Low Cheekbones Vs High Cheekbones – Pros & Cons of BOTH

  • by Matt Phelps

One of the most noticeable features of the face is the area right above the cheekbones.

When you look at someone, the first thing that jumps out is their cheekbones, particularly if they are smiling.

Therefore, the harmony between your cheekbones is essential to the attractiveness of your face.

You can determine whether you have high or low cheekbones by first locating the highest point in the area that encompasses your cheekbones.

This will give you an idea of the height of your cheekbones.

When this point is in line with the upper part of your nose or when it is close to your eye, you are said to have high cheekbones.

You can evaluate the length of your ogee curve by comparing it to the length of the midface.

If you don't look closely, it can be difficult to tell whether someone has high cheekbones or not, although we use the term "high cheekbones" in a casual context.

In addition, the use of makeup prevents an observer from accurately determining the height of a person's cheekbones.

However, doing it yourself is quite simple, although you may have difficulty with a lot of fat covering your face and preventing you from seeing your cheekbones.

If this is the case, seek professional assistance.



What Aspects of a Person's Life Affect the Appearance of Their Cheekbones?

The structure of your bones strongly influences the look of your cheekbones.

The zygomatic bone, also known as the malar bone, governs the height of your cheekbones.

Despite this, the appearance of your cheekbones may also be affected by factors other than the shape of your face bones.

It's also possible that the soft tissue around it can determine how high or low your cheekbones seem to be.

Note that soft tissue does not move where your cheekbones are located; nevertheless, it does modify the way others see your face from the outside.

For instance, a lady who has high cheekbones but has fat cheeks might give the appearance of having low cheekbones even if she has high cheekbones.

It is all about how the different components of your face, including the bone, muscle, and fat, work together to create your facial appearance cohesively.

In addition, your race is also a significant factor in determining the appearance of your cheekbones.

It is more common for people of Asian descent to have wider bony structures and cheeks that project laterally outward.

However, it is not the case for all people from Asia since there is such a diverse collection of ethnic groups on that continent.

Conversely, caucasians have a greater propensity to have cheekbones that protrude vertically rather than horizontally.

Because of this discrepancy, many variations in the appearance of a person's cheekbones are directly related to their race.

These are simply broad generalizations, and the great biological variability seen in either Asians or Caucasians allows there to still be significant differences in the look of the cheekbones.

This does not imply that all people of Asian or Caucasian descent have the same feature, irrespective of their geographic location.

There is also the fact that male and female cheekbones are not identical.

Compared to women, males have a greater propensity to develop broader cheekbones and a higher FWHR.

Conversely, women are likelier to have lower zygomatic bones and rounder cheekbones than males.

It is common in popular culture to refer to someone as having high cheekbones when, in reality, they have prominent cheeks rather than genuine high cheekbones.

This is something that may be seen. You'll note that when people discuss having high cheekbones, they often refer to the cheeks rather than the cheekbones themselves.



How to Tell Whether Your Cheekbones Are High or Low and What It Means

If you want to know whether or not you have high cheekbones, you must examine your face in natural light and without any makeup first.

This will give you the most accurate reading.

Your look may be greatly altered by harsh lighting, such as fluorescent lights, and it may be difficult to discern the difference due to the shadows cast on your face.

First, take a frontal stance in front of the mirror and examine your appearance.

Put your thumb on your tragus, the little nub close to your ear canal, and your index finger on your nose.

You may slowly locate the highest point in your cheekbones by pulling your index finger and thumb together.

This motion should be made in a circular motion.

Make sure to apply some pressure to determine which area has the most elevation.

Because it may take a few attempts before you can determine precisely where the highest point is, you must gaze in the mirror while attempting to find it.

The next step is to determine the precise position of the highest peak.

You have high cheekbones if the top of your ears is higher than the bridge of your nose or even the center of your nose.

You have low cheekbones if the highest point of your cheekbones is in alignment with the middle of your nostrils or the lowest part of your nose.

Examining your mirror at a three-quarters angle is yet another method that may be used to evaluate your cheekbones.

If you examine the contour of your face, you will see a rise that follows the depression seen in the region around your eyes.

Your cheekbones will seem higher in proportion to their proximity to your eyes.

The fact that this measurement is based on the nose and eye regions, both open to interpretation, is an additional factor to consider.

This will skew the findings for individuals with noses that are disproportionately long for their faces.

Some persons may have a lengthy midface, which makes it difficult to determine whether or not they have a low face.

It is important to remember that this is just a rough measurement, but it is the closest one you can acquire.

The mere act of looking at your face is not enough to provide a definitive answer.

This is because your malar region (cheekbone area) may have additional fat around it, preventing you from noticing how high your cheekbones are on your face.

Examining the length of the ogee curve is yet another way that may be used.

The curve formed by the cheekbones on a person's face is known as the ogee curve.

One of the limitations of this approach is that it is not very effective at differentiating between prominence and height.

