Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Virtual Beauty Consultant


HP is working on a a new color matching technology. It is in prototype, the service will match colors....like makeup for your skin coloring.

How it works:

"Instead of sitting down with a consultant at a beauty counter, a shopper photographs herself using a mobile phone camera and while holding a specially designed color chart. The person then sends the photo as an MMS (multimedia message) to an advisory service. That system locates the person’s face within the image and color corrects the image for camera and lighting discrepancies.

Skin pixels are extracted from the color corrected image of the person’s face, and then compared to an existing database of previously captured and analyzed images of skin tones of real people. In a matter of seconds, people using the service receive a text message response with a recommendation on the shades of makeup that are best suited to their complexion".

If you would like to read the full press release, please click here.


23 comments:

  1. whatever happened to the days of putting foundation on the back of your hand!? i would try this though...i wonder how much the service costs.

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  2. Wow, technology is so cool sometimes... BUT, then what would the makeup counter people do?? They'd be out of jobs :( Save the humans from techonology! Haha ;)

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  3. That is so cool! How do you hear of all of this kind of stuff! I have to go to your blog to find these random things:)

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  4. wow, how interesting. thanks for sharing.

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  5. If we could send someone to the moon, it's about time I'd say! I think getting the right shade is the most trickiest task of all...well, for me at least!
    Lovely day to you Iva darling~

    xo*

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  6. I love this idea, but I wonder how accurate the "color-correcting" is.

    Unrelated: you have the most gorgeous hair!

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  7. Iva, I have some problem leaving comments...I'll check again later! hope you'll get this one...
    errr???

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  8. Oh I love this! How awesome! Going to read the full article now! XOXO

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  9. I have such a distinct tan shade that it is really hard to find a foundation that matches me well...the whole putting foundation on my hand thing doesn't work for me. :(
    But this sounds intriguing. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for this. If it works for me, I'll be happy!

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  10. Wow! That sounds so fascinating! I love it!! Have a great day beautiful xxx

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  11. interesting. and a little freaky.

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  12. hey! this pretty cool! it is always a bit tricky to find the right shade!

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  13. That's pretty cool, and I'm definitely interested in seeing how it progresses. The world is getting so impersonal, though. Makeup shopping through a robot...

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  14. Not sure if i trust a photo as much as i do inperson. It sounds cool though.

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  15. Ok, this is kind of amazing...I definitely am interested and curious about the whole process...thanks for sharing!

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  16. You find the most interesting tidbits. I'd be really curious how this works as I'm makeup clueless myself.

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  17. um...what happens if you look green in your mobile pics like i do? lol.

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  18. wow that is a fantastic idea if it works xoxox

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  19. This actually sounds kind of awesome!!

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  20. Awesome!! Amazing...I want to try it.

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  21. Hmm, very interesting but very clever. I agree with Tracy, love coming to your blog to learn about new things, how fun!

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  22. interesting.
    ever since I worked for HP.
    I hate anything to do with them!!
    HP sucks!!!!
    lol

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  23. I wonder how good it will work, considering your not in person and not really seeing the whole picture.. ???

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