Lipstick is physical. The brand I use (probably shouldn't name it here, but you'll figure it out) is fantastic. High-quality, sassy, potent. The casings, however, are all sleek, identical, bland. When I'm using lipstick, it's because I'm being social and fun, and I want casings to match.
It's high time to customize my favorite accessory. I'm thinking old-school glamour, like vintage bejeweled compacts. The software element is a challenge, but one which can be mastered with a little creativity and the right lipstick.
Step 1: Intricate Patterns
One of the amazing things about 3D printing is the ability to make shapes that are impossible, impractical, or at least prohibitively expensive for traditional manufacturing methods. Since I work in computer manufacturing, I at least have a reasonable grasp on the capabilities of traditional methods and none of them can accomplish what I want to do.