And so my obsession with eyebrows continues. I discovered Illamasqua Eyebrow Cake when a makeup professional at an Illamasqua counter insisted on trying it on me, and I thought it was pretty good so went back and bought it.
This Eyebrow Cake in “Motto” is much cooler shade than the MUA one I have been loving lately – it actually looks grey in the pot, and wouldn’t be one I’d have picked without the professional recommendation. However I actually think it suits cooler blondes really well as it applies as an ash blonde, which is my natural colour. And the fact that it is slightly darker and cooler than the MUA Pro Brow kit shade means that it creates more eyebrow definition.
Here’s a before and after shot of my brows where I’ve applied this product (only very softly for a natural daytime look). I’m still an advocate for brow powders rather than pencils or liners as I prefer this softer look, and I’ve found that it’s still possible to create (soft) definition. What’s great though is that the eyebrow cake can be applied more heavily or even with a wet brush for a sharper more striking look – it’s a very versatile product!
I have found that defined eyebrows frame the face and enhance the eyes and I do really like this Eyebrow Cake, especially for night-time use. In the day when I like no-makeup make-up looks I’d probably prefer a lighter version of this shade, as it’s easy to overdo it, but overall I think I prefer the cooler taupe colour of “Motto” to the MUA Pro Brow kit shades. The only thing is that there is a significant difference in the prices of these two products – Illamasqua Eyebrow Cake costs £15.50, and the MUA kit (which also contains a sealing wax) is just £3.50! But I suppose when you consider that the MUA kit has 3 shades, only one of which is the right match for me, I am getting a lot more brow powder for my money with the Illamasqua one. So I’ll be sticking with this one for the time being anyway, and I think it was worth the investment.