Debenhams drives ‘digital first’ strategy for beauty

Debenhams drives ‘digital first’ strategy for beauty

Debenhams launches two major Beauty initiatives this month to further strengthen its position as a leader in the premium beauty market.  The initiatives drive a ‘digital first’ strategy for the department store and see both online and offline environments created that encourage customers to explore, discover and debate all things beauty. Beauty Club Community The […]

L’Occitane boosts mobile conversions by 159 per cent with AI-powered personalisation

L’Occitane boosts mobile conversions by 159 per cent with AI-powered personalisation

Global beauty and cosmetics brand L’Occitane has adopted AI-powered personalisation on its mobile website, presenting changing products to users based on their behaviour in a social newsfeed-style experience, and resulting in a 159 per cent increase in conversion rates. The AI-powered platform was created by personalisation specialists Qubit, who used its Aura solution to bring the brand’s in-store […]

Target’s AR ‘studio’ helps you try on makeup at home

Target’s AR ‘studio’ helps you try on makeup at home

Target has unveiled a Beauty Studio feature that uses augmented reality to try a selection of cosmetics (including lipstick, blush and eyelashes) on Target’s desktop and mobile websites as well as kiosks in 10 retail stores. Tech from YouCam maps the products to a shopper’s face either in real-time or through a photo. Target is […]

L’Oreal buys an augmented reality beauty app maker

L’Oreal buys an augmented reality beauty app maker

L’Oréal has announced its acquisition of ModiFace, an augmented reality beauty app maker based in Canada. The company says that this decision is part of its digital acceleration strategy to give its 34 international brands the tools they need to succeed in this competitive digital environment. Modiface has plenty of experience working with big cosmetics […]

Sephora Is Driving Mobile Sales With Tinder-Like Features and Digital Mad Libs

Sephora Is Driving Mobile Sales With Tinder-Like Features and Digital Mad Libs

Sephora has led the pack in mobile beauty retailers for a few years, and now it’s taking a page from games and pop culture to help re-launch the Sephora Collection—its private label brand. Sephora’s mobile and desktop site now includes two new features—dubbed “swipe it, shop it” and “beauty uncomplicator” that help shoppers whittle through […]

Shazam For Beauty: Rimmel’s New Augmented Reality App Let’s Users Nab Real Life Make-Up Looks

Shazam For Beauty: Rimmel’s New Augmented Reality App Let’s Users Nab Real Life Make-Up Looks

Now there’s a headline: Shazam for beauty. But it’s almost true. Coty-owned brand, Rimmel London, has introduced a new app based on its Get The Look technology, which allows users to try out the make-up styles of everyone from friends in real life through to celebrities in magazine images. The augmented reality tool uses advanced […]

Rimmel announces brand ambassador via spontaneous Snapchat strategy

Rimmel announces brand ambassador via spontaneous Snapchat strategy

Coty’s beauty brand Rimmel is holding its first-ever global Snapchat press conference on April 15, giving fans an opportunity to interact with new brand ambassador Cara Delevingne by posing questions that will be answered live by the model. The brand hopes to leverage its own followers on Snapchat as well as those of Ms. Delevingne […]