Beauty, makeup

L’Oreal ‘Woke Up Like This’ Review

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 L’Oreal Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops…

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.

L’Oreal Lifes a Peach Blusher

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.

L’Oreal Matte Bronzing Powder – Back To Bronze

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.

The Cool Glow Palette

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. 

The L’Oreal Bonjour Sunshine Skin Embellisher (now discontinued)

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?


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    May 21, 2018Reply

    This is an amazing collection! Everything looks beautiful and I heard a lot of good things so far! I would love to have the bronzer and the blush!Helene // Beautiful Is My Attire

      Jodie Melissa

      May 21, 2018Reply

      Gorgeous isn't it, really impressed! I think the bronzer and blusher are well worth trying. I spotted before that they are actually on offer in Boots, it's 3 for 2! x

    Mel Eaglestone

    May 21, 2018Reply

    The idea of a liquid bronzer scares me half to death – ive only just gotten my head around powder bronzer! Loving the peach blusher it’s gorgeous.Mel ✨

      Jodie Melissa

      May 21, 2018Reply

      haha, you know what it's actually pretty easy to use and I feel like it's harder to over do it compared to powder bronzers. The blusher is just beautiful x

    Candice Petersen

    May 21, 2018Reply

    Oh wow, this range looks amazing!Candice | Natalya Amour

      Jodie Melissa

      May 21, 2018Reply

      It's seriously impressive!

    Lauren Victoria

    May 21, 2018Reply

    Oh this is such a gorgeous looking range! The highlighting drops sound so beautiful and I really want to give the peachy blush a try xLauren |


    May 21, 2018Reply

    The peach blush has my name written all over it but I also love the look of the highighting palette! xxBeautylymin


    May 21, 2018Reply

    This collection is really pretty. I love the highlighter drops!✨

    Natalie Redman

    May 22, 2018Reply

    That Glow Mon Armour looks

    Monique | SkeletonWeirdo

    May 22, 2018Reply

    This collection looks amazing. The highlighter drops are something i have my eye on now.

    Lisa Autumn

    May 23, 2018Reply

    I have seen these products everywhere right now.. I might need to stop by a drugstore today and take a closer look 🙂 x Lisa |

    Danielle Alexa

    May 23, 2018Reply

    I really need to try out some more products by L’Oréal, it has been such a long time since I bought anything!Danielle xx

    Jasmine Stewart

    May 23, 2018Reply

    I have the blush and highlight palette and I'm seriously impressed so far :)Jasmine xx Jasmine Talks Beauty

    Madison Williams

    May 29, 2018Reply

    I love your photography for this post! I've tried a fair bit from L'oreal and have always been impressed – I will defintiely have to check out these new products, I love glowy make up and these look perfect for the summer! xx

    Charlotte Lane

    June 11, 2018Reply

    I love the look and sound of the highlighting drops – I've never tried any before, nor have I tried mixing them in to my foundation. I think it's about time I tried it out! Great post Jodie 🙂 xoChar |

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