Kanami Yamagishi, Takuya Kato, Shintaro Yamamoto, Ayano Kaneda and Shigeo Morishima

How makeup experience changes how we see cosmetics?

ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP), Posters

http://sap.acm.org/2018/

Recreating the makeup of others’ is a way of changing one’s look through one’s facial appearance. Unlike painting white-based objects, when applying makeup to the skin, the color and condition of the skin changes the impression of color and texture of the cosmetics used. This perceptional ambiguity is a major obstacle for selecting cosmetics when recreating makeup from a reference photo. In this study, we discuss how makeup experience affects the ambiguity of human perception in cosmetics selection for recreating makeup: range of color that human perceive to have similar effects and the degree of confidence toward their judgment on the suggested cosmetics. One of the major insights indicated from our study is that makeup familiarity causes the color ambiguity while it increases the confidence toward their judgment on suitability of cosmetics suggested to recreate makeup. Our investigation provides better understanding of perception in cosmetics selection and will be helpful in developing applications such as cosmetics recommendation.