Decentraland is changing into a metaverse magnificence hub

As Decentraland has already attracted a contingent of main in vogue labels, large names in magnificence at the moment are making their approach into the decentralized digital world. 

Lottie London is the newest magnificence model to enter the metaverse by way of Decentraland. On March 17, the make-up model used Decentraland because the venue for its first-ever metaverse get together celebrating the launch of its new nail collaboration with movie star nail artist Chaun Legend, obtainable at Walmart. The host of Metaverse Style Week, which begins March 24, Decentraland is attracting a rising share of metaverse hype in terms of manufacturers in search of new consumer-friendly advertising and marketing alternatives. 

“We designed the entire expertise for our customers and our followers,” mentioned Nora Zukauskaite, international advertising and marketing director at Lottie’s mum or dad firm, Model Company London. Whereas a bodily get together would “be both solely in L.A. or New York, [in Decentraland,] you’ve got a boundless expertise and alternatives.” The occasion took solely a month to plan.

The Lottie launch occasion was held on the nightclub-like Casa Azul venue in Decentraland’s Vegas Plaza district, with Decentraland influencers in attendance decked out of their flashy digital seems to be. The get together featured a video interview with Chaun Legend, identified for his nail artistry work with Rihanna, Zendaya, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. Attendees additionally obtained a free digital avatar head that includes a make-up look primarily based on Lottie’s best-selling merchandise.

“I’d like to put some lengthy coffin nails on Queen Elizabeth,” mentioned Legend, when requested which celebrities he’d like to work with.

The occasion area, open for anybody to go to for per week, obtained over 1,000 guests within the first 24 hours. The turnout “reveals that there’s an enormous curiosity in immersive experiences,” mentioned Zukauskaite.

The model is focusing on each its magnificence clients and the Decentraland neighborhood with the marketing campaign, selling it throughout its social platforms with directions on the right way to be part of in addition to inside Decentraland. Zukauskaite estimated that the “majority” of contributors have been from the Decentraland neighborhood.

Participation in a model launch get together in Decentraland requires a number of steps. Customers should create a Decentraland profile, then click on by means of the map to search out the occasion. Within the case of the Lottie get together, that meant finding Casa Azul, which on the time of the preliminary launch get together was by clicking an unmarked set of coordinates on the digital map.

For the Lottie London occasion, attendees may click on to obtain a branded POAP (which stands for proof of attendance protocol) collectible token, which might be exchanged for a digital avatar make-up look. The look featured Lottie’s Mega Forehead, Stamp Liner Wing Version and Freckle Tint merchandise. In lower than 12 hours, the model ran out of its 1,000 POAP tokens and needed to mint 1,000 extra. 

“[While] you wouldn’t say the metaverse and Decentraland is the place the place a variety of beauty-passionate customers collect, there’s a large potential since you’re simply reaching a lot extra new audiences and new customers,” Zukauskaite mentioned.

Decentraland has been more and more attracting main manufacturers as they get in on the hype over Metaverse Style Week. Taking part vogue manufacturers embody Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Tommy Hilfiger, Dundas, Cavalli, Nicholas Kirkwood and Elie Saab.

Magnificence has additionally joined in. Estée Lauder would be the unique magnificence model associate of Metaverse Style Week. This follows Valdé Magnificence’s latest lipstick and NFT launch get together in Decentraland in late January.  

Within the digital world, an avatar’s look serves as a key standing image. With the whole lot from outfits make-up, each vogue and sweetness manufacturers — together with Lottie and Fenty Magnificence — are experimenting with creating avatar seems to be for the metaverse.   

As Decentraland’s present devoted neighborhood is captivated with shopping for digital kinds to decorate up their avatars and displaying off at digital events, magnificence labels are creating make-up seems to be for contributors.

Different manufacturers are displaying curiosity in metaverse-related magnificence seems to be. Fenty Magnificence simply filed a trademark for “downloadable digital items,” together with “laptop video games that includes cosmetics and make-up, beauty and make-up equipment, hair care preparations, hair coloring preparations, hair styling preparations, hair care equipment, hair coloring equipment, hair styling equipment, skincare preparations, skincare equipment, soaps, perfumes and private fragrances, the entire foregoing to be used in on-line digital worlds.” 

NFTs are additionally part of some manufacturers’ Decentraland promotions. For its participation in Metaverse Style Week, Estée Lauder shall be giving out 10,000 free NFTs impressed by its Superior Night time Restore serum. Whereas Lottie London didn’t launch an NFT at its Decentraland get together, fellow Model Company London-owned label Ciaté London was one of many first magnificence manufacturers to create an NFT when it launched one as a part of its Christine Quinn collaboration in September 2021.

For the long run, Lottie’s mum or dad firm has “lots within the works,” with regard to the metaverse and gaming-related promotions for manufacturers throughout its portfolio, mentioned Zukauskaite. 

“This was our first [foray] so it’s at all times a little bit of a trial to see the way it goes,” she mentioned. “We didn’t anticipate the good success, fairly truthfully. Having this quantity of foot visitors would most likely be fairly laborious if restricted to at least one location.”

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