As if beauty standards around the world aren't already skewed enough, now there's science added to the mix.
Throughout our lives, many of us women have been repeatedly told that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While this may be true, it certainly does not stop people from constantly trying to set a universal standard for beauty.
This is very evident in media and the beauty industry, both of which expose us to unrealistic, unattainable and unhealthy standards that have been deemed harmful to the women across the world.
Although it appears as though we're moving away from these rigid standards with more women learning to embrace who they are, it is still progressing at a slow pace. People are still very much obsessed with beauty ideals to a point where researchers are conducting studies to better understand the concept.
A recent research by Dr. Julian De Silva at The Centre of Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery unveiled what they think is the most beautiful woman in the world and the result has us raising our brows.
Dr. De Silva and her team combined the features of six celebrities on the list of the world's most beautiful women to create their ideal face.
Here are the 6 celebrity features they borrowed from:
Scarlett Johansson's Eyes
Kim Kardashian's Eyebrows
Kate Moss's Forehead
Rihanna's Face Shape
Emily Ratajkowski's Lips
Amber Heard's Nose
See what the "world's most beautiful" face looks like on the next page.
The researchers led by Dr. De Silva used a computer-based facial mapping technology to create what they perceive as the perfect face based on the features of the celebrities on the previous page.
The team used the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, which is regarded as the formula for perfect beauty, to measure and rank the celebrity facial features prior to constructing their model.
The program determined that Amber Heard's face scored the highest overall followed by Kim Kardashian's eyebrows, Scarlett Johansson, Rihanna's face shape, Kate Moss's forehead and Emily Ratajkowski lips.
The computer merged all these high-scoring features into a single model to create the most perfect female face.
It looks like this:
Yikes! Not sure what to think of this face. Anyone else agree that it is borderline terrifying?
Guess this really does reiterate an earlier point that beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder. While there are some who consider this computer-generated face to be beautiful there are many who don't.
It is also important to note that the results of this project really does drive home the point that there is no set ideal for beauty. Combining the features of the world's most beautiful women didn't necessarily yield the results they were hoping for.
You can watch how this "perfect" face was created in the video below:
So for everyone wishing for Kim Kardashian brows, you might want to think twice before visiting the salon. What looks good on someone else, doesn't always work for another.
What do you think of the "perfect face?" Let us know in the comments!