Birchbox Subscribe to Birchbox Subscribe to BirchboxMan Shop Birchbox Shop BirchboxMan Gift Birchbox BirchboxMan
Makeup Hair Skincare Fragrance Bath & Body Lifestyle Accessories Tools Nails Gifts with Purchase $25 and Under Birchbox Exclusives Best Sellers Limited Edition Boxes Birchbox Discovery Kits Value Sets What’s New Sale Brands for Women Latest Articles and Videos
Skincare Hair Body Beard Shave Fragrance Apparel & Accessories Gifts with Purchase Sampled This Month $25 and Under Best Sellers BirchboxMan Exclusives BirchboxMan Collections Gift Sets Sale What’s New Brands for Men View the Guide

What Does “Beauty” Look Like Around The World?

What does "beautiful" look like in Chile? What about Morocco? Journalist Ester Honig aims to explore exactly what that term means to different cultures with her new project, “Before & After.”. For the experiment, Honig sent a plain, un-retouched picture of herself to freelance Photoshop whizzes from 25 different countries. Her only instruction: "make me beautiful.” The results are striking—and thought-provoking.

Taken one by one, the before and after images make for an interesting contrast. Taken as a whole, the diverse outcomes lead us wonder, Is there a global standard of beauty? On her personal website Honig writes, "Photoshop allows us to achieve our unobtainable standards of beauty, but when we compare those standards on a global scale, achieving the ideal remains all the more illusive." Our take: Nothing is more beautiful than looking like yourself.

Related Stories

  • Nothing to recommend at this moment.
comments powered by Disqus