Esther Honig, a journalist is famous for her project “Before and After”. For this project she sent a headshot of herself with no makeup to various picture editors around the world and asked them to, “Make me beautiful”. The results were astonishing but it is the conversation it has sparked that makes this project of hers so powerful. It goes to show there is no single definition of beauty. After her project there have been other individuals who have tried to replicate it. Another one I have attached is of a full body image.

The videos and article are worth the look.

About her project:

The Results:

Full body image–perceptions of beauty



BuzzFeedYellow. “Beauty Standards Around The World.” YouTube. YouTube, 28 June 2014. Web. 08 June 2016. <;.

Honig, Esther. “What Does It Mean to Be Beautiful? | Esther Honig | TEDxVancouver.” YouTube. TEDxTalks, 16 Dec. 2015. Web. 08 June 2016. <;.

Willett, Megan. “How Designers in 18 Different Countries Photoshopped This Model after Being Told to Make Her Beautiful.” Tech Insider. Business Insider Inc, 17 Aug. 2015. Web. 8 June 2016. <;.