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Does The Perfect Face Shape Really Exist? 

Face mask that shows perfect face

Research has discovered symmetry is a determining factor in an individual's physical appeal. An evenly balanced face is thought to reflect sound reproductive health and strong genes. During the developmental stage, if genetics are healthy, the face's left and right sides will be perfectly aligned. This balance communicates to others that one has inherited healthy genes. 
On the other hand, if external factors such as malnourishment or minor infections disrupt the developmental process, slight asymmetry may result. This asymmetry may indicate to the world that one has inherited imperfect 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 computerized studies that manipulate asymmetrical faces into more symmetrical ones. Both men and women consistently rate the symmetrical faces as being more attractive.
The golden ratio is a mathematical formula used to describe a human face's ideal proportions. This formula presents a two-dimensional visualization of the face, with a ratio of 1:1.618, representing the perfect balance between different facial features such as the distance between the eyes, the nose size, and the lips' shape. This formula has been studied by scientists and artists alike, as it is believed to represent the most aesthetically pleasing facial symmetry. 
 Dr. Stephen R. Marquardt developed a mask using a ratio to help people determine how closely their face aligns with the ideal proportion. However, it's important to note that striving for 100% symmetry or proportionality may be unrealistic and desirable. Our differences and imperfections make us who we are and add character to our appearance. So, please don't take this too seriously and embrace your unique features. 

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



The perfect face shape Charlize Theron

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

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

                             Drew Barrymore Round Face Shape

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. 

Megan fox square face shape

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 jawline 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 blush just at the apples of the cheeks and play up the eyes to draw attention upwards.