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3D print your own makeup at home

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Is the multi-billion dollar cosmetics industry in for a revolution? Are women officially no longer slaves to the so-called trends and must-haves of the beauty world, fabricated by an entire industry that encourages people to keep buying?

Instead of taking advice from fashion magazines on the must-wear shades every season, can women finally wear exactly what shade they want, when they want? It looks like it, because someone has invented a 3D printer that can be used to create makeup.

Makeup lovers have always had to choose between affordable makeup and products that actually suit their skin tone. Makeup from drugstores like Boots are inexpensive, but the selection is very limited. A much larger variety of shades and colours are available at specialty cosmetics stores like Sephora or Mikyajy, but their offerings are not as cheap as those found in drugstores.

Harvard Business School grad Grace Choi noticed this, and decided she could just sell a 3D printer that allows women to print their own makeup – lipstick, eye shadow, blush, the whole gamut – using any colour they want. And Mink was born. Check out the video below to see how the innovation works. Here’s hoping we can get one ASAP!

 

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