Inside the Fall Beauty Trends show at Nordstrom Montgomery Mall

The Fall Beauty Trend Show took place this weekend at Nordstrom Montgomery Mall. More than 150 ladies got up early for the annual show to learn about the latest trends, get makeovers from national brand artists and win free stuff. The Fall Beauty Trend Show happens at select Nordstrom stores across the country and is three hours of beautymania.

Nordstrom Beauty Trends Show, Nov. 7, 2015 at Nordstrom Montgomery.
Nordstrom Beauty Trends Show, Nov. 7, 2015 at Nordstrom Montgomery.

The cost of the beauty trends show is $20, with the balance on a gift card to use on beauty the day of the show. Nordstrom also supplies coffee and muffins – this year they had red velvet ones and you also get a special canvas tote filled with samples.

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Dione and NARS Velvet Shadow Stick in Goddess
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Dione and NARS Velvet Shadow Stick in Goddess

After the runway show is over, guests can visit the beauty department and get advice and makeovers from national makeup artists. I b-lined it over to NARS to get my eyes done. I was getting tired of my regulars, MAC, Urban Decay and L’Oreal and wanted something different. I love that pewter color that many of the Rea; Housewives of Orange County wear in their interviews so the artist hooked me up with NARS’ Dual Intensity in “Dione”. First she used NARS Velvet Shadow Stick in “Goddess” all over my lid and brow. She said I could wear it alone or as an eye primer. I loved it so I bought it. Next she applied Dione on my lid. She used “Portobello 1” in my crease and blended it through. Portobello is a matte and comes in a duo. It is a mushroomy beige and I have so many colors like that so I didn’t buy it. She finished off my look with black eyeliner and NARS lengthening mascara.

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You may still be available to attend a beauty trends show at your local store. Just go to Nordstrom.com and look up the events at your store or call your local store’s beauty department.

Santa Margherita promotes namesake nail polish at the Beauty Bar

My favorite wine in the world has to be Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio. I would hang out in a closet so I wouldn’t have share! Now the famous winemaker has created a nail polish line inspired by their wines. The polishes come in shades that mimic their popular vintages of Pinot Grigio, Prosecco, Sparkling Rose and Chianti Classico. They are not available is stores, but you can sign up to win one of 200 limited-edition Santa Margherita custom nail polish kits on their Facebook page.

If you are in Vegas, you are in luck! You can attend the “Primp and Pour” event, June 1st at the Beauty Bar, downtown. Enjoy music, wine and a manicure (appointments limited) and receive a complimentary nail polish with the purchase of a Santa Margherita glass of wine! To RSVP and sign up for a manicure, click here. The event starts at 5:00 pm at the Beauty Bar, 517 Fremont.