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Perfect Corp. Partners with M·A·C Cosmetics and SoPost for a First-to-Market Personalized Product Sampling Experience

This next-generation product sampling journey integrates virtual try-on and personalized shade matching with physical product sampling for a full circle product discovery experience.

Perfect Corp., the leading artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) beauty and fashion tech solutions provider, partnered with leading beauty brand, M·A·C Cosmetics, and online product sampling platform, SoPost, for a first-of-its-kind digital-meets-physical personalized product sampling experience for M·A·C Cosmetics’ iconic Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. The unique product discovery journey combines hyper-realistic AR virtual try-on and personalized AI shade matching, with the convenience of physical product sampling delivered to your door. This tailored full circle consumer experience bridges the gap between digital and physical worlds, allowing consumers and brands to make more confident sampling and purchase decisions.

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“The growth of virtual try on is a trend that we don’t see going away, and we’re thrilled to be working with the teams at M·A·C and Perfect Corp. to be taking the consumer experience a step further with samples delivered in-home”

A First-to-Market Sampling Experience Powered by the Latest AI and AR Technology

This personalized product matching sample experience will be accessed through a call to action that sits across multiple activation points across the consumer journey including social platforms (Facebook and Instagram), and retailer and brand websites. For example, opt-in customers for M·A·C Cosmetics will receive a special email with a unique singe use link to “Claim a Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Sample”. Once clicked, this link will open to a special landing page that hosts the product-matching virtual try-on experience. Here, customers will receive an automatic shade-match from 67 inclusive shades that is the best fit for them with the option to claim the sample product that was suggested. Customers will then be prompted to fill in their personal shipping information and samples will be delivered to their home. Uniquely, and for the first time, the customer will receive a sample of the exact shade they are matched within the virtual experience itself – for a seamless end-to-end consumer experience.

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Personalized Sampling Experience Enhanced with AR Virtual Try-on

This first-of-its-kind virtual shade-match sampling experience will first launch for the best-selling M·A·C Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in the United Kingdom. With 80,000 foundation samples available, Perfect Corp., M·A·C Cosmetics, and SoPost will deliver a truly tailored and unique customer sampling experience that combines AR virtual try-on, and physical product samples to customers’ doorsteps. SoPost will then follow up with customers on M·A·C Cosmetics’ behalf for a review of their product sampling experience to gain valuable customer insights and drive customers to specific points of purchase online.

“We are excited to partner with M·A·C Cosmetics and SoPost to pair virtual product discovery with physical product sampling for a new-age experiential product discovery journey,” shares Perfect Corp. Founder and CEO, Alice Chang. “Consumers continue to turn to product sampling as a means for making more confident purchase decisions. We’re excited to use AI and AR virtual try-on as a way to best match M·A·C customers with foundation samples that best fit for their skin tone in order to boost consumer purchase confidence and help companies better distribute physical samples.”

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