Of all face shapes, there are some features that can make a face appear more beautiful. A beautiful face is usually one that is symmetrical and well-balanced. Yet, it’s important to know that beauty is a subjective concept. The saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder is correct. – as one person may have completely different ideals of beauty than another.
Research studies assess and identify the characteristics of a beautiful or perfect face. They found that there are some common features that are seen as beautiful by most people.
Symmetrical Face Definition
A symmetrical face is one where the left and right sides of the face are mirror images of each other. If you were to draw a line down the centre of the face, both sides would be identical.
Symmetry is a key identifier of beauty. This is because a symmetrical face can be representative of good genes and physical health.
Yet, it’s quite unusual; there is no such thing as a completely symmetrical face.
What Makes a Beautiful Face?
A beautiful face is often one that is in perfect proportion. This means that all features on the face are in harmony with each other. Ie. the eyes, nose, and mouth are all in alignment. It also relates to the perfect side profile and that the profile of the face is well-balanced.
It’s believed that the following facial features make a pretty face.
1. Smooth Forehead
A smooth forehead without any blemishes or wrinkles is often seen as beautiful.
2. Large and Wide Set Eyes
Large eyes are beautiful, regardless of their colour. They make the face appear more open and welcoming.
3. Symmetric and Slim Nose
A slim nose that is in proportion with the rest of the face is beautiful. A symmetrical and well-proportioned nose is also seen as a sign of beauty.
4. Full and Firm Cheeks
High cheekbones are often associated with beauty. They give the face a more sculpted appearance.
5. Sharp Jawline
A well-defined jawline is another classically beautiful feature. It gives the face a more angular appearance.
6. Well-Defined Chin
A well-defined chin is a sign of beauty and strength.
7. Fuller Lips
Lips that are full and plump are often seen as beautiful. The bottom lip should be slightly larger than the top lip.
8. Proportional Ears
Ears that are in proportion with the rest of the face are beautiful.
9. Well-Contoured Neck
A well-contoured neck is a sign of beauty and grace.
10. Healthy Looking Skin
Healthy-looking skin is often seen as a sign of beauty. Smooth, clear skin is beautiful, regardless of skin tone.
It’s important to remember that face beauty is subjective. What one person may consider beautiful, another person may not. Yet, these 10 features of a face are generally seen as beautiful by most people.
Different Face Shapes: Which One is Yours?
Now that we know some of the key facial features that are associated with beauty, let’s take a look at different face shapes. This face shape chart gives a good understanding of the different face shapes:
There are 7 main face shapes, these include:
An oval face shape is considered an ideal shape as it is well-proportioned. An oval face is longer than it is wide and has a gently rounded jawline.
A round face shape is as the name suggests, it is circular in shape and is widest at the cheeks. A round face has softer features and a shorter jawline.
A square face shape features a strong jawline and a wide forehead. A square face is as wide as it is long and has straight, angular sides.
A diamond face shape has high cheekbones and a narrow forehead and chin. A diamond face is long with sharp, angular features.
A heart face shape has a wide forehead and a narrow chin. A heart face typically has sharp, angular features and is wider at the top half of the face.
A pear face shape has a narrow forehead and a wide chin. A pear face is typically wider at the bottom half of the face than it is at the top.
An oblong face shape is similar to an oval, however, it is longer than it is wide. An oblong face has a longer nose and a narrow chin.
With these in mind, it’s important to consider that everyone is different, and there is no such thing as the perfect face shape.
How to Tell Which Face Shape Is Yours
You should be able to identify your face shape by looking in the mirror. But, if you’re having trouble, there is an easy way to determine your face shape.
- Start by pulling your hair back away from your face so that you can see your features more clearly.
- Next, using a lip or eye pencil, trace the outline of your face onto a piece of paper.
- Once you have traced your face, take a step back and take a look at the shape. Does it resemble one of the face shapes we’ve discussed? If so, that’s your face shape!
This information is helpful as it can give you an idea of what kind of hairstyles, makeup, injectables and even plastic surgery procedures will suit your face shape best. Remember, the goal is to accentuate your best features and downplay those that you’re not as fond of.
The Golden Ratio of a Beautiful Face
Plastic surgeons and injectors often measure facial beauty using the golden face ratio. The face golden ratio is a mathematical formula used to calculate beauty. It’s often used by plastic surgeons to assess facial symmetry and proportion. When a face measures close to this ratio, it is a sign of having a natural beautiful face.
