woman with hand mirror

It’s pretty safe to say that technology has come a long way in the past 10 years or so.  It seems like everywhere you look there’s something technology related and something new coming to the market.  Really, it’s undeniable that we’re living in a technology driven world.  We have SO many technological resources at our access on a daily basis, it’s pretty impressive.  Just when you think you’ve gotten a handle on the latest technology, something new and even more mind blowing comes to us.  Sometimes it’s like we didn’t even realize these things were possible or needed until they become available.  We’ve all definitely grown to become quite dependent on technology, and it’s making its way to industries that most of us didn’t think it would…like the beauty industry.

You might be wondering what we’re talking about, well between the recent revelation of 3D printing and other incredible technology advancements, it’s not all that surprising that technology is making its stamp on the beauty industry.  In fact, recently in Japan, there’s been a prototype floating around of a smart mirror.  Now if you’re like us, you’re thinking “What in the world is a smart mirror?”  It started with smartphones, but it’s making its way to smart mirrors.  Reports have indicated that Panasonic has a prototype for a smart mirror that actually analyzes your face and literally tells you what you need.  Crazy, right?  We thought so too!

If you thought it was impressive that a mirror can analyze your skin and tell you what you need, it doesn’t stop there.  Not only can it tell you what kind of makeup products and coverage you need on your face, but it will also PRINT out custom makeup products for you to then apply accordingly.  It’s said that the mirror can print out these custom makeup “patches” (as they’re calling them) that match your skin color and tone perfectly.  Apparently when it prints these makeup patches you essentially apply them to your skin just like you would a temporary tattoo, by wetting the sheet while it’s against your skin.

Now, unfortunately that’s about all the major details we have at this time – in our research for more information there seems to be very little information outside of this available.  Some are suggesting that there’s a lot of hush hush around the smart mirror because it’s not yet available all around the world, in fact, it’s said to just be available in Japan at this time.  We’re not sure about you, but we can’t wait to find out more about this smart mirror as more details are released.  We sure hope it makes its way to the rest of the world as they perfect it, because we all know when it’s something this different and unique most companies want to take all the kinks out before they release it to the masses.

What do you think of the smart mirror concept?  Would you give it a try if you had the chance?