L’Oreal and Facebook want a piece of the excitement surrounding augmented reality this week too. The pair have partnered for virtual try-ons for makeup using the tech, according to Reuters. Where will it show up? On Instagram, naturally, where beautify bloggers and selfie-connisseurs collide with the rest of us. No timeline was given, with Facebook saying “eventually” users should see it crop up in their feeds.
This is a big business, with the firm saying its e-commerce earnings have almost doubled in the past three years. L’Oreal bought beauty-tech company Modiface in March, and the company’s tech powers a number of beauty apps, including AR mirrors that superimpose makeup on your face in realtime. Samsung even made a big deal about the Galaxy S9’s AR-makeup capabilities back in May.
While the feature’s roll-out date is ambiguous, the initial brands L’Oreal is putting it to work with are not. When the tech launches, it’ll start with Lancome, NYX, Urban Decay and Yves Saint Laurent.