The Role of Personality in Fantastical Beauty
Continuing our Fundamentals series, let's look at personality and vibe in Fantastical Beauty. If you need to, review the articles on
By now you have narrowed it down to two or so types you think you might be, but may be unsure of how to fully decide. After all, maybe your face is both full and linear? Or you are in between a subtle and moderate curve? How do you decide which is most prominent? The lovely news is that you don’t have to!
We are now at the point where it’s time to look at the role of vibe. All of the types have mood boards that you can look at here.
I encourage you to look through all of them and make note of which resonate with you.
A fun example of the role of the importance of personality are Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. While they are physically very similar, it's instantly apparent that these two have different personalities. It is evident not only in their fashion choices but in the way they carry themselves. So, let’s figure out their archetypes together.
(Left: Ashley. Right: Mary-Kate)
Do you see both length and balance? We will eliminate the full Face category, because they are lacking the fullness/width to carry it off. If you look at photos, you will see that we can also eliminate the Major S-curve category, as they are lacking the body lines to carry those type's off as well. This brings us down to Fae, Magic Queen, Nymph, and Angel.
Ashley Olsen tends toward lighter colored clothing and hair than her sister. She is also more frequently photographed smiling and has a lighter, sugary air about her. Which of the four types are more obviously supporting this and which are in more obvious opposition? This vibe can be found in any of the 9 types, but of the four we are considering, it it a more natural match for Fae and Angel, and a less obvious match for Magic Queen and Nymph.
What do you see for Ashley Olsen? Revisit the Face and Body categories, also weighing visual personality, coloring, and mannerisms.
Mary-Kate Olsen favors darker colors in her clothing, hair, and makeup, and she wears them well. She is drawn toward more drama than her twin. In comparison, Mary-Kate comes across as more serious and reserved in facial expressions and mannerisms.
Which of the four types that we are considering are more obviously supporting of these features and which are in more obvious opposition? This vibe can be found in any of the 9 types, but of the four we are considering, it it a more natural match for Fae (Nixie) and Magic Queen, and a less obvious match for Angel (though Dark Angel is not uncommon, the vibe is somewhat different than Mary-Kate's) and Nymph.
What do you see for Mary-Kate Olsen? Revisit the Face and Body categories, also weighing visual personality, coloring, and mannerisms.
QUIZ: Which Fantastical Beauty type did you come to for Ashley Olsen? Which for Mary-Kate? What was the deciding factor(s) for you? Share your thoughts before the answers are revealed.