Neiman Marcus’s InCircle event is right around the corner — Thursday, April 14 through Sunday, April 17. This means basically a carnival atmosphere in the cosmetics department: almost every counter will have artists and events, and many counters are offering gifts with purchase. Of course, if you have a Neiman Marcus credit card, you can also earn crazy points on your purchases. I wanted to give my Dallas-area readers a heads-up about the shopportunities (gifts with purchase are valid at every location, but the appearances by national artists are specific to the Dallas Northpark store). Call 214-363-8311 (and just ask for the counter by name) to book your appointments.
Armani’s gift includes samples of Regenessence serum and eye cream, Crema Nera, Fluid Master Primer, and Eyes to Kill mascara; $150 purchase to qualify.
The Bobbi Brown counter will have national artist Kai Vincent (Bobbi’s right-hand man) in town doing appointments April 14 and 15, from 10 am to 4:30 pm. They also have an adorable gift with $100 purchase: super cute travel palette (three eyeshadows and a blush!), plus mini mascara and a deluxe-size bottle of makeup remover.
With your $200 Chanel purchase, you’ll get a makeup bag containing a mini Inimitable Intense mascara, Chance Eau Tendre rollerball, and Sublimage Concentrate (the serum). Northpark shoppers will also receive a mini biphase eye makeup remover.
Chantecaille is booking appointments with artist Sarah Dempsey for Saturday, April 16 from 11 am to 6 pm. They’re also offering a gift with a purchase of $225: deluxe sizes of their Jasmin & Lily Healing Mask, Nano Gold Firming Treatment, and the new Biodynamic Lifting Serum, plus a full size lipstick in Centifolia, all in a pretty spring makeup bag.
Cle de Peau
Cle de Peau always does a full size item as their InCircle gift. This time, you have your choice of either Emulsion Eclat (clarifying emulsion moisturizer, preferable for drier skin types) or Serum Eclat (clarifying serum, for oily skin). Either one of these would normally cost $120; you get one free with your $300 purchase.
Clinique will be making appointments for April 14, 15, and 16, from noon to 6 pm. With your $75 purchase, you’ll get a seven-piece gift: Repairwear Intensive Eye Cream, Clinique Cx Neck and Chest De-Aging Cream, Take the Day Off for Lids, Lashes, and Lips, Color Surge Eyeshadow Duo, Quickliner for Eyes in Dark Chocolate, High Impact Mascara, and Different Lipstick in Shy.
Dior is offering two different kinds of gift. First of all, on April 12, you can get a free “Golden Method” L’Or de Vie facial with any skincare product purchase. Enjoy a facial, microderm abrasion, massage, and L’Or de Vie treatment (approximately half an hour, all told) in the Neiman Marcus spa.
There will also be a “regular” gift with $150 purchase: a mini bronzer (adorable!), mini Addict lipstick (the new formula), and a sample of Miss Dior Cherie.
Get a free, full size Re-Nutriv cleanser and a deluxe Re‑Nutriv
Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Creme with your $100 purchase.
Marie Line Patry (pronounced Marie-Lynn Pat-TREE), fragrance director for Guerlain, will be at the Northpark location April 15 and 16, from 10 am to 6 pm, offering personalized consultations in fragrance and skincare.
If you make a purchase of $200 or more, you’ll receive Guerlain’s Orchidee gift: a zip-top case containing a deluxe-size tub of Orchidee Imperial Creme, a tube of the new Orchidee Imperial Eye and Lip Creme, Secret de Purete Cleansing Milk, Secret de Purete Biphase Eye and Lip Makeup Remover, and a sample of Shalimar.
Additionally (or independently), if you purchase any 3 lip items, you’ll receive a jewelry pouch.
The Lancome counter will be hosting the utterly charming “Beauty at Every Age” expert Sandy Linter on Friday, April 15. Get your makeup done between noon and 6 pm, then come back to the counter! From 6-8 pm, they’ll be hosting a cocktail party with champagne and refreshments. (Champagne? I’m there.)
With your $85 purchase, you’ll receive a deluxe jar of Absolue Precious Cells, a deluxe tube of Absolue Ulimate Bx, L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks in Cherrywood Luxe and Couture Suede, a Color Design eyeshadow quad (Impress, Avant Gold, Riche, and Sparkling Brown), and a mini Definicils Precious Cells.
With your $100 purchase at Northpark, you’ll also receive a copy of Sandy Linter’s new book, The Makeup Wakeup.
The Laura Mercier team will be doing makeovers April 14, 15, and 16 from 10 am to 6 pm. And with your $100 purchase, you’ll get a gift with a mini Full Blown Mascara, Forest Green Cake Eyeliner, 1 oz. Foundation Primer, and a .5 oz. Fresh Fig Hand Cream. (Their new scent.)
Le Metier de Beaute
Le Metier will have national artist Gregg Hubbard in house April 14, 15, and 16, from 11 am to 6 pm. You’ll get a free lip palette with your $125 purchase. AND if you’re at Northpark, mention “KarlaSugar” for an additional free gift with purchase!!
Dude. Get thee to the NARS counter. First of all, the Northpark location is offering appointments with their national artist Dan on April 14, 15, and 16 (11 am to 6 pm). AND THEN, with your $150 purchase, you’ll get a free Everlasting Love palette. This was NARS’ 15th anniversary palette, containing shadows in Edie, Underworld, Underworld II, and Night Breed; blushes in Orgasm (powder) and South Beach Multiple (cream); lipsticks in Belle du Jour, Promiscuous, and Dolce Vita, and Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls. Can you imagine anything nicer? The palette retailed for $75; you’re getting it for free.
Sisley’s gift (with $300 purchase) includes deluxe sizes of their Floral toner, Lyslait cleanser, All Day All Year Cream, Confort Lait, and Sisleya Eye and Lip Contour Cream.
Trish will be hosting a makeover event April 14, 15, and 16 from 10 am to 6 pm. You’ll also get a free “Point” brush ($40 retail) with your $125 purchase.
With your $150 purchase, you’ll receive a clutch containing samples of Temps Majeur eye cream, facial moisturizer, and cleanser, plus a mini #34 Rouge Pur lipstick.
Jeff Roose and the YSL team will be offering appointments throughout the weekend.