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    28 Things From Nordstrom That People Actually Swear By

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    1. A gluten-free Bobbi Brown eyeshadow reviewers praise for a subtle, not-too-made-up look with easy blending and less irritation.

    The eyeshadow in bone.
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    It's also paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, and sulfite-free.

    I have a severe gluten sensitivity and you'd be amazed how often wheat products get into cosmetics, and then into my eyes, nose, and mouth. Bobbi Brown has a number of products I trust to keep me out of the emergency room.

    5-star reviews: 705

    Promising review: "I am so pleased that Bobbi Brown offers some neutral eyeshadows in a matte formulation. The shadows blend easily and do not irritate my eyes like some other brands that I have tried. I like a soft, natural look rather than a dark, smoky eye, I want to be made up but not LOOK made up. I am extremely pleased with the shadows I purchased." —I_Love_Nordstrom2

    Price: $28 (available in 10 colors)

    2. A Nike Dri-Fit training shirt that'll keep you cool and dry no matter how sweaty you get.

    The short-sleeve T-shirt in red
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 125

    Promising review: "This is my new favorite workout shirt, surpassing one from a Nike competitor. The fit isn't quite loose, nor exactly fitted, but right in the middle. It does a good job of hugging the body lightly and not tightly. I'm buying as many colors as I can!" —brianloz

    Price: $25 (available in men's sizes S-XXL and in two colors)

    3. A Chanel tinted SPF 15 broad spectrum sunscreen makeup, because even though it provides pretty good coverage, it wears super light and is almost invisible. Folks also think it smells good.

    bottle of the sunscreen makeup
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    It's oil-free and noncomedogenic.

    5-star review: 623

    Promising review: "My friends and family have been making fun of me because I've been ranting on and on about this makeup. It is by far the most amazing makeup I have ever tried. When I put it on, it feels like I'm not even wearing makeup and the smell is divine. Ever since I started wearing it, I've been getting a lot of comments on how clear my skin looks because it looks like I'm not even wearing makeup. If you're just looking for something to give you more of a natural look then I definitely recommend this. It's definitely worth the price and it feels amazing on the skin." —MD1996

    Price: $50 (available in 17 colors)

    4. A Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush finishing powder that'll last you all day and that reviewers rave really lives up to its namesake after just one pass with a brush.

    A model before and after using the product, with their face matte and even after
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    5-star reviews: 653

    Promising review: "I ordered this powder and was a little skeptical because it does contain talc. I did my party makeup for a night out, and used a brush to apply this powder. This powder resulted in an undetectable finish leaving my skin flawless, luminous, with a skin-like finish. I applied it under my eyes, and there was no caking, no heavy matte look. It takes away shine yet still leaves a bright, luminous glowing complexion. It's simply you, but airbrushed. I use this alone without foundation during the day, and my skin looks polished and radiant. It truly is the powder I have been searching for. For me personally, it out performs the MUFE HD, and Chanel Libre, and Bobbi Brown. You only need a single pass of this powder and it lasted me a good six hours without a touch-up." —Glowgirl033

    Price: $45 (available in four colors)

    5. A pair of Alo Urban Moto sweatpants, which fit like leggings and will add a bit of edgy detail to your otherwise innocuous couch potato wardrobe.

    model wearing the pants in darky gray
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 116

    Promising review: "These leggings are so comfy and stylish. The moto details make these unique and special. I am usually a small/medium and the small worked best. I love that these fit like leggings and aren’t like baggy sweatpants. Very powerful. I have worn them so much already." —SabrinaDenver

    Price: $98 (available in women's sizes XS-L and three colors)

    6. A Dior heavy-coverage concealer that provides robust coverage all day, even under PPE and through your workout. Reviewers say a little will go a long way because it's incredibly effective.

    A model before and after using the product, with their skin matte and even after
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 1,347

    Promising review: "This concealer wears surprisingly well on my under-eyes and for spot concealing. It still looks great after my 11-hour work day at the hospital wearing a mask and face shield and through a spin workout!" —CarlyBabs

    Price: $36 (available in 28 colors)

    7. A pair of loungewear boxers from SKIMS so comfy you're never gonna want to take off.

    A model wears the shorts in Soot
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    They're machine-washable!

