Dove Real Beauty Sketches | You’re more beautiful than you think (6mins)


I always thought people were so cute when they have the little cheeks and they’re like rosier, but mine are pretty plain If I was going to change one feature about my face I would say that I would want fuller lips. I am definately a person that looks tired and when I’m tired and when people say that I’m immediately like:” Oh, man “. I’m starting to already get a little of crows feet and stuff which is like my mom has, so.. yeah. I’m a forensic artist, I was trained at the FBI academy in 1993 in composite art. I worked for the San José police department as the police artist from 1995 to 2011. We didn’t really know what we were doing so that was nerve racking for everyone. I ‘ve showed up to a place I’ve never been and walked into this big warehouse and at the very end was a guy with his back to me with drafting board. I had a curtain separating me so that I don’t see them. We’ll begin.
First of all, tell me about your hair. Hum… brown , long. I guess a little bit passed my shoulders. Your jaw? My mom always told me I had a big jaw. Yeah, they are brown eyebrows, dark brown eyebrows. I didn’t know what he was doing but I could tell after several questions that he was drawing me. Tell me about your chin. I guess I never really compared to anyone else’s chin but, especially like when I smile I feel like it protrudes a little bit. What would be your most prominent feature. I kind of have a fat rounder face
The older I’ve gotten the more freckles I’ve gotten. We sort of realized: Oh, man, now I have to talk about myself and, and, and think about my looks. I’m forty so I’m starting to get a little bit of the crows feet going on. Once I get their sketch, I say “thank you very much “and then they leave, I don’t see them. I still didn’t know. All I have been told before the sketch was to get friendly with this other woman, Chloe. Today I’m gonna ask you some questions about a person you met earlier, and I’m gonna ask you some general questions about her face. She was thin so you could see her cheek bones. And her chin was a nice thin chin. The women were really critical about moles, scars and things like that. And yet they were describing just a normal beautiful person. She had nice eyes. They light up when she spoke and were very expressive. The length of the nose, what is that like? Short Short? Yeah, cute nose. Her face was fairly thin. She had blue eyes, very nice blue eyes. Ok. So, this is your self described image, and then somebody else described you like in this sketch. I have this whole thing about having dark circles and crows feet around my eyes and that was not part of the sketch at all, that the stranger did. The stranger was a little more like, gentle. It’s pretty different.. Just looks strange…. She looks closed off and fatter. She just looks kind of shut down, sadder too. The second one it’s more beautiful. Do you think they are catching more from you? Yeah… yeah. She looks more open and friendly and… happy. I’ve come a long way in how I see myself, but I think I still have some way to go. I have some work to do in myself. Do you think you’re more beautiful than you say? Yeah. Yeah… yeah. Chloe’s perception was so, so clearly different. Her picture looked like somebody I thought I would want to talk and be friends with, like a happy, light, much younger, much brighter person. It’s troubling. I should be more grateful of my natural beauty. It impacts the choices and the friends that we make, the jobs we apply for, how we treat our children… It impacts everything. It couldn’t be more critical to your happiness.
Our self perceptions are generally kind of harsh and unbecoming when really that’s not how the world sees us. We spend a lot of time as women, analyzing and trying to fix the things that aren’t quite right and we should spend more time appreciating the things that we do like. YOU’RE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU THINK. Watch the whole experience at dove.com/realbeautysketches

100 comments

  • missxpanda

    Of course they use attractive people already

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  • RosaNella

    That's sooo beautiful. I'm crying. Pleas more brands doing good things. Not just things that earn a lot of money. Thank you dove.

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  • Hannah Fay

    this made me realize that we are all beautiful, it's all just a matter of perspective and looking through brand new eyes.

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  • _maariyahx_ _

    Anyone else forget this was a dove advert because same

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  • Лея

    i like myself.. sometimes i find myself pretty, but other dont.. they bully me:(

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  • just an avarage artist

    Soooo true

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  • just an avarage artist

    Imagine second drawing looks worse than first…

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  • emily !!!

