It's even clearer when you bring Photoshop-like tools into the mix. U.K. online pharmacy Superdrug Online Doctors undertook an airbrushing project to see how graphic designers from across the world would design the ideal body. The result, called Perceptions of Perfection, showcases beauty ideals from 18 different nations, from skin tone to hair texture to body size.
The ideals vary, although thigh gaps, unfortunately, seem to be pretty universal (and there are no black bodies to be seen). But the one consistent fact: They're all airbrushed to the hilt, smoother and more blemish-free than any woman ever can be — and more awkward-looking.
Similarphoto projects have tracked beauty standards by country, but in a perfect world, no woman can ever fit a single ideal, nor should the ideals really matter, try as we might to pin them down.
Check out the country photos below — then feel free to go get dressed, do your makeup, work out and eat whatever and however you damn well please.