Honig is reluctant to draw a "moral of the story" from the project, which is ongoing. "Flipping through the collection of Before & After, one may spot trends in models of beauty that represent each designer’s culture of origin, but that is entirely based on our interpretation," she said.
Still, the project dispels the myth of a singular beauty norm. As Honig wrote on her personal website: "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."
Here, take a look at a few more yourself. Some went all-out glam, lightening her skin, changing the shape of her eyes, and giving her quite the makeup job!
It is really admirable that all the participants to this project showed respect to the tradition and culture of its country and they strictly focused on the tiny or the big differences there are between the cultures! I was definitely amazed by the help of technology once again that can change so dramatically a face…you may not recognize your own self!