It seems to be one makeup launch after the other, which is absolutely fine, but definitely hard to keep up with. 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 faves!
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 and for an affordable highlighter I feel like L’Oreal have really nailed it with this. I wish I had this before my honeymoon because it definitely would have been packed.
There’s a liquid bronzer as part of the range, the Bonjour Sunshine Tanned Skin Embellisher. Now, I don’t know about you but I don’t see the words liquid bronzer in the product name, so I may have applied 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, so good for any holidays or warmer days when you just want a light base.
I’m never adventurous when it comes to blush, I tend to stick to a muted tone and Nars Orgasm is about as bold as it gets. I decided to give the Life’s A Peach blusher a try and I’ve been converted! It’s soft, pigmented and the shade itself really lifts 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, applied it gives my skin even more warmth and it really is the perfect finishing touch. The bronzer is nice too, although I wouldn’t say 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 colour without looking caked in makeup or over done.
Lastly I want to give a quick shoutout to the highlighter palettes. I have been using the Cool Glow palette and there’s definitely two shades I get use out of 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. If you’re a highlighter junky, I would definitely recommend these.
What do you make of this collection? Will you be trying anything?