Makeup Bag Overhaul with Nordstrom’s Beauty Stylist

Cheesy Selfies are required after makeup application
Cheesy Selfies are required after makeup application, right?!
Nerissa Hannah-Meyer Calgary Beauty Stylist Nordstrom

Nerissa Hannah-Meyer Calgary Beauty Stylist Nordstrom

I’m not a makeup fanatic but I have become a fan of having my makeup done by someone who is one. The Nordstrom beauty department in Chinook Centre has become my go-to place and you can find me hanging out with all my new friends there on a regular basis. Late last year I decided to book an appointment with Nerissa who is a Beauty Stylist. She is trained across all brands and selects the products that she feels work best for each individual. I love this because she is free to pull from all of the counters and trust me, she knows her stuff.

Beauty Department Nordstrom Calgary

Beauty Department Nordstrom Calgary

My appointment was for a makeup bag overhaul and since I was headed to an event for the launch of Jack Daniels Sinatra Select (spectacular, by the way, and you can check out my friend’s review HERE) at The Bourbon Room, I also asked her to help me put my best face forward.

Nerissa and I discussed what my daily makeup routine is…basically non-existent and then she went through each item in my makeup bag recommending which items she thought I should keep and which ones I should think about eliminating because of expiry dates or on inferior quality. After seeing what I kept, she then showed me what products I should add in order to stock the basics and then what I could look at buying in the future if I wanted to splurge a little bit.

Makeup bag before the overhaul.

Makeup bag before the overhaul.

Some of the basics that she wanted me to get were a little pricey and Nerissa worked with me to whittle down to what I absolutely would use at the best quality and price available. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot as she did my makeup and explained step-by-step how to use my new brushes and product.

Product that I kept to use in my every day makeup routine.

Product that I kept to use in my every day makeup routine.

Products recommended to stock my basic makeup bag.

Products recommended to stock my basic makeup bag.

Before I got dressed for my event, I took a cheesy selfie so I could remember the look.

Makeup by Nerissa for Jack Daniels event.

Makeup by Nerissa for Jack Daniels event at The Bourbon Room.

Bottom line? Call and book an appointment–you’ll love it!

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