Mink, a New York City-based Beauty Company rooted in technology, which had unveiled the world’s first makeup 3D printer in 2014 underwent years of rigorous research and development to be made available today for pre-order. Touted to be the world’s first makeup 3D printer, it allows the user to turn any photo into wearable cosmetics.
This is really a unique 3D printer which works by taking images submitted through the Mink application. The printer then prints those images using Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved cosmetics, on special makeup sheets supplied by the company itself. The portable makeup 3D printer weighs only 2.2 pounds and with its small size measuring only 8” x 6” x 4”, it can easily fit into a tote bag. The 3D printer can print with as many as 16.7 million different colours.
Mink was founded by inventor Grace Choi, a Harvard Business School Graduate in 2014. Mink has been honoured with a number of awards including WWD Disruptor of the Year in 2016. National and international media and press coverage includes: NBC Today Show, CNN, CBS, BBC, Forbes, Businessweek, TechCrunch, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Allure.
Above: Product video released by Mink/Video Credit: Mink/YouTube
Excited about announcing the pre-order of The Mink, Mink CEO, GraceChoi explained, “Beauty content continues to move to digital and away from traditional TV and print,” said Grace Choi, chief executive officer and co-founder of Mink. “Users are turning to these images for inspiration, creating an opportunity to leverage image color data and transform them into physical makeup.”
According to Janet Kim, Mink President & co-founder, “Consumers today have higher expectations on how and where the products they consume fit into their lifestyle.”
Mink combines the endless variety of content from the internet, the newness and relevance of social media, and the convenience of the home. Enabling you to choose, control and create the exact makeup you want anywhere, anytime.
The makeup 3D printer will be available in limited quantities in the first run of the product. The shipping will start next year in 2020. The proposed price of the product is kept at $295.
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