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Want to Appear More Beautiful? Understand the Golden Ratio: The Hidden Math Behind Beauty

Have you ever wondered why Adam appears perfect in the Sistine Chapel? Or why flowers, pinecones, seashells and other items in nature seen so pleasing to the eye? According to Michelangelo and many others, beauty is based on the Golden Ratio.

What exactly is the Golden Ratio? It is the ratio of 1.618 and is found when you divide a line into two parts so that the longer part divided by the smaller part is equal to the whole length divided by the longer part.

The Golden Radio is why the Mona Lisa is so pleasing to the eye. And scientists have argued that this sequence seems to occur in an organic way in nature. This might explain why a sunflower, trees and other organic matter may also appear pleasing to us.

On humans, the radio of 1.618 appears externally all over the human body. From the distance from your hand to forearm, to the distance between your three knuckles on each finger, the Golden Ratio is present.

In fact, women might not consciously realize it, but using makeup can help “correct” their faces to make them appear closer to the 1.618 of the Golden Ratio. For example, by using eye makeup, we can enhance our eye area, thereby bringing more attention higher up on the face if you have a prominent jawline. By better understanding the Golden Ratio, we can better understand the science behind beauty. And by understanding what is perceived as beautiful, we can make slight modifications to the way we look through makeup and appear more pleasing to the human eye.

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