Japanese augmented reality mirror lets you try on makeup virtually

Now I'm no expert in the ways of makeup, but I can see how it could be an expensive and frustrating exercise to try something new only to discover it looks terrible once you've gotten home. If only there was a way to try it out before you buy!

Well, the Digital Cosmetic Mirror at the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo lets you do just that. It's got a camera on the front that scans your face. It then gives you personal recommendations and lets you put makeup on this virtual version of you. When you're satisfied, you can buy the real makeup and put it on your real face, confident in the fact that it'll look good. Finally!

Via Japan Trends