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Now you can 3-D print your own custom makeup

Now you can 3-D print your own custom makeup
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If there's one gadget that will revolutionize the way we live in the coming years it's the 3-D printer. We can already print artificial limbs, houses, even real human tissue. Now, one entrepreneur wants to use it to revolutionize the way we use makeup.

Grace Choi debuted her Mink makeup printer at the Disrupt NY conference. Like you would expect, the printer lets you create makeup in whatever color shades you want.

Mink printer

The best part is that you can take color from anywhere you want. In Choi's demonstration, she picked up a color of eye shadow from a YouTube video.

Mink printer

Once the color is selected, the printer produces a small block of powder than can go into your favorite compact.

Mink

Choi's plan with this printer is to take on the big makeup companies.

"Big makeup companies take the pigment and the substrates and mix them together and then jack the price. We do the same thing and let you get the makeup right in your own house.

"The inkjet handles the pigment, and the same raw material substrates can create any type of makeup, from powders to cream to lipstick. Implementing this ability on the Mink is not hard to do, it’s actually more of a business decision."

Choi hopes to get Mink in the market later this year for a price of around $200.

What do you think? Would you ever print your own makeup like this? Tell me about it below.

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