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  • A 3D printing pen for the perfect shade of foundation
  • A 3D printing pen for the perfect shade of foundation
    Ashley MacKinnon MacKinnon (2013) ©

A 3D printing pen for the perfect shade of foundation

From monthly breakouts to uneven skin tone, many women are hard pressed to find the right foundation for their skin. Fear no more ladies  a new beauty gadget is promising to produce the perfect foundation for any complexion, from the most porcelain white to heavenly ebony.



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