The 18 Best Beauty Deals at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Also known as "The Mother of All Sales."
By Michelle Villett ,

Every summer, Nordstrom holds their biggest sale of the year (yes, with even BETTER prices than Black Friday). Now that they've arrived in Canada, we can all get in on the action!

Most people head straight to clothes and accessories, since so many brand new fall arrivals are marked down. But trust me, you don't want to miss the beauty department, either! There are some major savings on some of my all-time favourite products, including skincare gadgets, acid toners, natural makeup and more.

Keep reading for details on how to shop, plus my top picks for what to buy...

Sale Dates (US and Canada)

Now through July 20: Early Access (US) 

Nordstrom cardholders get early access to the sale at US stores and at Nordstrom.com. The earlier you shop, the better the selection!

July 18-20: Early Access (Canada)

Nordstrom cardholders get early access to the sale at Canadian stores. (Alternatively, shop the sale online right away at Nordstrom.com; see below for shipping details.)

July 21-August 6: Public Access

The sale opens to the public, so even if you're not a Nordstrom cardholder, you still have more than two weeks to shop.

How to Qualify for Early Access

You must be a Nordstrom cardholder to get early access. Here's how to apply for a Canadian card, and here's how to apply for a US card.

Where to Shop 

Shipping and Return Fees

US: Standard shipping and returns are FREE, with no minimum order.

Canada: Standard shipping is C$9.95 on orders over C$100. You can choose to pay duties and taxes at time of checkout or upon delivery. Return shipping and handling fees are deducted from your refund. 

Other countries: Shipping fees, duties and taxes are calculated at checkout. You can choose to pay duties and taxes at time of checkout or upon delivery. Return shipping and handling fees are deducted from your refund. 

The Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Deals

Alright, let's dive in! My top recommendation is to go for the beauty gadgets. I actually can't believe how many of my favourites are part of this sale—and at such crazy discounts! So it's a great time for those bigger types of beauty investments, if you've been waiting to pull the trigger.

Also on offer: one of the best BHAs, my favourite natural makeup brand, anti-aging sleep support and lots more exciting stuff.

Without further ado, here's my shopping list for you:

NuFace White Trinity Anniversary Facial Toning Kit

NuFace White Trinity Anniversary Facial Toning Kit.

Remember when Bobbi Brown mentioned that NuFace is one of the only anti-aging gadgets that works? It's true! This is a microcurrent device that stimulates production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, a source of energy for your cells). Biochemically, it's incredibly beneficial and is said to firm the skin, tone muscles, boost circulation and increase tissue repair—which is why I recently bought this gadget myself. At more than $100 off, it's a serious steal!

Shop: NuFace White Trinity Anniversary Facial Toning Kit

LightStim for Wrinkles LED Light Therapy Device

LightStim for Wrinkles LED Light Therapy Device.

Red light therapy is another one of my skincare secrets, and the LightStim is a great way to get started. Red light helps your skin look better in every way, from evening out tone to softening wrinkles and decreasing inflammation. And unlike other wavelengths of light, red is completely safe! You're saving more than $80 on this one.

Shop: LightStim for Wrinkles LED Light Therapy Device

Foreo Luna 2 Pro Facial Cleansing & Anti-Aging Device

Foreo Luna 2 Pro Facial Cleansing & Anti-Aging Device.

It's no surprise that I'm recommending the Foreo Luna 2 for cleansing. I've mentioned it time and time again because I love its non-abrasive, pulsating bristles. (They're made of silicone, which means bacteria can't build up.) I always use this with a sulfate-free face wash to give my skin a deep clean after heavier makeup days. Once again, there's an $80+ savings here!

Shop: Foreo Luna 2 Pro Facial Cleansing & Anti-Aging Device

Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift

Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift.

The Smart Profile Uplift is the Clarisonic you know and love, but even better. That's because it comes with a new massaging head, in addition to cleansing brushes for face and body. The massage action is not only incredibly relaxing, but it also helps boost circulation and drive product deeper into your skin. The best part is that it should lift and firm over time—look at these before and afters! I JUST reviewed this gadget, and it's already on sale at more than $100 off.

