If you know anyone who does their make-up on the run, you may want to introduce them to an industrial designer by the name of Lulin Ding, who has created digitalised eye shadow.
Tiny lights are placed in the corner of the eye to literally illuminate your features. Wires run discreetly over the eyebrow and behind the ear. Ding has even thrown in some false lashes.
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“I was interested in the way women wear eye shadow and how most of the time you can only see the details when their eyes are closed,” Ding says.
“I sought to translate the attributes of eye shadow into a digital medium. I made the initial decision to use the light to paint the eyelids when you blink and close your eye.”
“To digitise the object even more, I programmed the individual LEDs to vary their brightness. This added feature allows different patterns to light upon your eyelids.”
“The wires are insulated and held in a wire frame that balances on your face and using the lily pad as a weight that keeps everything in place.”
While it might seem like an outlandish idea, it could potentially be the next big thing we see on catwalks or even the stage.
With performance-based industries continuing to incorporate digital media into their shows, Ding’s digitalised eye shadow could be just the beginning of what’s to come.