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but...doesn't everyone have high cheekbones

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TravellingHopefully12 Sun 02-Aug-15 21:35:46

I've always wondered about the 'high cheekbones' being attractive thing, and looking at faces it seems that cheekbones are naturally high because they are below the eyes - like the beginning of the eye sockets, and they are like this on everyone. AIBU to think the whole 'high cheekbones' thing is a bit of a misnomer?

Maybe cheekbones are more obvious on slimmer people or those with longer faces which is why they are considered attractive (although I love round faces.)

Jo4040 Sun 02-Aug-15 21:38:08

Maybe they mean more protruding?

I haven't a clue either. I have often looked at mine and thought have i or havn't i?

woowoo22 Sun 02-Aug-15 21:39:54

Hmm no, I think you can tell. It is like they are very elegant and start close to the eye?! Maybe it is just more protruding. I have them and am not slim in the face.

Noeuf Sun 02-Aug-15 21:41:09

I think it means more prominent as some peoples have a pad of flesh which 'loses' them

tomatodizzymum Sun 02-Aug-15 21:41:33

I thought it was prominant cheekbones, rather than just being high. I think people with prominant cheekbones can be chubby and you can still see the cheekbones, so being skinny doesn't change anything.

Atenco Sun 02-Aug-15 21:43:53

All I know is that I have the type of cheekbones that disappear as soon as I put on any kind of weight.

BeautifulBatman Sun 02-Aug-15 21:43:54

I have high cheekbones and a regular/thin face. DH has high cheekbones and a big fat baby face. Nothing to do with weight/build.

TheHouseOnBellSt Sun 02-Aug-15 21:44:37

High cheekbones are when there is a visible shadow below them...not everyone has that. It's badly named

LunchpackOfNotreDame Sun 02-Aug-15 21:46:15

Its more having an angular face. You can have a chubby face but still have noticeably 'high' cheekbones.

pinechesterdrawers Sun 02-Aug-15 21:46:19

Putting the world to rights ... the issue tonight is cheekbones!!

It means not high, as you're quite right, everyone's cheekbones are high on the face, it means prominent and how they respond to the shape/sculpture of the face.

Layout of face, size and shape of eyes, nose, mouth, jaw and cheeks etc all contribute to attractiveness.

steff13 Sun 02-Aug-15 21:46:56

I think Benedict Cumberbatch might be an example of someone with high cheekbones.

U2HasTheEdge Sun 02-Aug-15 21:48:36

I have high cheekbones.

I have a round face.

My son has them too.

pinechesterdrawers Sun 02-Aug-15 21:54:23

If you have a shadow /hollow under your cheekbones, they are high and protruding out enough to cause the shadow. Carmen Kass/ Karly Kloss models?

Lurkedforever1 Sun 02-Aug-15 21:55:34

Agree with thehouse it's when they are prominent enough to have natural shadow

MarchLikeAnAnt Sun 02-Aug-15 21:56:44

I don't think I've ever seen my cheekbones confused

pinechesterdrawers Sun 02-Aug-15 21:58:22

me too, wish i had cheekbones!

Rainbunny Sun 02-Aug-15 21:59:28

I'm slim but I have a round face and don't think I've ever seen any sign of my cheekbones! In conjunction with the fact that I'm fairly busty and short as well means that I always somehow look 30lbs heavier than I really am in photos, very annoying!

TheHouseOnBellSt Sun 02-Aug-15 21:59:57

I have prominent cheekbones. When I am 65 I will probably look gaunt. grin

LunchpackOfNotreDame Sun 02-Aug-15 22:02:09

I have prominent cheekbones but a fat Face (I'm fat in general). As soon as I lose weight it goes from my face and people tell me I look drawn and ill

TravellingHopefully12 Sun 02-Aug-15 22:03:11

Yeah, I thought it meant more protruding maybe - as they are under the eyes. The shadow thing sounds plausible, but I've seen so few people with that (like it's hollow below them?)

Atenco - mine disappear quite easily too, but I still know they are there underneath. I was just thinking how everyone must have pretty high ones.

LazyLohan Sun 02-Aug-15 22:03:52

I think it has a lot to do with the angle. If cheekbones are straight across your face or at a low angle they are low cheek bones. They're high if they are at a steep angle and start much higher on the hairline side than they end much lower on the nose side.

Scarydinosaurs Sun 02-Aug-15 22:04:27

I have had lots of comments from people about my cheekbones. If I lose weight people are always really quick to say I look gaunt. My sister always had a much rounder face and as she's got older she still looks very young and a thin face really suits her.

Typical 'whatever you have you don't want'

LunchpackOfNotreDame Sun 02-Aug-15 22:04:58

This man from google shows it off to the extreme

BeautifulBatman Sun 02-Aug-15 22:05:36

Yy Scary. I start to look like Skeletor if I lose weight in my face.

crustsaway Sun 02-Aug-15 22:07:59

High cheekbones is sort of saying you have a defined face. I think its a bit skelatorish grin I prefer a more roundish smiley face myself.

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