The theme was Red Carpet Glamour and the essentials were illustrated by gorgeous models, brand representatives and the lovely Laksmi Sam, Nordstrom's regional beauty director, giving us two hours of beauty deliciousness.
Speaking of essentials, let's jump right in shall we?
- Clear, radiant skin - get help from a Clarisonic, a celeb worthy exfoliator and sensational serums.
- Metallic Madness - gold, graphite and platinum are the new neutrals
- Runway Red - though you can never go wrong with a classic, Bordeaux's, cherry's and tomato shades are also red hot.
And now for an illustration...
Alex Chantecaille, founder of Chantecaille
Johanna testing out a bold deep berry lip.
After chatting with Heath from Chanel, Johanna found the perfect bold lip and I indulged in Illusion D'ombre, a gel texture shadow that captivated on the runway, in the same graphite shade spotted on the model. I also picked up my first retinol product (I'm thirty now y'all...) and some fabulous nail colors from Deborah Lippman. Obviously, there could have been a lot more budget damage, but I thought it might be fun to save a few for the wishlist. (At least that's what I keep telling myself.) Here they are if anyone is feeling generous. (I'm also available for product reviews, are you listening Clarisonic?)
ExfoliKate - Kate Sommerville
Classic Sonic Skin Cleaning System - Clarisonic
Bad Romance fuchsia glitter nail lacquer - Deborah Lippman