This is What Britain’s Definition of Beauty Looks Like
A study in the UK asked participants to use e-fit software in order to construct their ideal man/woman in terms of physical appearance, with the results being very similar for both sexes.
The EFIT-V PhotoFit programme, which is typically used by police in the UK in order to recreate the faces of criminals, was put to far more superfluous use by researches looking to construct Britain’s own definition of beauty. The end result depicted both the computer generated man and woman boasting an angular jawline, full lips, dark eyes and hair and a defined nose.
The leader of the study, facial mapping expert Dr Chris Solomon, said: “For the male face of beauty, women drew a more feminine face than men.
“Women rate a softer jaw-line, slimmer face, fuller lips and clean-shaven look as the most attractive, compared to the more masculine appearance that is considered the most attractive by men.
“Interestingly, for the female face of beauty, women rated a sexier appearance as the most beautiful. Women perceived fuller lips, a slimmer face, larger eyes and higher cheekbones as the most beautiful, more so than the male population.”
According to the study, photographs of various famous faces were used to construct the e-fit images, with features taken from the likes of Natalie Portman and English model David Gandy. Why they’ve ended up looking like a young Hugh Grant and Megan Fox, then, we’re not quite sure.