Many people swipe on our favourite lipstick, mascara or blush in a straightforward breezy method, with out a lot bodily effort. However there are thousands and thousands of individuals for whom making use of make-up poses a a lot greater problem.
French cosmetics big L’Oreal unveiled a brand new handheld make-up applicator referred to as HAPTA at this yr’s the Shopper Electronics Present (or CES) in Las Vegas, that goals to help folks with restricted mobility or tremors to use make-up independently. The machine was developed in partnership with Verily, a life sciences analysis firm inside Alphabet, which can be the company dad or mum of Google.
“An estimated one in ten folks within the US have some sort of tremendous motor ability problem. Most of us know somebody or have somebody in our household that faces this problem,” stated Guive Balooch, international vice chairman of L’Oreal’s know-how incubator.
The machine consists of a base, applicator and an attachment that snap into place magnetically for ease of use and provide 360 levels of rotation.
“We’ve been pondering for a very long time about methods to use know-how with a way of function to satisfy the sweetness wants of people with restricted hand and arm mobility,” he stated.
Balooch stated HAPTA incorporates know-how initially developed by Verily to stabilize and degree the applicator. Constructed-in good movement sensors acknowledge patterns of important tremors and unintended actions when it’s held. The machine, he stated, adjusts to these rhythms to help in regular make-up software.
It additionally has a built-in battery that permits about one hour of steady use when totally charged.
The preliminary performance of the machine is to help in lipstick software. Whereas L’Oreal piloted HAPTA with its Lancôme lipstick model at CES, Balooch stated the objective is for customers to finally have the ability to match any model of lipstick into the machine and likewise increase utilization to different make-up functions, together with basis, blush and mascara.
L’Oreal expects to launch HAPTA for gross sales on the finish of the yr, with an estimated value of between $150 to $200.
L’Oreal debuted one other invention at CES referred to as Forehead Magic, a handheld digital eyebrow make-up applicator to create personalized forehead shapes. It developed Forehead Magic with Korean tech firm Prinker, a maker of printed, non-permanent tattoos.
Folks can obtain the Forehead Magic app and scan their face with it, selecting a desired form and thickness of the forehead they need to create.
After brushing a Forehead Magic primer via brows, customers transfer the printer throughout the eyebrow in a single movement. The machine makes use of 2,400 tiny nozzles and printing know-how with as much as 1,200 drops per inch (dpi) printing decision to deposit detachable ink on the pores and skin. Every ink cartridge ought to final six months.
The ultimate step includes making use of a topcoat to lock within the form. The printed forehead form may be eliminated utilizing make-up remover.
Balooch stated Forehead Magic must also hit the market on the finish of 2023, priced between $150 and $200.