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Nordstrom's Winter 2011 Makeup Trend Show + Mini Haul (Pic Heavy)

A friend of mine told me about Nordstrom's annual Trend show that showcases the upcoming makeup trends for the winter season... which are metallic eyes and red lips.

I hadn't heard of  the Trend show before, but; I was eager to attend. It was last Saturday, it featured a mini fashion show, upcoming products from numerous makeup, skin care and perfume lines, giveaways, lots of discounts and a goody bag. 

The goody bag contained samples of perfume, discounts on products and even a mini Laura Mercier brush and translucent powder!

I love this bag!

The cost was very inexpensive, only $15 and the $15 could be used towards any beauty purchase. Guests had the option to get their faces done by the makeup lines featured. My friends got their faces done at Mac, they looked amazing. I'm a huge Mac fan, but; I decided to get my face done at the Bobbi Brown counter.

Mini Fashion Show, those hats were fierce!

I didn't take a picture of my face, but it came out well. It was very natural on the eyes and face and a bold red lip. It was different from what I would have done, but; isn't that the whole idea of getting your face done? Trying new looks and the end I was pleased.

Houndstooth is still a classic print that never goes out of style...


The artist that did my face at Bobbi Brown used a peach corrector to brighten my dark circles and then she followed up with a concealer. I never used a corrector before, but; I loved the results. I wanted to buy some other products like the gel liner and the skin care products, but; I couldn't afford all of it. I'm planning on buying the rest of the products next month.
Bobbi Brown peach corrector

I hit up Mac and got two shadows that I've been wanting to finish off my neutral palette: Bamboo (matte: light beige with peach) and Texture (velvet: peachy-brown with shimmer) both shades are very close to my skin tone,so; I didn't bother to swatch them for you all. Mac has went up on their prices, I really need to hurry up and renew my pro card and start receiving my discount again.

Left: Texture, Right: Bamboo

I had 18 items to back to Mac, so; I was able to get 3 free lipsticks! I bought Snob, Hug Me (flesh pink) and Mac Red. Red lipstick was one of the trends that they featured at the show. Every model had on red lipstick. I have Ruby Woo lipstick by Mac but I wanted a blue-based red lipstick...Mac Red was a good choice. I hit pan on Hug Me...I had to get another one of those, it's a great everyday lipstick.

From Left to Right: Mac Red, Snob and Hug Me

Swatches from Left to Right: Snob, Hug Me and Mac Red


AgesVision said…
Wow I wish I would have heard about this event in my town, I will look for it next season.
If you have a sec check out my blog
Kenya Ortiz said…
Nice haul, I wanted to go to that event.
Ms. Viva Glam said…
@AgesVision: Lovely blog, I followed it :-)

@Kenya: Thanks, you would have enjoyed it.
Hug Me and Red are too of my favorite lippies! Don't you just love Back to MAC?! And of course bamboo and texture are bomb.

We NEVER have anything cool like this in my city/state. I really need to move. Lol...
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Lol, I feel you on the moving situation... there are so many happening things going on everywhere but where we live :-)

Hug Me is one of my must have lippies and yes, I love back 2Mac!!! I'm always getting a free lippie.

I wish more companies would offer a recycling program. It feels funny when I have to throw away cosmetics from other brands after using it, I'm so used to saving it in my back 2 mac bag, lol.
Sher said…
lovely haul honey,i need mac hug me lippy and that Bobbi Brown gel liner
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks, Sher! You know I'm a makeup enabler, so; go get them both!
Agent Elle said…
Yay for MAC Red! Looks like you scored some great stuff, friend!
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Yup, I'm proud of my goods!

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