She’s Got Bette Davis Eyes
Back in the 80’s Kim Carnes sang about a woman with “Bette Davis eyes,” and Taylor Swift liked the song enough to cover it 30 years later. Back in the 1930’s and 1940’s, Bette Davis was the reigning star of Warner Brothers. She wasn’t a classic beauty as were some other female stars in Hollywood’s golden age. In fact, it was a bit of stretch to call her a beauty at all. What she had was charisma backed up with personality – and a lot of it – coupled with a strong confidence and sense of self. She was a heroine, regardless of the roles in which she was cast. And she had a best feature: those distinctive Bette Davis eyes.
We Are All Heroines With a “Best Feature”
One of the things we can learn from Bette Davis is that true beauty comes from within rather than from any combination of facial and body features. But we can also understand that we all have those outstanding physical qualities that we should make the most of: we all have our version of Bette Davis eyes.
For you, it might be those high cheekbones. It might be your winning smile. It might be your great figure, your full lips, your delicate nose or some other attribute. Or it might be your eyes. But whatever outstanding combination of features highlights your own personal beauty, make sure you protect it and keep it vibrant as you move through life. It’s those features and attributes that make up your own personal beauty and style that are so important in setting you apart.
That’s where a qualified plastic surgeon can help as the years pass by minimizing changes in those prized best features of yours. For example, if there is more skin around your eyes than there used to be – either on the upper eyelids or showing up as bags below your eyes, you could talk with a surgeon about the common procedure used to restore the surrounding area to look the way it did years earlier. It doesn’t mean necessarily that you’ll need or want a full facelift, although that could be an option as well. The best thing about knowing and protecting your best features is that you can be artistically selective in the work you choose to have done.
A Tour of Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Eyes
Settle down in your most comfortable chair. Maybe pour yourself a glass of wine. Then open a new browser window and let’s talk about some of the most beautiful eyes on planet earth. Start by pulling up a few photos of Angelina Jolie. What’s really interesting about this exceptionally beautiful woman is that both of the dominant features of her face are in perfect balance. We tend to think first of her gorgeous, full lips. But take a minute to really look at her eyes and how they balance those lips in perfect symmetry. They are beautifully alluring, somewhat cat-like in their appeal. Or search for Brazilian model Adriana Lima: she has the same type of eye set as Angelina, but with a slightly more horizontal emphasis matched with incredible cheekbone structure.
Audrey Hepburn, a classic beauty of style and taste, had rounder eyes that dominated her face in her prime. Slightly wide set but in perfect balance, she acted with her eyes as much as any star in Hollywood’s heyday ever did. She described her own look as “attainable,” noting the importance not just of physical beauty but of complementary clothes, hair and accessories as key elements of personal appeal. Today we see large, dominant eyes in such celebrities as Mila Kunis and Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy.
Restoring Your Bette Davis Eyes
One of the wonderful benefits of plastic surgery is that you have such a wide range of options. Everything begins with a personalized, confidential conversation with your surgeon. If you are considering having work done around your eyes, he can talk with you about the benefits of Botox or other injectables, laser treatments, eyelid procedures, a browlift or other associated options.
When you are considering eyelid surgery, the culprits are generally fatty deposits and excess skin. Both can be removed and, importantly, with typically invisible scars. Sometimes the lower lid incision can even be made inside the lower lid, or it can be done just under the lashes. A qualified plastic surgeon is an expert at hiding all traces of his work except the excellent results!
So as you were exploring some of the most beautiful eyes in the world, are you inspired to give yourself a unique gift for the new year? After a year like the one we’ve all had in 2020, don’t you deserve something a little special to kick off your post-pandemic life?
It all starts by completing the simple online form below and scheduling a risk-free consultation. We look forward to talking about how best to add your beautiful eyes to the world tour next year!