General

The lines on his face etched the story of a happy life. His crow's feet spoke of laughter and the deep creases in his cheeks told of a man who gave away smiles like they were wishes. Yet a more sorrowful face I had never seen. A film of water made is dark eyes glossy and his face was fallen, submissive to gravity. His silver hair, normally neatly combed, bore the tell tale signs that his mottled hands had been run through it in distress. It was the face of a man who had lost what he knew he must loose, but the knowing did not soften the desolation.

General

She had wolfish amber eyes like limpid pools of gold that adorned her exceptionally pale face, long, dark hair that tumbled over her shoulders like a fountain of molten obsidian, an aquiline nose, and chalky pink lips that were blue with cold. All in all, she looked like a ghost; a very solid one.

By Nostalgia Darkness, December 30, 2013.
General

Her face wasn't anything extraordinary or significant, and yet, he felt somehow magically draw to those serious and silent features. Though she always avoided his gaze, he couldn't help but notice her clean skin and lack of makeup, along with her always messy hairstyles. Perhaps many would consider her homely, but he found her awe-striking.

By chasingtransientmemories, November 19, 2016.
General

Her face shone in the watery sunlight. It burst in beams through the almost complete cloud layer above to cast transitory spotlights. Her features were typical of her kin in the district across the ocean channel but here they marked her out as a stranger. Her dark features, considered beautiful back home, were alarming to these creatures who had lived in the colder northern climes for so long that their skin now matched the snow. Their eyes were smaller than hers and the mouths meaner, thinner lipped and often elongated. But they had the clothing she needed to get into the mountains, to visit the fabled spring, and so she ventured into a store to make the purchases, consciously bringing forth the charm that came to her without trying back home.

General

He had the sort of face you forget even while you're looking at it...

By james, April 30, 2012.

Found in Alex Rider, Stormbreaker, authored by Anthony Horowitz.

General

Gerad's face, describable as "rugged," had been better characterised by his brother-in-law the art dealer as "cubist." There were a number of strong dominant surfaces, a commanding bone structure, a square even brow, a nose that appeared to end in a blunt plane rather than a point.

By hiccup, April 22, 2012.

Found in The Book and the Brotherhood, authored by Iris Murdoch.

General

I remember her rounded face, slightly lighter than ivory with a rose coloured tint to her cheeks. Her small hazel eyes that were lively, warm, and sparkled with bliss when she smiled. When she was sorrowful her eyes seemed to grow dim and dark. Her smooth blonde hair with soft curls fell just past her dimpled chin. Her pink, slight, buttoned nose that was just above her delicate lips that always had a faint smile.

By megan, May 26, 2014.
General

...the face of Inspector Kleek, of Homicide South, came on the screen. His heavy eyelids always hang at half mast, giving him a sleepy, bored look and the rest of his fleshy face sags in the same general pattern.

By mikeb, September 10, 2012.

Found in Nor Iron Bars a Cage, authored by Gordon Randall Garrett.

General

His face was stern, even a little melancholy, in repose, which was transfigured when he smiled...Here was the same long-boned face, tapering to a pointed chin, the same widely spaced eyes with the droop of the left eyelid...the same steady but slightly ironic gaze.

By yogibear, May 7, 2012.

Found in A Taste for Death, authored by P. D. James.

General

Gray suit, gray hair, gray lips and gray eyes. His face was expressionless, the eyes behind the square, gunmetal spectacles, completely empty.

By james, April 30, 2012.

Found in Alex Rider, Stormbreaker, authored by Anthony Horowitz.

General

In sleep, my mother looks younger, still worn but not so beaten down. Prim's face is as fresh as a raindrop, as lovely as the primrose for which she was named. My mother was very beautiful once, too. Or so they tell me.

By angela, April 25, 2012.

Found in The Hunger Games, authored by Suzanne Collins.

General

...that patriotic Texan with his infundibuliform jowls and his lumpy, rumpleheaded, indestructible smile cracked forever across his face like the brim of a black ten gallon hat.

By hiccup, April 22, 2012.

Found in Catch-22, authored by Joseph Heller.

General

It was difficult to describe his unprepossessing features, no tapering cheekbones like his father, just a judicial eye and a critical nature.

By danny, November 4, 2013.
General

His face was drained with a gaunt expressionless stare.

By danny, November 4, 2013.
General

Her face with it's russet cheeks was crumpled like an over stored apple.

By danny, November 4, 2013.
General

The man had the sort of face that should have looked out of a gold frame: a Victorian portrait. It belonged to another world and like an old painting it seemed to have faded. Only the eyes, small and dark showed any life.

By james, June 11, 2012.

Found in Alex Rider, Scorpia, authored by Anthony Horowitz.

General

The woman's face was Chinese, brown and withered like a ginger root; she wore dark blue clothes, a necklace of turquoises and sharp little silver knives, an her hair in pigtails like two grey wires.

By james, April 28, 2012.

Found in Black Narcissus, authored by Rumer Godden.

