Ever wondered why your baby keeps looking at you?
Studies have shown that babies tend to linger longer on a face that is aesthetically pleasing.
Researchers analysing attractive faces have demonstrated that the eyes, nose and lips, the central inverted triangle, is what we focus on, when we meet a new person.
Artists have long understood what it means to constitute an attractive face.
In the international best-seller, BLINK, it is stated that we make snap judgement on people, in the blink of an eye.
Now I believe in the 3 zones of BEAUTY.
Inner Circle – Comprising the eyes and cheeks
Midline Triangle – Comprising the nose and lips
Outer Oval – Comprising the temples, Jaw and chin
In this face, we notice perfectly positioned cheeks, volumised infraorbital area and eyes that complete the inner circle of beauty.
Your cheeks frame your eyes. Science has taught us the existence of the Ogee curve, which flattens as we age.
Lets take a look at another face. The outer oval would comprise of the line joining the temple, to the to the jawline, and ending with the chin. In this actress, we see a seamless line that continues down and laterally from the temples, to the well volumised cheeks, the slim jawline and the well shaped chin.
For a beautiful female chin, on side profile, it must lie close to or at the line seen above. This is agreed upon by Plastic Surgeons.
And on frontal view, the length from the tip of the chin to the lower lip should be twice that of the base of nose to the upper lip. This is akin to the Golden Ratio. A good example is seen here in Korean star Han Ga In.
Moving on, lets discuss the next shape, the inner circle around the eyes.
This can be divided into
- Well shaped brows which frames the face and gives you a refreshed look
- Smooth wrinkle free skin lateral and medial to the eyes,
- Soft jelly roll under the eye, evident in the picture below.
Finally, the last shape. The midline triangle, comprising the nose and lips.
Notice how the nose in this actress is sharp, high and narrow? A slender nose, with a high bridge that extends from the brows, and a seamless body that curls over the tip. The only thing to be careful here is an exaggerated nose bridge, which would have you looking like our model below, aka, the ‘Avatar’ look.
As for the lips, the borders are well defined and there is preservation of the 2:1 ratio for the volume of lower lip compared to upper lip.
Moving on, lets look at a popular test you can do at home. It’s called the finger trap test, that determines if you are HOT, or NOT.
Here’s how it works. Basically, if you place your finger to your nose, and it touches the lips and chin, then yes, you are on the HOT list.
And here, we have the Hollywood A list of celebrities who fall into this category.
( From ABC news)
So are you hot, or not? Happy finger trapping!
(With Dr Yeo from Korea)
( With Dr Choi from Juneis Clinic Seoul)