Eyebrow Shaping Tips From the Professionals

March 16, 2023

Achieving the perfect set of eyebrows is an essential part of any beauty routine, but it can be a challenging task. That’s why we’ve reached out to the professionals at Cosmetic Avenue, a local semi-permanent makeup salon and clinic in the UK, to bring you their top tips for shaping your eyebrows.

Understanding Your Face Shape

Before you start shaping your eyebrows, it’s crucial to determine your face shape. Everyone has unique facial features, and shaping your eyebrows according to your face shape can help enhance your natural beauty. At Cosmetic Avenue, our experts recommend the following eyebrow shapes for different face shapes:

Round Face Shape

If you have a round face, your eyebrows should have a high arch to create the illusion of a longer face. A high arch lifts the eyebrows and makes the face look more elongated. Avoid making the eyebrows too rounded, as this can make the face look wider.

Oval Face Shape

For an oval face, a slightly angled and soft arch is ideal. The oval face shape is considered the ideal face shape as it has balanced proportions. Therefore, you can experiment with different eyebrow shapes to find what looks best on you. A slightly angled and soft arch will complement the oval face shape’s natural beauty.

Square Face Shape

If you have a square face, your eyebrows should have a soft arch to complement the strong jawline. The soft arch will balance the face’s proportions and soften the angular features. Avoid making the eyebrows too thin or too arched, as this can make the face look too sharp.

Heart Face Shape

For a heart-shaped face, a rounded arch will balance the sharp chin. The rounded arch will help soften the pointed chin and create a more balanced look. Avoid making the eyebrows too thin or too arched, as this can make the forehead look too wide.

Long Face Shape

If you have a long face, flat eyebrows with a slight arch will shorten the face’s length. The flat eyebrows will create a horizontal line that breaks up the length of the face. Avoid making the eyebrows too high or too arched, as this can make the face look even longer.

Diamond Face Shape

For those with a diamond face shape, we recommend eyebrows with a curved arch to soften the angles of the face. Avoid making the eyebrows too pointy, as this can make the face look too angular. A gently curved arch will help balance the face and enhance its natural beauty.

Tips for Shaping Your Eyebrows

Now that you know your face shape, let’s dive into some essential tips for shaping your eyebrows.

Don’t Overpluck

Overplucking is a common mistake people make when shaping their eyebrows. Plucking too much hair can result in sparse eyebrows and uneven growth. It can take a long time for the hair to grow back, and in some cases, it may never grow back at all. Our experts at Cosmetic Avenue advise against over-plucking and recommend plucking only the stray hairs that fall outside of your desired eyebrow shape.

Use the Right Tools

Investing in high-quality tweezers and a spoolie brush is essential for shaping your eyebrows correctly. Tweezers with slanted tips make it easier to grip the hair and pull it out at the root. A spoolie brush can help you tame unruly hairs and blend in eyebrow products. Using the right tools will make the process of shaping your eyebrows easier and more efficient.

Follow the Natural Arch

Following your natural arch is key when shaping your eyebrows. Your natural arch is the highest point of your eyebrow and is determined by the shape of your brow bone. Overarching can make your eyebrows look unnatural and out of place. Our experts at Cosmetic Avenue recommend working with your natural arch to create a natural and flattering eyebrow shape that complements your face.

Benefits of Semi-Permanent Makeup

At Cosmetic Avenue, we offer semi-permanent makeup solutions to enhance your eyebrows’ shape and colour. Our professionals use high-quality pigments and techniques to create a natural and long-lasting result. The benefits of semi-permanent makeup include:

Saves Time

One of the most significant benefits of semi-permanent makeup is that it saves you time in the morning. With semi-permanent makeup, you no longer need to spend time shaping and filling in your eyebrows. You can wake up with perfect eyebrows every day, saving you valuable time and effort.


Semi-permanent makeup can last up to two years, depending on the technique and individual’s skin. The pigment is deposited into the skin’s upper layer, making it long-lasting and durable. Unlike traditional makeup, semi-permanent makeup won’t smudge or fade throughout the day, making it ideal for those with active lifestyles.

Low Maintenance

We all want eyebrows that are easy to maintain, having semi-permanent eyebrows make it easy to pluck any stray hairs around the perfect shape which has been created for you based on your face shape and desired look.

Enhances Natural Beauty

Semi-permanent makeup can enhance your natural beauty by creating a more defined and fuller look to your eyebrows. Whether you have sparse eyebrows, thinning eyebrows, or asymmetrical eyebrows, semi-permanent makeup can help you achieve a natural and beautiful look. Our experts at Cosmetic Avenue work with you to create a customised look that complements your face shape and features.


Eyebrow shaping can be a challenging task, but with the right tips and tools, you can achieve the perfect set of eyebrows. At Cosmetic Avenue, our professionals use the latest microblading techniques and high-quality pigments to create natural and long-lasting results. Book an appointment with us today to enhance your eyebrows’ shape and colour!

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