The Definition of Beauty from a Beauty Artist The Evolution of Physical Beauty

Nuray Özkan
5 minutes

“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty and irresistible for the rest of your life.”


The quality of what is beautiful, the state of a thing or state that is pleasing to the eye or ear or that leaves a good impression on people with its superior qualities and arouses appreciation, hüsn, cemal, behçet.” “Beauty is the quality of a living creature, a concrete object or an abstract concept that gives a perceptual pleasure and gives pleasure. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, sociology, social psychology and culture.”

“A combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.” A combination of qualities such as shape, color, or form that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: that which one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: What one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another.

“You don’t love for beauty, beauty is what you love.” Tolstoy

“Your beauty is worthless without this love in me.” Aşık Veysel

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it.” Confucius

Type beautiful/beauty-related sayings into any search engine. You will see that it is the preoccupation of human beings right after Love. For centuries, humanity has tried to define beauty, but without much success. Greek philosophers, including Plato, tried to define beauty as if it were as simple as any other law of nature. However, “beauty” has varied across cultures and ages. In the 1800s, pale and rather plump women were seen as objects of desire, while in today’s society, for example, the desired women are thin and tanned.

Everyone is sure that beauty is “beautiful”. However, it is not so easy to make a universal and precise definition of what we can call “beautiful” as soon as we see it. “Beauty”, which we think we can easily define, has historically been an indicator of physical fitness(!) and has represented the ability to reproduce, which appears to be an evolutionary tool. From this evolutionary and biological point of view, we may think that the definition of “beauty” is global, but “beauty” has different connotations from culture to culture. Nevertheless, “beauty” carries meaning throughout humanity, and those who are found “beautiful” are later also seen as good, pure-hearted and intelligent.

I think beauty is a mathematical striving towards symmetry and perfection. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of perfection is “balance”, and when the object or creature in question is out of balance, the aesthetic sense built into human beings suddenly starts to give a warning.

And who/who draws the boundaries of this perfection? Research shows that cultural messages transmitted through the media play a vital role in shaping our values, beliefs and behaviors, all of which influence how we relate to ourselves and each other.

Here’s an example: In the early 2000s, when Dove was looking for a way to revitalize its brand, it conducted a survey of more than 3,000 women in 10 countries to learn about women’s priorities and interests. When it was revealed that only two percent of the women interviewed considered themselves beautiful, Dove saw this as an opportunity to change the definition of beauty. She launched an advertising campaign featuring “real” and diverse groups of women in lingerie. The “Evolution” video and the Real Beauty Campaign turned the word “Dove” into a household name.

But is “beauty” really in the eye of the beholder?

Let’s remember the story right away: Hearing that Majnun was madly in love with Leyla, Caliph Harun Rashid was very curious about Leyla. “This Leyla must be a very beautiful woman to have so enraptured Majnu,” he thought. Eventually they found Leila and brought her to the Caliph’s palace. They dressed him up and put him in front of her. However, when Leyla lowered her veil, Caliph Harun Rashid became frustrated. Not that Leila was ugly, or crippled, or old, but she certainly didn’t have any extraordinary charm. Like countless other women, she was a mortal with flaws and imperfections. The Caliph could not hide his disappointment: “Is this what they call Leyla Leyla, for God’s sake? What did Majnun fall in love with her? She is an ordinary woman, how is she different from the others?” Hearing this, Leyla laughed. “Yes, I am Leyla, but you are not Majnun,” he replied. “Unless you can see me through Majnun’s eyes, how can you attain the secret called love?”

When beauty is in the eye of the beholder…

If it is defined according to time, place, culture, tradition, age and too many other factors to mention…

What do I do? In fact, I am reminding you of the “beauty” that has always existed, that has hidden itself for various reasons, that has been put on the back burner and postponed, sometimes due to illness, sometimes due to sadness, sometimes due to aging, sometimes due to environmental factors, and mostly due to other reasons. The greatest service is to contribute to the fact that beauty should not be separated from health; like everything else that is seen as a separate job, a burden, being beautiful with health, staying beautiful with health, which is always left to that never coming tomorrow, can be included in our lives like breathing and eating. In order to be able to deliver our rights to the Righteous…

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