Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

MU Lipstick Printer

Can we create a lipstick that perfectly matches any hue?

The Solution

MU is a makeup printer that creates lipstick shades that perfectly match any color.

The user first selects an object of their preferred color--anything from a fabric swatch or nailpolish, to another item with a color of their fancy--and places it on the MU printer's color sensor. The color sensor identifies the color and its RGB values, which the printer uses to dispense a nontoxic ink into a small pod of lipbalm. 

Mu Device rendering
Rendering of MU Printer   

Mu. dispensing ink
MU printing the lipstick ink