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Coty Debuts First-of-its-Kind Beauty ‘Magic Mirror’ at Bourjois Boutique

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Coty Debuts First-of-its-Kind Beauty ‘Magic Mirror’ at Bourjois Boutique

Coty has unveiled a ‘blended reality’ beauty Magic Mirror at its newly relaunched Bourjois boutique in Paris.

The Bourjois Magic Mirror is powered by products — and activated by shopper-product interaction. The revolutionary technology integrates physical products with digital content, and represents a first-of-a-kind augmented reality (AR) makeup try-on experience.

Elodie Levy, Coty’s global digital innovation senior director explains, “As part of our desire to reinvent the retail experience through purposeful and personalized innovation, the Bourjois Magic Mirror represents the most extensive integration of physical products and digital content in the beauty industry.”

Levy continues, “Most women intuitively prefer to play with a lipstick rather than touch a screen, as there is an inherent sensual aspect in cosmetics packaging that no technology can replace, and our new Magic Mirror provides this desired experience to shoppers.”

How It Works – see it in the video below

Bourjois Boutique in Paris is the first to offer this unusual shopping experience. A shopper picks up a lipstick — and the chosen color instantly appears on their lips.

Putting the physical product in shoppers’ hands has been found to increase attitudes and purchase intentions of the product, propelling a more seamless path to purchase, Coty states. At the same time virtual product try-on solves the issue of testers not always being available, hygiene concerns and shoppers’ lips becoming stained after only a few lipstick try-ons.

An in-store connected shelf features the Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick collection, and shoppers can complete their digital looks with onscreen eye makeup and blush, which is matched to each shopper’s individual skin tone. The experience is tailored to offer both individual products and bespoke beauty combinations.

In addition to product discovery, the Magic Mirror has a selfie function which is equipped with three playful filter effects and provides all the details of the products shoppers try on. The image can be printed in-store or emailed, with links for purchase on the Bourjois e-commerce site.

Putting the physical product in shoppers’ hands has been found to increase attitudes and purchase intentions of the product, propelling a more seamless path to purchase, Coty states. At the same time virtual product try-on solves the issue of testers not always being available, hygiene concerns and shoppers’ lips becoming stained after only a few lipstick try-ons.

Developing the Magic Mirror

The Magic Mirror was developed by Coty in collaboration with Holition and PERCH.

Behind the form and function of the mirror is a composite of PERCH Interactive’s technology, and Holition’s augmented reality SDK, FACE by Holition. Holition harnessed Perch’s smart camera, which monitors a defined area for activity, as a trigger for the virtual makeup experience.

Jonathan Chippindale, Holition CEO, said, “Approaching this collaboration research first, design second and technology third, we’ve partnered with Coty to create the next generation of the Magic Mirror, blending consumer insight and strategic UX to facilitate a bespoke, personalized experience.”

Trevor Sumner, PERCH Interactive CEO, said, “The next generation of in-store marketing is about blending digital experiences naturally into the shopper journey. The Bourjois Magic Mirror uses computer vision to sense the most important indication of interest in physical retail – when a shopper touches a product – unlocking an experience that encourages natural pathways of discovery, education and engagement.”

Article originally appeared on Beauty PackagingFeatured image via Global Cosmetic News.

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