Shop: Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift

PMD Personal Microderm Device & Hand & Foot Kit

PMD Personal Microderm Device & Hand & Foot Kit.

Speaking of impressive before and afters, look at these ones from using PMD Personal Microderm! I think it's the best home microdermabrasion system on the market, truly rivalling a professional treatment. Even though I apply gentle acids daily, I like to use this every couple of weeks for a full exfoliation that gets rid of any lingering flaky bits. (It's actually so effective that you're not supposed to use it any more often than once a week.) You can grab it now for a $60 savings.

Shop: PMD Personal Microderm Device & Hand & Foot Kit

Beauty Bioscience GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool

Beauty Bioscience GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool.

If you're curious to try microneedling at home, I think the GloPRO Tool is probably your best bet. It's a roller with tiny needles that you pass over your skin, to trigger its repair functions. But that's not all. It also vibrates, which helps lessen any pain, and emits red light, which further rejuvenates skin tissues. I'm looking to pick this up myself in the sale, as it sounds simply AMAZING, and is priced at $80 off!

Shop: Beauty Bioscience GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool

iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask

iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask.

Why wear a regular eye mask to bed when you could have one with anti-aging benefits? That's why I love this iluminage Eye Mask, which really does rejuvenate your skin. The secret is copper woven into the fabric; it's been clinically proven to minimize wrinkles by promoting protein growth. At half the price of a silk eye mask, this is a no-brainer!

Shop: iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask

Me Glow Beauty Boosting Pillowcase

Me Glow Beauty Boosting Pillowcase.

Speaking of copper, there's another way to give yourself an anti-aging treatment overnight, with this Beauty Boosting Pillowcase. It's the same technology as the iluminage, but in white instead of beige—which is a key point of difference if you've got white bedding like I do! (That's the only thing I don't like about the iluminage pillowcase... the colour is not so cute.) No matter which one you choose, it will help your hair to stay smooth, and over time, should improve fine lines and wrinkles.

Shop: Me Glow Beauty Boosting Pillowcase

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Duo

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Duo.

If you've read my recent article on salicylic acid, you know I'm a big fan of it for ALL skin types, and not just for acne. This Paula's Choice BHA Duo is a great opportunity to stock up, since you're getting them at almost half price. Remember, you can adjust the frequency of application depending on what your skin can handle.

Shop: Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Duo

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA.

RMS Beauty Glowing Set

RMS Beauty Glowing Set.

At this point, I think I own almost every single product Rose-Marie Swift has ever made. So, of course I consider the RMS Beauty Glowing Set a must-have. You get the cult-favourite Living Luminizer, a lip and cheek colour in Demure and the universally flattering Magnetic cream eyeshadow (brush not included). No makeup is healthier for your skin, and it rarely goes on sale!

Shop: RMS Beauty Glowing Set

Living Luminizer Ingredients: *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Silica, Tocopherol (Non-Gmo), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Mica And May Contain [+/- Titanium Dioxide Ci77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499] * Certified Organic. // Lip2Cheek Ingredients: *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Buriti (Mauritia Flexuosa) Oil, Tocopherol(Non-Gmo), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Propolis Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, And May Contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499, Mica Ci 77019] *Certified Organic. // Eye Polish Ingredients: *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil,*Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol(Non-Gmo), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, And May Contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499, Mica Ci 77019 *Certified Organic.

Plume Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum

Plume Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum.

If you're looking for a lash-growth treatment with safer ingredients, Plume Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum is for you. It's 100 percent natural and it really works! I used this for a couple of months and definitely got results (longer lashes); I've seen the evidence on others, too. Which reminds me... I've got to get back in the habit of using this again! 

Shop: Plume Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Cinchona Succirubra Bark Extract, Aqua/Water, Carya Ovata (Hickory) Bark Extract, ocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sucrose Laurate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract, Tropaeolium Majus (Indian Cress) Extract, Honey/Mel Extract, Xanthan Gum, Coleus Forskohlii Root Oil.

T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer

T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer.

