Beauty Deals to Shop At Nordstrom's 2021 Anniversary Sale

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

If you've shopped this epic sale before, you know that it's not a typical beauty sale where only past-season or soon-to-be-discontinued products are slashed. In fact, it's quite the opposite: Nordstrom actually launches new products, sets, and exclusives just in time for the Anniversary Sale and discounts them for a limited time before they return to their retail prices after the sale ends.

Skin-Care Deals

Nordstrom is known for discounting jumbo-sized skin-care products during the Anniversary Sale, like Kiehl's popular Creme de Corps — so it's a great time to stock up on your staples. It's also a prime opportunity to try out some cool skin-care devices, like the Best of Beauty-winning NuFace Trinity, at a major discount.

NuFace Petite Facial Kit

While the price tag on the La Mer The Revitalizing Soothing Collection is still relatively high, it's nearly $200 less than you'd normally spend on these beloved luxury products. You'll get full sizes of The Moisturizing Cream and The Treatment Lotion, as well as deluxe sample sizes of The Regenerating Serum and The Eye Concentrate. Spa day, anyone?

If you're a huge fan of Kiehl's classic Crème de Corps like we are, then you'll be jazzed to find out that the brand offers giant, one-pound refill pouches made with 81 percent less plastic packaging than the regular Crème de Corps bottle. Stock up and keep your body hella moisturized.

The NuFace Petite Facial Kit comes with a Best of Beauty-winning Mini Petite Facial Toning Device to temporarily firm and sculpt your facial muscles with the help of gentle microcurrents and the current-conducting Leave-On Gel Primer you apply beforehand. For smaller areas prone to fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead, switch over to the NuFace Fix for a visible smoothing effect in just three minutes.

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Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Trio

No matter what your skin type is, the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is a safe bet for just about everyone. The dermatologist-recommended wash forgoes the fancy bells and whistles and keeps its calming formula simple and effective with ingredients like cucumber extract, aloe vera, and rosewater to soothe irritation and deliver supple results.

The star ingredient present in Lancôme's Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Trio is 10 percent Bifidus prebiotic (aka 10 percent Bifida ferment lysate) to calm inflammation and a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C to fade hyperpigmentation marks and brighten your overall complexion. Slather on the Youth Activating Concentrate (the set comes with two bottles) and Eye Cream in conjunction for the best results.

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Neulash Lash Enhancing Serum Duo

Does the sun feel like your worst enemy right now? Don't sweat it with Coola's Suncare Full Spectrum 360° Sunscreen Set, which keeps you protected and looking glowy as can be. Spiked with hyaluronic acid, aloe, and glycerin 360° Sun Silk Drops (full size) melts right into your complexion, thanks to a serum-like consistency that makes skin look instantly more hydrated and radiant. For the skin below the neck, take your time in dispensing the Classic Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 (travel size) so every inch of you is protected to a T.

Lastly, while the travel-size 360° Refreshing Water Mist shouldn't act as a standalone SPF — it only contains SPF 18, and board-certified dermatologists recommend SPF 30 or higher — the cooling concoction of aloe and coconut water will provide a brief reprieve from an impossibly hot afternoon.

For stronger lashes, stay consistent with the Neulash Lash Enhancing Serum Duo and apply nightly to the base of your upper lashes. Over time, you'll witness soft, conditioned lashes, thanks to a nourishing blend of moisturizing sodium hyaluronate, as well as strengthening peptides, biotin, and panthenol.

Hair-Care Deals

Whether you've been experimenting with different hair colors or overdoing the heat styling now that you have more engagements to attend, it's always a good idea to treat your hair to some well-deserved TLC. Special sets from brands like Olaplex and Bumble & Bumble provide the products you need for a deeply hydrating and strengthening at-home session. Plus, with all of these steep discounts, it's an ideal time to upgrade your hot tools to something that'll do less damage, like a smart-sensing GHD flatiron.

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GHD Platinum+

Outfitted in a beautiful, limited-edition blush tone, the T3 Fit Compact Hair Dryer packs all the power of a typical, full-size T3 Hair Dryer in a travel- friendly version that allows you to flaunt a perfect blowout wherever you jet off to. Notable specs include three heat settings, two speed settings, a cool- shot button to seal in your style, and a gentle airstream that reduces static and smooths the hair cuticle. Who says you can't be your own stylist?

The Best of Beauty-winning GHD Platinum+ is the real deal. Why? This smart tool measures your hair's thickness or thinness so you can style and straighten your hair at a consistent, perfectly distributed 365 degrees with minimal heat damage and breakage, all while promoting shine and color preservation.

