LED Eyeshadow

Women spend lots of time perfecting their eye makeup, yet that  artistry can only really be seen when the eyes are closed. That’s what Lulin Ding, an LA-based Industrial and Graphic Designer, took this into account when she created LED Eyeshadow.

Lulin Ding- LED Eyeshadow

Lulin Ding- LED Eyeshadow

“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. 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 digitize the object even more and I programmed the individual LEDs to vary their brightness. This added feature allows different patterns to light upon your eyelids.” writes Ding.

 

Lulin Ding- LED Eyeshadow

Lulin Ding- LED Eyeshadow

This futuristic ‘eye shadow’ is actually a single LED light attached to a set of false eyelashes that colors the eyelid in a variety of patterns when the wearer closes their eyes or blinks.  Thin insulated wires within a wire frame clip into a LilyPad Aruino microcontroller board commonly used to power e-textiles – like a make-up version of Google Glass!

 

Lulin Ding- LED Eyeshadow

Lulin Ding- LED Eyeshadow