Facial Recognition and Seeing Double
For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by faces. When I meet someone for the first time I automatically scan their facial features and expressions. I then visualize all the faces I have ever seen and place the new face into a category with others which are (to me) similar.
Below are two famous faces that automatically linked in my mind:
By using facial recognition in this way I recognize and remember names and faces. I create mental catalogues of people that look the same or have related characteristics regardless of race, gender or age.
Below are some more examples of how I view faces and partner people together:
Later in my life/career I found my skill to match faces to be an invaluable tool. I can look at a client and compare and contrast their face with others, automatically assessing what brow shape will be the most flattering, what shades of makeup/ tinting will be complimentary and of course in contrast what will not work so well.
Below is an example of how I compare and contrast faces and assess grooming techniques:
Optimum grooming is evident in most A list celebrities. On their journey to the top of their profession they have been provided with ultimate beauty regimes. Through trial, error, excellent stylists, hairdressers and makeup artistry. (And possibly some help from a surgeon) They are constantly groomed to look their best.
See example below:
I utilize this knowledge to enhance my client’s natural features by identifying who they resemble (this can be more than one person, famous or not). I refer to all the facial images I have stored in my mind and use my skills to provide bespoke beauty treatments, tailored for them and loosely influenced by their doppelgangers. Why try to reinvent the wheel? When we can benefit from a host of experts skills, tried and tested on a similar canvas?
Now you can do this too! Rather than getting hung up on trying to follow every new fashion that is ‘supposed’ to fit all, explore timeless tried and tested beauty techniques used by well groomed role models that share your profile and features. I’m not advising you to steal people’s looks I’m suggesting that you get to know your face, recognize your facial traits in others and use what they have enhanced well to help you to celebrate your own beauty.
To help you get started on your facial journey of enlightenment, here’s some more of my celebrity Look-a-Likes selections, that I can’t get out of my head!
- Take note how similar makeup, grooming and styling techniques are used.
- Consider which contrasting images you prefer and why?
- See if you can recognize yourself in any of the faces.
- And then #Enhancetoenchant
Enjoy! I’ll continue to add new pictures to this post
p.s let me know if you see what I see?
Enhance to Enchant Nx