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No Makeup Makeup – For Real This Time

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Tags: , , , , ,

What do you think of my makeup above? Not bad, right? Maybe a little less liner and some powder, but I think it looks pretty good, especially considering that IT'S VIRTUAL!!

I didn’t apply this makeup.  It’s all done via a free app from L’Oreal called MakeUp Genius.  And genius it is, not to mention quite the hoot.

First the app scans your face.  Then, you hold your phone or iPad out in front of you and pick which colours and types of makeup to “put on.” It super-imposes the makeup onto the live image of your face (not a photograph), giving you a sense of what that product and colour would look like on you.FullSizeRender 3

Look #2 – Maybe too much lip liner?

The options are eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipgloss, lip stick and lipliner, in various products types and shades.  No foundation,  concealer or powder, sadly. I could have used some.

You can also choose from pre-programmed looks, like this one below.

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Look #3 – “Miss Magna”

Once you get a look you like (or one you want to share on your blog!) you can save it by taking a picture.

Of course, all the makeup is from the L’Oreal brand and you can buy via the app, though that feature isn’t supported in Canada yet.

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 Look #4 – Is it Hallowe’en yet? 

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Look #5 “Golden Globes: Pretty In Pink” look 

I do wish there were more colours and products to choose from, particularly when it came to blush.  As you can see in all photos, the blush wasn’t exactly blending smoothly into my skin.  (Kabuki anyone?) Though I have to say, the lipstick and eyeliner was pretty bang on within the lines each time.

I’m not sure if I’ll actually go out and buy any of these products but the app still supplied me with some decent entertainment on a rainy afternoon.  And all without having to scrub my face in-between!

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  • Susan Bellwood

    You are looking a wee bit pale, they need to add a “face colour”app and I just about dropped my iPad when I saw number four.

    • http://www.annaandkristina.com/ Kristina

      Yeah, me too! But I thought it was just way too hilarious not to share.

  • PeteK

    hmm still beautiful. too bad they don’t broadcast your show in northern California anymore I miss it:(