This is too funny. So I was over at TechCrunch checking out some of the latest news and what do I come across? An article entitled, "Taaz Gives Me A Reasonable Excuse To Post Pictures Of Angelina Jolie" The article is about Taaz, a site that allows users to enhance images of their friends, family members or themselves.
According to Taaz,
Taaz.com is a fun, easy-to-use website that gives women the opportunity to “try on” the hottest makeup and hairstyle looks from the convenience of their homes. From creating the perfect smoky eye to painting on a dramatic ruby-red lip for a night out on the town, taaz.com allows women to become their very own makeup artist and create the perfect look for any occasion.
Users start by uploading their own digital photo and then experiment with a palette of thousands of colors and shades in products ranging from foundation and concealer to multi-tone eye shadow and lip gloss – even colored contact lenses!. With the addition of a hairstyle or change of hair color, the look is complete. The effects are immediate, simple to use and so life-like that the saved result looks like a real photograph. In order to help viewers bring these looks to life, taaz.com’s experts offer engaging beauty, fashion and style trends, tricks and advice.
The uses for these makeovers are endless: They can be saved, printed and brought to your makeup artist or hair stylist to convey the precise look you crave; emailed to friends; put on greeting cards; or used as online profile pictures on Facebook or MySpace. Taaz.com’s Social Network allows users to share images and makeovers with friends who can rate the look, provide comments and suggestions, and even add their own touch to the makeover, making taaz.com a social experience akin to going to the mall with friends.
What next? I thought only Hollywood was obsessed with their looks, now anyone can enhance their look with but a few clicks of a mouse. Having said that the target of this is obviously women. Which might not be a bad thing as there may be a trend in sites targeting the females out in the online universe. ASK recently announced that they will be abandoning their efforts to compete with Google as a real search engine and instead focus on the needs of married women.
Remember this date, March 18, 2008, the day Taaz was released.