- E.l.f. Cosmetics has launched a magnificence procuring app for the just-released Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional, in accordance with a press launch. The app, known as “your greatest e.l.f.,” makes E.l.f. one of many first magnificence manufacturers to launch an expertise on the mixed-reality headset.
- The expertise encourages customers to unwind by means of enjoyable actions like guided meditations and an interactive paint-by-numbers recreation. The app additionally consists of three distinct environments modeled after standard E.l.f. “holy grail” merchandise.
- To advertise the launch, E.l.f. will host a sweepstakes providing customers the possibility to win an Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional. The expertise, which customers should purchase from by way of Apple Pay, was made with immersive procuring platform and visionOS developer Obsess.
Apple’s long-anticipated Imaginative and prescient Professional mixed-reality headset hit the market Feb. 2 and has already managed to drum up pleasure from each customers and types alike. The tech large reportedly offered between 160,000 to 180,000 models simply days after the headset grew to become out there for presale in mid-January. In the meantime, the headset at launch comes filled with 600 apps and video games, amongst these being experiences from manufacturers starting from Zillow to J.Crew.
The transfer by E.l.f. to launch on the Imaginative and prescient Professional represents what Chief Digital Officer Ekta Chopra described as an evolution for the digitally-led model.
“The choice to launch on Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional shouldn’t be solely pure for us; it’s essential to proceed to fulfill our group – and entertain them – wherever they’re,” Chopra mentioned in launch particulars.
The “your greatest e.l.f.” app on visionOS (the Imaginative and prescient Professional’s working system) is meant to assist customers chill out and “discover one of the best variations of themselves” by means of actions like guided meditations, stretching workout routines and an interactive paint-by-numbers recreation. Customers moreover can discover three environments — Camo Cove, Huge Temper and Halo Glow — impressed by E.l.f. merchandise that may be shopped throughout the app.
The in-app merchandise and scenes inside “your greatest e.l.f.” had been modeled in 3D and rendered at a 4K show from every eye of the Imaginative and prescient Professional system, per launch particulars. The expertise was designed to reap the benefits of the Imaginative and prescient Professional’s 3D person interface, which may be managed by customers by means of hand and eye actions. Customers may also entry a model of the expertise on-line by way of a microsite. To advertise the app, E.l.f. plans to host a sweepstakes to supply customers the possibility to win an Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional. Customers can be taught extra about find out how to enter by way of the model’s social channels.
Apart from E.l.f., extra manufacturers who’ve created an expertise on the Imaginative and prescient Professional embrace Snickers, which launched a Tremendous Bowl-themed expertise, and Lowe’s, which launched a Model Studio home-improvement expertise.
Apple is anticipated to ship as much as 400,000 Imaginative and prescient Professional models this 12 months, in accordance with Morgan Stanley analysts. Nonetheless, solely time will inform if the corporate is ready to thrive in an area that has traditionally been sluggish to realize traction, particularly amongst youthful customers — a key demographic for E.l.f. Amongst teenagers, 29% reported proudly owning a VR system, although solely 4% of headset homeowners used it each day, per a 2023 Piper Sandler survey.
For E.l.f., the Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional activation follows a slew of different strikes by the marketer centered round innovation. As an example, the model in November launched a Roblox expertise designed to show monetary literacy and entrepreneurial expertise to the platform’s customers. In 2019, the model was behind TikTok’s first branded hashtag problem that includes an authentic tune. This 12 months, E.l.f. will run its first nationwide Tremendous Bowl business.