I want to talk about these Dove commercials that everyone is going crazy about. Or maybe it’s one commercial. I don’t know because I don’t watch a lot of television. (Oh my god RIGHT?! I mean, I don’t watch a lot of live television. I am smart enough to use a DVR.)
So all the ladies on the block love this ad campaign, and I understand why. It shows, very clearly, that women are our own harshest critics. Strangers are kinder and more generous with compliments than we can be when speaking of our own looks. Okay yes, sure.
So I decided to do my own not-at-all-similar experiment.
I am going to describe to you what I think my face looks like. Right here.
Kind of like a brunette Gwyneth Paltrow.
High cheekbones. Movie star kind of mouth. Full lips, strong eye brows. Sophisticated beauty but still youthful and cute, like Ashley Judd. Totally, I look like Ashley Judd.
Possibly a little Juliana Margulies. My skin is very smooth like hers. My hair is very thick and full. And it totally frames my face. In a word, “understated glamor.”
I can’t want to see how this turns out!
Seriously. I can’t believe I never thought of doing this before.
It’s going to be very interesting.
Now I will take a photograph on my iPhone and forward it to my email without looking at it. I will upload it to my blog and place it here:
I will now assess it.
And… I look like a man.
Dove’s slogan for this campaign is “You are more beautiful than you think.” Which is great, and I am certain, true. Except for me. Fuckers.
This post was written for fun and in avoidance of hard deadlines, so don’t send me hate comments, okay? I use Dove products and respect its “Real Beauty” campaign.