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What is a Smart Mirror?

March 11, 2019

Are you smarter than a smart mirror? From smart cars to smartphones, just about everything is smart nowadays—and your mirror is no exception. Smart mirrors are one of the hottest beauty trends at the moment, and they can play a vital role in your makeup and skin care routines. Keep reading to learn more about this beauty innovation—who knows, you may just end up adding one to your makeup vanity.


A smart mirror is just that—a smart mirror. Just like your smartphone, these mirrors connect to Wi-Fi, have built-in cameras, and are voice-enabled. They offer a completely new and interactive experience when it comes to getting ready. Some popular features of smart mirrors include keeping track of changes in your complexion to determine if your hyaluronic acid serum is benefiting your aging skin and being able to pull up a video tutorial of that new makeup look you’ve been meaning to try. Basically, these multi-purpose mirrors can make all the difference in your beauty routine. There are also a number of smart mirrors on the market now, so if you’re interested, you can shop around to find a mirror with the features you want.


While smart mirrors have allowed us to take a major step in the beauty world, there are quite a few other technological advances in beauty that we’re thankful for. Below, learn about three beauty industry technological advances we’re loving!


If you haven’t already heard, augmented reality is one of the latest game changers in the beauty world. This form of alternate reality involves using the environment you’re currently in while adding digital elements on-screen. You’ve used augmented reality if you’ve tested out a trendy new hair color or lipstick shade through an app on your smartphone or computer. This allows you to see what you look like at the present combined with a digital overlay of your desired beauty look. It’s the perfect way to make sure you’re buying the right beauty products.

Interested in giving augmented reality a try? You don’t need to download an app or pay for any sort of experience, you can test shades of the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color and a number of makeup products right here on the L’Oréal Paris site. Head over to our article, This Feature Allows You to Test Drive Makeup and At-Home Hair Color Kits Before Purchasing, to learn how.


Virtual reality is becoming more and more popular in the land of beauty. This concept may seem similar to augmented reality, but it’s actually totally different! It involves transporting you to an entirely new place—virtually, of course. If you’ve noticed your beauty product shopping experience has improved as of late, that could be due to virtual reality. Rumor has it that brands use virtual reality to better understand and plan in-store branding, packaging, and design. Pretty neat, right?


Technological advances don’t always have to involve your smartphone. In fact, there are quite a few trendy skin care tools that fit the bill. Dermaplaning devices can be used to resurface your skin, light therapy masks use blue and red light therapy to improve your complexion, and electronic facial massagers are available to help tighten and tone. Sign us up! Want to learn more about these trendy, tech-savvy skin care tools? Here’s What You Need to Know About 2019's Trendiest Skin Care Tools.


Almost everyone seems to have a smart assistant of some type in their home nowadays, but what about beauty assistants? This advance is still pretty new, meaning you probably haven’t seen one in person yet, but they’re on the rise. Beauty assistants take the technology of smart assistants and spin it to improve your beauty routine. A beauty assistant could tell you when to apply certain products, offer reminders for the steps you sometimes forget—like applying sunscreen—and even dispense product in some cases. Think of them as your own little beauty butler!

Now that you’re in the know about some of the latest technological advances in beauty, you may just be smarter than a smart mirror! Technology can make a huge difference in your beauty look, whether that’s by getting advice straight from your mirror or turning to social media for some on-trend inspo. Speaking of social media inspiration, head on over to our article, 6 Pinterest-Worthy Makeup Looks, for your daily dose.

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