How can I have a beautiful face

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Features of a beautiful face

What actually makes a beautiful face? How do attractive faces differ from less attractive ones? In all times and cultures there have been and are very specific criteria for a beautiful face. However, these criteria are not always the same, but are subject to change.

In our investigation we proceeded empirically and with the help of the morphing program - for both sexes - created prototypes for a very attractive face (= "sexy face") and a very unattractive face (= "unsexy face"). These faces were calculated from the four original faces that had been judged as the four most attractive or most unattractive faces in our preliminary investigation (see report!).

In order to find out which features distinguish attractive from unattractive faces, we presented test persons in pair comparison with the images of the female "sexy and" unsexy faces "and the male" sexy and "unsexy faces" and asked what they were like Distinguish faces. The following differences were mentioned most frequently by the respondents:

Women faces:

The prototypical woman for a very
attractive face ("sexy face")

The prototypical woman for a very
unattractive face ("unsexy face")

Features of the female "sexy face" compared to the "unsexy face":

  • Browner skin
  • Narrower face
  • Less fat deposits
  • Darker, narrower eyebrows
  • More, longer and darker eyelashes
  • No dark circles
  • Smaller distance between eyelid and crease
  • Higher cheekbones
  • Narrower nose
  • Fuller, more well-groomed lips
  • Narrow neck

Male faces:

The prototypical man for a very
attractive face ("sexy face")

The prototypical man for a very
unattractive face ("unsexy face")

Characteristics of the male "sexy face" compared to the "unsexy face":

  • Browner skin
  • Narrower face
  • Less fat deposits
  • Darker eyebrows
  • More and darker eyelashes
  • Smaller distance between eyelid and crease
  • The upper half of the face is wider than the lower half
  • Higher cheekbones
  • No receding hairline
  • No wrinkles between the nose and corners of the mouth
  • Fuller lips
  • Symmetrical mouth
  • Prominent lower jaw
  • More prominent chin
  • Narrow neck