When it comes to hairdryers, I am a loyal T3 user and can wholeheartedly recommend the Featherweight 2. (The only reason I don't use it anymore is because I received the PROi, their highest-end model, to test out.) But this is an amazingly reliable, effective dryer. The ionic technology helps seal moisture into the cuticle as you go, which reduces frizz and enhances shine. Right now, you can save almost $70 on it, which is incredible!

Shop: T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer

MAC Look in a Box Basic Brush Kit

MAC Look in a Box Basic Brush Kit.

You know how you need to invest in basics for your wardrobe? The same goes for your makeup bag! This Basic Brush Kit includes every brush you need: foundation; contour (which I'd use for blush); blending; eyeshadow; liner and lash brushes. And you can never go wrong with MAC quality. With a savings of over $100, this is one of the best deals in the entire sale!

Shop: MAC Look in a Box Basic Brush Kit

Sigma Innovation Duo

Sigma Innovation Duo.

This is what you'll need to clean those brushes properly! The Sigma Innovation Duo includes the brand's famous brush-cleaning mat, along with a kabuki foundation brush. But really, buy it for the mat. For me, it has been absolutely game-changing for getting my brushes clean... which means less pore-clogging bacteria is getting transferred back to my face!

Shop: Sigma Innovation Duo

Diptyque Scented Candle Set

Diptyque Scented Candle Set.

Rumour has it the Diptyque Scented Candle Set sells out every year, so you'll need to act fast on this one. It includes five minis and all their best scents (Baies, Figuier, Feu de Bois, Tuberose and Roses). 

Shop: Diptyque Scented Candle Set

bkr Spiked Naked & Tutu Glass Water Bottle Duo

bkr Spiked Naked & Tutu Glass Water Bottle Duo.

If you don't own a bkr yet, this Spiked Naked & Tutu Duo might change your life! They're glass bottles, so you don't have to worry about exposure to hormone-disrupting plastics. They're also dishwasher-safe and enclosed in protective silicone sleeves—one of which is adorned with fashionable spikes!

Shop: bkr Spiked Naked & Tutu Glass Water Bottle Duo

Ouai Hair Care Kit

Ouai Hair Care Kit.

You've seen it all over Instagram, so now's a good time to see what Ouai is all about. In this Hair Care Kit, you get a full-sized Wave Spray (for Jen Atkin's signature textured look) and a mini Dry Shampoo Foam to keep it looking fresh. 

Shop: Ouai Hair Care Kit

Yves Saint Laurent Lip Set

Yves Saint Laurent Lip Set.

Yves Saint Laurent has long been one of my favourites for lip colour, so this Lip Set is my final pick. Available in two shade families (Nude and Pink), you get a Rouge Volupté Shine (glossy lipstick); a Volupté Tint-in-Oil (lip tint) and a Rouge Pur Couture (satin lipstick). I've found their colours are always flattering—which I can't say for other brands—and the packaging could not be more luxe.

Shop: Yves Saint Laurent Lip Set

Conclusion

The best beauty gadgets to grab at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

So there you have it, a complete beauty shopping guide for the much-anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

On my personal wish list are the GloPRO Microneedling Tool and the Me Glow Beauty Boosting Pillowcase, since I already own just about everything else. 

That means I can vouch for all of the other beauty tools I've mentioned. From the NuFace to the Foreo Luna to the T3 Featherweight... these really are great investments!

Are you shopping the Nordstrom sale?
What's on your beauty list?

1. NuFace White Trinity Anniversary Facial Toning Kit | 2. LightStim for Wrinkles LED Light Therapy Device | 3. Foreo Luna 2 Pro Facial Cleansing & Anti-Aging Device | 4. Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift | 5. PMD Personal Microderm Device & Hand & Foot Kit | 6. Beauty Bioscience GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool | 7. iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask | 8. Me Glow Beauty Boosting Pillowcase | 9. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Duo | 10. RMS Beauty Glowing Set | 11. Plume Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum | 12. T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer | 13. MAC Look in a Box Basic Brush Kit | 14. Sigma Innovation Duo | 15. Diptyque Scented Candle Set | 16. bkr Spiked Naked & Tutu Glass Water Bottle Duo | 17. Ouai Hair Care Kit | 18. Yves Saint Laurent Lip Set

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