What if I have a scar? My eyebrow is taller than the other one. I broke my nose years ago; I can't change that. This eye is larger than the other one. My smile is crooked. I'm just not perfect.
These are all quotes that I hear on a daily basis. It's true no one is perfect. In fact, all of us are imperfect. If you split the face in half, you would find a difference between the two.
The world's idea of beauty or perfection is symmetry, one side matching the other. Some of the world's most symmetrical people (like Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Heidi Klum, and Tyra Banks) are glamorized as beautiful. They are mostly symmetrical. It doesn't mean they don't have extreme features or that they all look the same. It just means one side of their face mostly matches the other side.
We can help ourselves look more symmetrical. You can use your hair. And if you wear makeup you can use your base makeup to fix your imperfections. Please don't confuse what I am saying. Being an individual includes your imperfections. I just want to help you balance them.
Step 1- You need to look at your face honestly. Pull your hair back, take off your makeup, and truly analyze your face. Start at your hairline then work your way down: forehead, eyebrows, eyes, nose, cheek bones, cheeks, ears, jaw line, mouth, teeth, chin, then finally neckline. BE KIND! You will find flaws. We ALL have them.
Step 2- Decide which side is dragging or enlarged, your favorite angle, and what your best feature is. For most everyone, eyes are their best feature. Your hair can hide most flaws and help make you look more symmetrical. Now that you know the truth about your beauty think of how you will balance your imperfections. If you have one eye higher than the other, put your part on the side of the lower eye. If you broke your nose or you were born with a crooked one, part on the opposite side of the break. To balance your face you want to make an X with your hair. This will make you look more symmetrical.
Step 3 - Get a second opinion. I would prefer a professional, but get anyone who is honest and kind to help you verify what you truly see. (I find that people are not honest about their appearance to themselves.) You can go to the makeup counter in a department store or talk to your stylist. Just double check. This will help you get advice and help you see how you really look so you can truly look your best.
The glamorized world of beauty is mostly fake. Most advertisements have touch ups, lighting tricks, and fortunes spent on Photoshopping. Beauty is not symmetry. It's not looking like anyone else. Beauty is taking yourself and making the most of it.
(This content is part of our Tami's Tips Collection)