Cheekbones, also known as malar bones, and can vary greatly in size and prominence depending on the individual, their genetic heritage, and lifestyle factors. Generally speaking, however, races that have historically been considered to have higher cheekbones are those of Indigenous American and Eurasian descent, though it may vary depending on the region.
For example, Native Americans and some East Asians have higher cheekbones, which can give the face a more triangular shaped appearance. Other ethnicities like Africans, South Asians and Europeans may have less prominent cheekbones since the malar bone can be pushed down by fat deposits.
Moreover, people of mixed heritage will have a mix of cheekbone heights, ranging from very high to flat. Ultimately, there is no one race that can definitively be said to have higher cheekbones.
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What ethnicity do high cheekbones come from?
High cheekbones can come from a variety of ethnicities, including Native American, Asian, African, and European. Those of Native American descent tend to have higher and more pronounced cheekbones than other ethnicities, due to the fact that this physical trait is a common amongst Native Americans.
In certain parts of North America, it is also referred to as the “Indian look”. Chinese and Japanese people typically have round faces and pointed, high cheekbones; in some cases, the area around their eyes is hollow.
Africans shared with those of European descent typically have wider, more prominent cheekbones, while Europeans often have less pronounced cheekbones. In India, many people have a square face shape with high cheekbones.
Generally, high cheekbones are genetic traits passed down through generations, though some people may opt to use dermal fillers to create the appearance of high cheekbones.
Are high cheek bones rare?
High cheekbones are not particularly rare, but what type of cheekbone you have may vary from person to person. High cheekbones are most commonly found in those of Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean ancestry, as these cultures tend to have more prominent cheekbone structures.
Whether you have high or low cheekbones is determined by your genetics and can be an attractive feature for many. It’s hard to determine exactly how common high cheekbones are as everyone has a different facial structure and there is no standard of what is considered high or low cheekbones.
Some people may have higher cheekbones than others, but it’s not uncommon to have high cheekbones.
What is considered an attractive female face?
When it comes to what is considered an attractive female face, every individual is likely to have a different opinion. However, studies have generally found that facial features that are seen as attractive in females tend to include prominent cheekbones and wide eyes.
A well-balanced facial ratio between the different sections of the face may also be seen as more attractive. This ratio, known as the ‘golden ratio’, states that the distance between the eyes should equal the length of the nose and the distance between the mouth and the chin should equal the length of the nose.
Additionally, smooth and even skin tone paired with natural facial movements, such as when smiling or making other expressions, can be seen as more desirable in females. In regards to make-up, studies have found that a natural, ‘no-makeup’ look can be seen as more attractive than a heavily made up look.
What features make a face feminine?
A feminine face has characteristics that tend to be associated with femininity, such as a softer jawline, fuller lips, a smaller nose, and a smaller chin. Women tend to have more prominent brow bones, larger eyes, and prominent cheekbones compared to men.
Feminine women also tend to have a more even complexion and a more delicate skin tone. Additionally, women’s faces tend to taper at the jawline and their chins are often pointy. This can create the illusion of a heart-shaped face.
Lastly, a woman’s hair often plays a key role in accentuating their facial features and can create a more feminine look overall.
What makes a face attractive?
As beauty and attractiveness are subjective. However, some factors that are often associated with attractiveness include symmetry, unusual features (such as dimples, a strong jawline, or high cheekbones), healthy-looking skin, and having good proportions (for example, a face that is not too broad or too long).
Youthful qualities can also be seen as attractive, such as a smooth complexion and an overall softness to the features. Studies have also shown that the way someone carries themselves can be seen as attractive; confident body language, good posture, and a reliable gaze can all play a role in facial attractiveness.
Finally, traits associated with trustworthiness, such as being sincere, kind, and having a strong moral compass can also make someone seem more attractive.