The cosmetic brand Sephora has released the MakeUp Notes Samsung Galaxy application that allows users to find out what colours of eye shadow, lipstick and blush suits them best. Simply take a picture of yourself in store and experiment with the palette of colours before getting a makeup artist to carry out the desired result on your face. The final look can then be shared on social media platforms.
Why it matters
Is this a useful way to leverage the consultancy positioning of the Sephora brand by engaging consumers in real time?
The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world” according to Karl Lagerfield, the famous fashion designer behind the packaging for Paper Passion. Wallpaper magazine liked the idea and jumped at the chance to expand into the fragrance business. They commissioned famed perfumer Geza Schoen to attempt to recreate the scent. The perfumer’s final scent is made from only five woody ingredients - an incredibly simple recipe considering that many perfumes have upwards of a hundred. Lagerfeld christened the scent Paper Passion and designed the packaging: a white-bound book where the pages are cut out to hold the glass bottle.
Ordinary inkjet printers are being turned into 3D printers that can print human skin cells onto wounds such as burns. Being able to print a perfect match to someone’s healthy skin, this new kind of printing could be a future alternative to skin grafts and may even enter the health and beauty category.