Beauty lovers, it’s that time of year: Neiman Marcus’s fall beauty event is upon us. From September 8 – 18, make a $100 purchase in cosmetics and/or fragrance, and you’ll receive a tote bag (in your choice of three colors) containing samples of Givenchy’s Dahlia Noir, Prada Candy, Bottega Veneta’s fragrance, Laura Mercier’s Face Polish, Jack Black lip balm, Fekkai Technician Mask and Highlighting Cream, Sisley Supremya, Le Metier de Beaute’s new day cream, and AmorePacific’s Time Response Eye Renewal Creme.
Of course, each of the brands will be vying for your beauty dollars, so they’ve put together a variety of lovely gifts (and events, though these vary by counter) to entice you. Here’s a recap of the ones I talk about most often.
Armani is offering a gift bag which contains a full-sized Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in #12 Brown Black, as well as samples of Fluid Master Primer, Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.5, Fluid Sheer 2, Eyes to Kill Mascara, Regenessence Serum, Cream, and Eye Cream, and a rollerball of Acqua di Gioia. Qualifying purchase is $150.
I just started sniffing these guys, and plan to review them soon. But for those of you who already know you love them, buy any of their Colletion Absolue or large Cologne Absolue bottles during beauty week, and you’ll get a free refillable atomizer with leather pouch.
Bobbi Brown is offering a travel-friendly gift with $100 purchase: the “Berry to Go” collection, which includes a lip palette (Berry Metallic Lip Color, Pink and Brown Lip Colors) as well as a mini Crystal lipgloss (squeeze tube). The palette also has a mini lip brush.
Chanel is offering a “token of appreciation” (because they don’t do “gifts with purchase”). With your $200 purchase, you’ll receive a makeup bag containing a sample of Sublimage La Creme, Inimitable Intense, and a mini Nude-Mordore lipliner. If you pre-sell, they’ll also throw in a sample of Sublimage Eye Cream.
Chantecaille is offering samples of their Flower Harmonizing Cream, Jasmine & Lily Healing Mask, Brilliant Lipgloss in Elation, and a carded sample vial of Tiare perfume. It all comes in a blue metallic bag, with your $150 purchase.
CLE DE PEAU
Cle de Peau’s official gift is a cosmetics bag containing deluxe sizes of their Restorative Body Cream, Gentle Protective Emulsion, mini lipstick in T9, and La Creme. It’s yours with $300 purchase.
I know my counter at Northpark has a variety of additional gifts to sweeten the pot. If you pre-sell your $300 purchase, you’ll also receive a full-size eyelash curler (awesome!), a sample of The Mascara, eye and lip makeup remover, and five cotton pads.
If you buy La Creme during the event, you’ll receive super deluxe samples of Gentle Protective Emulsion, Lotion Tendre, Gentle Cleansing Foam, La Creme, and 10 cotton pads. If you don’t have a Neiman Marcus Cle de Peau counter of your own, and you want to order from mine, their number is 214-363-8311.
Clinique is offering a fairly substantial gift with $65 purchase. You’ll get a makeup bag containing Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20, Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Strawberry Bliss, Quickliner for Eyes in Black/Brown, Eyeshadow Trio in Pink/Trax/Chocolate Chip, and a mini High Impact Mascara in Black.
Spend $200 with Mr. Bess and you’ll receive a complimentary full-sized Deep Shine Lipgloss in Dark Blossom.
If you picked up Estee Lauder’s last Neiman Marcus gift with purchase, you should have received a large, pale-gold, basketweave” tote. This gift is a sequel, a complement to that one. It includes a small makeup bag in the same pale gold, basketweave design. You’ll also receive a full-size Sumptuous Mascara in black, mini Pure Color gloss in Magnificent Mauve, and Advanced Night Repair eye cream. Qualifying purchase is $100.
Guerlain’s gift is huge. With $200 purchase, you’ll receive a gold makeup bag containing Secret de Purete Cleansing Milk, Orchidee Imperiale Cream, Orchidee Imperiale Serum, and Orchidee Imperiale Lip and Eye Cream.
If, like me, you’re just getting into Kate Somerville, this is the perfect time to pick up some freebies with purchase. Your $150 purchase will get you a free deluxe Deep Tissue Moisturizer (LOVE this stuff) and Quench Hydrating Face Serum. If you’re in Dallas (or even if you’re not: 214-363-8311), DEFINITELY talk to Sonya about a step-up gift at $200 purchase.
Lancome’s gift comes with $85 purchase. You’ll receive samples of Genifique Concentrate, Genifique Eye, Definicils Precious Cells Mascara, a full-sized L’Absolu Rouge lipstick in Champagne, a full-sized Le Lipstique lipliner in Mauvelle, and a Color Design eyeshadow quad in Pink Pearls/Makeover/Sultry Mauve/Zip Me Up.
Laura Mercier’s gift with purchase includes a full-sized Lip Glace in Cocoa Lait, a 1-oz. Dual-Action Eye Makeup Remover, a 1-oz. Perfecting Water Moisture Mist, a mini One-Step Cleanser, and a mini Repair Eye Cream. The qualifying purchase is $125.
LE METIER DE BEAUTE
Le Metier is giving away a free Liquid Eyeliner in Artemis with $125 purchase. Artemis is dark, sparkly blue, and it comes in a tube with a brush wand.
Spend $100 at NARS and receive a mini Orgasm nail polish, mini Copacabana Illuminator, and a sample of your shade of Sheer Glow or Sheer Matte foundation. My Northpark counter has a step-up gift at $200: the Everlasting Love palette. Already have one? Let Eneida know: she says she’s willing to get creative.
Trish is offering a green nylon bag containing Lash Enhancing Eyeliner, Treatment Foundation in Beige, and Beauty Booster SPF 15 gloss in Sexy Nude with $125 purchase.
And last but never least, YSL is giving away a makeup bag containing a mini Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in black, Rouge Pur Couture in Rose Stiletto, Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliator, Top Secrets Eye Makeup Remover, Waterproof Eyeliner in Black, and a carded sample vial of Opium EDT with $150 purchase.