Technology has come a long way and it’s constantly evolving. Who would have thought 20 years ago that we would become so dependent on our gadgets? It was, of course, only a matter of time before tech worked it’s way into the beauty industry. Introducing Makeup Lamps, a projection system that tracks your face and covers it in really responsive digital pixels, so you can either give the illusion of having make-up on or take it to another level and completely transform into someone else.

If this is all sounding a bit familiar, that’s because this tech was used by forward-thinking Lady Gaga last year when she performed a tribute to the late, great David Bowie at the annual Grammy Awards. She used Intel face-mapping technology to transform into Bowie through the ages. At the time, this programming was not quite fast enough to keep up with the singer as she performed, but Makeup Lamps, a project developed by Disney Research, aims to change all that by having the ability to read expressions and project the responsive pixels in just 10 milliseconds.

Disney could put this technology to good use in it’s many theme parks across the world and heighten the visitors’ experience by projecting lifelike, moving faces onto things. Researchers also think that in the future Makeup Lamps could allow people to try out the beauty products they are thinking of wearing for the day and decide if they like the overall look before they reach for a make-up sponge. It sounds like the ultimate tool for the experimental and indecisive.

While Makeup Lamps isn’t likely to be available in stores any time soon, when it lands it could seriously up our selfie game, so we’ll just wait here while they work on making this technology mass-market friendly. Exciting times ahead.

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