The future is inevitable and there are some aspects of it we like to joke about, particularly the idea of machines and robots taking over our jobs – seems absurd, doesn’t it?

Well, according to Diary Directory, the world’s first make-up printer; Contour 8000, has announced its launch. Designed by Catherine Gardener and brought to life by Chief Engineer; Orson Mack, the Contour 8000 is what might just be the ultimate beauty gadget. Could this be the end of Make-up Artists as we know them?

Contour 8000 CEO Catherine Gardner said: “It’s actually quite boring putting on make-up and I wanted to find a way in which you could save time. It can take up to half an hour to put your make-up on and get the contouring right, the Contour 8000 does that in 30 seconds.”

The Contour 8000 is a precision engineered device that will give you flawless make-up in just 30 seconds, much faster than any MUA ever could! Using electrostatic spray disposition combined alongside biometric data, you are guaranteed a meticulous finish that is accurate to within 1000th of a millimetre.

In order to use the device, you must download the accompanying app, that holds an array of different make-up looks for you to choose from. Each make-up look is pre-packed into a cartridge which allows for up to 10 applications. As it stands the cartridges only contain powder based products which include foundation, contour, highlighter, eyeshadow and even brow powder, leaving you to apply your own lipstick and mascara. Due to the heavier consistency of both lipstick and mascara, the Contour 8000 is unable to apply those for you, however further developments hope to conquer this.

With the announcement of this seemingly life changing piece of technology, MUAs may be holding onto their brushes a little tighter than usual.  However, this might just be a good thing not only for make-up artists, but for all of us. It is clear that the future really is upon us, and this should motivate us to ensure that the skills we have are always relevant and we are constantly learning.