'I love red lipstick but I never know what shade will suit me...'
'I wonder if I could pull off blue eyeshadow...'
WELL NOW YOU CAN FIND OUT! We've all tried an amateur Photoshop job to help imagine our hair a different colour pre-dying (haven't we?), but that is always a bit of a faff. Enter: L’Orèal Paris Makeup Genius. That sounded a lot like an infomercial, but this app really is endless fun.
The app acts as a virtual mirror, applying makeup to your face. Calibrate your face using selfie cam, add a makeup look or individual product (maybe something you'd never normally try), and watch how it sits on your face as you move around to find your best angle.
I decided that I wanted to recreate the 'Pure Reds: Eva' look from the pre-made looks on the app. As well as my usual base make-up, all it took to achieve this look was L’Orèal’s Color Riche Collection Exclusive Pure Reds (in Eva Longoria's shade) and Super Liner Perfect Slim in 'intense black'. I wear a lot of red lipstick and wasn't expecting to find a new favourite shade, but this one has really become a contender. It's super creamy and opaque, and I think that the shade is quite flattering on my pale complexion, whilst also perfectly suiting its namesake Eva Longoria's skin-tone. Conversely, I don't do winged eyeliner very often at all. I generally prefer brown eyeshadows, as I usually find this much easier to apply. However, L'Oreal's felt liner is extremely easy to use - I managed to draw smooth, even flicks on the first attempt, which for me is really quite remarkable.
Download the app here
, and let me know what you think!
*this post is in collaboration with L'Oreal*