If spring fashion’s strappy flats and gauzy blouses are feeling a little…irrelevant, you could consider warming up to the season’s beauty trends.
Beautiful Bright Now is Nordstrom’s beauty trend show; you’ll find it on Saturday, March 5, from 8 to 10, at the downtown Nordstrom. We chatted with Joelle Russo, Nordstrom’s beauty director for the Northwest, to get the scoop on what to expect from this year’s event.
WWW: What are the big trends for spring cosmetics?
JOELLE: It’s all about brights. Bright lipstick, bright complexions—making sure the skin looks great, even bright eyes, in the form of metallics on lids; coppers and bronzes. Same goes for fragrances. We’re seeing a lot of bright notes like rose, and other really effervescent fragrances.
WWW: What’s the cosmetics trend show like?
JOELLE: It’s basically a full-fledged fashion show, but centered around makeup. Cosmetics artists [from Chanel or Smashbox for example] take the stage with a model wearing the line’s spring makeup, updates the audience on the trends, shares some tips and tricks, and then the next brand goes up. The idea is that a woman watching the show sees the trends, and then goes to her favorite counter and tries it out herself.
This year, we’ll also be closing the show with a wedding scene, featuring wedding makeup, and wedding fashion for the bride, bridesmaids, and mother-of-the-bride with coordinating beauty looks for the engagement party, rehearsal dinner, and the big day.
WWW: Any big-time beauty experts expected at this year’s show?
JOELLE: We always invite special guests from behind the scenes at runway shows, or those who work with celebrities. This year we’re bringing out [celebrity manicurist] Deborah Lippmann, and Smashbox cosmetics artist Lori Taylor, who has worked with countless celebrities and more recently worked on the movie Burlesque.
Tickets are $15, but are redeemable in any cosmetics purchased the day of the show. Plus, receive a gift for attending the show (while supplies last). To purchase a ticket call 1-800-7-BEAUTY.