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Top 10 Bold, Beautiful...and the Best

...The year's most talked about beauty products!

...The year's most talked about beauty products!

At the end of every year, we like to take stock and highlight the top ranked beauty products. For 2015's edition, we partnered with Nordstrom to bring you a list of the ten best beauty products every woman should have (and gift). The beauty and fashion giant always has some great products to offer, so we're pleased to feature finds from the likes of La Mer, Tom Ford, Anastasia Beverly Hills...the hits just keep on coming. If you missed any of these great finds this year, don't worry, we've got you covered with products that are highly rated by both editors and user alike, and worth every penny. Whether you're buying for a friend or for yourself, we're leaving you in very capable hands — you'll find everything, from your new favorite scent to the best bright red lipstick, to contouring and eye shadow palettes that are the total package. So give 2015 a beautiful send-off and enjoy these great finds from Nordstrom for you and yours.

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November 30, 2015

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The Rankings


Yves Saint Laurent 'Black Opium' Eau de Parfum

Our Score

Every woman deserves a dose of black opium every now and again. Get yours with the winner of Allure magazine’s ‘Best of Beauty’ award for Best Sexy Fragrance, 2015. After all, holiday parties are approaching, and you want to smell your best. 


Lancôme 'Auda[CITY] in Paris' Eyeshadow Palette

Our Score

You'd be hard pressed to find a color you don't like in this expert palette that features 16 compelling shades in four different finishes, giving you all the tools to craft an innocent daytime look or an alluring smoky eye for the evening festivities. 


Narciso Rodriguez 'For Her L'Absolu' Eau de Parfum

Our Score

Want to smell like a dream and turn heads when you exit the elevator? Spray this lovely scent onto your pulse points and get those noses wagging. It's a mossy and woodsy scent, allowing you to finally embrace your inner wood nymph. 


La Mer 'The Renewal Oil'

Our Score

You can always trust La Mer products to be the cream of the crop, so it's no wonder this oil made our list of expert products to be found at Nordstrom. It'll increase your collagen protection to leave your skin looking young and youthful, banishing fine lines and wrinkles. 


Kiehl's Since 1851 Daily Reviving Concentrate

Our Score

Suffering from a bit of skin fatigue from holiday travel? Fix your woes with this daily concentrate that uses natural oils to deliver a powerful antioxidant punch to your skin. You'll look fresh and ready from morning to night, which is just what you should be aiming for. 


Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Our Score

Ready to get into contouring? Cue up an episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” for guidance and get ready to slim down your nose or add angles to your face with this 6 shade compact that let you emphasize your eyes, cheekbones and more. 


Charlotte Tilbury 'Filmstar Bronze & Glow' Face Sculpt & Highlight

Our Score

If you don't have killer cheekbones naturally (and let's be honest, not many of us do) you can still play in the big leagues with this pretty palette that gives you the tools to sculpt your cheekbones to a precision point. 


Urban Decay 'Naked Smoky' Palette

Our Score

Ready to finally master the smoky eye? You are if you get your hands on this accomplished palette that comes with twelve shades, all of which will help you achieve your goals. Mattes, satins and sparkles all work together to give you the perfect evening look. 


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit

Our Score

Firstly, this pretty palette is seriously discounted, so that's an immediate plus. Secondly, you'll get the best light refracting technology on the market with this palette, which will give you a flawless complexion that will catch all the best light naturally.


Christian Louboutin Nail & Lip Colour

Our Score

Nail polish or wearable art? We think both! We love the pointy packaging on these Christian Louboutin polishes and lipsticks, so it makes sense that they're our number one pick. Plus, the red and black packaging says “I mean business” when it comes to the holidays. 

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