Nordstrom Summer 2012 Cosmetics Trend Show

What will get women up on a Saturday at 7:30 am? A cosmetics event at Nordstrom, the first ever in Nashville! When you arrived at the event you were given an orange bag filled with some goodies and a continental breakfast of orange, lemon, and vanilla cupcakes along with coffee and water were served. There were give-aways during the breakfast and I won a cosmetic bag from Phyto for answering a question.  

Around 8 am we were allowed in the store.  As you walked in the store, the employees from each counter lined the walkway taking our pictures like the paparazzi, handing out samples as we walked in.  This was a little overwhelming if you hadn't had your coffee yet, but also exciting.

I wanted to be seated on the front row so I had to make a mad dash to the seats.  No, I didn't run and scream but I casually walked briskly to the front row. 

Finally, the show began with young girls dressed in the current neon colors, sheer lace tops, and some very short dresses.  Each scene brought out the experts of their product line.  We heard from Clarisonic, Dior, Lancome, Nars, Cle de Peau Beaute, and Arcona.   After each expert spoke there was a give away from that product line.  I didn't get that lucky to win one of those.  One giveaway was worth $750.  Now that is what I call a giveaway! 

So, what did I learn?  Coral is the new color for lips this season.  Also you will be seeing a lot of coral in clothing as we transition from summer to fall.

After the show completed, everyone was encouraged to visit each of the counters to try the new products. Your ticket purchase for this event went toward a purchase at one of the cosmetic counters.  I settled on a lip gloss from Chanel that won't come off until you take it off at night..I will let you know how it works later.

Although the fashion show was long and I had to rise a bit early for a Saturday, it was fun. Put it on your calendar for next year!

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