Facial ‘flaws’ that are now considered sexy

Beauty ideals are always shifting, and we’re big fans of that. Call us optimists, but before long we think we’ll be living in a world where every single person’s unique beauty will be appreciated. So long as we can all keep ignoring the dumb things a small subset of men seem intent to write on the internet. Maybe before long we’ll live in a world where all their keyboards are taken away. Ah, utopia.

What we have here is a list of a few things that not so long ago were considered facial flaws that are now considered sexy features. Read on to see if you lay claim to any of them, and learn how to make the most of your unique features.

Hooded eyes

Hooded eyes are a type of eye that don’t have much, if any, of a visible eyelid because it’s covered by an overhang, or a ‘hood.’ Blake Lively has a gorgeous pair of hooded eyes, as does Selena Gomez. As do many women, if you look around. It’s easy to see why these bedroom eyes are considered sexy, and in order to take yours to the next level, you simply have to adjust the way you apply eye shadow. Forget the rules. Apply your main shadow color above the crease so it fans out from behind your lashes.

Gapped teeth

Thank Georgia May Jagger, because gapped teeth are no longer automatically considered something that needs to be fixed. Instead of sticking to nude or light lipsticks to take the attention away from this feature, the way you probably did in high school, go bold with your lip color. The raciest reds and screaming fuchsias will frame this unique feature flawlessly.


If you haven’t heard the news, freckled ladies, your look is way, way in. To the point that makeup lines are now designing specialized freckle pencils for faking freckles where there are none. In order to make the most of your freckles, you’ll want to make sure the rest of your skin is clear and bright. Gratiae’s Facial Cleansing Toner will perfect your complexion and clean out your pores so your freckles are the star of the show.


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