3D Printing is emerging in every field these days. A recent Harvard Business School grad has devised an idea to make the DIY for cosmetics. It is possible to 3D print makeup using a specialized 3D printer and suitable materials. However, the available materials may limit the colors that can be printed, and achieving certain shades may require mixing different colors.
“The makeup industry makes a lot of money on a whole lot —,” Grace Choi told an eager crowd at Tech Crunch Disrupt. “They do this by charging a huge premium on one thing that technology provides for free, and that one thing is color.” Choi also noticed that makeup consumers aren’t always loyal to specific brands but instead focus on convenience. The Mink costs less than $300, with plans to launch later in the year. Watching something? See a color you like? Grab it off the screen and print it out as makeup — lipstick, eyeshadow, foundation, etc. — with the Mink printer. They are using FDA-approved ink. We don’t need extra new software. It is possible to 3D print makeup using a specialized 3D printer and suitable materials. However, the available materials may limit the colors that can be printed, and achieving certain shades may require mixing different colors.
To print makeup at home, you would need a 3D printer capable of printing with high precision and accuracy, as well as the appropriate materials, which may include pigments and binders. It is important to note that the safety and effectiveness of 3D-printed makeup have not been extensively studied or regulated, so caution should be exercised when using it. Following proper hygiene practices when using any makeup product is also essential. 3D printing makeup is an emerging technology with the potential for creative expression and customization. However, it is still in its early stages and may require a significant investment in equipment and materials.
How 3-D Printing Will Change the Way You Put on Makeup
Author: Laura Stampler
Publication Date: May 27, 2014.