Disney Invented the Coolest New Makeup Technology

Lady Gaga became David Bowie at the Grammys without makeup.

In the future, your makeup is going to be lit, literally. Fast Company reports that Disney Research, the scientific-research arm of the Walt Disney Company, has discovered Makeup Lamps, a special light that can project the “illusion of makeup” onto a human face. It’s similar to the Intel facial-mapping technology used by Lady Gaga at the 2016 Grammys to transform into David Bowie.

Like a Snapchat makeup filter but more complex, the Makeup Lamp can accurately react to a face’s movements even while it is in full Heath Ledger Joker “makeup” so that it looks seamless and viewers never suspect that light, rather than hours in a makeup chair, is behind the metamorphosis. Its implications for movie makeup, performances, and posturing on social media seem strong. You may never need to know how to contour or buy a contouring palette ever again; instead, simply find the right light. And it could give new meaning (and perhaps truth) to the #NoMakeupSelfie. Watch the video below to see more about how it works.

Disney Invented the Coolest New Makeup Technology