attractive facial features

Attractive Facial Features

It has been proved, that facial symmetry is one of the criteria, by which we perceive attractiveness of a face. But, there are many other factors that make a face attractive. The face is the first thing that catches the attention of a passer by, friend or foe. Read this article to know the different parameters of an attractive face.

Everyone wants to look attractive. People wear makeup, use beauty creams and so on; just to look good. But there are some facial features that make you look attractive naturally. Wide-set eyes, high cheekbones, a tapering chin and a small nose are considered to make one look attractive. Sharp facial features make one look good. But beauty does not have set parameters. It's a perception that differs from person to person. Here we will try to tell you about the facial features that are widely considered to qualify as 'attractive'.
Elements of a Perfect Face
Perfect Forehead Eyebrows Twinkling Eyes Pointed Nose Tip High Cheek Bones Full Lips Tapering Chin Flawless Skin Defined Face Cut Prominent Dimples Additional Features in Women Additional Features in Men Perfection
Perfect Forehead
There is actually no such thing as a perfect-sized forehead. But, a forehead size should ideally be, at least one-fourth the size of your whole face. Otherwise, as long as your forehead compliments your face on the whole, it is perfect. However, most people consider big foreheads attractive.
Eyebrows should be medium-sized, not too long or short. They should have sufficient gap between them, where your nose joins your forehead to form the 'T'. But, they should not be receding either. Scanty eyebrows can steal the beauty of your forehead and eyes. Arched shaped brows will give you a raised and curvy look. Neatly shaped, fairly thick brows look very graceful.
Twinkling Eyes
Eyes are the most prominent feature of the face. They play a major role in forming facial expressions, as it is believed, that the eyes speak what the lips can't. Bright, sparkling, wide eyes (blue, gray or hazel colored) are a remarkable facial feature. Otherwise, black and brown eyes have always been considered beautiful and attractive. Talking about eyes, let's not forget the most important part of it; the lashes. Thick, long and dark lashes, curled upwards, give your eyes that pretty look. Thick lids add definition to your eyes, making them more intense.
Pointed Nose Tip
A narrow nose with a pointed tip is very alluring. What makes it more attractive, is not having those prominent wrinkle lines (also known as smile lines), from the sides of your nostrils to the corners of your lips.
High Cheek Bones
Chubby cheeks may look cute, but they aren't very attractive. High cheek bones have always been a very sexy feature in women. Cheek bones should have a hollow curve, that is in line with your lips, slanting upwards to the start of your ears.
Full Lips
Lips are a very important facial feature. Full lips look enticing and luscious. A natural pout enhances the look. Your lower lip should be fatter than your upper lip. The outline of your lips should be a straight line and not a smudgy one. A good teeth set and jawline play an important role in the positioning of your lips.
Tapering Chin
A narrow, tapering chin always looks very charming and attractive. The chin should not be over-sized, nor should it be too small. A medium-sized chin is just perfect. After the jawline, the chin is the final feature that defines your face.
Flawless Skin
Flawless skin is the key to attractiveness. It gives your face a very neat and supple look. The skin tone also plays an important role here. Slightly tanned, golden brown skin has always been a big turn on. But otherwise, even if you are on the fairer or darker side, it hardly matters, as long as you have a flawless skin, which is devoid of marks, freckles and pimples.
Defined Face Cut
If I were to go by majority, then a slightly oval face is what is liked by most people. Yes, round faces with chubby cheeks do look good on certain women, but then, these face types have a certain amount of childishness. Long and thin faces, devoid of any face fat, are usually not among the most-desired of face types.
Prominent Dimples
Dimples add a lot of beauty to your smile, making it infectious. Some of us may also have a dimple chin (also known as cleft chin). A mild disorder in reality, dimples have turned into a very likable facial feature.
Additional Features in Women
Beauty spots like moles, when present in the right places, add class to your beautiful face. These beauty marks are sometimes falsely created by people, using everyday cosmetics. The famous symbol of beauty, Marilyn Monroe, had a prominent mole on her face. 'The Monroe Piercing', has become popular as a piercing, that resembles the beauty spot that Monroe had.
Additional Features in Men
Facial features like forehead, eyes, cheeks, nose, and skin would be more or less the same, but the lips would not need that pout. Men would need a stronger, angular, masculine, and a more prominent jawline and chin. They need not have curvy or arch-shaped brows either. Their brows should be thicker, as compared to a woman's. In men, most women prefer clean-shaven or the stubble look. A well-maintained goatee or French beard, is also considered attractive.
Some Beauty Tips
  • If you have a not-so-prominent lip line, use a lip liner to even it out.
  • For scanty eyebrows, use a brow pencil.
  • For scanty lashes, you have fake lashes available in the market.
  • No beauty spots? Just have one made with an eyeliner.
  • For highlighting the cheek bones, draw slightly dark brown lines from the beginning of your ear, half way to your lips (slanting downwards), and camouflage them with foundation. They won't be visible, however, you'll have defined cheek bones. Use blush to enhance the look.
  • Pimples and scars can be concealed, while excess facial hair can be waxed or bleached.
  • Foundation will even out your skin tone.
Wear that beautiful smile, always.
"Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder", they say. But I always feel that looking beautiful is more about feeling beautiful from within. Cherish your beauty. Disclaimer: This article does not represent people of any particular race, color or ethnicity.

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