This week, the Cut explores women’s complicated relationship to beauty standards and the effort required to meet them.
All it takes is the proverbial fairy godmother or Cher Horowitz to invoke the spirits and suggest: Let’s do a makeover. Then that gorgeous hair under frizzy extensions and those glimmering eyes you’re shielding behind thick glasses will be revealed! In the time of a quick montage, you’re filling out a flattering dress and you’ve found a fantastic staircase to descend. Watch the Cut’s supercut, follow all the steps, and pray that your crush has some sunglasses to slide down his nose in awe, because, DAMN, YOU LOOK GOOD.