11 disturbing photos that show the extreme lengths women go to so they can look 'beautiful'

Evija Laivina Beauty Warriors 7Courtesy of Evija LaiviņaAn unsettling photo series.

From waist trainers to knock-off lip plumpers, the internet has no shortage of bizarre beauty tools that sell false promises of attainable perfection.

Latvian photographer Evija Laivina features these products in a haunting, award-winning photo series, “Beauty Warriors.” The project, which we first spotted on Co.Design, underscores the pressure women feel to achieve society’s idea of what it means to be “beautiful.”

“To be successful, you must be perfect and look perfect — these are our society’s rules, which we all follow without even realising how ridiculous the standards are,” Laivina wrote about the series on her website.

Check out 11 photos from “Beauty Warriors” below.

This red contraption looks like something Hannibal Lecter would wear.

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It's actually an anti-wrinkle mask.

This product doesn't seem comfortable or convenient.

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Another anti-wrinkle mask.

This clamp is designed to change the shape of your nose.

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It looks like it could leave bruises.

This pink 'stretching mask' supposedly gets rid of double chins.

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It looks more like a medical bandage.

This looks like a ski mask gone wrong.

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Yet another anti-wrinkle mask.

This device is designed for 'face slimming exercises.'

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It claims to give you a face-lift.

This mask looks like it belongs in a horror movie.

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It's designed to stave off wrinkles.

This clamp also claims to change the shape of your nose.

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It looks pretty uncomfortable.

This isn't a pair of glasses -- it's an eyelid trainer.

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The product is designed to give you double eyelids.

This 'smile trainer' is designed to make your smile look 'cuter.'

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It looks like a dental tool.

This pink device looks like a giant tongue.

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It's actually a lip plumper.

See all 18 photos in Laivina's haunting series here.

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