Project

Cosmetic Light

Nina Lutz

Groups

Cosmetics essentially diffract and scatter light in a way that makes the wearer appear different to the naked eye. In this project we propose an illumination grammar between cosmetic projects and coherent light lasers, as a suggestion for alternative interior lighting as well as artistic effect and expression.

Cosmetics essentially diffract and scatter light in a way that makes the wearer appear different to the naked eye. In this project we propose an illumination grammar between cosmetic projects and coherent light lasers, as a suggestion for alternative interior lighting as well as artistic effect and expression.

Research Topics
#design #augmented reality

We chose makeup as our diffusion medium because it is a nontoxic and diverse diffuser that is fairly inexpensive and standardized. For example, setting powder across brands tends to have similarly sized particles, with the particles themselves being quite uniform, even at the microscopic scale.

 Furthermore, makeup is blendable with other products, allowing researchers to create a variety of lumen output ranges, diffraction patterns, and aesthetic affects. Researchers can prototype and experiment rapidly with little risk to themselves and the equipment, all while staying at a relatively low cost point. 

Furthermore,  certain products, such as fragrance, could create a powerful user experience on the architectural scale for specific use cases.