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.
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.
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.
Before I got dressed for my event, I took a cheesy selfie so I could remember the look.
Bottom line? Call and book an appointment–you’ll love it!