Fall Beauty Favorites At Nordstrom + Our Eyeshadow Application Secret!

Happy weekend!

We are so excited to partner with Nordstrom today to share a brand new fall make up tutorial post! As you all already know, we are all about beauty products whether it’s eyeshadow and mascara or highlighter and powder. We love it all! So today’s post is so fun for us since we get share a variety of tried and true products + new arrivals that are exclusive to Nordstrom! Definitely keep reading our post because we’re also going to share our eyeshadow tips and tricks that are definitely a game changer!

Our New Fall Beauty Look – All About Eyes



For today’s fall makeup look we wanted to focus on our EYES! We are big fans of a moderate smokey eye and we found two sets that help you effortlessly create an on trend makeup look. Here are the items we used to create our eye makeup combinations!

1. Bobbi Brown Travel Size Cream Shadow Sticks



We love cream shadows so much so as soon as we saw this Nordstrom-exclusive, travel-size set we had to order it! It contains four long wear shadows in Vanilla, Taupe, Golden Pink and Dusty Mauve. They apply so easily and don’t crease throughout the day either. This fabulous set is only $30 + free shipping too!

2. Bobbi Brown Modern Symphony Eyeshadow Set


This Nordstrom-exclusive palette filled with eight ultra-blendable eyeshadows. We love the limited-edition packaging by artist Cecilia Carlstedt too. Each eyeshadow is silky and layerable so you can blend out and build up to create any effect.

Now for our eyeshadow application secrets!!

1. Always use a cream shadow paired under your traditional shadow! This locks in your shadow and stays out for 18+ hours or even longer. Plus it makes it very sweat / water resistant too! We’ve used these Bobbi Brown shadow sticks for years and they work perfectly! 

2. Use a damp eyeshadow brush to apply your powder shadow on top of the cream shadow. This step is an extra way to create long wear. It also means your shimmery shades are even more eye catching! It makes such a difference and now we always use this step regardless of how simple or glam we make our makeup looks.

3. Use a large mirror to apply your eye makeup instead of your wall mirror. So this step means that you won’t have any eyeshadow fall out on your cheeks. So what you do is apply your eyeshadow while looking down at your mirror that’s placed close to your face but parallel to the floor. I know it sounds funny, but it’s another game changer! You never have to worry about eyeshadow specks on your cheeks. This Riki lighted mirror is one of our favorites! 

Now that we’ve shared our secrets, here are the shades used to create our fall eye makeup looks!

Step 1: Use the Bobbie Brown cream shadow in vanilla all over the lid.

Step 2: Use Bobbi Brown powder shadow in shade “cream” under brow bone.

Step 3: Use shade “vintage velvet” blended in crease.

Step 4: Apply the cream shadow stick in shade “taupe” on just the lid and finish with blending the powder eyeshadow in shade “earth metal” just on the lid.

Blend out with a clean brush from the Luxie eye kit and voila! 


Here are some additional items that are perfect things to give you a flawless makeup look all year long!

1. Too Faced Born This Way Palette

We love that this palette contains three shades that are great for so many different skin tones. They range in sparkles as well so you can find the perfect luminous shade for you. The least shimmery shade is perfect for under the eye to make you look well rested!

2. Benefit Highlighter in Cookie

A few months ago a friend recommended this highlighter to me and wow it is so gorgeous! You could definitely use it as a highlight under your brows and down the center of your nose as well.

3. Charlotte Tillbury Beauty Wand Highlighter

This liquid highlighter is a gold shade and has amazing reviews! I purchased it several months ago and have so enjoyed using it. You barely need a little dab!

4. Urban Decay Fixed Pressed Powder

Looking for a great setting powder? Then you need to try this new powder from Urban Decay! It comes in so many shades and is great at keeping your makeup set all day.

5. Beauty Bio Eye Gels

And we can’t forget that we always use eyepatches when we have an important event or photo scheduled because they make such a difference! These new eye gel patches from Beauty Bio have amazing reviews and they work so well. You all will love them!

We also had to share that this AERIN beauty eau de perfume set smells so good and would be a great holiday gift too!

Last but not least, this beauty blender pocket powder puff sponge is a new flat design and perfect for touch ups and apply powder makeup seamlessly!

We also wanted to take a few moments to mention that Nordstrom is one of our very favorite places to buy beauty items because of their selection, free shipping and amazing customer service. If something doesn’t work for you then you don’t have to worry. Returns are free and there is no expiration date either. They have the best return policy in the industry by far. Plus make sure that you’re signed up for their free rewards program called The Nordy Club! It’s so easy to do and you will earn rewards on every purchase that you make. You can find more about the Nordy club perks HERE.

Thank you all so much for stopping by our brand new Nordstrom beauty post. If you have any questions about the items that we used today to create our make up looks or need help with picking out other make up items, please don’t hesitate to let us know. You can email us at TheDoubleTake Girls@gmail.com or leave a comment below. We always love helping you all find exactly what you need.

Happy shopping!


Lindsay & Whitney

P.S. Our oh so cute and comfy jogger pants and sweatshirts are from Nordstrom too! You can easily shop our outfits below! 


Photos by Michelle Chan Photography

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. All opinions are our own.