This formula is widely recognised as standard practice. It came about as a result of the Greek ‘golden rectangle’, which was based on the Fibonacci sequence. According to this, the perfect face ratio is 1:1.6. This means that the face should be one and a half times longer than it is wide. Perfect face proportions are the ones that are closest to this golden ratio.
Unfortunately, as we age, we lose fat around our eyes, cheeks and jawline. This can make our face look sunken and hollow. Restoring our proportions closer to how we looked when we were younger can make us look more attractive and rejuvenated.
Achieving the Golden Ratio with Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery can help to correct facial proportions and create a more symmetrical and beautiful face. This is often done through procedures such as rhinoplasty (nose job), eyebrow lift surgery, and fat injections to the cheeks.
Further examples include:
- If the forehead is too high due to drooping eyebrows, brow lift surgery may be a good solution.
- If the eyes seem small due to saggy eyelids, eyelid surgery can correct this.
- If the nose is too big or misshapen, rhinoplasty can help to create a beautiful nose.
- Finally, if wide nostrils are an issue, Alarplasty surgery can bring the nostrils into proportion.
Achieving the Golden Ratio with Cosmetic Injectables
Cosmetic injectable treatments can improve facial symmetry and proportion. Anti-wrinkle injections help to smooth out wrinkles and give the face a more youthful appearance. Fillers can add volume to the face and create a more beautiful facial contour.
- If the face is longer than it is wide, dermal filler can enhance the cheekbones.
- If the face is wider than it is long, length can be created by adding dermal filler to the chin.
- If the temples are sunken, dermal filler can fill the temples and create proportion to the eye area.
- If the lips are too thin or not in proportion, lip filler can add volume and reduce lower facial height, and
- A good side profile is one where the forehead, nose and chin are in one line. If, for example, the chin is recessed, chin and jaw filler can create a more balanced profile.
Injectables are a great non-surgical solution that can help us shape the perfect female face. They are also useful for reshaping male faces and creating more balance and harmony.
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Please consult with your plastic surgeon or cosmetic injector to see if you are a candidate for surgery or injectable treatments.
What Makes a Face Attractive?
According to research, there are several traits that can make us appear more attractive. The most beautiful faces include:
- Asymmetry (unique face traits)
- Simplicity (no distinguishing features)
As well as these traits for beautiful women faces, the most attractive, perfect male face has:
- Facial hair (heavy stubble)
- Facial scars, and
- Look older (the “George Clooney” effect)
How to Get a Beautiful Face
When seeking an attractive face, we should endeavour to enhance our facial features, not change them completely. Aside from our features (which we cannot change without surgical or injectable intervention), there are other things we can do to make our facial skin look more beautiful.
The most beautiful face is one that has smooth, clear and healthy-looking skin. Women with pretty faces tend to adhere to the following beauty tips for face:
- Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated.
- Eat a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
- Get enough sleep to allow your body to rest and repair itself.
- Avoid smoking and excessive sun exposure, which can damage your skin.
- Use gentle, non-abrasive cleansers and moisturizers to care for your skin.
- Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover.
These beautiful face tips are a starting point. For more specific advice, consult a skincare specialist. They can help you create a personalised skincare routine that meets your unique needs.
How Do You Define a Beautiful Face?
There is no definitive answer to this question. Beauty is subjective, and what one person finds beautiful may not be what another person finds beautiful. That said, there are certain traits that tend to be considered attractive, such as symmetry, averageness, and simplicity.
What Is the Most Attractive Face Shape?
Again, there is no definitive answer for the most attractive face shape. However, studies have shown that people tend to find oval-shaped faces more attractive than other face shapes.
What Does It Mean if Your Face Is Symmetrical?
When you look at someone’s face and it is symmetrical, this means that their face is the same on both sides. This can be judged by looking at the nose, eyes, lips, and other facial features. Faces that are symmetrical tend to be considered more attractive.
What Is the Golden Ratio of Beauty?
The Golden Ratio of Beauty is a mathematical formula that is used to determine facial proportions. According to this formula, the ideal face is one that is roughly 1.618 times longer than it is wide. This ratio can be applied to any facial feature, including the nose, lips, and eyes.
What Is the Most Masculine Face?
The most masculine facial features are the chin and jaw. In men, these structures are usually larger in size. This includes having a taller, angular and squarer chin, as well as a larger and wider jaw.
If you want to learn more about what makes a beautiful face, or how you can improve your own facial features, please contact our team. Specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Doyle, and our cosmetic injectable nurse will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best treatment options for you.
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Dr Mark Doyle is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over thirty years of experience. He specialises in face lift surgery in Gold Coast and Brisbane, and also offers a range of body and breast procedures.
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