    I remember seeing this ad when I was like 9 before a YouTube video and it has always stuck with me

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  • Sarah Smart

    When I was around 8 I read a thing saying "You see yourself as 5% prettier than you are" and if destroyed me. Here I am, almost 15, having realised it's bullshit, on top of my game and happy for the first time in ages

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  • a bean with intentions

    I’m not crying… I just got soap in my eyes

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  • nola m

    I think that we can’t describe people’s features by themselves, only just their features as a whole. Like if we were asked to describe them to a sketch artist, we couldn’t because we really only know their faces, not their features.

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  • Spoon the

    Man I remember watching this back in the day

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  • Blooming Gloomer

    I guess truly the main enemy of us is our own mind

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  • Phuong Anh

    Thats beautiful❤️

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  • liz_me

    Still one of the best ads

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  • I love Harry Edward Styles

    Well the stranger isn’t gunna say ur face is fat

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  • Kit Cat

    I wish they would do this with truly ugly people like myself

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  • Hiba Sobh

    I wish people knew how they are beautiful in other peoples eyes

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  • eylül yüce

    it's been 6 years but i still tear up after watching this ad

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  • Bridie

    Well this wouldn’t work for me because the stranger would have to mention my giant forehead and bulbous nose🤦‍♀️

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  • kathrine ducking pierce

    Why this in my recommendations in 2019

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  • julia

    can yall just stick to soap

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  • JJolla

    This is why no tears soap doesn't exist

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  • Omelette Head

    idk man I think I look pretty damn good. Dont get why people are so critical of their appearance, must be a small minded thing

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  • ElephantsLover

    Why do people hate freckles so much? I WANT FRECKLES!!! Its not empowering for me to say this y’ll are just dumb!!!

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  • 준立派

    Once i have accepted my physical appearance as whole then some people be like "beauty is a thing you gain so do something about it (my ugly face)" :"D

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  • llxmm

    I’ve always hated my face but been told by everyone I am beautiful. I don’t think I will ever come to terms with the way I look but this makes me feel a lot better.

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  • Hannah Morrison

    I feel like the stranger description looks more accurate, which speaks to how we tend to focus on our own insecurities.

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  • ritesh singh rajput

    Is this is for men also?Please reply anyone…

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  • aoi blue

    I'm a dove soap user for life haha they make the best soaps

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  • - RosesRPink -

    Why is this in my recommendations???😂

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  • Layla Roberson

    i’m crying

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  • Bethany I made BISCUITS

    hi so why’s this in my recommended all of a sudden

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  • Xiaoqing Lu

    Boy when I say I'm ugly all I get is "well not on the inside" or "you're not that ugly". These women are all really sweet and pretty looking, they really are as beautiful as others see them.

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  • desireeissonotcool

    i always wondered how people see me. i have very chubby cheeks which i believe to be my biggest physical flaw. it’s very rare for someone to call me pretty/beautiful or even compliment my appearance at all. i remember when i made this discovery. i was in class and one of my friends took a candid photo of me and when i saw it, it changed so much. that was my freshman year of high school and i am now graduating in 20 days. i hold on to the fact that others probably see me differently than i see myself, but that also might not be a great thing. i’m not calling out for help or anything like that, but this is my only outlet. idk.

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  • shoug

    1:29 why did I laugh?😭

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  • Alma Christiana

    Someone should do this thing for the artist too

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  • ravendarkie

    0:23 – At least you don’t look tired when you’re NOT tired. When people say that I’m like “Always!…. Why?!?!” 😭😭

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  • Abby Gillman

    wow I cried so much during this. I hadn’t realized how insecure I felt about my looks and that I should love myself more. the only thing was that all of these women were already beautiful, where as I am not, so I couldn’t relate.

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  • Laura Sánchez

    Even tho I've been seeing myself for over 21 years I don't think I would be able to describe myself let alone someone I just met a couple minutes ago LMFAO

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  • Haylee Grange

    Do this with teens!

