Sorme Cosmetics Valentine’s Day Look

Kimba Likes Sorme Cosmetics Valentine's Day Lashes & Lips Look

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.

Kimba Likes Sorme Cosmetics Valentine's Day Lashes & Lips Look

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.

Kimba Likes Sorme Cosmetics Valentine's Day Lashes & Lips Look

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

how to apply mascara

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

Kimba Likes Sorme Cosmetics Valentine's Day Lashes & Lips Look

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


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  • Noah House - 27 February 2015 - 7.27 am

    First off I am trying to win this contest for my wife 🙂 One of the most memorable dates for me was our honeymoon dinner. My wife is very beautiful and is often mistaken for Emma stone. Honestly! So we were sitting there on our date and the woman at the table across from us wouldn’t stop staring. Me and my wife were checking our clothes and faces, thinking maybe we left some food there. The woman pulled out her cell phone and made a very excited looking phone call. About thirty minutes later an entire group of ‘Emma Stone’ fans burst through the restaurant door and surrounded our table. They began asking for autographs and pictures. My wife was completely embarrassed to have to tell them that she was not Emma stone! She says that will be a night she will always remember, and frankly so will I!ReplyCancel

  • Rashanda House - 24 February 2015 - 12.22 pm

    I met my husband during my freshman year in college. He was a frat boy and I was a regular student. During a game of truth or dare my friends dared me to ask out the next guy I saw. After building the courage I asked my now husband if he’d like to meet up at the movies later tonight. I was openly embarrassed and so was he! We met later at the movies and watched some horror movie who’s name I cannot recall. The movie was gruesome and filled with blood and gore. I didn’t make it through half the movie before I got sick and tried to run to the bathroom. He tried to help me and in the process I vomited all over his shirt and boots! I couldn’t have been more embarrassed in my life! Or so I thought because about two seconds later I blushed from the tips of my hair to the points of my toes when he remarked that it smelled like chicken! *Groan*ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - 17 February 2015 - 3.28 pm

    My first date with my now ex-husband was a blind date organised by a mutual friend. He walked into the room in a really bad outfit consisting of a faded and stretched polo shirt, baggy jeans and gym shoes. I took one look at him and thought, “Oh no, he’s not for me.”. 8 beers later we had a big pash and that boy could kiss.
    I blame that kiss.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn @ Champagne Cartel - 17 February 2015 - 1.05 pm

    I once went on a first date with a guy in a coconut bra and sarong. We already knew each other, and had been at an ocean themed party the night before. He stayed at my place and the next day we went on our first date – out to a local restaurant for lunch. I obviously had plenty of clothes to change into but he still just had his costume. We enjoyed attentive service and a whole lot of odd looks, but it worked out well. We spent the next eight years together and are still great friends.ReplyCancel

  • Kianna Rhodes - 16 February 2015 - 1.41 pm

    The first date me and my husband had was really breathtaking. We had just met only about three weeks prior. I was in a terrible car accident on an old highway, heading to my mom’s house for Christmas. I spun out of control and hit a tree. My car was totalled and I couldn’t even move to release my seat belt. I laid in that position for hours my phone had long since died and I was cold and hungry. Finally someone began to ride past. (My now husband) He called the police and soon after I was in the hospital. After All the initial check ups were over they told me I could rest. The hospital phone ringing broke me out of my sleep. It was Him calling to check on me to see if I was okay. ( I’d never given him anything but my name. Get still refuses to tell me how he was able to contact me.) Long story short He asked me on a date and when I was released from the hospital We arranged a date to meet up. We met at a really fancy italian place downtown. Being that this guy was basically a total stranger other than having saved my life, I felt pretty nervous. As we ate and talked I began to relax. It turns out that he was very charming! We immediately clicked. Things got a little akward though when the bill came and he realized he’d left his wallet at home. We weren’t able to pay so the manager gave us the old school ‘wash the dishes for payment’ punishment. Talk about embarrassing! We stood back there somberly washing restaurant dishes in a huge sink. My husband flicked a little soap at me, I flicked some suds back at him and our subtle playing turned into a full blown suds war. Needless to say we were kicked out pretty fast. Been married 3 years, and that Is still our most memorable date! Gosh, I love him!ReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 17 February 2015 - 12.39 am

      Wow! What a story! xReplyCancel

      • Kianna Rhodes - 18 February 2015 - 9.48 am

        I know! I remember it like it was yesterday! I think I may have written the wrong email on my previous comment. The email is I absolutely loved reading these comments! Purely amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Raychael aka Mystery Case - 15 February 2015 - 11.24 am

    I distinctly remember our first date, only due to the fact that it was also my godson’s 10th birthday and it was the first year (of many) that I stood him up.

