Most of the time, I get compliments for my big eyes and small mouth. But today, somebody told me “You have very nice cheekbones“. Happy little pixies burst out of a fluffy cloud in the air and rained upon the earth in yellow parachutes.
The feeling was like… fulfilling a childhood ambition. LOL! I guess if I suddenly became tall overnight and could qualify for the minimum height requirement of being an air stewardess, that would be the level of elation experienced.
I HAVE CHEEKBONES!!!
I can’t believe it! I’ve always had a flat face. If you look at me from the side, my cheeks would probably be parallel to a wall. XD That’s why contouring of the face was always difficult. If I contoured more, I ran the risk of having very obvious differing shades; if I contoured less, I might as well don’t contour since my face was so flat.
In the past, or maybe just a few years back, getting anything done to your face or body to look more beautiful was frowned upon, it was taboo and people judged. Patients went into hiding during recovery, gave all kinds of excuses for their absence and denied having had anything done even with obvious differences.
These days, having cosmetic procedures done is SO COMMON, especially dermal fillers and botox since they’re less invasive, that people talk about it as casually as buying new makeup / getting a Brazilian wax / having veneers and treat it as a lunchtime quick fix.
“Where are you going for lunch today?”
“Oh, just popping by Astique for some chin fillers. Be back in half an hour.”
Fillers can be used to correct most features – smoothen laugh lines, wrinkles, dimples; plump up lips and sunken cheeks, and one of the most popular desires of many Asians, redefine the nose bridge.
I have a very flat nose bridge. I mean, I HAD a very flat nose bridge.
No seriously, look beyond the eyes and hot orange lipstick and just stare at the space between my eyes. I looked like Voldemort. 100% NO PHOTOSHOP.
Fun fact: It was so flat I could hold a mascara wand across my nose bridge and not stain it. HAHA. #sadlaughter
Let’s go back in time for a bit.
WAHHHHH!!! Chubby cheeks and bad angles. These aren’t even the worst but I just couldn’t bear to upload uglier ones in this post. Sometimes I look back at my old pictures and wonder how these could have passed my own judgment to be blog-able. Thank you for loving me even back then. HAHAHA!!
Fortunately, with some weight loss due to a tremendous load of stress and then eating well and exercising later, I looked slightly better in 2013. Thanks to a better camera and knowing my angles too.
Nice people would say things like “You don’t need any corrections, you’re beautiful already”; nasty people would say “Now you’re not real anymore”.
Who are you to judge how I see myself? The beauty I see in the mirror is different from that you see and interpret of me. I don’t want a total face change, just some adjustments for an enhanced look. And honestly, most people only need very little adjustments to achieve very good results, they just don’t know that and think they probably need a lot of work done to look better. I’ll elaborate in a bit.
Here are 3 things I wanted to get done:
- A higher nose bridge
- Smaller jaw
- Less chubby cheeks