I am asked by my clients to disguise their flaws daily and it has inspired me to add a new category to my blog called “Flaw Mentors”. Women constantly pick apart their photographs and obsess about a flaw even though most people have slight facial abnormalities. A photograph is not a true representation of how one looks. It is a frozen two dimensional image of a face that is three dimensional and fluid. Some people are very photogenic and others are not. I am not that photogenic as my right eye is lower than my right, and when I face the camera straight on this is obvious. This used to bother me until I noticed that many celebrities - Shannon Daugherty for one - have the same flaw and they still look great. From that point on whenever I disliked something about my face, hair or body shape I would search for a celebrity who had the same issue and they would become my Flaw Mentor. I encourage all of you to try this out. It is surprising how many gorgeous women have “flaws”. Heidi Klum admittedly has a lazy eye, and I think that she is doing okay with her face.
Angie sent me an email about her perceived flaws.
As you can see, my eyes are kind of different in that the bottom lid sort of slants up whenever I smile, or do anything. It makes me look like I’m kind of mean or glaring or something. Also, from certain sides, my face looks really fat and my cheekbones big. Is there anyway to get rid of that or make my face look smaller?
You have high cheekbones, full lips and beautifully shaped eyes. These are all admirable physical traits that you need to embrace. Your face isn’t fat it is round and your cheeks may be on the fuller side right now, but they will keep you looking youthful. I had huge cheeks in my twenties and then around my mid thirties, I finally had some cheekbones. You may not like looking younger now, but you will soon. Remember, photos flatten out your face, so please keep in mind that your face is more angular in person. Your eyes may turn up when you smile, but that isn’t a bad thing. Take a look at Lucy Liu. Her eyes get much smaller and turned up when she smiles and you can see that her eyes don’t exactly match. Regardless, she is stunning. She has also has high and broad cheekbones which enhance her overall beauty.
Angie, I want you to find your own Flaw Mentors and start working your beautiful face. When you start appreciating your beauty others will as well - trust me. Nothing is more beautiful than a confident woman who is comfortable in her own skin. I would suggest the following to enhance your natural beauty: