It’s no secret that most women tend to be their own worst critics. Dove is out to change that. Its new campaign “Real Beauty Sketches,” currently making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter, asked seven women to sit behind a curtain and describe themselves to a FBI-trained forensic composite artist. Next, strangers who briefly met one of these seven women were asked to do the same—sit behind a curtain and describe the woman to the forensic composite artist. The results are enlightening to say the least. “I should be more grateful of my natural beauty,” one woman said after learning the results. “It effects everything. It couldn’t be more critical to our happiness.” Watch the video above, and then scroll down to take our poll: Do you think you are too critical of your own look?
— Jennifer Merritt