The Best Beauty Items To Shop During The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

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Between warmer weather and vaccines rolling out, we’re so ready to get back outside and show our beautiful faces. Luckily, Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale is finally here, making it the perfect time to stock up on your favorite beauty products—from high-end essentials to mid-priced must-haves.

From the chicest velvet matte lipstick to the fastest dryer for your long-awaited blowout, this sale is a one-stop-shop for beauty buys.

Scroll below to see our favorite picks to shop for during the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale.

What is the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale?

Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale is a huge sale event that happens twice a year. Shoppers get the chance to shop Nordstrom's huge selection of goods at up to 50 percent off.

You'll find sales on everything from clothing and accessories to home goods and beauty.

When is the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale 2021?

Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale happens each spring and fall. This year’s sale begins on May 26 and wraps on June 6, 2021.

The retail giant typically has two Half Yearly sales a year, one taking place right around the new year, and the other in late spring, making it the perfect opportunity to refresh your makeup bag.

How Long is the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale?

The Half-Yearly Sale runs for 12 days. And while that may seem like a wide window, it’s best to shop early if you want to stock up on your favorites before they're gone. 

What's the Difference Between the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale and the Anniversary Sale?

This sale is a bit different than Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale, which is considered Nordstrom's biggest fashion event of the year and occurs in the late summer.

Unlike the Anniversary Sale, there isn’t a way to preview the products or shop early, but if you decided to shop in-store, you may find items on the floor a couple of days before the sale. But fear not, The Half Yearly Sale is full of huge savings of up to 50 percent on tons of beauty brands, from new arrivals to essentials. 

What Usually Goes On Sale? 

You can expect to find items on sale in almost every category on site. From apparel and fashion to beauty and home decor, you're bound to find something you love.

  • Makeup: Whether your beauty cabinet has seen better days, or you're looking to try out a new makeup routine for spring, now's the perfect time to stock up on your favorites at a fraction of the cost. You'll find everything from concealers and mascaras to lipsticks and brow pencils on sale. Expect to see products from high-end brands like Laura Mercier, Estee Lauder, Nars, and more.
  • Hair Care: Shop blowdryers, curling irons, and all your favorite hair products at a fraction of the cost. Expect to find products from T3, Aveda, and more for less.
  • Skincare: Stock up on your toners, moisturizers, serums, and face rollers in this sale. We've got our eye on products from Mario Badescu, Kopari, and more.
  • Apparel: From cozy loungewear sets and leggings, to spring fits and swimsuits, Nordstrom is full of apparel for every fashion eye. You'll find deals on items from brands like Free People, Zella, and Levi's, as well as higher-end fashion brands.

Prada Night Candy Eau De Parfum

A bottle of Prada perfume
Candy Night by Prada.


Normally $76, Now $46 for 1 oz.

The perfect accessory for practically any night-time rendezvous—Prada's Night Candy perfume features sultry hints of orange, chocolate, caramel, patchouli, and white musks.

Sunday Riley Bright Young Thing Set

Sunday Riley Good Genes

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $90, Now $72

This Sunday Riley set is your ticket to your best skin yet. It comes with three of the brand's most popular products—The Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, and C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum. Watch as this trio replenishes dull skin to give you a healthy glow.

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $48, Normally $34 for Moon Glow

Adding a pop of glow to your face has never been easier. This sparkly highlighter powder is both long-wearing and super pigmented, and the range of colors can be combined with any makeup look or worn alone. Plus, the formula lightweight goes on smooth.

Clinique Fresh Pressed™ 7-Day Recharge System

Clinique Fresh Pressed™ 7-Day Recharge System

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $30, Now $20

This seven-day regimen helps repair damaged skin, revitalize your complexion, and keep you protected from the sun. Complete with the Fresh Pressed Daily Booster and Superdefense SPF 25 Fatigue, these products are packed with vitamin C and SPF 25 to keep your skin looking its best.

L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick Set

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick Set

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $95, Now $48

Perfect for every day or date night, this versatile set of lipsticks leaves your lips looking bold, hydrated, and gorgeous. We love that you get four lipsticks for the price of one.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser

Normally $22, Now $18 for 5 oz.

PSA, everyone needs a gentle cleanser in their everyday skincare routine. We love Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser since it washes away impurities without stripping the skin.

Mac 34 Lash False Lashes

Mac False lashes

Courtesy of Mac Cosmetics

Normally $18, Now $11

Achieve big, bold lashes without the extensions with these faux ones from MAC. Not only are they striking, but they're handmade to fit your eyes perfectly. Just trim the lashes to fit your eye shape, glue them on, and you're golden.

Estee Lauder Doublewear Nude Water Fresh Makeup Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Estee Lauder - Doublewear Nude Water Fresh Makeup Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $43, Now $31

If you want a foundation that lasts you from morning to eve, check out this product. It has 24-hour staying power and buildable coverage, leaving the skin with a natural and even glow. Combined with antioxidants and SPF 30, this foundation not only lasts, but also provides hydration to the skin while you wear it.

Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Eye Gel Cream

Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Eye Gel Cream

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $72, Now $49

Watch as this product banishes puffiness, dark circles, and sleepy nights from your under-eye area. The formula is filled with Chlorophyll, algae, and vitamin c to help give your face the hydration boost it deserves

Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip Balm

Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip Balm

Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

Normally $29, Now $21 for select colors

A lip balm, gloss, and lipstick in one, this full-coverage balm leaves your lips hydrated, glossy, and gorgeous due to its super-pigmented formula. Shop shades main squeeze and bitter sweet for less during the sale.

Mario Bedescu Jumbo Size Enzyme Cleansing Gel & Witch Hazel & Rosewater Toner

Mario Bedescu Jumbo Size Enzyme Cleansing Gel & Witch Hazel & Rosewater Toner

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $30, Now $21

This jumbo two-piece kit is your ticket to clean pores, smooth skin, and an even complexion. The Enzyme Cleansing Gel washes away everyday dirt, makeup, and oil, while the Witch Hazel Rosewater Toner restores balance and refreshes your skin's luminous glow.

Tumi Selma Nylon Cosmetics Case

Tumi Cosmetics Case

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $175, Now $119 in Cordovan

Keep all of your cosmetics, brushes, and accessories organized with this roomy case. It has top and bottom compartments that make it the perfect companion for weekend getaways, road trips, or sleepovers.

YIELD Castillo Double Wall Candle

YIELD Castillo Candle

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $38, Now $23

This tropical-scented candle will transport you straight to the ocean. Featuring hints of cypress, salt, and smoke combined with coconut wax, you'll love the relaxing aura this item brings to your home.

Wellbe Set of 7 Washable Cosmetic Cloths

Wellbe Cosmetics Cloths

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $30, Now $23

Let's face it, we can all afford to be a little greener in our makeup routines. These reusable facial pads from Wellbe are a great place to start and are perfect for everything from applying toner to taking off your makeup. Plus, they come with a cute mesh bag so you won't lose them in the wash.

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