2019 has its surprises but like every industry advancing towards technology and utilizing its potential to produce groundbreaking innovations, the beauty industry pulled its biggest surprise yet.
Mink Beauty has unveiled the world’s first ever, 3D makeup printer which promises its incoming beauty worshippers that they’ll be able to stream ‘makeup on-demand.’ And if you can’t wait to get your hands on to it, you’ll have to wait until 2020 or next year but you can already pre-order the 3D makeup printer as early as now.
The Product and How It Works
According to its homepage, The Mink printer is the world’s first 3D makeup printer, enabling you to bring your beauty content to life by instantly transforming any image into wearable makeup. Designed to be ultra portable and compact, the printer weighs only 2.2 lbs and measures 8” x 6” x 4”. 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 Mink printer is extremely easy to use. Open the Mink app and import any image from the internet, camera roll or social media. Choose to print an entire image or a single color. Insert a Mink makeup sheet into the tray and press send to print. After printing is complete, makeup is immediately ready to apply. And I know what you’re wondering, it definitely connects to WIFI.
While its feature is impressive, Mink is also safe and easy to use, and only uses FDA approved cosmetic ingredients. All products and components are rigorously tested, adhering to safety and compatibility standards. Certifications across our processes, partners and facilities include: FDA, cGMP, UL, UL-C, CE and FCC Part 15, Class B.
If you are only hearing this now, you might be surprised to know that the Mink Printer was first conceived by Mink’s CEO way back in 2014 by Grace Choi.
When asked the inspiration behind such product, Choi said to Forbes, “Growth of online media and entertainment gave viewers the choice to select how and what content to consume. This choice allowed viewers to uniquely curate content, guided by their personal tastes, opinions and preferences. Mink brings that aspect of individuality and putting the user in the driver’s seat to beauty.”
The CEO also added, “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. I am thrilled to finally be able to share the Mink experience with everyone, and excited for the road ahead.”
Indeed, the sole experience of printing and creating your very own palette while observing it side by side could satisfy many curious and creative eyes. After all, Mink Printer promises to give you a capability of printing 16.7 million hues, so you can have an eyeshadow, blush, or brow powder in any colour in the world.
While many are excited how this product will disrupt the beauty industry and maybe the first beauty company to do much of the groundbreaking for how many years, many are still adamant as to how the ingredients will feel when it’s applied on human skin and whether or not its components will withstand humidity without decline in its quality.
Since we do not have a clear review yet, all we can do is read about it and hopefully one of our friends and family is just as curious so that we can test it with them!
Personally, I’m curious and afraid at the same time.