3D printing is a new wave of technology that has been helping make lives a little easier. While most notable advancements have been in the health industry, Mink found a way to help daily makeup users.
Mink is a desktop inkjet printer for makeup. Inventor Grace Choi says the printer can help to replace the need for high-end beauty stores, which markup the prices of niche colours that are unavailable at local drug stores. "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," Choi told TechCrunch.
Mink will not need any special software to run, and all ingredients used to print the makeup are compliant with FDA standards. These ingredients also come from the same sources as big beauty brands.
"This will train girls to understand the definition of beauty is something they can control, not corporations," Choi said.
She added: "What we’re doing is taking out the bullshit. 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."