Mixing lights with makeup – The brief
In our quest to level up our makeup toolkit, we previously mixed LED lights with traditional makeup. The result was interesting, but we felt there was a missing element of interactivity. We therefore opted to add sound sensors with a molded LED matrix.
We never 3D printed face prosthetics with a molded LED matrix, the result is very promising.Frank Helpin
We started out by 3D scanning the head of our model to modelize the prosthetic on his face. Then we created a 3D model of the mold that we 3D printed with a 3D printer using resin.
Oh, did I mention everything was done in 3D?Charlie Maréchal
Makeup and silicon
You can’t really use makeup on silicon, you need to either dye it before molding it, or use a special coating product that will allow you to paint directly on the prosthetic.
It didn’t work. The silicon didn’t react well with the electronic components, therefore it didn’t catalyze (dry) properly. We had to try again with another kind of silicon.
Which yielded a somewhat satisfactory result, but nevertheless allowed us to pursue the day according to plan.
We experienced with sound and proximity sensors, and decided to go with the sound sensor to allow the model to play with the matrix using his voice.
This experiment convinced us to continue pushing the workshop further by adding another model and play with a few different sensors to add some real interactivity. Stay tuned for what’s coming up NEXT.
Makeup conception by Chloé Poirier-Sauvé.