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cool tech: L’Oreal Makeup Genius for iOS

06/19/2014 23 Comments

cool tech: L’Oreal Makeup Genius for iOS

06/19/2014 23 Comments
L'Oreal Makeup Genius Digital Makeover
{ All I wore on my face today was tinted moisturizer. This is one of about a dozen of my digital makeovers with Makeup Genius. }

You guys, I haven’t gotten any work done for the last hour because I’ve been playing with L’Oreal’s new iOS app, Makeup Genius. It is blowing my mind.

I read about it on Who What Wear this afternoon, then promptly downloaded it {for free} from the app store.

Let’s rewind… 

Does anyone remember the old PC software that let you “try on” hairstyles? You scanned a photo of your face into the program — you know, with a big ol’ digital scanner — and pasted not-so-realistic renderings of every imaginable cut and color onto your head, so you could make an informed decision before heading to your stylist for a hot pink mohawk. Ringing any bells? My mom and I had that software — on CD — and I spent hours giving myself digital makeovers after school on our old home computer. Between chatting with my friends on dial-up Instant Messenger and annihilating Nazis on a floppy disc edition of Wolfenstein.

Now back to this afternoon.

I kind of expected Makeup Genius  to be  a modern-day version of that hairstyle software: take a static #selfie, paint some colors on your face, make a shopping list of L’Oreal products to take to the drugstore, done.

No ma’am.

The app initializes by scanning your face. It then uses the scan to let you “apply” L’Oreal products to your moving face, turning your iPhone into a makeup mirror. You can make lists of your favorite products, try on looks designed by professional L’Oreal artists, and save photos of yourself all “dolled up,” which you can then share to your favorite social networks.

Selfies just got a major upgrade, y’all.

Now go download it! Unless you need to be productive this afternoon. ;-)

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23 Comments

  • heb gift card deal 06/25/2014 at 7:19 am

    Nice answer back in return of this issue with real arguments and explaining all
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  • Fashion21 06/24/2014 at 10:08 am

    love it

  • Reese Speaks 06/21/2014 at 9:19 am

    Thanks for posting about this app! I can’t wait for it to come out for Android!

  • ekcentriccharm 06/21/2014 at 1:50 am

    Oh wow! That’s pretty cool!

  • missprada1 06/20/2014 at 4:27 am

    please follow my blog and read my posts. hope you like it!!

  • fashionicon01 06/20/2014 at 2:30 am

    This app looks so cool! Another app that is like this is perfect365 which is fun to use!

  • KhoaSinclair 06/20/2014 at 1:33 am

    Sounds like so, so much fun!

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  • Kylie Storm Crichton 06/20/2014 at 12:52 am

    Oh wow, I can see hours and hours of productivity slipping away from me already … ;)

  • jackiegiles 06/20/2014 at 12:05 am

    This is so much fun! Unfortunately, it further proved that I can’t wear red lipstick :(

  • Amanda G. 06/19/2014 at 9:09 pm

    This sounds amazing! Going to give it a try!

  • Brittney 06/19/2014 at 8:19 pm

    The first thing I though of was a bad MS paint-like app that applies dollops of color to your picture, but it looks much more sophisticated. This would be a great way to try on lip colors (I can never tell how they will match up with my skin tone ahead of time).

    Brittney

    Another Beautiful Thing

  • V 06/19/2014 at 6:17 pm

    That’s really incredible! I saw a story about this online, but yours is the first picture I’ve seen of the how the app works.

  • styledbysteph96 06/19/2014 at 5:00 pm

    Wow that looks so realistic! Definitely going to have to try it out.
    http://www.styledbysteph96.wordpress.com

  • lookbeyondbeauty 06/19/2014 at 4:51 pm

    Cool post! :)
    lets follow each other? :) http://lookbeyondbeauty.wordpress.com

  • rhiannon 06/19/2014 at 4:23 pm
    • Live Life, Love Lipstick 06/21/2014 at 3:20 am

      I’ve been trying to get this from the App Store and it doesn’t let me, so I’m thinking this app isn’t available in the UK? Is it? X

      • keiralennox 06/22/2014 at 6:47 pm

        Hmm, I’m not sure! I think I read somewhere that they’ll be rolling it out to other areas soon?

  • Lauren 06/19/2014 at 3:30 pm

    Reblogged this on SWINGING FOR THE FENCES and commented:
    Y’all this app is AMAZING! Check it out!

  • Lauren 06/19/2014 at 2:59 pm

    This. is. amazing.

  • Lia ~ Smart n Snazzy (@SmartNSnazzy) 06/19/2014 at 2:46 pm

    Omg, downloading it now. Buh-bye productivity!
    xo ~ Lia | Smart n Snazzy

  • Philosofie 06/19/2014 at 1:53 pm

    Reblogged this on Sofia Maame and commented:
    Amazing Information, Makeup Love!

  • vestitini 06/19/2014 at 1:51 pm

    wow!

  • Amy 06/19/2014 at 1:46 pm

    your makeup look flawless

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