Which Side is Your Better Side?

By Ayren Jackson-Cannady, Birchbox

Ayren's left and right side respectively. Ayren's left and right side respectively.
Ever since my little brother accidentally threw his football into my right cheek when I was in the sixth grade, I've preferred having my photo taken on my left side. I guess I subconsciously always envision a swollen, black-and-blue right cheekbone and eye socket. But, it seems there's more to my predisposition than meets the eye (er, football). A Wake Forest University study recently published in the journal Experimental Brain Research found that people view the left side of a face to be more pleasant. I decided to test out the study's findings on some of my family and friends. First up my husband…

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Me: Hey, what side of my face is cuter?

Him: What are you talking about?

Me: Just answer the question.

Him: I think both sides of your face are cute.

How did I know he would say that? And the testing went pretty much the same with everyone else (maybe they all just want a nice birthday gift this year!). To get an unbiased opinion, I need to go to people who don't know me… like YOU. In the comments below, tell me which side you think is my better side

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What about you? Are you a righty or a lefty when it comes to getting your photo taken?

Last week Ayren suggested a DIY face mask. We still need to test it out!

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