Five Favourites - Late Spring Picks

Whilst I've written a few posts in the last couple of months about spring beauty, but as I'm sure many beauty addicts know - many things will come and go even within a few weeks! As we are heading into the last weeks of spring, I thought I would talk about five of my current favourites that are seeing me through! A mixture of old and new, and continued favourites! There is also a mix of high-street and high end.



In my Spring Beauty Picks post, I talked about Child Star. Now whilst I still love that shade, recently I have using the slightly darker shade Sell Out - which I actually got first. I think the Melted Mattes are some of the best liquid lipsticks that I have tried. Sell Out is a gorgeous slightly dark rose-pink, which I think more people can wear, or would prefer to Child Star.

I will be honest and say that out of all the liquid lipsticks that I own, this is the least long-lasting, especially if you are eating oily foods. However it is really comfortable, and easy to reapply so I don’t find it too much of a bother. I would happily continue and continue to repurchase my current shades, and to try more!


Whenever I have worn a red lip in the last few weeks, I have been using this. One thing I love about the campaign for this, is that each shade is shown on different skin-tones – the idea that every one can work with everyone! I also like how sleek the packaging is. I am definitely going to be trying out more shades!

It has a very similar brush to the Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink which I also still love , but the formula is considerably thinner. I would say it has the thin consistency but still with full and opaque colour pay off. It has an oil-in-water formula, which makes it super comfortable, but don’t worry – it’s not going to be slipping all over your face!


I mentioned this on Instagram, that I first saw this back in December whilst interning at Cosmopolitan. Many magazines are often sent samples months in advance, and I gave this a cheeky sniff and knew I had to get it once it came out! Thankfully the launch date coincided with my birthday and my lovely parents got it for me! 

I think this is the only perfume in my current collection that does not have any rose in it. None! However it is still on the floral theme, with notes of jasmine, frangipani and sandalwood. I love the bright yellow packaging, really pops out amongst my collection. This is limited edition, and part of the Blossoms Collection, the other two fragrances also smell amazing so if you want to treat yourself, grab it soon! 


I received this brush in my February Birchbox, and prior to that, I had not tried any brushes from this brand but the design reminded me of the Spectrum brushes. Now as it came in a box, I'm not sure if it is meant to look as schew-wiff as mine is, but I actually like it like this. It is great for blended out transition shades, and anything in the crease. 

I have also washed it since and it came out fine. I have only used it with powder eyeshadows so far, but it would be interested to see how it might fair with cream/liquid eyeshadow. 


If you haven't tried one of the Rimmel Magnif'Eyes palettes, you need too! I had the Nude version of this palette for a while, as a high-street alternative to the original Naked palette. After watching one of Suzie from Hello October’s videos, she recommend the Spice version. It also a great alternative to Naked Heat as well. 

This is still one of my most used eyeshadow palettes, and the fourth shade along from the left, my most used eyeshadow. Both the matte and shimmery shades are very pigmented and last really well. It is also only £8.99, and for 12 eyeshadows, that’s not too shabby! It also now comes in 8 different colour ways, so there is definitely a palette to you! 

Do you have any new spring faves?

Ellyn xx

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