I used to love collecting makeup but now I tend to stick to what I know (hence the lack of beauty content these days) until I’m completely wowed. L’Oreal sent over some products from their brand new “Woke Up Like This” collection, and I decided it was worth dedicating a whole post to do a full review and talk about my favourites. This collection screams summer holidays, and enhancing sun kissed skin. The perfect tones to compliment summer day time and evening makeup.
The things is, L’Oreal is affordable, but I feel like you still get the quality of a premium product. If you’re tempted to buy one thing, make it the Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops in 01 Champagne. I’ve been mixing a couple of the drops in with my foundation for an all over glow or just using it on the high points of my face. This lifts my complexion and makeup giving me naturally healthy looking skin, I actually look lit from within. For an affordable highlighter L’Oreal have really nailed it with this. I wish I had this before my honeymoon because it definitely would have been packed.
When using this product you only need the smallest amount to achieve a good glow. I can imagine this would also look amazing mixed in with a body moisturiser on holidays for the legs and décolletage.
I’m never usually adventurous when it comes to blush, I tend to stick to a muted tone and that’s about it. I decided to give the Life’s A Peach blusher a try. As the name suggests it’s a peach shade with warm undertones. In terms of the formula it’s soft, not overly pigmented that it’s a pain to work with, and blends nicely on the cheeks over the top of my foundation. I’ve found whether I’m having a natural makeup day or going a little heavier, the life’s a peach blusher really works to lift my complexion. It’s definitely made me think more about blusher and how much of a difference it makes.
Although it looks a little scary in the pan, I think because it’s matte it’s actually quite a wearable shade when applied. Plus, it gives my skin even more warmth and it seems to finish off my makeup look and bring everything together.
The Back To Bronzer bronzer is nice too. I have my fair share of bronzers and they’re an essential step in my everyday makeup routine. I wouldn’t say this is an essential if you already have quite a few. It’s matte, lasts well on my skin and is a good shade to add some warmth. The shade Back to Bronze works well with my skin tone and I find it fairly easy to blend too.
For an affordable, easy to find bronzer I would say this does tick a lot of boxes. it’s just that there’s nothing special about it.
If you love your highlight, I think you will love the glow palettes. There’s two in the collection, I’ve been using the Cool Glow palette and there’s two shades I reach for day to day. Like the liquid highlighter I’m impressed with the quality, the powders are finely milled and they do leave a beautiful glow without being heavy or streaky looking on the skin.
There was a liquid bronzer as part of the range, the Bonjour Sunshine Tanned Skin Embellisher. Unfortunately this has now been discontinued, but I will leave the review in here just incase you can still pick it up.
Now, I made the mistake I of applying this ALL over my face thinking it was a foundation/ cc cream/ bb cream at first. Let’s just say I was more than glowing! Having slightly oily skin I’m not a massive fan of using too many cream products, but I have tested this as a liquid bronzer and it’s quite nice.
One thing to be wary of is what you use underneath, putting it over the top of a thick moisturiser does make it hard to blend. I’ve found it works best just worn alone with a little concealer then building any powder products on top of it, so I don’t think this is for everyone but if you’re a minimal makeup wearer you’re probably going to love it. Plus it has an SPF of 20 which is always a good thing.
What do you make of this collection? Will you be trying anything?