What Are Low Cheekbones?


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Low cheekbones is a term used to describe faces of people with zygomatic bones (located under the eyes) that lack prominence. Conversely, people with prominent zygomatic bones are said to have high cheekbones.

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High cheekbones are generally considered to be attractive in both males and females, but no quantifiable standard defines high cheekbones from low. While prominent zygomatic bones are one of many traits by which beauty is judged, low cheekbones and beauty are not mutually exclusive. Experiments have shown that people are hard wired to make snap judgements of others based solely on their faces. These experiments conclude that people with prominent cheekbones are deemed more trustworthy than those with more shallow zygomatic bones.

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