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YouCam Unleashes Halloween Makeup Try-On Filters Sourced from Social Media Users

YouCam Unleashes Halloween Makeup Try-On Filters Sourced from Social Media Users

It takes confidence and guts to pull off attractive and yet adequately frightening Halloween makeup as an adult.

But rest assured, Perfect Corp’s makeup try-on app YouCam has published a new face filter that it crowns the “spookiest, most glam and ghoulish” of all the makeup looks.

Back in September, Perfect Corp‘s app whipped up a frenzy on Instagram after calling on users to submit ideas for Halloween makeup looks. Entry pics were uploaded and presented for user voting on its website, giving participants a shot at $500 in prize money and the chance to see their design as an AR face filter.

The prize-winning “Buttoned Up” look, below, was created by makeup artist and Instagram user Tedyana.

YouCam Unleashes Halloween Makeup Try-On Filters Sourced from Social Media Users
YouCam Unleashes Halloween Makeup Try-On Filters Sourced from Social Media Users
Images by Cristina Brooks/YouCam Makeup

In addition to the winning look, the app has also published 13 more augmented reality face filters, called the YouCam Makeup Halloween Costume Makeup Collection, three of which were created in partnership with makeup artists.

The filters are currently available within the YouCam Perfect (iOS and Android) and YouCam Makeup (iOS and Android) apps. Each filter must be added to the camera lens lineup by clicking on a related ad within each app’s Snapchat-esque news feed.

YouCam Perfect is also offering new Halloween-themed backgrounds (see video below) exclusively for iOS users.

Although the company is aiming to stay at the forefront of the makeup try-on field, the competition is heating up, with other brands launching makeup try-on experiences at a rapid pace.

This year, Google, with influencer-friendly YouTube in its pocket, has churned out innovative promotions powered by makeup try-on experiences. Well known brands including MAC Cosmetics and Guerlain have been among the first to “try it on” in AR via YouTube. This means that users watching videos on their smartphones via the YouTube app can simply click the aforementioned ads to see a face filter with the advertised makeup.

YouCam Unleashes Halloween Makeup Try-On Filters Sourced from Social Media Users
YouCam Unleashes Halloween Makeup Try-On Filters Sourced from Social Media Users
Images by Cristina Brooks/YouCam Makeup

And just this week, Google expanded its online makeup try-ons via YouTube to include a beta program for brands looking to utilize the YouTube Masthead and its TrueView video discovery ads.

In YouCam’s case, by leveraging the power of crowdsourcing to garner the most intriguing augmented reality interactions, Perfect Corp is not only promoting its wares but it’s also engaging consumers where it counts — in their precious social media mentions.

Cover image by Cristina Brooks/Next Reality

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2019 September 20 MarketingCharts Chart

B2B Personalization Strategies Pivoting As Buyers Require Confidence, Consensus


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Giphy to partner with Oracle Data Cloud’s Moat to measure viewability


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Google starts highlighting key moments from videos in Search


Google has given content creators the ability to incorporate multiple thumbnail images from the same video, which will all appear in search results linked to various spots within a video, using new markup code, the search giant has recently announced. TechCrunch

Instagram Benchmarks: Use of Video Increasing


Among Instagram business pages, larger brands are more likely to use video according to newly-released study data, also showing that text brevity sees a performance boost for brands of all sizes. MarketingCharts

Facebook will bring AR ads to the News Feed fall 2019


Facebook has announced that three new advertising unit formats will become available in the coming months, including playable ads, augmented-reality (AR) ads, and ads containing polls, each offering new options for digital marketers utilizing the platform. VentureBeat

A Study With Publicis Media Finds That Twitter Is a ‘Look at This’ Destination


Twitter is foremost a “look at this” social media destination, YouTube is primarily a learning target, while Instagram and Facebook fall into the “look at me” category, newly-released survey data shows. Adweek

Facebook to shut down its group stories feature next week


Facebook has begun shutting down its group stories videos and images feature, an addition the social media giant implemented just last December, citing the feature’s lack of usefulness among users. CNET

Twitter just turned lists into multiple timelines you can swipe between


Twitter has given its 139 million active daily users the ability to expand up to five lists into new alternate timelines on the service, and has made it easy to switch between each custom timeline, offering marketers and brands a simpler way to segment information on the platform. The Verge

Report: Facebook News Feed getting 60% of total ad spend across Facebook, Instagram


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Audience Targeting Proves A Crucial Search Marketing Trend


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ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

2019 September 27 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look at the evolution of new products by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

New Fitness Tracker Monitors Amount Of Exercise Users Watch On TV — The Onion

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • Lee Odden — Lee Odden: “B2B Doesn’t Have To Mean Boring To Boring” [Podcast] — B2B Marketing Exchange
  • Lee Odden — Why Experience Matters [Video] — The New Economy
  • Lee Odden — 9 Tips For Writing Press Releases That Get Opened, Read, and Published — Mariett Ramm
  • Lane R. Ellis — What’s Trending: Make the Most Out of Mistakes — LinkedIn (client)
  • Lee Odden — Lee Odden Masters Group Workshop on Influencer Marketing – Florida 2020 — Pubcon
  • Lee Odden — Lee Odden : Conférencier et cofondateur de TopRank Marketing — Media Marketing
  • SAP (client) — SAP’s Alicia Tillman on the Makeup of a Modern Marketing Team and an Experience-Driven Economy — eMarketer

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