Panasonic presented its latest approach to beauty products with its “Smart Mirror” which analyzes the user’s face, finds its week points and prints out make-up to cover them up.
The tech giant has been embarking on the beauty are of technology for a while now. However, its latest approach to beauty products might be the future of the makeup industry. Panasonic was present during this year’s Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) in Japan, presenting its latest beauty technology with their modified “Interactive mirror.” This is not the first time the company plays around with beauty technology and reflections, in fact, this has been a “work in progress” in the past few years.
However, the company’s latest approach might be the beginning of future beauty technologies by allowing the user to have a personalized experience with the machine and a product that fits perfect to their skin and face.
Panasonic’s latest approach to their Interactive mirror works by analyzing the person’s face and detecting its weakest spots ( wrinkles, spots, sun damages, bags under the eyes), to then print a “patch” with make-up analyzed to fit the user’s skin tone and needs.
To apply the patch, the user simply needs to place it on the desired location of the face and smoothly rub it against the skin with a few drops of water, like a temporary tattoo, leaving a concealer and foundation mark on the “flawed” spot.
Printing the makeup patch only takes two minutes, however, according to Mat Smith from Engadget who tested the product, it takes a whole day for the patch to dry up and be ready for application.
The mirror also analyzes the user’s skin component such as open pores, wrinkles, and UV damage on the skin showing on the user’s reflection the location of these damages and offering ways to fix it up.
“Here wrinkles, age spots, nd skin transparency are analyzed by suing the different ways your skin reflects and absorbs the light,” explained Marie Tanaka, spokeswomen for the brand in a released video.
Despite the company’s interest of embarking into the beauty industry, the interactive mirror is expected to be used in the future by physicians as a way of repairing skin damaged, scars, and even unwanted tattoos.
Panasonic’s new mirror also allows the user to try on different makeup looks to test them out and then explains the user a do-it-yourself tutorial. Other features of the mirror include trying on different styles of facial hair.
According to tech enthusiasts, Panasonic’s innovation could be the beginning of a new makeup-meets-technology era.