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Shiseido is taking skincare and makeup to the next level in terms of technology by introducing the new ‘Makeup Simulator Mirror’ the first of its kind to be seen in Europe. Until now this revolutionary counter technology was only available in Japan and is exclusive to Selfridges!!

The new Makeup Simulator is a unique virtual make-up application device equipped with a camera that captures movement and expression in real time. This is the only machine which succeeded to reflect real movement of the user while virtually realising makeup on the face.

The Makeup Simulator automatically identifies the facial features of the user with the installed camera allowing the user to experience a virtual makeup application session by choosing from the selection of Shiseido Makeup colours available in the simulation menu. Users can then freely combine products for the eye, lip and cheek in multiple combinations to find an ideal look without having to wash their face. Shiseido will provide software updates twice annually in line with colours for the new season.

Initially launched in 1997 in Japan, the first Makeup Simulator utilised still-image technology innovated by Shiseido’s Beauty Solution Development Centre and in collaboration with Fujitsu created several versions of the device. In 2007, the first motion-sensitive camera version was achieved and subsequently introduced at Mitsukoshi department store in Ginza. Four units of the model are permanently installed at The Ginza retail shop location in Tokyo. (Some text taken from press release)

So ladies… what are your thoughts on the Virtual Mirror? Isn’t this just taking away from a Makeup artists job or making it easier?? Would love to hear your thoughts!!

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Celebrity nail technician Pattie Yankee and the team from Dashing Diva Nails helped kick-start Fashion’s Night out on Tuesday 7th September at The Lincoln centre in New York. Here are some of the following nail trends that I’m excited to report to you all.

Please note, the following images are Copyright Eric Yu and should not be copied or used under any circumstances!


The Dashing Diva team working on Top model Giselle

Rock Chic inspired models wore Penthouse Views Metallic nail Polish

The Jazz- age cool models wore  Burgendy shade Dark PR perfect for the dramatic look.

Pure at Heart and the Fifties Flair inspired models wore the popular Fashion Week polish, a beautiful sheer pink shade and a runway fave.

I will be reviewing these colours for you over the next few weeks so keep an eye out. Dashing Diva Polishes are available from www.dashingdiva.com

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