Beauty On Trial: Nars, Benefit & Soap and Glory

I've said before that, when it comes to beauty items (and pretty much the rest of my life), I'm a creature of habit. Yet, surprisingly, this past month I've welcomed a few new additions to my makeup bag. 

nars tinted moisturiser, benefit roller lash, soap and glory brow archery, 

Benefit Roller Lash. First up is Benefit's newest mascara offering. I'm on the fence with Benefit mascaras. I used to love Bad Gal back in the day, and managed to get through a couple of tubes of They're Real before deciding it was just too hard to remove. I'm not usually a fan of plastic brushes, but this one does live up to it's claims of creating super long lashes. One issue I'm having is that it seems to leave those annoying grey smudge marks just under my brow bone. Not a good look. 

Soap and Glory Brow Archery.  I've sworn by the Anastasia Brow Wiz for a good year now so, after hearing it was a good dupe I thought I'd give it a whirl. It only comes in two shades, so I was a little dubious. I opted for Blonde Shell and, whilst it's not quite the perfect match Anastasia offered, it's close enough. I also find that I'm having to press a little harder to get any colour payout, could be because it's new though? Other than that it's a pretty good dupe. Unfortunately for me, I still prefer the slightly pricier option. 

Nars Tinted Moisturiser. I actually bought this at the end of last year, it's just taken me until now to start using it regularly. I'm not usually one to opt for a tinted moisturiser but, after favouring a lighter base as of late, I thought I'd try it out. So far, so good. It's not one I'd pick for every day use, but for days when I don't want a lot of coverage it's really nice. I'll definitely be using this on good skin days.

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation I actually put my bottles of Sheer Glow to the back of the shelf last year, but as soon as I heard about a new Nars foundation offering, I had to try it out. Firstly, and most importantly, this one comes with a pump! I'll probably save this for a proper review once I've been using it for bit longer. So far though, I've noticed it loved to cling to dry patches. We'll see. 

Opinions on any of the aforementioned are welcomed on a postcard. Or the comments. Your choice.