- Nov 20, 2019
Outer canthal distance to Bizygomatic width ratio
The two measurements that are involved in this ratio are:
- Outer canthal distance: It is the distance between the lateral canthi of the eyes.
- Bizygomatic width: It is the distance between the right and left zygions.
Example of the ratio measurement in Nick Bateman:
The ideal range for this ratio is 0.63-0.65, a ratio of 0.58 is the minimum ratio required to look acceptable.
This ratio is quite similar to the ESRatio, but they differ in some aspects.
Since this ratio utilizes the outer canthal distance, it accounts for both the IPD and PFL, so it gives us a more accurate representation of the relationship between the eyes and the bizygomatic width.
For example, you can have a good ESRatio, but also have a narrow PFL that gives you the appearance of a bad ESRatio and vice versa, that's why you should consider this ratio when measuring the face.
Nick Bateman has an ideal ESRatio (0.47), but a non-ideal outer canthal distance to bizygomatic width ratio (0.60) due to his narrow PFL, so his ESRatio appears to be worse than what it actually is.
However, this does not mean that you should replace the ESRatio with this ratio, ideally you should take into account both ratios in order to have a more accurate understanding of all your facial proportions and how to proceed to improve them if needed.