The Mink 3D printer uses the same ingredients you would find in a store and lets you print out both eye and lip colors. But what makes it even better is that you can print a color from any palette, whether it’s from a photo you saw online, a color you’ve picked out of Photoshop or the color of your favorite dress. Once you have your color, you find its hex code with a color picker and then pull it up in a graphics program like Photoshop or Paint. All that’s left to do after that is press print and out pops your brand new makeup.
Right now, Mink only makes powder-based makeups, but Choi hopes to eventually expand that to creamier products. Imagine taking a photo of yourself and figuring out the hex code for your exact skin tone: this could easily allow for the at-home production of a foundation perfectly matched to your skin, something that most women struggle with finding in stores. Or maybe you could check out makeup colors with an augmented reality mirror and then print those you like.
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