    I can’t for the life of me remember what I wore though.

    Most most memorable date wasn’t actually with hubby (shh don’t tell him). I was asked to wear a cocktail dress for drinks and the guy took me to McDonalds at West Gosford and had booked the train (not sure if it is still there) and he wore a tux.

    It was all a bit strange and a fun night but it also in a way, sealed the deal that he really was the one for me.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style - 14 February 2015 - 3.08 pm

    I honestly can’t think of any comment worthy dates. I really need to sort this out with hubby stat! Rachel xReplyCancel

  • Mrs D plus 3 - 13 February 2015 - 1.12 am

    Love that lippy!! Happy V day lovely xxReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 12 February 2015 - 4.20 pm

    my date took me to a local lookout, put the convertible top down and left the radio on while we chatted. It was a great night…until he went to start the car to take me home. He’d drained the battery. Great! Fancy European car wouldn’t turn on the headlights without batteries… So he decided he would roll it down the hill to push start it. Genius. Except there were no lights and we had no headlights. Nailbiting is not descriptive enough… I was clinging to my seat the whole time. We survived, and had another date and another… And reader, I married him (despite that disastrous first date!)ReplyCancel

  • Sonia from Sonia Styling - 12 February 2015 - 3.31 pm

    Our “actual” first date involved the two of us… and a third wheel. His best mate. The three of us went out to dinner, then out for drinks and dancing at a club. Mr Styling snuck a cheeky pash on the dancefloor while his mate was at the bar buying us drinks. I still remember the song that was playing when that happened…ReplyCancel

  • Janine Gardiner - 12 February 2015 - 2.22 pm

    My first date with hubby I had eaten a bag of licorice allsorts before he picked me up. Nobody had ever told me that licorice makes you fart. I spent the whole night squeezing my bum cheeks tight to hold them in. When he walked me to my door he gave me the best kiss I had ever had and my cheeks just relaxed and every fart I held in that night came rolling out in one thunderous roar. Despite that horrific he married me.ReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 2 March 2015 - 2.25 pm

      Dear Aleney

      You are my winner winner chicken dinner! Please email me at with your address details xReplyCancel

      • Aleney - 6 March 2015 - 11.41 pm

        So excited! I so rarely spoil myself with goodies like this these days… Hope you got my email:) xxxReplyCancel

      • Aleney - 6 March 2015 - 11.41 pm

        So excited! I so rarely spil myself with goodies like this these days… Hope you got my email:) xxxReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 17 February 2015 - 12.42 am

      This is just fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Roney - 12 February 2015 - 10.19 am

    LOVE your how to apply mascara instructions!!!! and seriously lady you get hotter by thew day xxxReplyCancel

  • Aleney - 12 February 2015 - 10.10 am

    My first date with Mr Eats World was AWKWARD! We were both bitter and cynical divorcees and I couldn’t stand him. But a mutual friend decided we were made for each other and set us up by inviting us both to an event and then not turning up. We were mortified and extremely awkward at first, but had a few drinks while we waited for our “pal”. By the time we realised he wasn’t coming we were more than a little sozzled and ended up having the funnest night and staying out until about 5am. Funnest night ever! Followed by the funnest 15 years! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 17 February 2015 - 12.42 am

      You old romantics – against your will! xReplyCancel

  • Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) - 12 February 2015 - 8.18 am

    When we look back on our first date, my dear hubs remembers all his anxiety that it was never going to happen, LOL!
    First he took half an hour talking to me on the phone to work up the courage to ask me out for lunch. Then the big day came and I rang him up to cancel because there were public transport strikes on that day and I couldn’t get into the city to meet him.
    So we arranged a new day for our *date*, but then I had to ring him back a few days later and apologise that I had to work in the end, so could we meet up for our date on my long lunch break instead?
    I think by this time the dear man was wondering what he was getting himself into! Anyway, we met up on my lunch break and I proceeded to spend the entire date trying not to drop pasta down my work clothes (I was a salesgirl for the now defunct Daimaru) while making witty conversation.
    We both agree that it was a rather awkward first date, but hey, here we are 14 years later and very happily married!ReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 17 February 2015 - 12.43 am

      You got there in the end! (I miss Daimaru, by the way!) xReplyCancel

  • Raychael aka Mystery Case - 12 February 2015 - 5.40 am

    I’m honestly only remembering the cringe worthy first dates and there were more than a few and they are not fit for publication. It was back before smart phones and as far as I know there is no photographic evidence, so I’m choosing the photos or it didn’t happen approach here.ReplyCancel

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