Two Circle

All about ‘Two Circle’

There are many theories regarding the distance between the eyes, the nose and mouth, etc. However, the most important ratio in aesthetics is the one between the features and the contours of the face. The Two Circle Theory involves the scientific ratio of the facial shape aside from the ratios between the eyes, nose, and mouth.

Two Circle Magic

Our faces have two kinds of circles. The “Outer Circle” is drawn around the outer contours of the face, and the “Inner Circle” is drawn with the eyes, nose, and mouth in the center. The smaller the difference is between the surface areas of these two circles, the closer the face is to the ideal shape. If this difference is small, meaning that the two circles are close together, the face tends to appear more three-dimensional and delicate. Even if the eyes, nose, and mouth are relatively small, these faces tend to appear more feminine, and therefore, attractive. On the contrary, even if the eyes, nose, and mouth are big, if the difference between the circles is also big, the face may appear somewhat blunt and flatter in dimension.

What is the Two Circle Theory?

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The Inner Circle is formed around the facial features with the nose as the center, connecting the ends of the eyebrows to the corners of the lips. Many faces form a round Inner Circle, but in the case of patients with a longer midface (the middle part of the face), the Inner Circle may be more elongated and oval.

The Outer Circle is formed around the outer contours of the face. The vertical axis is formed by the top end of the forehead and the end of the chin, and the horizontal axis is formed by the outer ends of the cheekbones. These 4 points are connected together in an oval, encasing the outline of the face.

The beauty of your face determined by The Two Circle Ratio!

Two Circle Facial Contour Analysis Method

In Korea, the average ratio of the surface area of the Inner Circle to the Outer Circle is 1: 1.5~1.6 When the Outer Circle is less than 1.5 of the surface area of the Inner Circle in ratio, the eyes, nose, and mouth are more defined and appear more attractive, whereas when the ratio is over 1.5, the face tends to appear bigger and less sophisticated.

Michelangelo’s work, “Pieta,” praised for the ideal ratios of the facial features of Virgin Mary, and Hollywood celebrities perceived to be attractive, such as Anne Hathaway, possess ratios of about 1:1.2.