Beauty standards are constantly changing. Previously, very thin girls with thin arms and legs, protruding collarbones and pale skin were in fashion, but trends for an athletic physique, full lips and a thin, neat nose have replaced them. Now the trends are leaning towards maximum naturalness. The makeup artist, stylist, model and blogger Varvara Vlasova told us what the beauty ideal of the 21st century looks like and where the noble face type came from.
Naturalness is above all
The noble face type (from the English "noble" - majestic, "face" - face) is, first of all, about noble facial features and naturalness. A high forehead, an expressive look, natural lips, a harmonious nose and a minimum, or even a complete absence, of surgical interventions in their appearance - this is how you can describe girls belonging to the noble face type.
It should be noted that modern fashion trends dictate not only the standards of external beauty, but also add an intellectual component. Such changes are largely associated with the all-round development and spread of feminism. The main point is that a girl does not have to resort to surgery and beauty injections to feel beautiful and meet the standards. Knowing and respecting your natural beauty is a new kind of sexuality.
It all started with trends in the modeling world
The noble face concept originates in Asia, where for a long time, under the influence of European values and standards, girls changed their faces beyond recognition with the help of plastic surgeries. In this regard, the trends began to gradually move away from unnatural "ideal" beauty to absolute naturalness. So, on the catwalks appeared models with "atypical" beauty, who captivated the audience and showed that a model can be not only a girl with perfect full lips, small nose and unnaturally high cheekbones (read also: "Strange girls of Hollywood: actresses of unusual appearance") …
Over time, the desire for naturalness from modeling spilled over into ordinary life. Now, the general standards of beauty can be attributed to light androgyny, a conscious attitude to your body and absolute naturalness - instead of the former fine facial features, brought to the ideal.
The noble face type, which has become the beauty ideal of the 21st century, is proof that society is trying to make the beauty and fashion industry more human and come to a broader understanding of beauty, not limited solely to external data. Now girls do not have to resort to plastic surgery to look like models from the covers of glossy magazines. The only thing that has remained unchanged is the importance of grooming in beauty standards. Putting naturalness in the first place, the world of beauty and fashion does not forget and does not neglect quality care for the condition of hair, skin and body.
Through the prism of changes in beauty trends, it is possible to track changes in society and the world, so one cannot but rejoice that naturalness has finally headed the trend agenda, replacing the ideal picture for which girls made numerous sacrifices.
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