    5-star reviews: 425

    Promising review: "THE COMFIEST lounge shorts to ever wear around the house. I don't even wear underwear with them sometimes. The cotton is so soft and breathable and that waistband just snatches you in. WFH quarantine outfit on point! I have the four colors and they're on rotation everyday. These and the leggings are so worth it." —KimW99

    Price: $32+ (available in women's sizes XXS-4X and four colors)

    8. A Dyson hair straightener that's a splurge for sure, but totally worth it because it's as gentle as it is effective. Like everything from Dyson, it proves Clarke's maxim that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

    side by side of piece of hair being straightened with a competitor straightener versus Dyson, with the Dyson gathering the hair together more neatly
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 303

    Promising review: "They thought of everything here. This flat iron does not pull my hair out. It feels sturdy and high quality. It straightens to the very ends of every hair. It leaves it shiny. No cord (or you can plug it in if you like). They give you the charging stand. It curls if you want curls. My hair is long and hard to straighten, or was till the Corrale. It locks shut. You can disconnect the battery. It has a velvet travel pouch. It is not as heavy as you would think — considering you only need ONE pass for the best straightening ever! My hair was sleek, shiny and had zero static after I used this! Beeps to let you know it's ready, even tells you when it's too hot to put away yet (after it's off!) The plates actually connect evenly across and your hair will not spread out. I can use it on the lowest heat, 335 degrees, but usually I needed 430 degrees to get any results. This lower setting allows for longer battery life! This tool is a game-changer. The plug was even designed to be easy to unplug from the wall! If you hate your curling iron/straightener and you thought you bought the best one, but it pulls your hair and needs multiple passes — throw it out and buy the Dyson Corrale. This is everything you want a flat iron to and more! You will be so happy you did!" —MamabooCee

    Price: $499

    9. A pair of straight leg jeans because TikTok has won and skinny jeans are over definitely over. Reviewers love the fit and feel of these.

    A model wears the jeans
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 178

    Promising review: "A bit snug, not too much, when tried on right out of the wrapping, straight from the factory. Love the a trim fit from waist to ankle, soft fabric, love the medium-dark color. I know these will be a jeans favorite for years to come." —Nordstrom reviewer

    Price: $109 (available in women's regular and petite sizes 00-18)

    10. An Estée Lauder lipstick that won a 2020 Allure Best of Beauty award and folks say is a solid choice.

    A variety of red shades of the product
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 537

    Promising review: "Great formula, rich, hydrating, no distinct fragrance or taste, long lasting, intense colors, creamy lipstick. Good alone or with gloss. Nice square case. Must have in any lip collection." —Trixxi

    Price: $32 (available in 27 colors)

    11. A patchouli-based fragrance from Jo Malone with bonus notes of pear and freesia.

    The cologne
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 153

    Promising review: "This is such a beautiful scent! I decided to give this a try. I'm thrilled with it! I put it on around noon when it arrived and can still smell it five hours later as I write this. To me, that's long-lasting since most of the fragrance sprays I am able to use only last a couple of hours. I've been sniffing my arm all afternoon because I'm so taken with this scent." —OrchidLady

    Price: $72+ (available in two sizes)

    12. A Kiehl's fine-line reducer that uses vitamin C to resurface your skin and that reviewers say really works.

    The product
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 548

    Promising review: "If you are looking for that one product that is a must, this is it. I used many different skincare products in the past and in an effort to slimline the morning process. This product does what it says it will. Fine lines...gone, even skin tone...done, smooth texture...there. I make sure I NEVER run out." —Demandingshopper

    Price: $22+ (available in four sizes)

    13. A pair of Adidas Superstar sneakers because the early 2000s are back and this never stopped being a GOAT shoe, IMHO.

    A model wears the shoes in gold
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    I would have totally rocked those gold sequins in middle school, but there's no time like the present to dive back in.

