You Can Now 3D Print Any Color Makeup From Your Home Computer



NEW YORK – You will never run out of your favorite lipstick color again.

A recent Harvard Business School grad has come up with a brilliant way to disrupt the $55 million makeup industry. Women can now print it from their home computer.

Welcome to the wonderful world of 3D printing, in which people can create anything from food to human skulls to your favorite, discontinued lipstick color.

Grace Choi  created Mink, a mini 3D printer for your home that will allow users to print out any color of makeup using FDA-approved ink. Choi explained, “The inkjet handles the pigment, and the same raw material substrates can create any type of makeup, from powders to cream to lipstick.”

Mink has turned computers and smartphones into endless beauty aisles with an unlimited color palate selection. Users can pull the hex code of any color found on a website — including Pinterest boards and YouTube makeup tutorials — or smartphone photos.

Once users have the color code, they only have to plug it into Photoshop or Paint and press the print button. Choi showed how simple the process was in a live demo. It took less than 40 seconds to print a pink eyeshadow.


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Saher Afshan

Saher Afshan is a Pakistani Journalist and web producer of She has a good experience of working in Pakistan's mainstream print and broadcasting media. Saher writes on current, social and Islamabad's affair for both PakistanTribe English and Urdu.

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