Beautiful beauty flaws
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes from around the world, so it should come as no surprise that our perceptions of beauty differ from country to country. Traits that some cultures love and adore might be very same one that a woman from halfway around the world wishes she could trade in.
We admit that sometimes the beauty world can be a tad regimented, but have you ever heard the saying 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder'? The key to being happy is embracing your imperfections. After all, what’s so pretty about perfect?
Moles, birthmarks, beauty spots - whatever you want to call them, they’ve graced some of the sexiest and most famous faces in the world. Can you imagine Cindy Crawford without her trademark spot? I didn’t think so. Eva Mendes, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie and Shannyn Sossamon are all proof that beauty spots are the perfect imperfection.
bh tip: If you’re not sporting a natural spot, don’t worry - that’s what make-up is for! Make-up artist Rae Morris learnt this beauty hack from Kelly Rowland: create a faux beauty spot by dipping a toothpick into black eyelash glue (try DUO Eyelash Adhesive) and quickly dabbing it on your skin. You can peel it off later.
While it may not have been so idyllic during those awkward teenage years, skin with a smattering of freckles is now something to be envied. Rachel Bilson, Lucy Liu, Olivia Munn, Emma Watson, Emma Stone and Erin Heatherton are just a handful of beauties fearlessly embracing their sweetly speckled skin. Freckles are features to highlight, not hide, so flaunt them. All ye fair maidens, rejoice!
bh tip: Use the Haut BB Cream to hydrate and brighten your complexion without concealing those beautiful spots.
What do Jessica Hart, Lara Stone, Anna Paquin, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, Lily Aldridge, Georgia May Jagger, Vanessa Paradis and Lauren Hutton have in common? They’re all MAJOR bombshells, and they’re all gloriously gap-toothed.
bh tip: Get gorgeous chompers with Colgate advanced whitening toothpaste and keep your pearly whites, pearly white. And show off that smile - you’re beautiful!
Different coloured eyes
Kate Bosworth springs to mind when you think of this ‘flaw’. And ladies, she owns it like no-one else. Heterochromia is a fascinating condition that refers to the discolouration in one’s eyes, and frankly, we can’t imagine the beautiful Bos without them. She’s not alone in this anomaly, either - a bevy of beauties including Mila Kunis, Alice Eve and Demi Moore all have uniquely coloured irises. Power to them!
bh tip: If you have heterochromia, sweep on a violet eyeshadow, like Esteé Lauder Pure Colour Eyeshadow. It complements both the brown and blue hues in your eyes, and makes them pop, making it a winner.
How ridiculously adorable are dimples?! Those with these cheeky indentations are blessed with smiles that scream sweetness. If you have any dimple doubts, take a look at leading ladies like Miranda Kerr, Kirsten Dunst, Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Garner. Just try not to adore them!
bh tip: Draw attention to your gorgeously plump cheeks with a bold lip. NYX Cosmetics Creamy Round Lipstick is great for giving dimples sultry definition.
Two words: Cara Delevingne. As far as we’re concerned, if you’ve got a set of brows like this British beauty, you are one very lucky lady. Bushy brows are a gift, so don’t pluck them down to nothing! With the proper care, a good, strong brow can completely change your look for the better. Check out these amazing celebrity brow transformations to see what we mean. Now, step away from the tweezers…
bh tip: Good brows require upkeep, sure, but you just need a good foundation. This guide to at-home brow shaping could save your life (or your brows, at least).
Do you have any other beautiful flaws? What are they?