Digital agency Wildbytes recently created a performance with tattoo artist Kat Von D that used her face to animate blush, eyeliner and other makeup looks using light projection mapping.
The result is a pretty trippy few minutes of watching eye shadow, roses, lipstick and butterflies (to name a few) magically appear and disappear on her face as if by magic.
In case you’re unfamiliar, projection mapping uses a surface -- like a face -- to accurately project an animation. It uses target points to follow Von D's face in real-time.
"This is going to be the marriage of all my muses: not just my fans but architecture, art tattooing, make up artistry, sound and visual," Von D says in the behind-the-scenes video. "It marries all aspects of my artistic favorites."
Right now, face mapping technology is just beginning to perfect itself, but the uses for this technology are endless. For example, walking into a makeup store and swiping right on different shades of lipstick -- projected on your face -- instead of having to use samples? The future is now, folks. ?
Watch the full classy-cool performance below.