Here's some Classic faces.
Facial features: Chiseled, symmetrical and evenly spaced.
(Kibbe "chiseled" means that the face has sharpish edges, is precise and crisp, not soft, but not angular and pointy either.)
A Classic will not have prominent or exotic facial features or full and lush facial features (extremely round eyes, full lips, fleshy cheeks).
I don't think Isabelle Huppert is a Classic. Too yang face.
Here's some Dramatic Classic faces.
Facial Features: Usually moderate to large eyes, moderate lips.
A Dramatic Classic will not have extremely exotic or overly lush facial features.
And here's Jackie.
don't think Katharine Ross belongs is Dramatic Classic either. Big yin eyes, soft,
curvy yin mouth... I'd say she's Soft Natural. Her personal, chosen style is Natural.
Phylicia Rashad differs from the
rest so much, I didn't even add her. Her chin is too small, her face
heart-shaped, her eyes big and beautiful and lush...
Then the soft classics
A Soft Classic will not have a large or angular bone structure"
So Meryl Streep is not Soft Classics.
The lady who differs all too much from the rest in this category is Catherine Oxenberg. This is one of her modelin photos, and she's over 20 in it, so that's not some baby fat and not ready bone structure. She has round face, perhaps heart shaped. 100% yin. Now, a Soft Classic's face SHOULD be yin,
Now... Kibbe doesn't think women should be "ingénues", that is "soft gamines".
Kibbe also doesn't think women can have yang bones and yin flesh and/or face, at least if they are taller than 5'5. So all tall ladies with long, slender limbs and curves and heart shaped face are placed in classics. Kibbe treats Classics a bit as if they were grown up Gamines.
There really should be some sort of rules to help people better define the style.
- diamond shape face = Dramatic
- square or rectangular face = Dramatic or Natural, depending on body type. Ectomorphs Dramatic, mesomorphs Natural.
- oval or oblong face = classic
- heart shaped, inverted triangle or round face = Romantic
If your body is long, straight and thin = dramatic
If your body is top-heavy, athletic = natural
If your body is more or less "figure 8" - moderate hourglass, either top or bottom = classic
If you're an oval, an apple, then it's about your shoulders.
If your shoulders are wide = natural,
average = classic
narrow = romantic
If your body is pear or hourglass = romantic
If your body is petite = gamine