Well, if the thought process above sounds like yours, your moment has come: holiday makeup gift sets have officially hit Nordstrom Rack and it's time to strike. Today I picked up this Stila set that I have been lusting after since Christmas for $10.00. Yes, I said $10.00. It originally retailed for $40.00 and is allegedly worth $366.00. No need to feel guilty over that. I can even get away with wearing 6 of the 7 blushes.
There was a great selection available--mostly Stila, Urban Decay, and Smashbox. Here are a few of the other items I saw at the Lakewood, CA location: Stila Daydream Palette ($8!!!); Smashbox Click You're It Gift Set ($22). There were many more amazing new cosmetics arrivals, but I could not find good images for them and think they might have been one-offs for Nordstrom.
If you're a makeup fiend, I would hit this sale up ASAP before the other addicts find out about it. Happy hunting!