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Pat McGrath partners with Google for AR beauty pop-up in New York City

By Austyn King | Published: 17-Oct-2023

Consumers can now virtually try on products from Pat McGrath Labs via Google, alongside the likes of L'Oréal, MAC and Charlotte Tilbury

Pat McGrath Labs has teamed up with Google for its latest pop-up in New York City, showcasing augmented reality (AR) technology.

Opening 20-22 October on NYC’s 7th Avenue, The ARt of Beauty pop-up is said to give visitors “unprecedented access” to the British make-up artist’s eponymous brand via Google’s AR beauty tools.

Shoppers will be able to virtually try on Pat McGrath Labs’ lip products and Mothership eyeshadow palettes, and book sessions with the brand’s make-up artists.

They will be able to shop the brand’s collection of products and there will also be product giveaways.

The launch comes as Pat McGrath Labs is the latest brand to join Google’s AR beauty tool, which allows consumers to virtually try on make-up from beauty brands including L'Oréal, MAC and Charlotte Tilbury using Google search.

“I am thrilled to partner with Google to launch this immersive experience, a step inside the world of Pat McGrath Labs, and have my products available through Google’s AR try-on,” said Pat McGrath, founder of Pat McGrath Labs.

“When it comes to make-up, I always say, ‘use without caution,’ and now you can shop without caution, too. 

“This pop-up will give people unprecedented access behind the scenes of Pat McGrath Labs  – I can’t wait for everyone to experience it.” 

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Google launched its AR beauty tool in 2020, aiming to make the process of beauty shopping easier for consumers, as the technology has become a staple for brands in both on and offline spaces.

Earlier this year the tech giant teamed up with AR beauty specialist Revieve in a partnership said to allow beauty brands and retailers to ramp up their omnichannel digital capabilities and provide real-time customer data.

Rituals is also among the beauty brands incorporating AR experiences into their retail presence, with its Ritual of Sakura pop-up allowing consumers to experience a virtual sakura blossom landscape.

Tickets to the Pat McGrath pop-up are available now at patmcgrath.com.

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