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SYMMETRICALLY BEAUTIFUL




Typical love story: Your looks caught my attention, but your personality, stole my heart. 


The saying goes, “It’s beauty that captures the attention; personality which captures the heart. “ Yes, I couldn’t agree more! But, for someone to want to get to know that sexy character of yours, you must first capture their attention…. So, how exactly do you do that? 


WITH GOOD OLD  FASHION SCIENCE. 





According to scientific studies, symmetry plays the biggest part on how attractive a person is.  Scientist believe that a symmetrical face indicates good reproductive health and genes. 

During developmental stages, if genes are 100% healthy, your left side and right side will be perfectly symmetrical, complete mirror images of each other.  This conveys to the world you’ve had healthy genes passed on to you. However, if outside factors skew symmetry, such as a small infection or malnourishment this causes small imperfections during development, creating asymmetry which conveys to the world, you’ve been passed down defective genes.

"It makes sense to use symmetry variation in mate choice," says evolutionary biologist Randy Thornhill of the University of New Mexico.

"If you choose a perfectly symmetrical partner and reproduce with them, your offspring will have a better chance of being symmetric and able to deal with perturbations.”  
Thornhill and many others have also conducted numerous computerized studies that manipulate faces from asymmetrical into more symmetrical faces.  Both, men and women always rate the symmetrical faces as being more attractive.


There is even a mathematical formula that depicts what the perfect face should look like.  Its called the golden ratio.  The ratio is a two-dimensional visual of the human face (1:1.618) 

Dr. Stephen R. Marquardt created a mask based off the ratio for people to see how they match up to the ratio. But before you try to decipher this calculation or run to your nearest plastic surgeon office, because your face isn’t in perfect alignment to the mask, it should be known, most people aren’t going to be 100% symmetrical and realistically 100% symmetrical can make you look worse and really boring. We are creatures of expression and  it is our little imperfections that make us who we are.  Please don't take it too seriously.  Have fun with it. 



Playing with symmetry has helped me find and enhance  features I never noticed before.  



IT IS SAID THAT THE OVAL FACE SHAPE (CHARLIZE THERON) IS THE CLOSEST TO THE RATIO.   





There are a lot of makeup tricks to create a more symmetrical look or to mimic the oval shape face. 


If you’re a round face beauty (Drew Barrymore) highlight areas to add length. In this photo, Drew used a highlighting powder and highlighted the areas just above the cheeks, as well the area just below the eyes. The highlights draw attention to the inside components of her face making it look more oval.  


                            



Square Face (Megan Fox)


 


To minimize the width of the face, avoid applying blush in an outward manner, apply blush in the center of the cheekbones in a circular motion, and focus on playing up the eyes to draw attention away from the mouth and chin.  



Heart shaped face (Jennifer Love Hewitt) Focus more on the lips and avoid too much blush. Cheeks on a heart shape face are most likely already prominent.  To soften the lower half of the face, add a little contouring powder to the apples of the cheeks and highlight the chin and jaw line with a highlighting powder.




Long (Sarah Jessica Parker) to shorten the face add bronzer a shade darker than normal skin color to the chin and a blush just at the apples of the cheeks and play up the eyes to draw attention upwards.


           

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1 comment

  1. i will def be doing the Drew B. thanks! this is seriously very informative

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