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Illamasqua Brow Cake Review

The picture above is from January, so I’ve been using these Illamasqua Eyebrow Cakes for about 6 months now. There’s a little dent in them (especially Motto, the lighter shade), and that’s because they’re the only powder shadows I use on my brows.

I’m one of those people with ashier eyebrows, meaning that I struggle finding eyebrow products that don’t look too warm on me. A lot of “brown” brow shades out there look fine in the pot, but have a reddish orange tint once I put them on my face. Does anyone else have this problem? I know, the struggle is real!


That being said, these brow shadows come in 6 shades, and most do have warmer tones if that’s what you need. I chose the lightest shade (Motto) and the darker shade (Vehement). They’re both ashy and I can either wear Motto alone for a more subtle brow, mix them for more definiton, or pop Motto in the inner part and Vehement in the outer part.

Wearing Vehement alone is too much for me (I’ve made this mistake and it does look a bit cray) but it might be perfect for those with very dark brows.

These shadows are completely 100% matte, very pigmented, and densely packed. Their texture’s perfect for brows, but with great pigment comes great responsibly. When using a dense and sturdy eyebrow brush, you can pack a lot of color on. You really only need a tiny amount to keep it natural.

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I’ve heard time and time again that powder shadow on your brows is the way to make them look natural. I disagree. It can end up looking pretty unnatural if you pack on too much pigment, and you really need to be careful with these since they’re so pigmented. I put a really small amount on my brush, start in the middle of my brows, and work my way up.


Two thumbs up for Illamasqua’s Brow Cake, especially in the shades above for those with ashy eyebrows like me. Very pigmented product that’s going to last me a long time, and they retail for $25. I bought mine from, which ships worldwide.

What products do you use on your brows?

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