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Spectral estimation of made-up skin color under various conditions
Author(s): Motonori Doi; Rie Ohtsuki; Shoji Tominaga
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Paper Abstract

A method is proposed for estimating the spectral reflectance of made-up skin color under various conditions including the undesirable colored skin. The color of dark spot is caused by increasing the component of melanin. The reddish skin is caused by the increase of hemoglobin. Our method uses the Kubelka-Munk theory to calculate the surface spectral reflectance human skin. This theory calculates the reflectance and transmittance of the light passing through a turbid medium from the absorption and scattering of the medium. The spectral reflectance of made-up skin is estimated by adjusting parameters of the thickness of the makeup layer. The proposed estimation method is evaluated on an experiment in detail. First, we measure the spectral reflectance of facial skin under the three conditions of normal skin, undesirable skin, and made-up skin. The undesirable skin includes stain, suntan or ruddy skin. The made-up skin means the skin with foundation on the normal skin, the stain, the suntan and the ruddy skin. Second, we estimate the spectral reflectance of made-up skins from the reflectance of bare skins and optical characteristics of foundations. Good coincidence between the estimated reflectance and the direct measurement shows the feasibility of the proposed method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6062, Spectral Imaging: Eighth International Symposium on Multispectral Color Science, 606204 (17 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.642728
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Motonori Doi, Osaka Electro-Communication Univ. (Japan)
Rie Ohtsuki, Osaka Electro-Communication Univ. (Japan)
Shoji Tominaga, Osaka Electro-Communication Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6062:
Spectral Imaging: Eighth International Symposium on Multispectral Color Science
Mitchell R. Rosen; Francisco H. Imai; Shoji Tominaga, Editor(s)

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