Phase one starts with the basics. Wash off all that invisible grime off your face. Brush your hair out of its bed headedness. Normal stuff. Brush your teeth; yellow smiles aren't all that pretty. Phase one is simple, easy. But it's never enough. You're still too natural looking
Scramble through your closet, here's phase two; clothes. Being beautiful also means being fashionable, so all you have is overpriced designer labels to shift through. Find the jeans that make your butt look cute and the shirt that makes you look older and look! You've got an awesome outfit on your hands. Accessorize accordingly; the right jewelry could make or break this outfit. At least, that's what all the magazines say.
Phase three starts in a puff of smokewait, maybe that's foundation. Layer it on heavy; no one wants to see those freckles. Dash on some blush, it looks cuter. Break out the eyeliner and mascara, that way your boring eyes will pop. That's what makeups for, right? Make up for what you don't have yourself. Make yourself feel pretty for once.
Armed with a flat iron, you enter phase four. Those natural, unflattering curls you got from mom? Gone in a puff of steam. Thank god. The stench of burning hair fills the air as you kill off those playfully disobedient curls but it's soon replaced by the smell of hairspray and frizz control and root lifter and all kinds of other products that claim to make your hair sexier.
Begin the final phase; phase five, for just reflections on your work. Fix up the little mistakes, perhaps. Your nose is still a little too shiny, your hair seems a little flat right there
All done, stand back, take a look in the mirror at your masterpiece. A pretty stranger looks back; it's you under the mask. Real work of art right here; your own mother wouldn't even recognize you. Your goal now met, you walk out of your house into the world whose opinion is so deeply imbedded into your head. And all those strangers, they walk past and think: "Oh, she's pretty!" But you know they wouldn't think that without your mask. All those strangers thinking you're pretty, that's what you do it for. And it's worth it.