Today, however, the company ModiFace have developed and released a new player in the techno-cosmetics revolution – the Beauty Mirror app!
“Beauty Mirror is a new iOS app that allows users to enhance their image in real-time using their iPhone or iPad as a virtual mirror…Beauty Mirror allows users to apply customizable facial, skin and anti-aging effects to every angle of their face instantly.” – Parham Aarabi, CEO of ModiFace
I was able to mess around with its beta copy and, I must say, it was quite remarkable. The subtle changes it made looked very life like and didn’t give any hint of digital modifications. For now it’s a simple app which makes slight changes to address unwanted wrinkles and excess skin, but soon the company plans on integrating the Beauty Mirror into your everyday recorded lives.
“In the coming months Beauty Mirror technology will be integrated as filters that users will be able to apply while using video chatting programs. The technology will also be used by several anti-aging and skin-care brands for in-store product simulation.” – Parham Aarabi, CEO of ModiFace
While it isn’t very clear today, the cosmetics industry will be one of the leading players on the frontlines of a digital revolution. Our offline lives and our online lives are gradually blurring together, forming one vast interconnected, augmented reality.
Today you’ll be using Mink, ModiFace, and the Beauty Mirror to show off how you feel in the inside, but in the next few years we’ll begin witnessing real-time augmentations of our physical reality as the digital world melds through. We’ll see not what biology has forced us to look like, but rather the modified versions we’ve always dreamed of becoming.
Photo Credit: ModiFace