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Woman Gets 25 Photoshop Makeovers To Fit Worldwide Ideals Of Beauty

27/06/2014 08:54 BST | Updated 27/06/2014 08:59 BST

A radio journalist has taken the interesting step to have herself photoshopped in 25 countries to make herself 'beautiful' according to each country.

The incredible experiment called 'before & after' involved Esther Honig taking a picture of herself then commissioning over 40 artists in 25 different countries with the simple request that they 'make me beautiful'.

What she got sent back was a fascinating insight into what each country defines as 'beauty' with the results ranging from less make up, others using darker shades of lipstick to some adding jewellery.

before and after

Writing on her blog Honig gives her thoughts on the results saying:

"They are intriguing and insightful in their own right; each one is a reflection of both the personal and cultural concepts of beauty that pertain to their creator."

"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 elusive."