Los Altos: Cosmetics & Skin Tone Study: Recap

Los Altos: Cosmetics & Skin Tone Study: Recap

For the week of May 16-22, Kokko’s makeup artists traded the steel and concrete canyons of New York for the natural beauty of Silicon Valley for a second Skin Tone Study. We knew we would be collecting skin tones from a place with year-round sun, but we were awestruck by the warm reception we got from the many friends, former colleagues, and neighbors of Kokko Founder & CEO, Nina Bhatti.

Los Altos-based startup eyes digital makeup color-matching

Los Altos-based startup eyes digital makeup color-matching

Meli Pennington knows cosmetics.

She has painted faces for the pages of Vogue and Glamour, the stages of Marc Jacobs and Victoria’s Secret, and the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Carrie Underwood. The New York City-based professional blends and applies makeup with an artist’s touch, and one Los Altos startup is seeking to bring her expertise to customers’ fingertips...

"The Dress that Broke the Internet" - The Problem of Online Color, and How Kokko Can Solve It

"The Dress that Broke the Internet" - The Problem of Online Color, and How Kokko Can Solve It

By now we are certain you have seen "the dress," and like most you likely have had endless debates about it's color. Ever since singer Caitlin McNeill posted this photo of the dress to Tumblr, people have been debating what they see. Is it a white dress with gold trim? Or a blue dress with black trim? It's the debate that dominated Twitterthe news, and everywhere on the Internet making people very emotional. Truth is — there really is indeed a scientific reason for this phenomenon as pointed out in Wired.com's article, "The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress." Since we at Kokko are crazy about color science, we decided to dig a little deeper and ask our own experts their opinions on "The Dress that Broke the Internet."