The Mink is a 3D printer that will allow consumers to create makeup from the comfort of their home, and is likely to be a game changer in the world of cosmetics.
The Mink operates much like an inkjet printer, but uses the same substrates as those found in the manufacture of commercial cosmetics. The Mink also has the ability to utilize any color that you can capture with your smartphone camera. The hardware will cost around $200.00, with the substrates and ink priced separately. According to founder Grace Choi, relying on the Mink to print your tins of lipstick, eye shadow, and foundation will be considerably less expensive than paying department store prices for conventional cosmetics. The Mink will be released next year.
(article co-written with Brandon Bailey)