While celebrities often babble on and on about how they want nothing on their bodies too fleshy or fat, they aren’t talking about their faces. The latest beauty trend seen on the red carpet is chunky cheeks. It’s called “pillow face,” and it’s a term used to describe faces that are soft and round. It’s popular because, no-brainer, cheeks hollow out with age, so rounder faces signify youth. Take Nicole Kidman, whose arms and legs are thin but whose cheeks are puffy and full. Same with Catherine Zeta-Jones. “A pretty youthful face has fullness in the cheeks, like Disney’s Pocahontas,” says Dr. Michael Prager, a Dallas plastic surgeon. “An older plain face has it in the jaw, like Shrek.” The message here: Emaciated faces are for old hags, chubby cheeks are for youthful women. Either you look like Pocahontas or Shrek. Is there no happy medium? Because as of right now, we refuse to equate ourselves with ogres and pillows.
More Celebs Opting for Pillow Face [StyleList]