It’s that time of year again when the fashion world unites for a one-night only worldwide celebration to kick off Fashion Week. Retailers transform their stores into party zones with shopping incentives, beauty bargains and other special surprises. Last year, I was on the scene for Fashion’s Night Out
. However, I’ll be sitting this one out for a very good reason. I’m expecting my first baby! Of all due dates, mine falls on Sept. 8th — Fashion’s Night Out. How fitting that my little one wants to enter this world in style. I’ll keep you updated on the arrival.
In the mean time, since I’ll be missing the fun festivities, I’m counting on you to take my spot. For all the Chicagoans, If I coulda, I woulda been heading to Macy’s Water Tower Place for the third annual event. The retailer is going all out with beauty raffles every 30 minutes, photo booths, and spa treatments, among other exciting stuff. Plus, the newly revamped beauty floor is bananas with high-tech lighting, a feng shui feeling layout and top-notch brands. Many of the counters are offering gifts with purchase and other treats for the taking just for this one occassion. Click on the below slideshow for a sneak peek at some of the incredible products and perks that await. Happy Shopping!
Estee Lauder’s Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator
This serum is like candlelight in a bottle. The formula, which goes on clean skin before moisturizer, contains a blend of proprietary ingredients that help to brighten skin, even out redness and discoloration and blur the look of imperfections to give your face a warm glow.
Exclusive FNO Offer: Purchase Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator and score a 7-piece choice gift-with-purchase including: Advance Night Repair, Soft Clean Tender Cream Cleanser, Pure Color Eye Shadow Quad, Sumptous Mascara, Pleasures Fragrance, Pure Color Lipstick in Navy Multi-Color Floral Heritage Print. Spend a little more ($65) and get your choice of deluxe moisturizers worth $130: Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Cream (day or night) or Time Zone Line and Wrinkle Reducing Creme 15 (day or night).
bareMinerals Prime Time Primer Shadow
These gorgeous cream shadows double as primer so they won’t crease or budge no matter how oily or crepey your lids. They glide on evenly with the stroke of a fingertip, and all of the flattering shades look luxe with subtle flecks of shimmer.
Exclusive FNO Offer: Spend $65, which is easy to do because every product is better than the next, and leave with a special gift.
Sue Devitt Tinted Body Moisturizer
Best accessory for a glam cocktail dress: golden skin. This body bronzer hides imperfections, creates a sexy sheen and has a water-based, oil-free formula that’s friendly to sensitive skin types.
Exclusive FNO Offer: Receive 3 deluxe samples with $50 purchase; 1 full-size product and 3 deluxe samples with $100 purchase; 2 full-size products and 3 deluxe samples with $150 purchase.
Philosophy Purity Cleanser
It’s no wonder Philsophy’s Purity Cleanser is a best seller. It makes sense of our skin, striking the perfect balance between cleanser and conditioner. It manages to remove dirt and makeup without stripping skin raw and works up to a satisfying lather that leaves you feeling, pure, indeed.
Exclusive FNO offer: Spend $50 and receive this Purity face wash along with a black Philosophy bag, Field of Flowers Shower Gel/Lotion, Microdelivery Enzyme Peel and Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer.
Anyone who’s into beauty will agree the Clarisonic Mia deserves its standing as a cult favorite. This baby will give your skin a deep cleanse that only a pro treatment can rival. The brush rotates, creating a “micro-massage” action that removes 6x more makeup and 2x more dirt and oil from your pores compared to the old-fashioned way of washing up with your hands.
StriVectin-SD Instant Retexturizing Scrub
Perhaps best known for their anti-cellulite creams, StriVectin continues to churn out products that solve our biggest beauty concerns. For example, if flaky skin is your issue, this face and neck exfoliator is your solution. It gently removes dead cells, leaving behind smoother, even skin.
Exclusive FNO Offer: You won’t want to pass up this counter on Sept. 8th. StriVectin is pampering guests with 5-minute tightening and lifting massages. Plus, if you spend $69 on any product from the brand, you’ll get this $45 face scrub for FREE!
Fashion Fair Daily Protecting Moisturizer SPF 15
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
A moisturizer with SPF is a skincare staple, and this one is the perfect year-round go-to with SPF 15. The oil-free, fragrance-free formula won’t break you out yet it’s hydrating enough to soothe dryness with vitamins A and E.
Exclusive FNO Offer: Score a Dusty Rose full-size lipstick, trial of Special Formula Lotion, skin care samples for different skin conditions and a Fashion Fair bag with a purchase of $40 or more.
When your eyes are dragging, this ginseng-infused eye cream will wake ‘em up. It leaves behind a cooling sensation that feels like a cold splash of water, deflates puffiness and has a slight hint of shimmer that brightens dark circles.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
One of the brand’s best sellers, this primer is the key to locking your shadow in place. Apply the lightweight base on lids, follow with your favorite shadow and there’s no need to check yourself again. This formula’s got the muscle to prevent makeup from fading no matter how long your day.