This week I discovered the First Ever Virtual Makeup Tester app, Makeup Genius, by L'Oreal Paris. The app instantly allows you to apply makeup onto your own reflection in real-time. Makeup follows your face as you move and the results are quite amazing. When you shop at high end makeup stores such as Sephora or MAC typically they have "testers" which allow you to test products before purchasing. At most drugstores such as CVS, Walgreens, and Target you don't have the ability to do that. Since L'Oreal products are sold at drugstores it makes it difficult to select the correct lip color shade, the perfect blush, or eyeliner. Makeup Genius is a FREE app, yes FREE that allows you to test products on your complexion to see if it's the perfect match. I think this APP is a genius move by the company! Often times I'm afraid to take a risk and purchase a product that I'm unsure would work well with my skin tone such as a bright lipstick color. This app would allow me to test out the color before purchasing and if I thought it looked nice then i'd be more inclined to get it.
On a less serious note, the APP is also just a lot of fun to play around with. I saw men using it for fun on Instagram and people using it on babies as well. If you are unfamiliar with makeup or how to apply it properly it's also a great way to get familiar. I recently tested the app one morning in my apartment and loved how my makeup turned out. To watch the video check out my INSTAGRAM page and make sure to follow.
Have you tried the app yet? What did you think? Comment below.