The Printer That Could Revolutionise The MakeUp Industry

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A lot has changed about makeup in the last 20 years. It wasn’t so long ago that if a young girl wanted to wear it she’d have to sneak a little bit of lipstick when no one was looking or save up some pocket money to buy a mascara. It wasn’t as readily available and there certainly wasn’t the huge range there is today. But now, everything is about to get way easier with the industry bracing itself for things to get digital.

The Huffington Post has reported the story of Grace Choi, a Harvard Business School grad who debuted her new 3-D printer that not only PRINTS MAKEUP but does it in any color you could possibly want. Simply by grabbing the colour code from a photo and hooking the small device up to your computer, you have an endless supply of lipsticks and eyeshadows in any shade. Naturally the cosmetics companies will be none too pleased with this leap forward in the market.


Choi demonstrated how the whole thing works at a tech conference, and we have to admit, we’re pretty excited to get our hands on one. She plans on selling the device, called Mink, for about €250 each, but when you think about all the eyeshadows you’ve purchased over the years, and the fact that you may never need to visit a makeup counter again, it’s a not such a huge price to pay.

Not only that, but because the technology works on pixels from images, you could potentially take a picture of your friends lipstick or eyeshadow and PRINT THAT EXACT SHADE! Seriously?! How amazing is this?!

Check out the video above to see how the thing works (skip forward to about 3.30 to start the demo), and prepare to be very very impressed.

(Images and source article Huffpost)


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