Technological advancements continue to make our lives easier. And we’re grateful for anything that makes our mornings a little less hectic – especially when it comes our beauty routine. That’s why we’ve rounded up five smart beauty innovations that should probably be on your radar. After all, when your brain is too busy obsessing over coffee to think about anything else, it’s a relief to know there are a few products hand products that do the thinking for you when it comes to looking your best.
1. Custom Cosmetics
It can be hard to find a foundation or lip shade that matches your exact skin tone. Now, beauty brands are answering the call and trying to make finding the perfect shade just a little bit easier by creating custom blends, shades, and foundations, among other makeup products. Need the perfect lipstick with a bite? The makeup mavens at Bite Beauty will create a shade just for you. In search of just the right foundation? Prescriptives makes made-for-you foundation to match your skin tone, and you don’t even have to do any sort of in-person consultation to do it. With these innovative advancements, you’ll never have to worry about getting that au natural morning makeup look again.
Unveiled at CES 2017 Beauty Tech Summit, HiMirror has created a smart beauty mirror that, by simply taking a photo, can assess the condition of your skin. The mirror analyzes possible skin concerns, like wrinkles, uneven complexion, dark spots, and pores, just to name a few, and then uses the data to create personalized skincare tips and routines. It also gives you totally customized product recommendations to keep your skin looking its best. Plus there are a few add-ons and upgrades that you can take advantage of, like the HiMirror Plus, which comes with added features like more memory and the ability to add more users.
3. Kérastase Hair Coach Smart Brush
This smart brush – the first of its kind, created in collaboration with L’Oreal by companies Withings and Kérastase – is a total game changer when it comes to your locks. Using this brush is essentially like having your own actual hair coach, thanks to features like a built-in microphone that listens to your hair’s frizziness and dryness, all the while analyzing split ends. It also monitors brushing habits, and provides recommendations and haircare tips. Sounds pretty fantastic, aimirite? But don’t go trying to snatch one up just yet – the brush won’t be available until later this year, in fall 2017.
4. Clarisonic Facial Beauty Brush
Clarisonic’s Smart Profile Uplift beauty brush is designed with sensitive skin in mind. Some of the brush’s special features include giving your skin a micro-firming massage unlike any you’d get from other skin brushes on the market, as well as helping boost the absorption of your normal skincare products. Not only does its technology fight signs of aging, but it also cleans skin, leaving it feeling refreshed, flawless, and youthful.
5. Miliboo Ekko
Mirrors seem to be one of the year’s biggest advancements, which is why we’re only slightly (okay, maybe more than slightly) surprised to see the inventiveness that is the Miliboo Ekko. Use this smart mirror to listen to music, check the weather, or get your morning news update, all while doing your makeup. And as if that’s not enough, the advanced mirror’s modern, sleek design makes it a stylish addition to any room in your house.