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Matt Adby

Confidently shop for color-critical items with Color-Eye!

If you’re reluctant to buy clothing and home decorating products online or in the store because you’re not sure how the color will look when you get home, you’ll love X-Rite’s newest color-matching solution.

Color-Eye® uses a calibration card and smartphone app to help consumers shop for items that match or complement things they already have at home, like a paint color that looks great with the curtains, a handbag and shoes that coordinate with a special occasion dress, or a jacket that will match the pants already hanging in the closet.

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Color management… for prosthetics? You bet.

For many of us, fun in the sun can lead to a summertime tan. The science behind this sun + skin interaction is melanin, a skin pigment our body releases to block the UV rays found in sunlight. The more time we spend in the sun, the more melanin is released, and the darker (or more freckled) our skin becomes.

This shift in skin tone doesn’t matter for most people, but for prosthetic wearers even a slight change can be a big deal. Here’s how Royal Preston hospital in the United Kingdom is using color management to ensure their patients’ prosthetics match, regardless of the color of their skin.

Can you see this man’s facial prosthesis? The color is so perfectly matched that it looks completely natural.

Can you see this man’s facial prosthesis? The color is so perfectly matched that it looks completely natural.

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A Peek Inside the X-Rite Cosmetics Lab

Using a blend of art and color science, Pantone and X-Rite are making it easier for women around the world to choose the best foundation for their skin type.

Back in December we blogged about how the CAPSURE Cosmetic spectrocolorimeter and the CAPSUREme mobile app are revolutionizing the way women buy makeup.

Today we’ll visit the X-Rite Cosmetics Lab for a behind-the-scenes look at how we build these custom skin tone product databases so manufacturers can take advantage of CAPSURE Cosmetic and CAPSUREme technology for their cosmetic lines.

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A “wet work” station in the X-Rite Cosmetics Lab.

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Skin Tone Measurement with CAPSURE

Color is a critical factor when selecting cosmetics and skin tone products. Women everywhere venture into stores, compare sample after sample trying to find the closest match, and hope for the best. With hundreds of different options, product lines and color palettes, buying makeup can be an expensive and frustrating process.

Color technology to the rescue.

Today we’ll look at how the CAPSURE Cosmetic spectrocolorimeter and the CAPSUREme mobile app are revolutionizing the way women buy makeup.

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