Jason Forbes, Coty chief digital and media officer, said, “Digital innovation with a focus on voice and virtual assistants is a key part of our digital strategy as we aim to bring consumers frictionless beauty experiences. We’re thrilled to be leading the market with the introduction of a visual beauty skill in the U.K., inspiring consumers to both hear and see new beauty looks as well as step-by-step tutorials. Further, this skill allows us to deliver an authentic and personalized experience for beauty enthusiasts that happens near real time, delivering customized looks in the context of a person’s lifestyle and personal attributes.”
Nick Sedgwick, Coty Consumer Beauty, GM, UK & Ireland, said “Our Consumer Beauty brands - Clairol, Rimmel, Max Factor, Bourjois and Sally Hansen – are all about helping consumers express ‘your beauty, your way’. Collaborating with Amazon for the Let’s Get Ready skill is a perfect way to enable self-expression tailored for each individual with an emphasis on physical characteristics, personal style, trend preferences and specific events.”
Let’s Get Ready is a personalized beauty offering that can deliver more than 2,000 unique combinations of hair, eye and skin color, as well as event type. Based on a person’s unique attributes, the skill will serve up curated looks, visual ‘how to’s’ and quick tips, along with recommended hero products from Coty’s Consumer Beauty portfolio. Users have the ability to add products from each look directly to their Alexa shopping list. Let’s Get Ready can also sync with a person’s Facebook calendar to proactively suggest looks for upcoming events and enhance the ‘personal beauty assistant’ experience.
The looks and events are based on extensive consumer insight and engagement, social listening and trend scanning to deliver an authentic beauty experience focusing on both classic and trending looks for most any occasion.
The skill was developed in cooperation with Amazon by Beamly, Coty’s in-house MarTech agency, and OPearlo, an Amazon developer partner.