"Hold on, I've Just got to Print my Make-up"
Yes, you saw the heading people. And unless you've been listening to the radio or seen the youtube video, you must think we're crazy - "Print make-up"?
So, if you haven't heard there is now a Printer that can PRINT make-up from the leisure of your own home. You must be asking "But how can such an amazing product ever exist?"
Well it does now - and it's all thanks to Harvard Business graduate, Grace Choi and her new invention, "The Mink". She decided one day, after settling on a business career in cosmetics, that "The makeup industry makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot of bullshit".
|"The Mink" a revolutionary make-up printer|
So, here is where she changed the world. She took the most important aspect of make-up - the colour - and made a 3D printer that could copy a colour palette from ANY photo on the internet, computer or from your own phone, and make ANY type of cosmetic. All the way from eyeshadows to foundation, people!
|Don't have a colour eyeshadow to go with your outfit?|
No worries! Just print it off!
Love your best friends lipstick? No worries! Just take a photo and send it to your printer.
If you haven't seen the demo video yet, check it out below. It will blow your mind.
The best thing about this product? You don't even have to leave the house and we could definitely spend less money on cosmetics that are over priced.
The Mink is said to retail at $US300. That is nothing in the world of a girl!
Despite raving like a crazy teenager about this product, the adult side of my mind is concerned about the wellfare of workers in the cosmetic industry. Will many jobs be lost? Can the well known brands like MAC and Nars stick around?
Choi may think she just revolutionised the industry, but she has created a whole new one - and perhaps destroyed multi billion dollar companies in the process.
Seems like a nice girl, though.
Either way, it will be interesting to see what happens...
Melbourne and Georgette will keep you posted on the latest "Mink" news.
Melbourne and Georgette