It is sufficient to compare the length of the curve to the length of the midface.

If your cheekbones are high, the ogee curve may take up more than half of your midface, as seen here:

If you have low cheekbones, the ogee curve will take up a minor percentage of the length of your midface.


Difficulty Locating Cheekbones

It is easy to see why some individuals have difficulty identifying their cheekbones.

This problem arises since determining how high or low your cheekbones are depended on several factors beyond just seeing how high or low your cheekbones seem to be.

This issue is often caused by excess fat in the buccal cavity.

A pocket of fat called the buccal fat pad may be found in the space between your cheek muscles.

This is located in the hollows of your cheeks, so look there.

When someone has a big buccal fat pad, it might give the appearance that their cheekbones are lower than they are because the buccal pad draws attention away from the prominence of the cheekbones.

You won't obtain the most precise results if you try to pinpoint your cheekbones solely by gazing at yourself in the mirror, even if the lighting is natural.

The most accurate method for determining the location of your cheekbones is to press on that area and focus on the most prominent part.



Which Is More Attractive: Cheekbones That Are High or Low?

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It's possible to have an appealing appearance with either high or low cheekbones. We do have a preference for those who have high cheekbones.

This desire may be attributable to the prevalence of beautiful faces shown in many media outlets to have high cheekbones.

This may be because we've been conditioned to believe that high cheekbones are beautiful, even though this is not the only factor contributing to beauty.

There are a lot of individuals that are considered conventionally beautiful despite having low cheekbones.

If you discover that you have low cheekbones after doing the test described above, you shouldn't worry too much about it.

It's not the be-all and end-all of your face look, although we have preconceived notions that certain types of cheekbones are more appealing than others.

Keep in mind that your cheekbones are simply one part of your face in their whole.

A more accurate indicator of beauty is one's facial harmony or how their characteristics complement one another.

As was noted before, another aspect that plays a role in determining the appearance of your cheekbones is your race.

As a result, people in different parts of the globe have different criteria for what constitutes beautiful cheekbones, which highlights how much ethnicity can play a role in beauty.

If you reside in an Asian nation, you will be judged according to their criteria of physical attractiveness.

If you were to go to a western setting, for instance, your cheekbones might not be the ones that make you appear the most appealing if you were to look at them in an Asian context.


Cheekbone Prominence

A significant portion of the discourse around cheekbones seems to center on either the high or the low story.

The prominence of the cheekbones, on the other hand, is debatably a more essential (or at least as important) feature of facial attractiveness.

Both high and low cheekbones can seem quite appealing if they are prominent.

The key is to make sure they are noticeable.

If you look at someone with low cheekbones, you are more likely to find them beautiful if their cheekbones protrude and offer extra depth to their face.

This is because protruding cheekbones create the appearance of a more three-dimensional face.

This reasoning is equally valid for circumstances where a person has high cheekbones, but it is impossible to tell because they have excessive face fat.

Even in the shot when she isn't wearing any makeup, you can see that she has very low cheeks.

Following the application of some contour, her cheekbones are now noticeably higher but still have a low profile.

Despite this, she seems to have improved, particularly her cheekbones.

It seems to have been sculpted more recently, and her face now has much more definition.



Why Do We Consider Cheekbones That Are Higher to Be More Attractive?

There is no doubting that prominent cheekbones are prized by society in general.

This is a fact that cannot be refuted.

While it seems to simply take things at face value, some research supports that.

In one investigation, 20,000 individuals participated in a poll on a collection of photographs of women (Draelos, 2007).

In order to extend the scope of the research as much as possible, the images included people of all ages and races.

As anticipated, the general view was that women of all ages and races with prominent cheekbones had a more alluring appearance.

But the issue is, why is that the case?

According to Draelos, a woman's oestrogen levels may be determined by looking at how high her cheekbones are.

This finding could explain, at least in part, why people find beautiful women to be those who have prominent cheekbones.

On the other hand, there doesn't seem to be much evidence to support that assertion.

It can't be the sole reason why men with high cheekbones are beautiful since we know that testosterone makes cheekbones more prominent.

Men with high cheekbones are appealing.

There is, of course, the undeniable reality that prominent cheekbones have been deemed desirable across all media platforms for many years!

High cheekbones were considered an attractive facial feature far into the 20th century.

There is simply a certain beauty that seems to have stood the test of time that high cheekbones possess that low cheekbones are unable to mimic.

We hypothesize that people with high cheekbones tend to have hollow cheeks because more space is available.

Therefore, what makes high cheekbones appealing is not the high cheekbones themselves but the space they provide.

However, the same impression may also be accomplished with lower cheekbones.



Are High Cheekbones Ever Unattractive?

Positively, without a shadow of a doubt, yeah! If the height of a person's cheekbones is out of proportion with the rest of their face, it may make their profile look unpleasant.

This is true of any facial feature.

Consider, for instance, a person with skin that has been stretched out and is exceedingly slender.

Could you ever see them with high cheekbones and have them look good?

