Take It All Off Makeup Remover Set $39.50
A jumbo-size Take the Day Off Makeup Remover (6.7 oz.) paired up with a full-size Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser and travel-size Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm!

YSL Pink Lip Trio $60
Full-size Glaze & Gloss in 3 Undress Me (beige pink) and 4 Pink Next Door (soft raspberry) and Full-size Volupté Liquid Color Balm in 18 Rush Me Pink packaged in a gorgeous metallic pink makeup bag!

NARS Naked Paradise Satin Lip Pencil Set $39
Four full-size NARS Satin Lip Pencils in shades:

  • Tahaa (warm pink brown)
  • Vahine (warm coral)
  • Morea (dusty rose)
  • Raiatea (cinnamon)


MAC Up Close and Personal On the Go Mini Lip Kit $20
A mini MAC lip kit featuring mini lipstick, lipglass, and dazzleglass!

NARS Hot Tropic Lip Gloss Set $39
An incredible value set featuring four full-size NARS Lipglosses in:

  • Marquesas (sheer nude pink)
  • Huahine (bright coral)
  • Tetiaroa (cool light pink)
  • Tua Moto (shimmering beige)

Simple Human Round Sensor Mirror Pro $150 (Originally $250)
A Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled compatible with Alexa, Nest Cam and IFTTT mirror for precise makeup application!

Charlotte Tilbury Gift of Magic Miracle Skin Set $75
A full-size of Charlotte’s Magic Cream along with Travel-Sizes of Multi-Miracle Glow Cleansing Balm and Wonderglow Face Primer!

Bobbi Brown Extra Nourishing Skin Care Set $110
Hydrate eyes, lips, and face with this full-size trio!


  • Full-size Extra Eye Repair Cream
  • Full-size Extra Repair Moisture Cream
  • Full-size Extra Lip Tint
  • Travel Bag

NARS Afterglow Mini Lip Balm Duo $22
A mini pair of Afterglow Lip Balms Orgasm (sheer peachy pink with golden shimmer) and Hidden Pleasure (rose mauve)!

Clinique Thirst Quenchers Moisture Surge Set $105
Two jumbo-size Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrators (4.2 oz each) packed up with a Travel-size Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate.

What are you purchasing during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019?

Where to buy


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Adrienne

    Thanks for the heads up Muse! I agree these are not really sales but I do like the paired or gift sets. Its a good way to try some prestige products. I actually have some Nordy rewards to use so now is as good time as any. I bought a bunch of mascaras when you posted about the buy 2 get 1 free and was surprised at how well the Hourglass mascara performed for me. It got mixed reviews online but I personally loved it so the set with the mascara this time may be a good fit for me as well. I am also eyeing Nars set, Fresh set and the Charlotte set. Be sure to post your haul!

    Its still hot here with HIGH humidity so not a lot of pampering going on right now, just the basics 🙂

  • Ruth

    I’m so tempted to break my low buy/no buy-they have such great deals!

  • Helene

    Thank-you Isabella for all of your hard work, putting together the cosmetic kits listing. Wow! What a great job you did! I am an older subscriber, and would never have found those special kits on my own. Some of those buys are going to be hard to resist. I keep telling myself I don’t need anymore makeup, of any kind. Now, I see I have some deficits in my lip product collection!

    You are such a wonderful source of information. Thank-you again for all of your work on our behalf. It is very much appreciated.

    • Isabella Muse

      thank you Helene this was the sweetest comment ever and made my day 🙂 I hope you found something nice to spoil yourself with 🙂 I always tell myself but fail miserably when presented with something new or of a good value lol! 🙂 thank you so so much for your lovely compliment it made my day!

  • Ashley

    I have to agree with you Muse, the Anniversary Sale was something I looked forward to every summer, even though I’m not a card holder. Maybe it’s because we are beauty snobs, or maybe it’s because we are spoiled, but the last couple years have been nothing special. What makes me mad is usually a month after the almost all beauty is 15% off. So I dont see the hurry is, unless u see a unique set that you have to have, it might sell out fast, so pay full price or u might miss it. I think this sale is a little overhyped myself.

    • Isabella Muse

      ITA! I was happy with some of the sets but a lot of it isn’t as good as it was several years ago! Too true! last year, some did indeed go on sale which makes me rage if I paid full price sigh!