Good morning mobbies!
On my daily stroll down Facebook Ave. a photographer friend of mine shared a link entitled “Is Harvard Student Bringing Down The Beauty Industry”. Being the “leader” of the mob (M)akeup (O)bsseed (B)eauty, I found it my responsibility to figure out who this chick named Grace was and what they meant by “Bringing Down” the beauty industry, because last I checked “Ain’t nobody got time for that” lol.
So I checked out the link (Demonstration starts at about 3:26) :
I am amazed at what this thing can do. To think I’d never have to buy another makeup product again is …….is…….well it’s exciting and scary at the same time. I’d love to be able to take a photo of someone’s lipstick and hurry home to my printer and make my own, the question is what does this mean for the brands we know and love? No more MAC, Sephora, Smashbox etc. OR Will it force the brand we know and love to lower their prices because of the cheap and steep competition?
Grace plans to retail the MINX (the makeup printer) for $300 at start up AND if it is a success we can bet it won’t be staying that price for long. Not that that means we should run out and get it because in a year or two the $300 model will be put to shame by the $800 which prints lipsticks and by 2016 that one will be replaced by the $1,250.00 that prints lipsticks, shadows, and foundations.
A master makeup chemist named Jim Hammer seems to think the Mink has a long way to go before printing quality makeup products:
Could this be the next generation of cosmetics? A printer? What are your thoughts?