From an exfoliant that evens out our skin texture to candles that make our homes smell rich AF.

Pia Velasco
August 19, 2020
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It's the shopping moment we've all been waiting for—the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! The once-a-year event is taking place from Wednesday, August 19 to Sunday, August 30, and it includes some of the best shopping deals of the year. We've got our eyes on some major fashion buys, but we'd be amiss to gloss over our favorite beauty deals from this massive sale, too.

So, we're sharing our 15 favorite beauty products from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to help you make your buying decisions. From hot tools that will eliminate your frizz to candles that will make your home smell rich AF to the cult-classic makeup and skincare products that will even out your skin texture, here's what we suggest stocking up on.

Best makeup deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Duo

Urban Decay

Shop it! $41 ($82) value, nordstrom.com

We'll probably be wearing face masks for at least a few more months, so it's more important than ever to have a setting spray that locks your makeup into place to prevent it from transferring onto your mask. In case you're wondering if this product really works, trust us, it does. In fact, we wrote a whole review of it with photos to prove its efficiency. We love this duo because it allows us to keep one at home and take one on-the-go, so we can head out the door before spritzing it on our face.

Tom Ford Eye Quad & Mini Lip Color Set

Tom Ford

Shop it! $$88 ($140 value), nordstrom.com

Fall is around the color, and this lip and eye duo will be all the makeup you need to transition to chillier seasons. The ultra-pigmented eyeshadows give every skin tone a warm, sultry flush, while the mauve and burned red lipsticks bring a dose of sophistication to every complexion. The shadows go on smoothly and feel velvety on the skin, and the lipsticks are creamy and can last all day long. Trust us, it's worth the splurge.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set

Charlotte Tilbury

Shop it! $68 ($91 value), nordstrom.com

This brand's "pillow talk" collection has achieved cult-classic status amongst beauty influencers and aficionados alike for its universally flattering shades and top-notch quality. We love each of these products individually, but together they help us create our most perfect pout yet.

Best skincare deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Paula's Choice

Shop it! $39 ($59 value), nordstrom.com

If you're looking for a skincare product that will give you even skin texture overnight, look no further. This product uses 2% salicylic acid, which decongests pores of dead skin cell buildup on the surface level and then goes into the pores to clean up any harvesting bacteria. This helps treat existing acne and prevent future blemishes while also correcting skin texture. One HG writer even said that using this liquid exfoliant helped her self-esteem skyrocket—that's how good it is.

Kiehl's Day-to-Night Hydration Duo

Kiehl's

Shop it! $34 ($52 value), nordstrom.com

Snag these travel-sized cult-classics while they last! The facial cream is infused with squalane, a super-hydrating skincare ingredient, and the facial oil uses primrose oil and lavender essential oil to seal in the moisture. This will help you achieve your healthiest, most hydrated skin ever.

First Aid Beauty FAB & Flawless Kit

First Aid Beauty

Shop it! $49 ($94 value), nordstrom.com

First Aid Beauty is a godsend for people with all skin types, including ultra-sensitive skin. Its products are ultra-healing, hydrating, and effective, so obviously we're going to snag this incredible set now. It includes a travel-size FAB Skin Lab 10% AHA Resurfacing Liquid, a full-size Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask, a travel-size Ultra Repair Cream, a travel-size Pure Skin Face Cleanser, and a travel-size Fab Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream. Yes, even the retinol cream and the AHA exfoliant are suited for sensitive skin.

Best hair deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

Oribe Full Size Gold Lust Dry Shampoo & Texturizing Spray Set

Oribe

Shop it! $64 ($96 value), nordstrom.com

Craving that sexy, voluminous head of hair you see in the movies? Spray some of this dry shampoo onto your roots to give them a boost, then spritz on the award-winning texturizing spray through your strands to give them that cool lived-in effect.

Slip Pure Silk Camel Queen Pillowcase Duo

Slip

Shop it! $125 ($178 value), nordstrom.com

Sleeping on a silk pillow is one of the best ways to preserve your natural curls and fancy blowouts since it won't create any friction as you toss and turn in your sleep. Plus, it helps prevent wrinkles for that same reason.

Drybar The Smooth Crew Kit

Drybar

Shop it! $165 ($243 value), nordstrom.com

Run, don't walk, to snag this amazing set. It includes the brand's heated straightening brush that will completely eliminate your frizz in about five minutes, along with a detangling brush, 3-in-1 finishing spray, heat protectant mist, dry shampoo, and detangler. Honestly, we've never wanted a hair kit more in our lives.

Best tools and device deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

NuFace White Trinity Facial Toning Kit

NuFace

Shop it! $217.75 ($325 value), nordstrom.com

Calling the over-30 crowd! This at-home device will change your skin in under 10 minutes. It uses microcurrent technology to lift and tighten your skin, giving you higher cheekbones, preventing sagging, and leading to an overall much more youthful look.

Dermaflash ONE Lilac Exfoliation Peach Fuzz Removal Device

Dermaflash

Shop it! $99 ($139 value), nordstrom.com

This luxe dermaplaning device helps remove peach fuzz and dead skin cell buildup, which in turn helps reveal a brighter complexion. Plus, dermaplaning will allow your skin to better absorb skincare products since they won't have to fight their way through facial hair and gunk. Using this device (safely, of course) will make your skin feel like a soft, smooth dolphin, and you'll never be the same.

Bio Ionic 10 x 1-Inch-Pro Styling Iron

Bio Ionic

Shop it! $149 (orig. $230), nordstrom.com

This straightener works on fine, medium, and coarse hair. It uses volcanic rock and a mineral complex to create heat without extracting moisture from the hair (a common problem amongst hot tools). You can use it to straighten your hair or create waves and curls thanks to its rounded barrel that makes all types of styling easy.

Best fragrance deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

Yves Saint Laurent Libre Paris Eau de Parfum Set

Yves Saint Laurent

Shop it! $112 ($160 value), nordstrom.com

This fragrance won a 2020 Beauty Crush Award for being a floral perfume that isn't too girly. Instead of being overpoweringly feminine, this perfume describes itself as a warm floral, combining lavender essence and orange blossom with musk accord to strike a unique balance. “To me, it’s the perfect mix of wild, alluring, and composed," said one HG tester during the awards. "I keep the smaller bottle (30 milliliters) with me wherever I go.”

Malin + Goetz Votive Candle Set

Malin + Goetz

Shop it! $42 ($60 value), nordstrom.com

Fill your home with scents of upscale dark rum, cannabis, and leather with this unique and intriguing candle trio.

Jo Malone Mini Discovery Set

Jo Malone

Shop it! $40 ($70 value), nordstrom.com

Why settle for one type of fragrance when you can get three? Indulge your senses with a wood sage and sea salt perfume (a perfect unisex scent), a peony & blush suede body cream (a feminine scent with a subtle nod towards the masculine), and an English pear & freesia scented candle that will revive and refresh your living space.