This product has now been discontinued 🥲
A makeup-skincare printer, OPTE intuitively scans your skin for discoloration and “prints” skin-enhancing coverage precisely where you need it.
I decided to try the OPTE make up printer since it’s seemed like a revolutionary product. The device is supposed to scan your face and deposit their specialty foundation like serum. It is supposed to give you a flawless finish like foundation or bb cream yet supposed to improve your skin and give you the benefits of a skin care serum. So honestly the best of both worlds.
The Opte device retailed for $599 and comes with a cartridge but I managed to snag it on Poshmark for $200. The OPTE refill kit is $99 dollars. I was hoping that the high price point would make it worth it, but it wasn’t meant to be.
The OPTE refill kit comes in three shades
I got the darkest shade – Formula 03: Deep Skin Tones
I will say set up was incredibly easy. I got the device fully charged and he cartridge was magnetic and it popped right in. That was where the good news stopped.
Even though I got the darkest shade, it was still way too light. Then, I had a lot of difficulty getting getting the device to work. it didn’t do a good job scanning my face and it actually took more than 5 minutes to get a noticeable amount of the product on my face.
My final review was that it was a waste of money, didn’t work particularly well, and wasn’t particular accessible. the lack of shade range and the high price point was a big deterrent. I absolutely wouldn’t recommend it and since they’re closing shop, I’m guessing others wouldn’t either.
My full review on youtube is here:
Clockwork came out with a robot that can paint your nails in less than 10 minutes. The robot is supposed to save you time and money vs a standard manicure.
Clockwork machines can be found at certain Target locations and appointment have to be booked online. It The manicure will cost between $8-10. As a side note it’s simple painting of the nails and not any of the other things you would get in the salon.
When I booked my appointment, I wanted to verify two things:
- How well the clockwork robot could paint my bare nails
- If the clockwork robot would be able to pay acrylics/nail extension.They state that it can only work on natural nails but I wanted to see if it would work.
At the time of going, they had a limited selection of colors so I selected a pink color.
On my left hand, I added some clear acrylic nails and my right hand was bare.
I booked my appointment online and drove to the Target. When I arrived at the Target location, a clockwork associate helped me set up. I selected my color and she started up the machine. It was a bit finicky at first since your finger has to be perfectly positioned and perfectly still. However, I quickly got the hang of it.
When doing the hand with acrylics, the machine had a bit of a difficult time but I expected this. I did finish around the 10 minute mark and after the machine was done, the associate sprayed the matte finishing spray on it and I was done.
I paid the same way I scheduled my appointment so that was an easy process.
My right hand got painted fine for the most part. It was a little spotty on some nails, but overall it was fine.
My left hand did not come out good. The robot painted the nail in the pattern of the glue instead of following the nail shape.
Additionally, the nail polish is not particularly heat resistant. If you take hot showers like I do or wash your hands with hot water, it compromises the integrity of the nail polish. The polish started peeling for me within two days and was completely gone by day 4.
Would I recommend:
I would recommend trying this out if you fall under the following criteria:
- You want a quick manicure (10 minutes vs 30-60 minutes at a salon)
- You don’t mind doing nail maintenance yourself (pushing down cuticles, trimming, filing, etc)
- Willing to wash your hands with cooler water