It’s Valentine’s Day this weekend, lovers! It’s all about romance in our house. The Blokefolk have planned something special for the weekend, but it’s a surprise. They’re such sweethearts.
The Welshman and I had our first date on Valentine’s Day, way back in the Jurassic era of 1999. Somewhat embarrassingly, we realised that our first date and Valentine’s Day coincided, so we watched rugby, ate pizza and drank beer on Friday, before Sunday’s most romantic and gorgeous lunch, dinner and movie date with the future love of my life.
I remember what I wore (pale blue Studibaker ruched dress and black Nine West strappy heeled sandals). I remember what the Welshman wore (a Country Road pale blue checked shirt) – because he also wore it at the birth of our child. I even remember what lipstick I wore – Bloom Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Sweet Pea, a pinky mauve nude.
16 years later, I no longer fit into that blue dress. It’s tucked away in my memory box. I’m not sure what I’m going to wear yet – my plans for the day are a surprise so it’s a little hard to plan. But I have my Valentine’s Day makeup look sorted thanks to Sorme Cosmetics.
It’s all about lips and lashes for Valentine’s Day. My look is based around luscious long fluttery lashes and a pretty rosy pink glossy pout.
To make my lips and lashes pop, I’m dialling back the rest of my makeup look. A well blended base with a prettily flushed cheek, groomed brow, a hint of bronzer under the cheekbones and on the temples, and a dab of highlighter to open up the eyes and enhance the cupid’s bow.
I’ve used a primer, a little creme foundation applied with a blending sponge, corrector under the eyes, concealer, mineral finishing powder, creme blush, a light wash of nude eyeshadow, gel bronzer and powder highlighter. It sounds like a lot of products, but just a tiny bit of all of these products blended very well into the skin makes the perfect canvas. Click to read all about my No Makeup Makeup Look.
The next step is to apply the Sorme Cosmetics products to make my look pop. I used Sorme Cosmetics Smearproof Lipliner in Pure Rose, first outlining my lips and then filling in the lip to act as a great base. I applied LipThick Super Plumping Gloss in Bloom, a really lovely rosy dark pink.
The Sorme Cosmetics LipThick (how cute is that name by the way?!) contains Vitamin C from citrus oil, and Cinnamon, Fennel and Clove to increase the blood circulation. A maxi peptide ingredient encourages a longer lasting plumping effect. It is deliciously scented and flavoured. It’s not sticky or tacky, is long lasting and I’m pretty happy with the plumped pout too! Really well priced at $23.95
To make my lashes really pop, I used a lash curler to lift the lashes, followed by a fine line of Sorme Cosmetics Smearproof Eyeliner in Black Jade. I applied the eyeliner very close to the upper lash line, to give the effect of fuller lashes.
A black liner does a great job for this look, but I like to use a subtly coloured liner. Like a chocolate brown, a dark grey or the green-tinted black Sorme Cosmetics Black Jade Smearproof Eyeliner. It’s a little unexpected, is more flattering for day and gives a softer more romantic look than jet black. The Sorme Cosmetics Eyeliner is workable when freshly applied and lasts really well. Top value at $17.98
The final step in my Valentine’s Day look is super duper luscious lashes. I followed my own How to Apply Mascara steps to apply the Sorme Cosmetics Extreme Volumizing Mascara in Black. I was advised to roll the mascara wand to fully coat and lift the lashes, so I added a roll movement to my Side Sweep step. Impressive results!
The Sorme Cosmetics mascara is formulated with aloe vera and hyaluronic acid and is polymer free. These humectant ingredients swell the lashes with moisture to create volume without heavy clumpy polymers. I’m very impressed with the results. Great quality for $32.95
Sorme Cosmetics Giveaway and Discount Code
I’ve got a great giveaway from the lovely people at Dynamic Skin Solutions, the Australian stockists of Sorme Cosmetics. One lucky reader will win one of each of the following:
- Sorme Treatment Cosmetics Extreme Volumizing Mascara
- Sorme Treatment Cosmetics Smearproof Eyeliner in Charcoal
- Sorme Treatment Cosmetics Smearproof Lipliner in Pure Rose
- Sorme Treatment Cosmetics LipThick Super Plumping Gloss in Bloom
To enter this game of skill, just leave me a comment telling me about a memorable first date! The competition closes at 9pm on Thursday 26 February 2015. Please make sure you leave your email address or social media handle so I can contact you if you’re the lucky winner!
Dynamic Skin Solutions are such nice people that they’re offering all Kimba Likes readers 15% off anything in their online store. Just enter discount code KIMBA at checkout. Run don’t walk! Click here to shop^
UPDATE | won by Aleney
Sorme Treatment Cosmetics products were gifted to me by Dynamic Skin Solutions for trial and review purposes. Thank you to Anna Barr PR. I’m so impressed with Dynamic Skin Solutions that I’ve partnered with them as an affiliate.