Ron Ryder, Image Metrics CEO, Chairs International Beauty and Technology Summit

Image Metrics CEO, Ron Ryder, recently served as the  2015 Chairperson at the China International Make-Up Summit held June 11 and 12 in Shanghai, China. As a world-recognized Makeup Marketing expert, Mr. Ryder moderated the June 12th sessions and shared insight to the technological power behind Makeup Genius, and the role of Image Metrics in this revolutionary 8 million user downloaded app.

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L’Oreal Executives Discuss Digital Innovation at Their 2015 Annual Financial Information Meeting

“Makeup Genius is a real beauty advisor in our consumers’ pockets, bringing a level of service never seen before in our channel.  Result: more than 6.3 million downloads. Delivering a personalized service at mass scale will definitely reinforce our CPD business model.  We intend to take full advantage of this historical opportunity to give close service and a closer connection to our consumers on all our brands.”

-Marc Menesguen, L’Oreal President, Consumer Products Division

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Makeup Genius is Transforming the Makeup Industry

  • Location:  Cannes Film Festival
  • Partners: L’Oreal Paris and Image Metrics
  • Players: Celebrity Ambassadors

Facial image mapping technology takes the cosmetic world by storm. Makeup Genius skyrockets to one of the Top #5 Apps on iTunes within days and L’Oreal announces record sales.

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We Put Top Tech In Consumers’ Hands

Any iTunes user can experience the exciting new Makeup Genius app. Taking the app charts by storm, this “magic mirror” is changing the way cosmetics are purchased worldwide.

Image Metrics brings professional grade markerless facial tracking to consumer mobile apps.

Our technology analyzes and adjusts for harsh lighting conditions, ubiquitous cameras, diversity of skin tone, ethnicity and eye shape, all in real-time and with one-button calibration.

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Makeup Genius Before


MakeupGenius After

Photo-Real Emotion Capture

Faces are the most recognized conduit of emotion.  Stories are told and sold through human performance and skilled digital artistry.   Image Metrics technology solves the most complicated challenge of creating believable facial animation.

It’s about a perfect balance of art and technology.  We leverage robust algorithms that understand the many intricacies of facial composition and movement from our years of experience producing digital entertainment.

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Makeup Genius Slays Day One Of The Cannes Lions International Creativity Awards

CANNES, June 24, 2015 Image Metrics’ Makeup Genius, designed for L’Oreal Paris, slayed the competition at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity with a staggering eight Cannes Lion Awards. Receiving 4 for Mobile , 2 for Promo & Activation, and 2 for Direct. Makeup Genius uses the proprietary…

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Image Metrics' Makeup Genius Wins 8 Lions at Cannes

Core Tracking

Image Metrics facial tracking solutions are market-leading in facial markerless motion tracking for PC and mobile.

Image Metrics is a pioneer in the field of computer vision with numerous patents held in facial recognition, analysis and animation technologies.  The company’s proprietary algorithms capture, recognize and analyze nuanced facial expressions and emotions in real-time using nothing more than a standard webcam.  Using the same core technology that was once only available to elite professional animators, Image Metrics now delivers a vital element to companies looking to enable immersive, new experiences on devices, in games and in other online environments.

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