With the scent of chocolate and mulled wine filling our streets, and the Queen of Christmas crooning from every radio station, it is a telltale sign that the holiday season is nearly upon us.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation, and thank you for boldly marching hand in hand with us on the path to digital transformation as we embrace the future of beauty and fashion together. Here is to an even more successful year to come!
The Most Popular Virtual Try-on Experiences across the YouCam Family of Apps
Traditionally, right before the holidays, we take a look back at the previous year, and analyze the top beauty and fashion tech metrics. We will continue this tradition this year, and look at the emerging trends for the upcoming year 2023.
To begin, let us look at the most popular virtual try-on categories in 2022. Looking at the beauty vertical, the most loved virtual try-on experience involved eye makeup, generating 42% of all global beauty virtual try-ons. The second most popular category was lip color with 26%, followed by face makeup with 15%.
Looking toward the fashion category, here we also have a clear popularity contest winner, with wig virtual try-on taking the crown by generating 46% of all global fashion virtual try-ons. Ranked second is eyewear with 18%, followed by headband with 13%. We also see some of the new categories, such as earrings and necklace, climbing up the leaderboard. We predict that virtual try-on for jewelry category will be trending in the upcoming year, as jewelry-related projects with our brand partners picked up in the second half of 2022.
Top Beauty and Fashion Trends of 2022 and Beyond
Identifying global beauty and fashion trends is not an easy task, but thanks to our vibrant global YouCam community, we have a unique insight into what beauty and fashion lovers were experimenting with in the past year. Based on those trends, we can predict a future outlook, and help you prepare for a successful 2023.
Embracing the Roots
With over 335 million hair color try-ons in 2022, we have observed that consumers are embracing natural shades, including gray roots, and experimenting with striking looks, by adding pops of color with loud impactful tones.
Pretty in Pink and Red
Having generated 1.3 billion lip color try-ons in 2022, we can safely say that bright pink is still the crowd favorite. However, soft, muted red, and dusty pink shades are trending globally.
Raising the Brow
Eye makeup garnered 2.1 billion try-ons – the highest of any category, with eyebrow try-on being the most popular sub-category.
Skincare and Self Care
We see a clear trend of consumers prioritizing skin care, self-care, and wellness. In 2022, the YouCam Makeup AI skin score feature was used 21 million times!
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