Grace Choi introduces the makeup 3D printer Mink at the TechCrunch Disrupt, a developer and inventor event.
May 7, 2014: The Harvard graduate demonstrated how Mink is capable of printing lip stick, eye shadow and nail polish based on every hex code colour possible. In the video shown below the colour base was taken from a You Tube video. The ink used by Mink in order to colour the base product (powder etc) is the same that notable makeup companies use for their products.
The printer is supposed to be launched to the market by the end of this year and will be priced at around $300.
September 17, 2014: Update – Hack you own Mink
At the MHacks hackathon of the University of Michigan, Grace Choi surprised the audience by hacking a regular desktop printer. She converted a $70 HP 6100 inkjet printer into a Mink makeup printer and then demonstrated how to print lipstick, nail polish and eye shadow in every possible colour.
In the following video tutorial Choi gives step-by-step instructions on how to build your own makeup printer: