|Florence Colgate "Most Beautiful Face per Science" (Photograph courtesy of nationalledger.com)|
The Study of Beauty
|Venus de Milo (Photograph Courtesy of Sailingissues.com)|
The beauty of a face was studied mathematically since the 5th century BC by the Greek sculptor, Polykleitos. Through a system of ideal mathematical proportions, Polykleitos developed a set of aesthetic principles and wrote a treatise called the "canon".
- The ideal distance between the eyes should be equal to the width of the nose.
- The length of the ears should be equal to the length of the nose.
|Doutzen Kroes (Photograph Courtesy of www.bhavikpatelunlimited.com|
|The Golden Ratio/Mask of Megan Fox (Photograph Courtesy of www.digitallywright.com)|
|Golden Ratio of some of the Beautiful People (Photograph courtesy of digitallywright.com)|
- Facial shape (chin, cheeks)
- Facial Symmetry
- Eyebrow Shape
- Eye size
- Nose shape
- Skin texture
- Narrow jaw, short chin and lips close to the nose
- Large eyes
- Thick lips
The Ideal Beautiful Cheeks
|Ideal Cheek of Angelina Jolie (Photograph courtesy of 640pixels.com)|
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As many women would know, the eyebrows bring attention to the eyes and help frame the face. This is evidenced by the ubiquitous plucking, waxing, threading and tattooing of eyebrows by women across all ethnic backgrounds. So what is the ideal eye brow? The youthful and beautiful brow is typically arched at the junction of the medial 2/3 and outer 1/3 of the eyebrow. The lateral tip of a beautiful brow should be higher than the medial tip of the brow. Any alteration of this brow pattern, such as found in an incorrect Botox injection, will have an unnatural and less attractive appearance.
|Megan Fox (Photograph Courtesy of Onnaslittleblog.blogspot.com)|
Stay tuned for more about the Secret of a Beautiful Face.... Page 2
|Taylor Swift: Is there a Secret to a Beautiful Nose? (Photograph from Wikimedia Commons by Angela George)|
1) Dimples, Dimples, Dimples.... How to Get Dimples?
2) Fine Art Behind Facial Fat Transfer
3) The Secret to a Beautiful Lip
Emmanuel De La Cruz, M.D., PLLC
The Woodlands Plastic Surgeon
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