Two weeks ago, I woke up bright and early Saturday morning, excited to head to Nordstrom at Roosevelt Field Mall for the Spring Beauty Trend Show. Those early to the show were treated to a beauty pre-show outside the store, as well as coffee and pastries. As it neared 8am, everyone entered the store and took their seats along the runway. This year’s theme was “Beauty Getaway“, and the runway show paired beautiful spring and summer outfits with the season’s hottest makeup trends. The host of the show was Nordstrom’s East Coast Beauty and Fragrance Director Tawni Hart, and she was amazing at getting everyone pumped to see what all the brands had in store.
I was treated to a front row seat at the show, as well as a generous bag full of products to sample. All attendees were gifted with mango-colored tote bags with cards inside that could be redeemed for deluxe samples and consultations at different beauty counters. Tawni started the show by sharing with us that the hottest trends for spring right now are glowing skin, gold shimmering eyes, and a pop of color on the lips.
One by one, the audience heard from beauty experts from brands like Trish McEvoy, Chantecaille, Laura Mercier, Chanel, M.A.C., and more. There were raffle prizes handed out by hot male lifeguards, a wonderful energy as everyone was introduced to amazing new products, and I even got up on the runway to show off my Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights Gel Eyeliner!
To achieve glowing skin, I highly recommend the Clarisonic Mia 2. With two speeds, this new model allows you to customize your cleansing, and it works wonderfully with your favorite facial cleanser. After your skin is cleansed, achieve that natural glow and fight aging with Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Active Vitamin D Serum Oil. Worried about fine lines? Check out Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Crease-Less Non-Surgical Alternative which features a blend of peptides and wrinkle-filling spheres to relax and prevent lines and wrinkles.
The hot trend in make-up this season is gold shimmering eyes paired with a pop of color on the lips. Chantecaille’s new Coral Reef Palette features a beautiful collection of coral and neutral browns for cheeks and eyes. Gorgeous gold coral is embossed onto each color in the palette, adding that gold shimmer that is so hot this spring. Tawni raved about YSL Glossy Stains for lips. Her shade du jour was #17, a gorgeous pink, and she told me that they truly do last from day to night without needing touch-ups. Want to go bright and bold? Smashbox Cosmetics Be Legendary Lipstick is long-wearing and comes in beautiful bright shades to keep you on trend.
Nothing pairs better with a bright lip than a perfect foundation. Achieve even tone, texture and radiance with Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation. It is lightweight for warmer weather, yet is buildable to allow you to achieve the coverage you want. Looking for sun protection in your foundation? M.A.C. Matchmaster Foundation contains SPF 15 and will keep you looking flawless while protecting your skin.
The hot fragrance of the moment is Valentina Eau de Parfum by Valentino. This sensual, feminine oriental floral is perfect for spring. It is a delicious blend of tuberose, orange blossom, and strawberries that really makes a statement. The bottle itself is absolutely gorgeous, it is a must-see in person!
The runway show concluded, and then the fun began downstairs in the cosmetics department. All the brands had make-up artists on hand for make-overs and consultations. There were amazing gifts with purchase, as well as Nordstrom-exclusive value sets. I loved visiting all the counters and I was like a kid in a candy store with all the great products and sets being offered.
Tawni told me about Nordstom’s new beauty stylist program, which is a personal beauty shopper that is trained in all the lines and able to help you with all your beauty needs. Talk about one-stop shopping! If you are in the NY metro area, I highly recommend a visit to Nordstom Roosevelt Field’s beauty department. Cosmetics Manager Tricia Dlouhy has a great team of sales associates that can help you find the perfect products to meet your beauty and skin care needs.
I had a great experience at Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show 2012; the only downside is that I have to wait a whole year to experience it again! Visit Nordstrom.com to view any of the products mentioned in this article, as well as to shop online.