15 Non-Makeup Products Worth the Splurge

15 Non-Makeup Products Worth the Splurge
15 Non-Makeup Products Worth the Splurge
15 Non-Makeup Products Worth the Splurge

Happy Memorial Day weekend to you! For my readers in the US, let’s hold in remembrance the sacrifice of the servicemen and servicewomen who have selflessly given their lives for our collective freedom.

Today, I’m switching things up and I’m excited to share 15 Non-Makeup Items Worth the Splurge…from skincare and haircare to wellness and fragrance, these are essentials I use daily and recommend wholeheartedly. I also rounded up a few key sales for the holiday with a list of recommendations at the end of this post!

15 Non-Makeup Products Worth the Splurge

Kindly scroll on for the video, product images and swatches and the sales I’m shopping this weekend as well as the Bottom Line…


15 Non-Makeup Products Worth the Splurge
The products.


the beauty professor skincare reviews

makeup stash
On my face.

// ON MY FACE //

Tom Ford Foundation Stick in Dune (reviewed HERE):

This is a classic and customizable base (sheer to full coverage!) that I reach for time and again throughout the year.

*Victoria Beckham Beauty Matte Bronzer #2:

Buttery smooth and lush, #2 is a finely milled dream for my medium olive skin.

*Saint Blush in Frose (reviewed HERE):

This luminous cool baby pink is so fresh and easy and I’ve been wearing it nonstop. I use my *Surratt Artistique Cheek Brush to focus application on the apples of my cheeks.

*LAWLESS One and Done Mascara:

This mascara has quickly become my new holy grail…clean ingredients, no smudging and a wildly dramatic false lash effect. I’m in love.

Au Naturale x BP Lip Color in LA (reviewed HERE):

All I’ve been wearing for weeks, I am so proud of this color and am grateful for the response to it! It has been selling like crazy and the feedback I’ve received from those of you who have bought it has warmed my heart beyond. Peachy pink nude lovers unite!

Huda Beauty Muted Pink (reviewed HERE):

I wear this liner multiple times a week…it’s creamy and long lasting and since it’s retractable, no need for a sharpener.

*Natasha Denona Zendo Palette:

This gorgeous palette is brand new in my mix and I’m so thrilled to have it. Replete with an expanse of satin, matte and metallic finish shades in a warm and natural tones, this calming array of colors allows for maximum creativity and wearability. In sum, it’s another masterpiece from Natasha!

*Kosas Air Brow in Dark Brown (reviewed HERE):

Just a couple of coats and my brows are feathery, full, polished and in place for the duration of the day.

*PCA Skin Hyaluronic Lip Booster:

Silky and nourishing, this lip treatment fills in fine lines while adding intense moisture and subtle volume to the lips. So good.

LAWLESS Forget the Filler Daisy:

I am already a major fan of the original clear version and this new baby pink glaze is simply lovely…I’ve been pairing it with a nude lip liner for shiny, full and plush lips.

La Rouge Bouche La Lumiere Highlighter:

I recently rediscovered this highlighter in my stash and am so glad I did as the tender champagne glow is utterly gorgeous. This French brand is slightly challenging to locate in the US and this particular powder is often sold out so I suggest snapping it up when you see it in stock. It’s finely milled, radiant without being shimmery and truly makes skin look lit from within.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Glow Setting Powder 6.5 (reviewed HERE):

This powder blends away imperfections without imparting the slightest hint of a powdery finish…equal parts paradoxical and magical!

makeup swatches in direct sunlight

Swatches in direct sunlight.

eyeshadow palette
eyeshadow palette swatches
Swatches of the in direct sunlight.

The following images reflect everything in action in afternoon sunlight…15 Non-Makeup Products Worth the Splurge

15 Non-Makeup Products Worth the Splurge

Free People Zuma Set Black


This Free People Zuma Set Black is a casual dressing dream. Consisting of a soft cotton knit button down (oversized in the very best way) and a pair of matching ribbed pull on shorts, this set is polished yet relaxed and can be worn in a myriad of ways (pair it with a crop top or sports bra for flirty versatility). It runs a touch a touch on the larger side and I am wearing a size medium which is perfect.

makeup weekend sales


–Shop the Sales–

soft cotton knit button down
15 Non-Makeup Products Worth the Splurge

–Shop the Post–

Bottom Line: I truly hope you enjoyed this discussion and would love to know what caught your eye…do tell.

Good things ahead, including a summer lip color feature, some of my favorite work out pieces, a haircare update and a host of new product procurements. Cannot wait to share!

Stay strong, seek wisdom, much love and more soon,


–The Beauty Professor

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  • Melissa Garcia Reply

    My name is melissa I am one of your students. I am very impressed with your site. Know I’m going to have to read everything which will be so much fun!
    Have a good day btw. This is amazing what you do.

    June 15, 2021 at 5:48 am

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