The answer is probably...not at this time.

High cheekbones may make a face more beautiful if they complement the features already on a person's face.

In such cases, having high cheekbones will only worsen the situation, making the person seem even more exhausted and worn out.

How various cheekbones will enhance the look of your face is the most important factor to consider when determining which cheekbones are most suitable for you.

Instead of focusing on just one aspect of your appearance, try giving as much consideration as possible to the whole image.


People Who Have a Low Cheekbone Profile But Are Still Attractive

Keep in mind that there is yet a chance for you.

Take a peek at these appealing individuals that have low cheekbones:

Keep in mind that these people just give the impression of having low cheekbones.

The situation is a great deal more complicated than that.

In photographs, their cheekbones' appearance will be influenced by the makeup they wear and the lighting.

This makes it difficult for us to evaluate the real condition of their cheekbones, but it also shows how easily the look of your cheekbones can be manipulated with the correct lighting and makeup.



How to Get Better Cheekbones

Having "better" cheekbones is a desire that may be interpreted in many different ways.

It's possible that the cheekbones that go best with your features aren't always the highest or the lowest ones.

You need to consider the overall balance of your face, just as you would with any other aspect of your face.

There is no one tried-and-true method for improving the appearance of one's cheekbones.

Given this, most individuals believe that higher cheekbones are more attractive than lower ones.

However, persons who have thin faces because of their high cheekbones may want cheekbones that are fuller and even seem "lower."

Both ways might be considered correct in their own right.

The processes that are detailed below will be of assistance to you regardless of the result that you wish to accomplish.



Makeup may be a really useful instrument.

If you're a male, applying makeup to your face could make you feel uneasy.

On the other hand, ladies can typically play with their makeup as much as they wish.

You may get the ideal cheekbones for your face by using the appropriate foundation and contour hues in your makeup.

It will take some time and effort to get it just right, but applying makeup to increase the look of your cheekbones is quite simple and will significantly affect your overall appearance.

You only need to put a little highlighter on the parts of your face that you want to stand out, and you will be set to go.

Makeup is an excellent tool for determining which cheekbones look well on you and which don't, especially if you are not ready to settle on a certain style just yet or if you want to try out a few different looks before settling on one.

The disadvantage of wearing makeup is that it has to be applied each day, which takes time, and there are days when you simply don't feel like putting in the effort.

Therefore, if you are seeking a solution that is either more permanent or relatively permanent, the following recommendations may be of more use to you.


Dermal Fillers

If you are seeking something that will only last for a short time, dermal fillers are a fantastic alternative.

Hyaluronic acid (HA), the most widely used dermal filler currently on the market, is one example of the kinds of naturally occurring chemicals often used to construct these fillers.

CaHa, also known as calcium hydroxyapatite, is a substance that is biocompatible and has been the subject of a significant amount of study in recent years.

In addition, it has an exceptional safety profile and may have possible long-term impacts on the skin's collagen that extend beyond the life of the filler itself (Loghem, 2015).

On the other hand, dermal fillers have a propensity to spread to other parts of the face, which is an extra danger you will need to consider.

Within a few months, the body will progressively absorb the substance, although trace amounts may still be present for years afterward.


Cheek Implants

Implants are an additional option for enhancing the look of your cheekbones.

The surgical treatment known as a cheek implant involves the placement of a biocompatible, solid material in the problem location by the operating surgeon.

These implants are often made of silicone or another material that is comparable to it.

They are designed to suit the patient's cheeks and enhance them to the greatest extent feasible.

Sometimes, cheek implants are created by transferring fat from another body portion to the target area.

Cheek implants made of solid material tend to be more long-lasting than fat ones, which typically only last for a few years.

It is possible to remove cheek implants later; however, it is ideal to have the procedure done the first time correctly since doing so will cause your skin and soft tissues to strain.


Losing Weight

It is possible to draw more attention to your cheekbones by shedding extra pounds via a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise.

In addition, a healthy diet and regular exercise will make your cheekbones and face seem better and benefit the rest of your body.

Nevertheless, dropping some pounds is not the answer to every problem.

When you think that you may benefit from having less fat on your cheeks and, as a result, seeing more definition in your cheekbones, this is an excellent option to consider.

However, if you already have a thin face, this is not the ideal option for you since it will make you seem older and more exhausted than you are.



There is also the option of developing your cheekbones via the practice of mewing.

The process of mewing is one that, in terms of how it affects the cheeks in particular, still requires further investigation; yet, many individuals attest to its effectiveness.

The principle is that you should maintain a correct oral posture to move your upper jaw forward (maxilla forward).

Because the cheekbones are a component of the maxilla and the zygomatic bone, doing this will also help bring your cheekbones forward and make them stand out more prominently.

It takes some time and is most successful with younger people, which is a significant drawback of the mewing technique.

Although it is not nearly as successful in adults as it is in younger people, it is still used in adults.



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Matt Phelps- founder of Jawline Gum

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