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Every year, Nordstrom rises to the holiday occasion with a wide selection of highly curated cosmetic, skin care, body and fragrance sets that are as beautiful on the outside as they are once unwrapped.
Proving this season is no exception, the megastore just revealed its latest offerings: a festive, often shimmer-clad swirl of party-perfect shades and scents meant to surprise and delight.
Read on for 10 exclusive sets that aim to please (with prices starting as low as $12), and browse more items from the Nordstrom holiday beauty collection at Nordstrom.
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Bobbi Brown It’s Your Party Eye & Cheek Palette, $75, Nordstrom
It’s your party and you’ll slay if you want to, at least if makeup artist Bobbi Brown has anything to do with it. This color wardrobe (valued at $103) expands to reveal two luxe eye shadow quads (one smoky, one earthy), along with a giant bright pink blush for ensuring you make an entrance. Scoop one up for your holiday gatherings, or give one to the social butterfly in your group.
Philosophy the Sweet Ticket Set, $28, Nordstrom
Skip the chocolates this season and give your favorite pal with a sweet tooth something she can savor for many baths to come with this dessert-themed set of minis from Philosophy. It includes two shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath solutions, along with two body lotions, in appetizing scents like raspberries and cream and apricots and cream.
MAC Snow Ball Face Bag Collection, $50, Nordstrom
The Nordstrom-exclusive peach shade in this blush set from MAC Cosmetics (valued at $85) is perfect for creating a natural flush. Complete with a plush brush, it can also be used as a highlighter and even an eye shadow in a pinch. (And the sequined pouch doubles as a festive clutch for those New Year’s parties.)
Elemis The Adventuress Collection, $87, Nordstrom
Give the travel lover in your life the gift of luxury with this airport-friendly skin care set from Elemis. It contains the brand’s Smart Cleanse Micellar Water, Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser, White Flowers Eye and Lip Makeup Remover, Pro-Collagen Ultra-Rich Marine Cream, Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream and Frangipani Monoi Body Oil, along with a chic gold pouch for easy carrying.
Nars Le Amoureux Audacious Lipstick Coffret, $55, Nordstrom
This exclusive set from Nars’ Man Ray holiday collection houses a mix of coral and rose lipstick shades, including Ady, Arden, Barbara and Jane — perfect for the "work wife" or woman who has it all.
La Mer Mini Miracles Collection, $85, Nordstrom
Give her the celebrity treatment with this set of skin care minis from La Mer, beloved by actresses and models alike. Valued at $130, the set includes a forest green bag containing the brand’s Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream (a must for winter!), The Treatment Lotion and The Eye Concentrate. All you need to wrap it up is a bow.
Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Mascara and Lip Set, $65, Nordstrom
This high-impact set from Yves Saint Laurent (valued at $94) contains two mascaras (one coat for coverage and another for sparkle), along with the designer label’s Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in #413 Bourgogne Alternatif (a universal red that stays put). Give it to the high-powered executive or fashionista in your family.
Fresh Mask Wardrobe Collection, $71, Nordstrom
This set (valued at $102) features four of Fresh’s best-selling masks, including Sugar Face Polish, Rose Face Mask, Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask and Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask. Gift them together or split them up to create four different presents — they’re perfect for that Secret Santa or unexpected guest!
Space NK Apothecary Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Making Faces Beauty Book, $75, Nordstrom
These exclusive face and eye palettes feature cult-favorite products, along with a few new gems, from icon Kevyn Aucoin’s beauty line. Adding to their value ($130 combined) are special illustrations and original quotes from Aucoin himself (we also love how the magnetic books cling together for easy carrying).
Butter London Decadent Duo, $12, Nordstrom
These Patent Shine 10X lacquers from Butter London are developed with a shock-resisting polymer technology for combining color and shine that lasts up to 10 days. Give the duo as a stocking stuffer or as a "little something" to thank someone who’s always there to lend a helping hand.
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