Finding the perfect foundation can be a stressful experience, but a new project by Brazilian photographer Angelica Dass has led beauty junkies to imagine the possibility of a global skin type chart.
Inspired by color forecasting firm Pantone's classification systems of colors, Dass's mission is to record and catalog all possible human skin tones based on a series of portraits whose background is dyed with the exact Pantone tone extracted from a sample of 11x11 pixels of the model's face.
She describes her Humanae project as one "that reflects on the colors beyond the borders of our codes by referencing the Pantone color scheme."
The work in progress, which can be seen at http://humanae.tumblr.com/, already features an array of tones from subjects of varying ages and ethnicities and has left make-up aficionados fantasizing about the impact it could have on the beauty world one day.
For more than a decade, Pantone has been well known for selecting its Color of the Year, influencing product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries including fashion, home, and beauty. The company selected Tangerine Tango as the defining shade of 2012, even teaming up with beauty giant Sephora for a limited edition tangerine-themed cosmetics collection earlier this year.