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.
“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.
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!