Beauty, or at the very least our culturally defined idea of conventional beauty has always been closely linked to the nose. The history of beauty is also the history of the structured nose. You can look at anyone from Clara Bow or the silent heroines to Marilyn Monroe to the "beauties" of today like Marion Cotillard. The resounding similarity remains the small, regular shaped nose.
Of course, there are exceptions. If you look at high fashion models, supermodels, it's a different story. But then high fashion is a different animal - it lays more emphasis on the relative "quirkiness" of the model's features and what sets her apart (see Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone, Daria Werbowy, etc).
Everybody wants to look attractive. And yes, we'd all love to say "everybody's different so uniqueness should be valued" and that's a beautiful concept but how many of us actually live by that mantra? We still strive to look like say, Halle Berry. And everything about an It Girl's look is achievable, from the makeup to the hair and the clothes except for you got it, the nose. Because the nost will remain staid on your face. Its what all your features revolve around.
You'll see girls with gorgeous eyes or beautiful full lips but they still seem sort of ordinary looking because of say, a slightly crooked or large nose. Why the obsessive focus on the nose? Why does it change the way your face looks so drastically? After all, people who have a nice nose can get away with thin lips or average eyes (see Blake Lively - another example of a great rhinoplasty job). But someone with beautiful features but a less than desirable nose can look plain. Its because the nose is the central feature of the face. Its what changes the structure and appearance of the face most significantly and measurably. All the other features are just understudies, the supporting cast. They can certainly add to your look but can't make or break it.
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