- YOUNILOOK is a portable vision correcting device that uses magnifying lenses to help improve makeup application and grooming.
- The device offers four lens inserts that suit different prescription strengths.
- We had three staffers with poor vision use the device to see if it improved their makeup application.
Following is a full transcript of this video:
– Nicole: Whoa.
Nico: So this is the Younilook Mirror Lenses, and it just looks like a pair of glasses that you stick onto your mirror to help you put on makeup without actual glasses getting in your way.
Nicole: And it looks like the first step is to peel it, which we’ve already done. And then we place and push on the mirror with our eyes in line with the lower edge.
Nico: What? No. OK. Pull down the device.
Nicole: I need to select the lenses from the case. This is the part that I was the most nervous about. That doesn’t seem right.
Celia: Slot underneath. Is this supposed to be down? OK. OK. If required, extend, lift lid, and pull forward. Whoa, b—-. Oops, sorry.
Nicole: Great. Ready to go.
Nico: I’m really lucky that I can see in front of me pretty well. Now. This isn’t, like, so bad, but it’s definitely not good. Like, I’m still squinting trying to see what’s happening because I can’t really tell. Also, it makes it look like I have a giant head and a tiny little body.
Oh no, I’m definitely not doing a straight line on my nose. I can’t tell how I’m bronzing. This stuff, like, the actual face stuff, isn’t gonna be the hard part. The hard part’s gonna be my actual eye makeup.
I can see where my brow is, but, like, I can’t. It feels like I’m going… It feels like I’m going on my skin, not my brow.
All right. It’s honestly a little bit worse when you’re doing eyeshadow because at least I can tell where my brow is. I can’t really tell where I’m blending this eyeshadow. I can kind of feel it, but… I see how it looks darker than my other eye. I can kind of see my lashes, so that’s a good sign.
I feel like I look like a monster.
Celia: I feel like it’s, like, ideal if you can, like, go looking and then check. Because, like, I definitely need to check.
It’s really hard to do your forehead in here. Like, this is almost impossible.
I’m trying to think of this animal that has huge eyes, and that’s what I feel like, but I can’t remember what it’s called.
There’s also just, like, certain parts of your face that, like, the glasses lenses cover. So, like, my nose. Oh, yep. I don’t know what’s going on.
I’m just wondering if this is, like, better for people who, like, are really, like, cannot see that well, or if it’s better for people who have, like, OK vision but need a little extra help. Because I feel like I’m the latter.
Nicole: All right, let’s see which one I’m gonna be. So this is A. Still very blurry. This is B. That’s a no. C. Still blurry. So let’s hope that it’s gonna be D. And I don’t think D’s gonna work for me either. So that’s a slight problem, but that’s probably because I actually have really, really horrible vision and the fact that literally I can’t see anything in front of me right now until I get about this close to the mirror.
Right now it goes from plus one to plus 3.75, which means that my prescription must be even beyond that.
Nico: I don’t wanna say that this device can’t work for someone with better vision than mine, I just don’t really think it works for me. There’s just not enough of a range of lenses for someone with very poor vision like me, and I could barely see what I was doing. Seeing my makeup afterwards, it’s not terrible, but it’s definitely overdone. Overall, maybe I’d give it, like, three stars, and I say that because even though it didn’t work for me, I could definitely see it working for somebody else. It’s very, just like, simple and easy to use once you figure out how to set it up, how to find your lens.
Nicole: I guess I would have to give it a two or a three out of five, I mean, based on what I could do with the product and the setting it up, like I said, it seems really user-friendly, and I think that if you are within the very specific range of this product’s ideal clientele, you know, primarily glasses-wearers, as well as just having a somewhat weaker prescription, I think that this could actually work really great for them.
Celia: I think it honestly did help a little bit. I liked the fact that I could see, like, my eyes bigger. They weren’t super crystal-clear, but they were bigger, and I didn’t have to get, like, so close to the mirror. Overall, I think I’d give it a 3.5 to four. I know that’s not an exact number, maybe a four just because, like, I am leaning a bit higher. I think that it could work super well for some people, and for some people it won’t work at all. But I think that’s just, like, trial and error and seeing if it works for you, and if it does, then it’s, like, really great and could change your makeup game.
Nico: Every time I get too close I just slap it. OK, OK, OK, OK.