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Beauty retailer expands augmented reality experience


A new app enhancement is helping Sephora shoppers complete their look.

By adding new augmented reality-based features to the Sephora Virtual Artist app, the chain enables shoppers to virtually try on thousands of shades of single and palette eyeshadows directly through their mobile device. This service augments the app’s existing functionality that allows users to try on an assortment of lip colors and false eye lash styles.

The Sephora Virtual Artist now also offers “Expert Looks,” enabling users to preview inspirational looks, and three new “Virtual Tutorials” to hone their brows, contouring and highlighting techniques.

“With these additions, Sephora Virtual Artist continues to put the power and expertise of Sephora quite literally in the palm of our clients’ hands,” said Bridget Dolan, VP of innovation at Sephora.

“Since launching Sephora Virtual Artist in 2016, our clients have virtually tried on hundreds of millions of shade combinations,” she added. “It gives her the freedom to choose when, where and how she wants to shop as she creates customized looks and discovers the products that are just right for her.”

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