    5-star reviews: 5,478

    Promising review: "I grew up on Run DMC, and the Superstar sneaker is reminiscent of that time. I’ll proudly rock my Superstars with medical scrubs and my white coat. I ordered a half size down from what I usually do. The width is good, the toe box is nice and comfy. Shoe isn’t heavy. Just a cool classic style of Adidas." —StylishObGyn

    Price: $90 (available in women's sizes 5-11 and six colors)

    14. And! A pair of Adidas Superstar sneakers for kids so your whole family unit can rock OG street style.

    the black and white sneakers
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 808

    Promising review: "Great shoes and very comfortable. This is for school and kids are excited!" —GoArsenal

    Price: $55+ (available in toddler size 10.5-big kid size 7)

    15. A wildly-popular Lancôme mascara reviewers swear is better than anything else they've ever tried.

    A model before and after applying the product, with thick and luscious lashes after
    Nordstrom

    It's paraben-free, silicone-free, oil-free and fragrance-free.

    5-star reviews: 3,226

    Promising review: "This is the best! I’m a mascara fan and have tried them all, from drugstore to high-end brands. This doesn’t flake during the day, stays put, and makes my lashes long AND full. This is THE only mascara I will use from now on!" —Suzeeq25

    Price: $26

    16. A MAC lip gloss that reviewers rely on to give their face a polished pop of color.

    A model wears the gloss in Good Juju
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 477

    Promising review: "I've always loved MAC lip gloss. Although I go back and forth between different brands, I always end up coming back to this brand. Five stars! This is my new go-to color for life." —Lantoniel

    Price: $18 (available in 18 colors)

    17. A pair of mini Uggs with all the easygoing fluffy scrumptiousness of their regular boots in a shorter package.

    The shoe in black
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 451

    Promising review: "These are my first pair of Uggs and I am so glad I chose these! So comfortable and so warm." —Kp95

    Price: $139.95 (available in women's sizes 5-12 and two colors)

    18. A Tom Ford body oil that won a 2019 Allure Best of Beauty Award for best body splurge and that reviewers won't go without. It gives them a shimmery glow and smells absolutely delicious.

    A bottle of the product in gold
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 498

    Promising review: "I waited for this to come back in stock so I could snatch one up. It's definitely not an everyday spray, but would be great in the summer at the beach, or a night on the town. This makes my skin look like a sparkling Nubian goddess. It has a very clean scent. I think the scent lasts long it's just not strong, if that makes any sense. I will be ordering a back-up one soon." —WOCReviews

    Price: $100 (available in two colors)

    19. A Trish McEvoy gluten-free eyeshadow base, which would also be great just on its own to give your lids a little more lightness.

    The product in Deep
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 284

    Promising review: "It's easy to use, very creamy and can be used as a base or by itself. This is the first Trish McEvoy product I have bought and am very pleased with it." —Bumblebeez

    Price: $35 (available in five colors)

    20. A pair of Birkenstock flip-flops for an even easier-going take on the foot-conforming sandal brand's usual granola charm.

    The sandals in Black Patent
    Nordstrom

    The uppers are made of Birko-Flor, a leather-like fabric. The soles are still leather, though.

    5-star reviews: 636

    Promising review: "I was concerned that I wouldn’t like the look of Birkenstocks, but I love this pair! I wear them everyday for long walks with my dog in the city. I wear them with anything — from leggings to casual dresses. More importantly, they have helped alleviate the pain in the balls of my feet and second toes. I’m a believer of Birks now!" —WillowWalker

    Price: $99.95 (available in women's sizes 36-42, B and D widths, and five colors)

    21. A maternity bra reviewers rave over for subtle and reliable comfort even while fluctuating through different band/cup sizes.

    A model wears the bra
    Nordstrom

    The cups are removable and it's machine-washable, but line-dry only.

    5-star reviews: 666

    Promising review: "In my first pregnancy, hoping baby will come any day now! I made it through most of the past few months with steadily increasing cup/band sizes but these last few weeks have just been reaching for this one, even though I bought it for nursing. The material is super soft and cooling just like silk and gives an overall streamlined look under clothes." —Shanghaidoll

    Price: $34.30 (originally $49; available in women's sizes XS-XXL)

    22. A Madewell leather tote that's a reliable commuter companion because it's sturdy as heck and holds a whole lot.

    A model wears the tote in English Saddle
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 170

    Promising review: "The Transport Tote is simple and classic, great for everyday use. It's quite large and can carry an impressive amount. It's simple but well-constructed. No issues with the stitching or leather thus far. There's a decent-sized zippered compartment sewn into top of one side that's perfect for easy yet protected access to your wallet, cell phone, small valuables, etcetera. I like using other smaller bags within the tote to keep things organized as the bag is quite deep. I love the shade of the English Saddle leather. It pairs well with everyday casual wear (especially denim) and can be dressed up too." —Pilk

    Price: $168 (available in three colors)

    23. A pair of Jack Purcell sneakers, which are an all-time classic you can wear all the time and probably will. It's the kind of shoe folks keep buying for years (note: I am one of those people).

