Facial brush: Clarisonic ($149)
When face wash and makeup remover just don’t cut it, opt for an at-home daily deep cleanser. We love this one, the Mia 2 skin cleansing system, because it comes in fun colors and patterns like persimmon, jade, and mosaic (shown here). Nordstrom, 520 N. Michigan Ave., 312-464-1515
Facial cream: H2O Plus ($95)
We love a Chicago-based beauty brand, especially when its products are so effective. The Total Source All Day Cream by H2O Plus uses pearl protein extract and Japanese seaweed to combat wrinkles while tightening and brightening the skin. H2O+, 600 N. Michigan Ave., 312-397-1243
On July 20, Nordstrom opens its doors one hour early (9 a.m.) for makeup mavens to check out the latest in beauty, fragrance, and more. The event features complimentary makeup touch-ups, demonstrations, and of course, the most couture cosmetics from beauty brands like YSL, Dior, and Bobbi Brown. Here, we’ve highlighted some items to be on the lookout for, and some others available elsewhere in Chicago.
RSVP for the Beauty Bash by calling 312-464-1515 ext. 1690.