Dallas people, keep scrolling to the end, because I’m going to highlight the Northpark events together (rather than sprinkling them throughout the post by counter).
First, the department gift: spend a mere $100 in cosmetics/skincare/fragrance, and you get your choice of tote bag (bright yellow, bright pink, or metallic pale gold). Inside, you’ll find Cle de Peau cotton squares (the height of luxury), a sample of Tom Ford Neroli Portofino (delicious for warmer weather), a sample of A Dozen Roses Electron fragrance, Kiehl’s Line Release Concentrate, La Mer Reparative Body Lotion (I’ve felt this on my hands and it is divine), Molton Brown AB+C Shower Gel, Fekkai Ageless Shampoo, Conditioner, and All-Day Hair Plump (if you have fine hair, All-Day Hair Plump will change your life), and two Kate Somerville Clinic-to-Go pads (omg!).
In stores, beauty week is Thursday, February 23rd through Sunday, March 4th (but it starts early online: Monday, February 20th. Free shipping with code SHIPNM).
Here are the gifts by counter:
Spend $150 at Armani and you’ll receive a makeup bag containing a FULL SIZE lip pencil #2, a FULL SIZE eyeliner #12, samples tubes of Regenessence High Lift, Designer Lift Foundation in 5.5, Fluid Sheer #7, Fluid Master Primer, and a nice sized Acqua di Gioia rollerball.
With your $150 purchase, receive a mini Extreme Party Mascara in black, a small jar of Extra Eye Repair Cream, and the petite Heather Neutrals eyeshadow palette (includes Navajo, Cement, Mahogany, Charcoal, Heather, Ivory, Heather Mauve Shimmerwash, and Eggplant Shimmerwash shadows).
I’m including this one because the bag and mirror look SO cute. Plus, ever since I knocked over (and shattered) a bottle of Bottega Veneta in Nordstrom, I’ve been thinking the scent might make a great gift for my mother-in-law. This might be the perfect time to get something for her (and something for me). Spend $130 and the extra goodies are yours.
The gift from Chantecaille is pretty standard: samples of Flower Harmonizing Cream, a teeny lipgloss in Mirth, and a fragrance sample with your $150 purchase. You also get a full-size eyeshadow with your purchase, but the shade seems to vary by counter. Northpark is giving away Aqua. If you shop online, you’ll get Lilac Rose.
CLE DE PEAU
Cle de Peau’s gift is a makeup bag with samples of Gentle Cleansing Foam, Gentle Protective Emulsion, Brightening Serum Supreme, and La Creme. You get it with a purchase of $300. If you’re shopping at Northpark and you pre-sell your purchase, you’ll get an additional gift: a Cle de Peau eyelash curler, travel size eye makeup remover, and mini mascara. If you’re not in Dallas but want the extra gifts, call 214-363-8311.
Spend $65 at Clinique and you’ll receive a makeup bag containing Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturizer, Repairwear Intensive Eye Cream, Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser, Colour Surge Eyeshadow Duo in Like Mink, Soft-Pressed Powder Blush in Mocha Pink, Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mega Melon (SWEET!), and a mini High Impact Mascara in black.
Dior is offering a makeup bag containing samples of L’Or de Vie La Creme Riche, Diorshow Iconic mascara, a mini Rouge Dior in Rouge Blossom, and a mini eyeshadow quint in Mystic Smoky (so cute!). It’s really a fabulous gift, and it’s yours with $150 purchase.
Spend $125 on Edward Bess and you’ll receive a free full-sized lipstick in Deep Lust.
Spend $100 at Estee Lauder and you’ll receive a boxed set containing a full-sized Sumptuous Mascara in black, travel-size Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, and a mini jar of Advanced Night Repair Eye.
Spend $85 at Kiehl’s and take home a bag containing Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+, Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter, Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, and Rosa Arctica.
Spend $125 and you’ll also get Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner.
Lancome’s gift is a bag containing Absolue Premium Bx Moisturizer, Eye Cream, and Hand Treatment, plus a full size L’Absolu Rouge lipstick in Voile de Rose, a mini Hypnose Drama mascara, and an eyeshadow quad (Pink Pearls, Little Blue Dress, Pink Zinc, and Clock Strikes 12). It’s yours with $85 purchase.