General

Your Face

I explored the contours of your face
A work of art
Beautifully shaped
Your nose is firmly set in place
Your lips curled upwardly
I slowly traced

When you smile
The lines softened
Like light from an half open door
Your laughter bounced like waves
On the ocean shore

Surprised!
I saw tears streaming from your eyes
And wet your face
You’re beautiful
You should hear those words, everyday

Your eyes are like bright sunshine
Makes your face radiant
Brilliantly shine
Your face was not carved, certainly not in haste
But slow
With patience and with grace
Sculptured, it shows

Words fail me
I cannot tell how I felt
The first time ever I saw your face
It glowed
and my heart melted
But pleasantly so

Written by: Charmaine Wallace

By charmaine, November 9, 2014.
General

She looked up at his face, unattractively blotched by the morning chill, at the grubby stubble, at the two brittle hairs at the corner of his mouth, at the trace of blackened blood in the left nostril, as if he had had a nosebleed, at the eyes, still gummy with sleep.

By angela, May 7, 2012.

Found in A Taste for Death, authored by P. D. James.

General

My eyes enthralled on him. His eyes were like crisp toffee drizzled in melted chocolate and framed with darling lashes. A blade nose and burrowed cheekbones, his appearance only to die for. I couldn't help to notice leathery black strands flopping over his face which to my distaste was veiling some of his enticing features. So perfect, yet so frustrating that i could bear no social contact with that sensuous man. Damnit

By chelsea, March 25, 2014.
General

lipstick meticulously applied, trace of eyeshadow, tiny ears, protruding ears, slightly turned out ears, ears slightly jutting

By loki, November 21, 2011.
General

I could describe it as a precisely shaped mouth, small, firm, full lipped.

By angela, November 4, 2013.
General

Flushed face, angry eyes, thick thatch of dark hair over bushy eyebrows. Heavy featured.

By angela, December 31, 2011.
General

Long boney face, tired restless eyes, long mobile mouth, straight but unruly blonde hair almost falling into eyes, swept to one side. Pale craggy face, blaze of red hair, strong bony face, cap of dark hair, small cluster of broken veins over high cheekbones. Face brown and as carved as an Aztecs.

By angela, December 24, 2011.
General

Thin petulant face, balding, curve of nose repeated in curve of forehead, irritable look, thin upper lip, whiny voice with quarrels edge.

By tiger, December 17, 2011.
General

Small humorous eyes squinting, sunken cheeks, square face, clear skinned.

By tiger, December 17, 2011.
General

comparatively young, signs of ageing, crows feet, double chin, high fore head, worry lines, laughter lines, furrowed brow, unibrow, dimples, thin mouth, buck toothed, gap toothed grin, cheeky monkey face

By loki, November 21, 2011.
General

Rubicund, freckles, snub nosed, cavernous eyes, unshaved, goatee, bearded, long upper lip, bushy eyebrows, thin eyebrows, eyebrows plucked and drawn back on, small sharp nose, plain, receding chin, dewlap, eccentric beauty, curved upper lip, dimples.

By loki, November 21, 2011.
General

His face was glistening with sweat. His irises were threaded with scarlet.

By loki, November 4, 2013.
General

generously curved mouth, short upper lip, high arched nose, tumble of dark hair, melancholy eyes, thin moustache, mournful eyes, pale, drawn, pleasant, intelligent, good skin, square face, round chin, dark eyes, broken veins, heavy with make-up, devoid of make-up, lavishly applied rouge, sharp, anxious, gaunt, handsome features.

By loki, November 21, 2011.
General

tired resentful eyes, skin grey with weariness, deep set eyes, sharp little eyes, pudgy cheeks, short nose, beaked nose, slack jowls, mottled, slightly flared nostrils, impression of plumpness, square chin, round face, firm fleshed, small eyes, upward slanting eyes, small delicately formed mouth, finely boned, long nosed, high cheek bones, firm jaw, eyes black as currants.

By loki, November 21, 2011.
General

She stood before me, as clear as anything I had ever seen before, behind her a summer’s day, which in turn illuminations her face into almost a ball of light. Her eyes were the green of the Yahoo Answers banner, which with the chance could chatter, like a pain of glass. Her skin as pale as the background of the same. Her curved lips resembled the answer icon of the site and I was again reminded of how I didn't bother to do my own homework. The black of her hair cascading down her face...

By jordan clayton, July 29, 2015.
Fairy Tales

The Arcturus I saw, the brightest of all... she was as pure as the first rain drop from heaven. Her hazel eyes illuminated the summers. She had a radiant face with brilliant shine, high arched nose and the tiny curve on her lips had answers for all. The dark hair cascading down her face covered a dimple. She was materialized with lavish beauty and amorous anger...

By lavanya addepalli, July 31, 2015.
General

This face had something interesting to say. The countenance was beckoning me.
Deep in those marble eyes, a tale – undoubtedly a fascinating one – was waiting to be told. Long, wiry, white wisps of hair poked out of the old man’s freckled forehead, bunched above his eyes. They didn’t seem to bother him, but I found myself awkwardly, and unnecessarily, brushing my own eyebrows back into place. Around his eyes, his skin bunched. Thousands of tiny wrinkles of skin, each with an origin of their own, wound a webwork of history across his face. His nose was prominent, but not ugly; he had enough charm and grace to carry off such a strong excrescence. I remember thinking he must have been away, somewhere exotic, because the raw umber glow of his cheeks surely wasn’t acquired under this inclement sky. The bit I found most fascinating, almost hypnotising, was the tiny groove between his eyes, that came and went as his mind dipped back into recall; each time it appeared, I grew excitedly anxious, hoping that it indicated the start of his story.

By amylaura8, October 20, 2017.