Makeup Spoofing

Can makeup be used to spoof?

Collaborators: Cunjian Chen, Antitza Dantcheva, Arun Ross

Project Description

Biometric systems intend to identify someone given a set of images or verify someone’s identity given a claimed identity. Automatic face recognition carries out this task using face images. Malicious or privacy-concerned users may attempt fool the automated face recognition system by impersonating someone else or obfuscating their own identity. Makeup maybe used to change the appearance of a person’s face. Previous work has shown the potential of makeup to obfuscate a person’s face for an automated face recognition system. In this work, we analyze the potential of using makeup for spoofing an identity, where an individual attempts to impersonate another person’s facial appearance.





C. Chen, A. Dantcheva, T. Swearingen, and A. Ross, "Spoofing Faces Using Makeup: An Investigative Study," Proc. of 3rd IEEE International Conference on Identity, Security and Behavior Analysis (ISBA 2017), (New Delhi, India), February 2017. Best Paper (Runner Up).