DSC_0793DSC_0782DSC_0794Great news, fellow beauty obsessives! The Tom Ford Beauty counter has arrived at Nordstrom at Bellevue Square Mall and it is absolutely stunning! Located just across the way from women’s shoes from the main mall entrance, the counter is sleek and sophisticated with wood, lacquer, and gorgeous spot lighting. The knowledgeable staff will knock your socks off not only with their makeup and fragrance expertise, but with their deep knowledge of the brand and Mr. Ford’s vision for this inspired collection.

DSC_0767DSC_0772Mr. Ford is inspired by old Hollywood glamour, which is evident in everything from the designs, colors, look and feel of the whole space. I was lucky to be in the hands of makeup artist Todd Davidson, who gave me my first official Tom Ford face, and filled me in on the Tom Ford must-haves. He used a beautiful Illuminating Primer to give my skin a glow that I’ve never experienced before. It’s really one of those miracle products that’s so easy to use and makes a huge impact on your look. I also fell in love with the True Coral lip color, a beautiful shade that moisturizes the lips while also staining them for long-lasting color.

DSC_0785I can’t say enough about the fragrances, either. They are truly inspired. There are so many to choose from and they are all so unique and interesting; unlike any scent I’ve experienced before. I fell hard for the Tobacco Vanille. It’s like memories and new beginnings all at once in a bottle. I would love to call this my new signature scent, but I’ll have to save my pennies.



DSC_0802I have to admit, that despite feeling all glamorous when I left Nordstrom, it was a school night so I went home to pajamas, hot chocolate, some grading and episodes of Nashville. Honestly I felt as lovely and glowing as some of the stars of the show, especially donning this metallic eyeshadow in Sahara Haze. So chic!

DSC_0776A big thanks to Todd Davidson and the rest of the staff at Tom Ford Beauty, Nordstrom, and Bellevue Square for inviting me out for this wonderful makeup experience.