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Getting The Right Color Of Make-Up Is Easy With The Inventive Mink 3D Printer

Mink 3D PrinterMink 3D PrinterI'm a bit obsessed with make-up. I buy a lot of it. One of the reasons I own so much is because I'll purchase a lipstick I think is the color I saw in a magazine that I liked, but by the time I get home, I realize it's not quite the shade. Darn you, florescent make-up store lighting. Now I've wasted time and money for a product that didn't live up to my expectation. Sometimes, stores won't even carry the color I want. Harvard Business School graduate Grace Choi found a solution. She invented Mink 3D, a printer that creates powdered eye shadow in any shade you plug in, whether that be the red from an apple or the blue of your favorite dress. Getting the right shade of make-up will be easy and convenient with Mink 3D.

The printer works like any other printer you own. All you need is a color picker so you can grab the hex code, as well as a way to print. As Choi puts it, the Mink 3D "turns any camera, phone, or laptop into an endless beauty isle." It's easy. Grab a color from a picture you took or one you found online, pull it into a software that prints, and away the Mink 3D goes. How perfect is this for Pinterest and Instagram junkies like me who see images online and think "I need that color now." Currently, the Mink 3D only prints powders, but Choi is working on creams. Pretty soon, you'll be able to print foundations and lipsticks, too.   Picking a ShadePicking a Shade

What I really love about this printer and Choi's presentation at the TechCrunch Dispute is that it's meant to give us back the control. We can control the definition of beauty, not corporations. If I think apricot orange is pretty, but I can't find a company that makes that color, I can still wear it. The Mink 3D is meant to target younger women (13-21) who have yet to fall into a beauty routine and are experimenting, but I think this is an amazing product for any age. It's never too late to start wearing what makes you feel beautiful.

The Mink 3D will retail for about $300 and will be available later this year. To be on the mailing list, you can sign up here. Getting a color you want no longer means driving to the store or waiting for an online order. No more frustration because you can't find the shade you want. You will be able to easily print any color from home with the inventive Mink 3D.

Sources: Business Insider, Gizmag

Alicia Zuberbier
Beauty and Fashion Innovations
InventorSpot.com

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