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High End Beauty Haul and Swatches - Alexa Likes

High End Beauty Haul and Swatches

Sometimes, I just need to pamper myself. That’s my excuse for this high end beauty haul, I think it should suffice.

I’ve included a lip and cheek swatch, meaning I’m showing you what the products look like on (when applicable). I hope that will be helpful for anyone looking into NARS Madly or Dior’s Androgyne.

Let me know if you have tried any of these products and if you have any recommendations! I love hate finding excuses to spend more money, don’t we all!?

High End Beauty Haul and Swatches

Vichy Normaderm


I went into Pharmaprix (Shoppers Drug Mart) looking for a new acne treatment to try since I had just finished my La Roche Posay Effaclar DUO.  Effaclar worked great for me at first, but I started to see less satisfying results when my skin began to get use to it. Here are the Vichy Normaderm items I picked up:

  • Hyaluspot sample
  • Tri-Activ Cleanser
  • Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care

Dior Addict Lipstick Color 626 Androgyne




I’m wearing Androgyne on the lips paird with the NARS Grand Palais Eyeshadow Duo.

I had some Optimum points to spend and I decided to pick up another Dior Addict Lipstick since they are fast becoming a favorite formula. I picked up the shade in Androgyne, which is similar to the Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle (similar shade here). It’s a great effortless lip shade for fall.

I find the Dior swatches more pink on the lips than the Revlon. You also get what you paid for because the Dior Addict lipstick last longer and leaves the lips more moisturized. Let’s not forget the glamorous packaging, either!

NARS Blush Madly



Above is a cheek swatch of me wearing NARS blush in Madly (find here). By the way, sorry about my pores in this close up, it was warm the day I took these pictures.

Madly is absolutely strikingstunning on the skin despite looking so boring in the pan. I was pleasantly surprised to find this at Winners for $24.99! This isn’t my first NARS find at Winners, either. Be on the look out, sometimes they have wonderful finds.

FYI – I’ve even seen Guerlain eye shadow quads on sale at Winners!

What are your recent splurges or what high end beauty items have you been coveting?


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