Big beauty brand jumps into augmented reality

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Big beauty brand jumps into augmented reality

By Gina Acosta - 07/14/2017

L’Oréal is adding its beauty brands to the popular augmented reality makeup app called YouCam.

The partnership between YouCam's Perfect Corp. and L’Oréal will offer hundreds of millions of beauty lovers the opportunity to virtually experience makeup collections from L’Oréal brands, learn about the products, and shop through the app or in-store. Leveraging the app at L’Oréal counters or in free standing stores, the partnership also provides unique and innovative ways to create seamless consumer journeys online to offline.

“The Perfect Corp. L’Oréal partnership accelerates on building omnichannel services to enhance the consumer experience at every touchpoint. Virtual make up, livestreaming, augmented reality shopping are key features in a modern beauty journey that mixes online and offline. These services delight our consumers and increase conversion rates for our brands,” says Lubomira Rochet, Chief Digital Officer of L’Oréal.

This partnership started with L’Oréal Paris and Yves Saint Laurent in Japan. The first phase began during this year’s Cannes Film Festival where YouCam Makeup and L’Oréal Paris showcased 64 virtual beauty looks for fans in the US, India, Mexico and Russia to try virtually in the app. Each look incorporated a collection of L’Oréal Paris products that users could try on and purchase through the app, delivering a unique red carpet beauty experience using the latest AR technology.

“We are delighted to partner with the beauty industry leader L’Oréal to offer a seamless makeover experience that brings brand products to life through AR technology,” says Perfect Corp. CEO, Alice Chang. “This partnership allows beauty fans around the world to experience L’Oréal products like never before and represents a significant milestone that transforms the way consumers discover, try and buy beauty.”

YouCam Makeup is available for free download on the App Store and Google Play.