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Imagine being able to choose of a color of eyeshadow or lipstick from a website and then be able to print it out at home? Well, you can now! Mink is the first desktop printer that prints out makeup just by taking any image and transforming into a wearable cosmetic. You’ll be able to do this at home!
Almost all makeup comes from the same basic substrates, whether they are high-end cosmetics like Chanel to the cheap brands sold at drug stores. The creator of Mink, Grace Choi, says, “The makeup industry makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot of bulls—. They charge a huge premium on something that tech provides for free. That one thing is color.” What she means by that is that color printers are available everywhere, and the ink that’s used is the same ink that makeup companies use in their products. Choi says the ink is FDA-approved.
The Mink uses regular printer ink. It will be available at the end of the year and will sell for less than $200.
First, you’ll find a color you want to print. Choi says her machine will print powdery eye shadows and lipsticks.
You’ll use a color picker to copy the hex code of the color you’ve chosen.
Then using Photoshop or Microsoft Paint, you’ll paste the hex code into a new document. You’ll see the color you want pop up.
Here’s what the eyeshadow will look like!
Choi dips her makeup brush in the powder to demonstrate that it is really makeup.
“Mink enables the web to become the biggest beauty store in the world,” says Choi. “We’re going to live in a world where you can take a picture of your friend’s lipstick and print it out.”
Watch the video.
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Source: Business Insider