Laura Mercier has put together a makeup bag containing a deluxe tube of Radiance primer, a mini Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara, Repair Creme, and a Tightline Cake Eyeliner in Plum Riche. It’s yours with a $125 purchase. AND the counter at Northpark is offering a free FULL-SIZE Creme de Pistache Souffle Body Cream (normally $55) if you pre-sell. Again, if you don’t live in Dallas but you want to take advantage of this awesome offer, call 214-363-8311.
LE METIER DE BEAUTE
Le Metier de Beaute is offering a full-sized Red Velvet Lip Creme with your $125 purchase. Aaaaand the Northpark counter is upping the ante: if you spend $300, you get a free, full-sized 6.7 oz. Creme Cleanser (which isn’t for sale yet). You know how LMdB likes to preview products by offering them in GWP before they add them to the line. If you want to be among the first to try it, call the beautiful people at Northpark: 214-363-8311.
Spend $125 at NARS and you’ll receive a mini Eye Makeup Remover, mini Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base, and a FULL-SIZED Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara! I want!
When you spend $50 on Tokyo Milk, you’ll receive a 2 oz. Eiffel Tower No. 15 Mini Bon Bon Bubble Bath.
The Tom Ford counter at Northpark Dallas is offering an awesome gift: a free, full-sized lipgloss in Cherry Lush with $250. I know their quantities are EXTREMELY limited, so don’t hesitate on this one. Their number is 214-363-8311.
Trish is offering a pink leather pouch with $125 purchase. It contains a mini Lash-Enhancing Eyeliner, Lash Enhancing Nighttime Conditioning Treatment, Eye Base Essentials in Sheer Gold, and Instant Eye Lift.
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And last but never least, YSL is offering a SWANKY zip-top makeup traincase with $150 purchase. It contains a mini Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in Luminous Fresh Pink Peach, mini Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in black, a mini Forever Youth Liberator Serum, mini Instant Eye Makeup Remover, a mini Waterproof Eyeliner in Black — AND the Northpark counter (214-363-8311) is throwing in a full size Golden Gloss (various colors).
If you spend $245 on Youth Liberator products, you get a bath towel, face towel, and travel bag.
Okay, that’s it for the gifts. If you’re still reading, and if you live near Northpark Dallas, there are an absurd number of events going on. Call 214-363-8311 to book with any of these counters.
First, and perhaps most importantly, Neiman Marcus is doing a beauty trend show on Saturday, February 25th just outside the store (by the ducks and turtles). There will be five shows throughout the day (10:30 am, noon, 1:30 pm, 3 pm, and 4:30 pm) demonstrating the latest and greatest in cosmetics. It’s free to attend, and they’ll be serving cocktails — plus you get a free gift for attending. BUT you have to book a seat. So call 214-363-8311 and tell anyone in cosmetics that you want to go!
On Friday, February 24th, Rhona Samuels will be taking appointments at the Armani counter. If you’ve never had Rhona do your makeup, you are really missing out. She is a master of subtlety, and truly a brow wizard.
Ricki Gurtman will be in town Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th taking appointments.
John Fussell will be at the Chanel counter February 29th and March 1st.
Dior is having a spa event (with a national skincare specialist), plus makeovers on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th.
February 28th through March 3rd, national artist Vincent Lee will be at the counter.
On Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th, Marie Line Patry will be at the Guerlain counter doing fragrance and skincare consultations. This is a truly magical experience, and I highly recommend it.
On Tuesday, February 28th, the irresistible and extremely talented Marcus Monson will be at the counter. He’s another one I wholeheartedly recommend.
Lancome will be having a mini event on February 23rd from 6–8 pm with champagne and hors d’oeuvres.
The Laura Mercier counter will be hosting national trainer Alexis Comforti February 23rd – 25th.
LE METIER DE BEAUTE
The amazing Ivan Castro will be at the counter February 24th and 25th. If you want the quintessential LMdB experience from a master of his craft, definitely book an appointment.
NARS is having an event March 2nd and 3rd.
Natura Bisse is holding their signature clinic with national aesthetician Fernanda. If you’ve been curious or waiting to try Natura Bisse, this is really the time.
I am struggling not to write this one in all caps… but Trish herself will be giving three master classes on Thursday, February 23rd. You can attend at 10:30, 12:30, or 3:30, but you MUST book an appointment. There’s also a required purchase of $150 with attendance.
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The YSL counter will have national makeup artist Sean taking appointments March 1st and 2nd.