Artists have been obsessing over faces for millennia. From the Ancient Greeks to Leonardo Da Vinci, they studied human facial proportions to create a standard for sculptors and painters to follow. The called this standard of beauty the “artistic ideal.” We compared some top celebrities’ eyes to the ideal proportions in this gallery. You’ll be interested—and slightly comforted—to know that many of today’s most beautiful (and famous) faces fall outside of the artistic ideal.
Actress: Keira Knightley
Eye Proportions: Keira’s eyes are slightly closer set than the artistic ideal.
Tip: Kiera’s bold brows balance her eyes. Try using an eye pencil with a slightly harder touch to get the bold brow effect.
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Actress: Cameron Diaz
Eye Proportions: Diaz’s eyes are close set. They are spaced slightly closer together than the ideal proportions.
Actress: Jessica Alba
Eye Proportions: Alba’s eyes fall into the artistic ideal.
Actress: Courtney Cox
Eye Proportions: Cox’s eyes fall into the artistic ideal.
Actress: Gwyneth Paltrow
Eye Proportions: Paltrow’s eyes meet the artistic ideal.
Actress: Oprah Winfrey
Eye Proportions: Winfrey’s eyes fall into the artistic ideal.
Actress: Lucy Liu
Eye Proportions: Liu’s eyes are wide-set. They are slightly wider spaced than the ideal proportions.