Beauty in the eye of the 3D Printer

3D printing is developing in many industries, and it is no surprise that it has spread its roots in the beauty industry. This technology is used to personalize cosmetics and skin-care products. Time is changing, and every consumer looks for brands that can personalize many aspects of their lives. It is especially crucial for makeup production. Many women using makeup know how difficult it is to find the right shade for the powder and other beauty products. Makeup 3D printing sounds maybe sounds like a sci-fi movie, but it exists.

Source: The Mink

The Mink is the world’s first consumer 3D makeup printer that transforms any image into wearable makeup. Also, it is easy to use. You need to use the Mink app. Then, you will need an image that you can get by using a camera roll or from the internet and importing it on the Mink app. Insert a Mink makeup sheet into the tray and press send. After printing, makeup is ready for use. You can apply makeup by getting the foundation with your fingers from the printed paper. This is the whole process and you can watch it in their promotional video.


Source: The Mink

This makeup 3D printer is ultra-portable with a weight of about 1kg and dimensions of 20.32 x 15.24 x 10.16 cm. The Mink System is contained from the printer, an app, makeup sheets which is the paper where makeup will be printed, and a tri-color ink cartridge. As for the speed and range, it prints 16.7 million colors at 15 seconds per sheet. The Mink system uses a single tri-color cartridge and their proprietary makeup sheets to create safe makeup that follows FDA guidelines. With his light properties, it gives you the possibility to control and create the exact makeup you want anywhere, anytime.

The Mink 3D printer can be pre-ordered from the website for a price of $295. According to the company media release, the retail price will then be $395.