₹20,000 3D printer that produces 1.67 crore makeup colours launched


    If you have always thought of having all the desired eyeshadow and makeup colours in your vanity cabinet, your dream can become a reality if you own a Mink printer.


    The Mink printer is a 3D printer that can create make-up colours with just a few taps on your smartphone. The portable device is finally available for pre-order after years of development. According to its creators, the device is the first of its kind that allows users to turn any photo to wearable cosmetics.

    “Beauty content continues to move to digital and away from traditional TV and print. Users are turning to these images for inspiration, creating an opportunity to leverage image color data and transform them into physical makeup,” Grace Choi, CEO and co-founder of Mink, was quoted by AFP.

    The 3D printer works through the Mink phone app which accepts images from a user and prints them on special make up sheets. The cosmetics used by the printer are all FDA-approved, the company claims.

    The portable device, which easily fits into a tote bag, can print a total of 16.7 million colours.

    “Consumers today have higher expectations on how and where the products they consume fit into their lifestyle,”  Janet Kim, President and co-founder of Mink, said in a statement.

    Although the printer was introduced in 2014, it was in development for more than five years.  It is currently available for pre-order at a price of $295 and will be delivered by fall 2020.