Our modern world is literally covered with pseudo-realities that attack our self-esteem. Digitally perfected people constantly mock our deficiencies and blemishes at the checkout line, on TV, on the Internet, and on billboards. 

BuzzFeed asked four women to take part in a photoshop experiment and gave them the ‘cover girl’ treatment. 

But after seeing themselves ‘perfected,’ the women couldn’t help but feel a little sad. 

“As a normal person, seeing your identity change, it’s pretty shocking.”

 “When someone else has done your makeup, your hair, and has directed how your body looks, and then taken away your imperfections, there’s not much left of who you really are.”