    The sneakers in black
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    I wore these pretty much every day for YEARS. My favorite thing about them, aside from the fact that you can get away with wearing them at everything from walking the dog to black tie galas, is that they're really easy to slip on and off without having to retie them. (One fun side-effect of autism is I didn't learn how to tie my shoes until I was nine and still struggle with it twentysomething years later, so this is a big deal for me!)

    5-star reviews: 163

    Promising review: "On my third straight pair of Jack Purcells. Great shoes. Wore mine almost every day and lasted me a few years. Amazing quality, comfortable, stylish." —Emptybarr

    Price: $65 (available in men's sizes 6-15 and two colors)

    24. A pair of basically undetectable Bose Bluetooth sunglasses that plays your music on tiny speakers while broadcasting cancelling sounds. I'm calling it: technology has reached its peak.

    A model wears the sunglasses
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 123

    Promising review: "For the person who has everything, this is a perfect gift! I don’t know who was most excited about them: my husband, our college and high school kids, or all the friends who tried them on. What’s more, the square frame looks good on nearly everyone. Sound is decent, pairs easily to iPhone as music source. Almost impossible to hear unless you are the one wearing them." —Baltomom

    Price: $199

    25. A La Mer treatment lotion to tone and moisturize like nothing else.

    bottle of the product
    Nordstrom

    It's paraben-free, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free.

    5-star reviews: 185

    Promising review: "This treatment is incredible. It is effective yet gentle as it softens skin, improves tone and texture, and lightly hydrates. I live in a hot and humid climate and have combo-to-oily skin, so I often use this instead of moisturizer. Finally, I think it's a great first if you've never tried La Mer and want to make the investment. When used as a serum, you need only a drop or two — I can only imagine how long this five-ounce bottle will last!" —Heppi

    Price: $115+ (available in two sizes)

    26. A pair of Quay sunglasses that are the perfect dose of chunky glam for your next beach day.

    the tortoise sunglasses
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 816

    Promising review: "I am really liking this brand. This is my second purchase of Quay glasses and these are so cute. They feel heavy and good quality. I love the navy and tortoiseshell with a slight gradient lens. I have an oval face and they are not too big like most of their other sunglasses. The wayfarer style really compliments my shape." —MCLoves

    Price: $55 (available in two sizes)

    27. A pair of Soludos wedge espadrilles to give your spring wardrobe a literal lift without losing your balance.

    The sandal in Blush Linen
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews:116

    Promising review: "I LOVE these sandals. I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of wedge espadrilles for so long. A friend got these and raves about them so I ordered them. They are very comfortable and super classy. I ordered a half-size down and they fit perfectly." —Sassygirl32

    Price: $94.95 (available in women's sizes 5-11 and three colors)

    28. A crowd favorite gluten-free Chanel SPF 15 foundation that's sweat- and moisture-resistant to protect, moisturize, and look flawless for 24 hours.

    A model before and after using the product, with their skin glowy and clear with blemishes fully covered after
    Nordstrom

    It's also paraben-free, phthalate-free, fragrance-free, synthetic color-free, denatured alcohol-free, SLS-free, SLES-free, and talc-free.

    5-star reviews: 1,652

    Promising review: "I am 63 with combination skin and large pores around my nose. This foundation provides excellent coverage all day without becoming oily and provides excellent protection from the sun. I have used this product for the past couple of years and my brown spots have become almost invisible since using this product. I highly recommend this product to anyone who likes a medium- to full-coverage foundation and needs a product that will even out your skin tone." —Madaboutboots

    Price: $31 (available in 56 colors)

    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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