A new way of buying makeup has come to the market place that would allow you choose and create your own makeup that is made just for you.
The technology that is used is called 3D printing, which is like a normal printer but makes a product by building it up layer by layer. This technology is being used now to make things like jewelry to cars and now a Harvard Business School student Grace Choi, who created Mink, has found a way to produce makeup products with it.
Mink is a desktop printer that prints makeup. It can take any image and instantly transform it into a wearable color cosmetic, turning any camera, phone or laptop into an endless beauty aisle. This new 3-D printer that lets you create any shade of make-up in your own home will cost less than $200, with plans to launch later in the year.
In the nearest future you might be able go to a makeup and style studio and have a colour of eye shadow or lipstick made in a colour that’s just for you or better still make it yourself! Well lets see how this goes! Good luck to Grace Choi.
What we’re doing is taking out the bull shit. Big makeup companies take the pigment and the substrates and mix them together and then jack the price. We do the same thing and let you get the makeup right in your own house.~ Grace Choi
The Mink 3D Printer. It uses regular ink
First, find a color you want to print.
Use the color picker to copy the hex code of the color you’ve chosen.
Using Photoshop or Microsoft Paint, paste the hex code into a new document. You’ll see the color you want to print pop up.
Print the color just as you’d print any other document on your computer.
Finished product comes in a little Mink-provided container that looks just like eye shadow.
Watch Grace Choi’s demonstration.
Read more about it on Techcrunch