If you thought the LED eyelashes we featured in 2009 were zany, feast your eyes on the newest example of digital makeup: LED eyeshadow! Dreamed up by industrial designer Lulin Ding, the concept consists of a system of wires connected to an LED bulb that bathes the eyelid in light, essentially “painting” it with color. Check out the video after the jump.
THE EYES HAVE IT
“I was interested in the way women wear eyeshadow and how most of the time you can only see the details when their eyes are closed,” writes Ding on her website. “I sought to translate the attributes of eyeshadow into a digital medium. I made the initial decision to use the light to paint the eyelids when you blink and close your eye.”
“I sought to translate the attributes of eyeshadow into a digital medium,” Ding says.
The makeup system is made up of very thin wires that are insulated and held within wire frame. Using a LilyPad Arduino or flat-pad microcontroller as balancing weight, the wires stay suspended in place in the vicinity of the eye. We can imagine digital diva Fergie rocking this LED eyeshadow in the Black Eyed Peas’ next video. Would you try it out?