OK, I know. Wandering around “The Rack” (a.k.a Nordstrom Rack, the discounted outlet arm of Nordstrom) can feel like its own form of torture sometimes because… I JUST CAN’T with the clothing and shoe sections. Too overwhelming and disorganized.
But the beauty area is generally easier to navigate than the rest of the store, and sometimes, like RIGHT MEOW, they have amazing deals.
Three letters: M. A. C. Yup! If you live near a Nordstrom Rack, you might wanna pop in sometime soon, especially if you’re a MAC fan, because right now they’ve got some deep discounts on MAC products, with some items as much as half off.
And get this! — there’s lots of really good stuff on sale at the moment. It’s not just rand-o pieces from fly-by-night collections from, like, five years ago. I’m talking workhorse items and unsung heroes from the permanent collection that you can use all the time.
I stopped by the Nordstrom Rack near my house last weekend (Novato Vintage Oaks), and although the MAC shelves looked a little sparse and picked-over, I still found a few choice items, including…
41% off Paint Pots in Rubenesque and Constructivist — On sale for $12.87 (originally $22). Everyday cream shadow bases you can wear alone or layered underneath powder shadows (see Rubenesque and Constructivist on me).
41% off Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners in Lord It Up and Undercurrent — On sale for $9.97 (originally $17). Intense, silky, rich liners with bits of glitter. For use on the lash lines only (see a swatch of Lord It Up).
50% off MAC Pencil Sharpener — On sale for $4.97 (originally $10). If you own any of the MAC Pro Longwear pencils, you’ve gotta have a MAC Pencil Sharpener around. Other sharpeners don’t work as well as the MAC ones for that family of pencils for some reason.
There are also some amazing deals online right now, and the selection’s still pretty robust!
55% off Matchmaster Concealer — $9.97, originally $22. My fave under-eye concealer for my fine lines at the moment. I’m happy that I get to stock up, but sad 🙁 because it looks like the line is being discontinued (see on me)
41% off Pro Longwear Paint Pot Cream Eyeshadow — $12.97, originally $22. WHAT THE WHAT. I really hope these aren’t being phased out, because so many workhorse shades are on sale, besides Constructivist and Rubenesque. Check out Quite Natural, Stormy Pink and Tailor Grey.
41% off Pro Longwear Fluidline Gel Eyeliner — $9.97, originally $17. Deliciously Rich and Rich Ground can also double as eyeshadow bases. Beautiful Brassy brightens up the lower lash line.
47% off Pro Longwear Blush — $14.97, originally $28. Several colors are already sold out, but Coral and Salmon look fab, and they’re still available.
43% off Lightful C Tinted Cream SPF 30 With Radiance Booster — $19.97, originally $53. This is so good! One of MAC’s best bases for sheer coverage (see on me).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,