Familiarizing ourselves with all the best beauty retailers and, in turn, all of the best products they carry is part of the job description as a beauty editor. (Rough life, right?) While big-time beauty-centric retailers like Sephora, Ulta, and Dermstore get a lot of love and attention, we never underestimate the secret treasure troves of formulas you can find at more fashion-focused retailers like Net-a-Porter or Nordstrom. Today, we’re focusing on the latter.
If you love and routinely shop at Nordstrom but never take the time to scroll or walk through its affluent beauty department, my friend, you are missing out. Not only does Nordstrom carry everything from makeup to haircare to skincare, but it also boasts some of the most cult-loved products everyone in the beauty and fashion worlds scrambles to get their hands on, not to mention the best (albeit under-the-radar) brands and products editors well-versed in the industry are already quite obsessed with.
Since Nordstrom’s stock of beauty products is so extensive, we’ve used our well-trained eye to sift through its stores to bring you an exclusive, very craveable list featuring the most important beauty items you can buy—i.e., the product recommendations we whisper in our friends’ ears mid-shopping trip or surreptitiously add to their shopping cart whenever they’re not looking. (Eh, they’ll thank us later!) Oh, and these are all products that specifically work glow-enhancing wonders on our skin.
Ahead, 18 holy-grail Nordstrom finds that will low-key gift you with flawless skin. Keep scrolling!