AI beauty app helps visually impaired users apply makeup more easily

Beauty giant Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland has launched its Voice-Enabled Makeup Assistant (VMA), a first-of-its-kind, AI-powered mobile app to help visually impaired users more easily and confidently apply makeup.

The firm says the app marks a “significant step” towards inclusive beauty to support the two million people in the UK who have sight loss. The app uses voice instruction technologies to assist the user in makeup application; users receive audio feedback and tips on whether their lipstick, eyeshadow, or foundation is evenly applied.

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Blind artist forges successful career

Clarke Reynolds’ remarkable works fuse braille techniques, colour and texture. Clarke Reynolds was just six when he began to lose the sight in his right eye. He was eventually diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, an incurable and rare condition that over time damages cells in the retina. Later in his mid-thirties, the sight in his right eye began to deteriorate, too. Today aged 41, he is registered blind with just five percent vision. with the aim of changing perceptions around the visually impaired. All of which makes his career as an artist just that bit more inspirational.

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