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Living Proof Full Size Full Shampoo, Conditioner & Full Dry Volume Blast Set

The entire Briogeo Healthy Hair Wonders Set is a real gem but the star of the show is definitely the full-size Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, which has won three Readers' Choice Awards three years in a row. A moisturizing blend of rosehip, sweet almond, avocado oils will deeply hydrate, soften, and strengthen your thirsty, brittle hair in just 10 minutes up to twice a week. Also included is a full-size Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray, which calms frizz and dullness on the muggiest of days. To round the set out are two travel-size products: the Best of Beauty-winning Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Kiwi Mega Moisture Superfood Hair Mask and split-end-repairing Don't Despair, Repair! Strengthening Treatment Oil.

Dry, brittle hair won't be a problem of yours once you start using Bumble & Bumble's Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Hydration Heroes, a limited-edition kit that comes with both full-size and travel-size versions of The Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer for your convenience. That and the Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Mask are formulated with an ultra-moisturizing blend of featherweight oils (like grapeseed, sweet almond, coconut, and more) for nourished, protected hair all day, every day.

True to its high-value name, Living Proof's Full Size Full Shampoo, Conditioner & Full Dry Volume Blast Set contains three full-size bottles of some of the brand's biggest hot-ticket items. The Dry Volume Blast Styling & Finishing Spray alone has picked up a whopping four awards in its lifetime, including a Best of Beauty Breakthrough and three Readers' Choice Awards. Goodbye, fine hair. Hello, impossibly lightweight volume.

Makeup Deals

We don't know about you but we've been pretty ecstatic about diving back into our makeup bags after a long dry spell. Some of our favorite makeup brands, like Charlotte Tilbury and MAC, are sparking much-needed inspiration in this department and serving up tons of can't-miss sets.

Tom Ford Beauty Day Classics Quad and Lip Set

Once the masks come off, lipsticks and lip glosses take center stage. MAC's Award-Winning Lip Kit comes in three Deep, Bright (pictured above), and Neutral versions, so you can choose the one that suits your preferences the best. You'll receive full-sized tubes of the Love Me Lipstick, Lipglass, and Prep + Prime Lip and save a cool 20 bucks in the process. Pucker up, everyone.

All you need is five minutes top to get your everyday glow on, thanks to the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in Palette + Mini Pillow Talk Mascara set. The limited-edition face palette is packed with three eye shadows, blush, bronzer, highlighter, and setting powder, so your half-asleep self isn't forced to reach more multiple products as you're getting ready in the morning.

Tom Ford Beauty's Day Classics Quad and Lip Set has everything you need to create a look that'll fit just about any occasion with highly wearable and versatile champagne, gold, plum, and brown hues. Swipe on a casual rosy or mauve lipstick to tie your effortless look together.

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Stila Bold & Bare Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set

Add the perfect finishing touches to any base with the help of Giorgio Armani's Travel Size Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick Set. The Best of Beauty-winning Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick in 405 Sultan (a true brick red) leaves behind a wash of intense, non-drying, and long-wearing pigment that'll make you want to strut your stuff — like yesterday. The Eyes to Kill Classic Mascara takes your lashes from natural to dramatic in a matter of a few buildable, never spidery coats, and the Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow in 45 Gold Foil, a stunning metallic gold, is sure to stop traffic — or at least, upgrade your everyday, natural eye look.

For a more moisturizing option, thanks to jojoba oil and mallow flower extract, try YSL's Slim Glow Matte Lipsticks. This exclusive pairing comes with 202 Insurgent Red and 207 Illegal Rosy Nude for a matte finish that never falls flat.

If your lipstick preferences lean towards nude-inspired shades, then Stila's Bold & Bare Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set is for you. Three full-size Patina (dusty rose), Baci (nude pink), and Fia (brownish nude) shades are formulated with vitamin E and avocado oil for a hydrating, softening effect — instead of leaving your lips looking dried-out and crusty.

Fragrance & Candle Deals

Nordstrom is coming in clutch with some amazing fragrance and candle sets as well, so you and your entire home can smell super fresh on command — anytime, anywhere.

Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Set

Diptyque, without a doubt, makes some of our favorite scented candles. The 5 Votive Candle Set features Roses, Baies, Figuier, Feu de Bois & Feuille de Lavande — all inviting and intriguing scents for you and your guests to soak in.

Viktor&Rolf's Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum hits the perfect harmony of sweet and sexy, thanks to dreamy yet sultry notes of roses, jasmine, orchids, patchouli, vanilla, and musk. It's no wonder this popular scent has picked up a Best of Beauty and Readers' Choice Award in its lifetime — it's a winner for everyone. With this special Nordstrom-exclusive set, you'll get 1.7-ounce and 0.24-ounce bottles of the classic Eau de Parfum, in addition to the Bomblicious Voluptuous Body Cream (1.4 ounces) and Bomblicious Perfumed Body Lotion (1.7 ounces).

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