Beauty is in the eye of the beholder was a phrase that came to prominence before psychology and neurology.
Today, it’s understood that the brain generates ideal feminine facial features. The brain isn’t working alone, though. Its programming comes from a combination of biological imperatives and social pressures.
Stitch all of that together and you arrive at a beauty standard informed by environment and anchored in experiential bias.
So, what features are most commonly found in attractive women and what can you do to obtain them? Here’s a snapshot of the top five.
Attractive Feminine Face Features
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It’s hardly necessary to possess all of these features to be considered attractive (and self-worth always compliments the exterior).
Some aspects of a female face benefit from contouring and shaping through makeup, hairstyle, or lighting. Others require more specific adjustments through plastic surgery.
1. Exaggerated Eyes
Wide-open, doe eyes appear in art and caricatures of women a lot. The anime genre, in particular, exaggerates the eye size of women.
Makeup works at enhancing every aspect of the eye so that they ‘pop’. All of this draws attention and provides a sense of innocence and self-effacing charm.
Narrow eyes and heavy lids read as stressed and, subsequently, male. Light eyes look more trustworthy, while deep-set eyes tend toward dishonesty.
2. Cupid’s Bow
The shape and contours of lips matter to some people. For the makeup industry, whole kits exist to manipulate this area. Like so many things, the trends have shifted over time.
Full lips, with a smaller volume to the upper lip over the lower, are also preferred. A pronounced Cupid’s bow pulls the lips into a natural smile. This feature also complements a sharper nose.
3. Soft Jaw
Short, soft chins are often associated with the female body. A feminine jaw tapers into the ear, seeming to disappear without a strong line.
The chin is prominent but not sharp and a little weight is encouraged to keep the skin looking supple.
4. Sharp Cheekbones
Cheekbones are considered more feminine when they are sharp and defined. This provides an air of wisdom and severity but also indicates grace in aging.
A sharp cheekbone provides an anchor for the fuller, rounder cheeks seen in the female face. Sharp bones and a soft cheek maintain structure to the face and its proportions.
Attrraction is about dinstionciton and contrast. A memorable face is one with many distinct features.
Finally, the feminine forehead rises gently and remains smooth. No sharp lines or sudden change in slope.
Eyeyerborws are often shaped to decrease the presence of the forehead. Bangs and asymmetrical hairstyles also detract from long foreheads.
Take a Look
You’re far more likely to look at your face as a whole, not a collection of feminine facial features. Isolating each part gives you an idea of how each benefits the others.
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