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  • Alisa Klonnãl

    I can’t even describe the way I look lmao

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  • CoolChewz ._.

    This looks like the same place where they filmed the BTS dance video

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  • DN!A

    When I see myself in the mirror, I see my beauty. But when I think about how I must look to others, I feel soo different. In my mind, I look very different than in pictures and the mirror. I’m trying to change that, but this thought, this perception of myself, is already burned deep into my mindset.

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  • Veronika Pereira

    R u joking

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  • emykitkat

    Okay but they all seem like nice people… take someone who is 100% honest, whether it’s nice or not, someone who pays close to detail, and see how they describe them.

    They only described the nice things about each other, because they are nice people. Don’t forget this is a commercial, at which any point could be edited out sooo 🤷‍♀️ Although I love the point they are making and it does make me feel a little better about how I look

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  • Pretty Basic Vlogs

    Ew why am I actually ugly haha

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  • Azea

    to the person reading this, you are beautiful in your own way. you are unique. love yourself because you are beautiful ❤️ stay strong

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  • Onion Yhel

    I may be 6 years late,but I always thinked that when people give me compliments,it's because they were nice or they didn't want to hurt my feelings.They always tell me that I'm cute,but I always see it as,if you're not pretty or beautiful,then your cute/a nicer way of saying that you're not that ugly.

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  • slowmovingplanet

    Thank you but I don't want to buy your thoughts.I want to buy shampoo.And yours leaves the hair looking like a dry bush.Or are you going to start a campaign trying to convince that "dry bush hair is also beautiful"?

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  • Allison V.Melton

    I want to do something like this.

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  • sutirthaa biswas

    When we feel we are ugly,we disappoint God.if we are unhealthy,we may not look the best.we must eat raw vegan diet to look our best version.God gave beautiful features to everyone.😇😇

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  • sutirthaa biswas

    Raw vegan diet is the fountain of youth

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  • sutirthaa biswas

    Annette Larkins is the youthful 70 year old grandmother.she found the fountain of youth

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  • bolo yeung

    People rarely tell the truth… especially if it is harsh one. Everyone just wants to be nice.

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  • Valentina Giusti

    Nice !

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  • Jovyline Ducayso

    Actually the society is what makes us ugly because of the very high standards and expectations of this society…

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  • Bob Davis

    I wonder if the experiment would've turned out the same if they hadn't picked still-objectively-attractive women for this, or if it was even an actual experiment and not just a scripted short film meant to sell you soap. I wonder if they would've sold as much soap if the women weren't still-objectively-attractive. I wonder if capitalism will ever be compatible with true body positivity.

    Probably not.

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  • GJKtale - Mia,Clare,and Jenny

    If I had a superpower,it would to read minds,
    Like if your first day of school,you see a friend at her desk with her head down
    You go and say hi
    She happily says hi and look away
    Then I would read her mind and she is really depressed because her mom died
    Wait,this scenario is going way to far

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  • EthalaRide

    I have to actually touch my face in order to remember the placement/size of everything on my face. Where my eyebrows end, how I parted my hair, how far out my nose goes. It's crazy

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  • Ellaolivia3

    Speaking from a Pansexual point here all of these women are so unique and pretty and I absolutely LOVE the breaking of stereotypes that this video and many others have set up. This is beautiful

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  • Matsumoto Outo

    This fake ass video is way beyond cringe …

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  • Kelpo

    when i become a sketch artist, i hope to organize one of these activities-empowering!

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  • KryatonSky

    Can someone tell what’s the music on the background? It’s sound like a classic piano song

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  • megan davis

    this wide screen was uncomftorable

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  • Kobe Peeters

    stoped commercial

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  • Dario Lampa

    This would also have been a noble and beautiful thing, instead of the usual nazi-feminist manure, if instead of referring only to women you referred to anyone. Instead, carry on the disgusting double-nazifeminist standard that says a woman can be fat, hairy and stinky. Instead a man must be hansome, athletic and perfect. Then no. I do not want and I cannot say that this campaign is beautiful. I say what it is: nazi-feminist manure.

