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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6031–6041

Optical filter highlighting spectral features Part II: quantitative measurements of cosmetic foundation and assessment of their spatial distributions under realistic facial conditions

Ken Nishino, Mutsuko Nakamura, Masayuki Matsumoto, Osamu Tanno, and Shigeki Nakauchi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6031-6041 (2011)

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We previously proposed a filter that could detect cosmetic foundations with high discrimination accuracy [Opt. Express 19, 6020 (2011)]. This study extends the filter’s functionality to the quantification of the amount of foundation and applies the filter for the assessment of spatial distributions of foundation under realistic facial conditions. Human faces that are applied with quantitatively controlled amounts of cosmetic foundations were measured using the filter. A calibration curve between pixel values of the image and the amount of foundation was created. The optical filter was applied to visualize spatial foundation distributions under realistic facial conditions, which clearly indicated areas on the face where foundation remained even after cleansing. Results confirm that the proposed filter could visualize and nondestructively inspect the foundation distributions.

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OCIS Codes
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color
(330.6180) Vision, color, and visual optics : Spectral discrimination
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2011
Published: March 17, 2011

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Ken Nishino, Mutsuko Nakamura, Masayuki Matsumoto, Osamu Tanno, and Shigeki Nakauchi, "Optical filter highlighting spectral features Part II: quantitative measurements of cosmetic foundation and assessment of their spatial distributions under realistic facial conditions," Opt. Express 19, 6031-6041 (2011)

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