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  • Alex Myodov

    FBI-trained forensic artist drawing the people according to the verbal descriptions… without constantly getting feedback from the person who gives the description (“no-no, the eyes were a little larger and wider!”). Oh yes. Sure.

    Could have been any other artist who can draw portraits. As long as he is explicitly requested by Dove to write two portraits, one nicer than the other.

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  • Tuco Salamanca

    Man Dove really knows how to get women in their pocket. Lie to them and tell them they are beautiful even if in most cases they aren't HAHA

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  • Bob Emerson

    Not enough LIKES

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  • Donna Fe Vergara

    This is just sooo… heartwarming <3

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  • Aucheinyoutuber

    This is not correct, it does NOT have a “great impact on your happiness”, YOU should love yourself in ANY way, ok?

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  • Scribbler 8282

    I’m told I’m beautiful often yet I’m hard on my looks and always take more i that 1 offensive comment

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  • Adin Hanson

    I think this would be the only type of commercial that I would want to see

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  • Robert222 Lewis

    the second sketches are much more accurate, wow this has been an eye opener, the first sketch is like a horrible version of themselves.

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  • Tracey Lamplugh

    Media is to blame for this!!!!!

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  • Eula barredo

    the first woman is damn beautiful.. please don't color your hair ..I have a black hair but i think blonde hair are fantastic and blue eyes.

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  • [BosS] HITMAN 20

    they are not beutiful.

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  • Yaakov Kirschbaum

    Sorry to get all religious but…
    Now consider how God, who knows our beauty more than anyone else, sees us.

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  • Linda Jürgensen

    Wow… beautiful girls that complain about not being pretty enough. And then there is me, a girl who’s actually ugly and feels even worse after watching this.

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  • Angelica

    This had me in tears. 😭

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  • Rachael K

    Also people tend to downgrade themselves and are prepared to compliment others but less themselves.

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  • Michael Sheline

    You know I have this beautiful woman in my life that doesn't believe in her beauty inside and out . For what ever reason lifes circumstances have built that wall n shield up which hurts me to see that in a person. Let alone someone I love . I wish beauty could be seen in the eyes only of the people we love n that love us and that would be so much better at times until they were able to love themselves .

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  • allelbows97

    if this ad Appeals to you………….congrats!! you are the gullible fool the ad Industry is Banking on!!!!!!!!!

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  • Black Pill

    aka people are nicer when describing someone they don't know, doesn't mean you're actually as good looking as they make you out to be. you're likely far worse looking

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  • Rosa del carmen andrea Opazo Villaroel

    Love of mi life Doce

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  • HC3053

    This video is unfair! The women are all so beautiful that I can hardly stop watching it!
    … and I get very sad that I don't have one of them. :-((

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  • yaalah

    ممكن ترجمة😭؟؟؟؟

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  • Kaylee Tang

    4:28 This woman looked more beautiful than both of the drawings

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  • Mary Scott

    I like the mens version of this video better

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  • Donald Lancon Jr

    The effectiveness of this campaign relies on people finding the drawings based on the self-descriptions to be less attractive than those based on the stranger-provided descriptions. But what about people who actually look like the self-description drawings shown here? Presumably Dove would like those people to know they're beautiful, too. But that's not the message they will get from this video (or the commercials derived from it)! This "experiment" is an intersting idea, but is "problematic", to say the least.

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  • Vania Day

    I Cried

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  • optic4l gxd

    suck my kiki

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  • Ryan Dwight

    8—————

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  • Kimberley Lyons

    Thanks Dove. You made a difference in my life.

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  • yegenek

    So, what about people that actually looks like the pictures on the right? Are they ugly?

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  • Tumu Aloni

    Thank you very much for love children or change life orphanage ministry Uganda or people may God bless you is your family

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  • KawaiiHammyJulia X3

    Tf they're all much prettier than me–

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  • CMDR Qrusha

    Sack your caption writer.

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  • MoTC

    I was mainly impressed by how good at his job the sketch artist was!

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