Our Fave Beauty Apps

my-own-appJust as your social media game doesn’t stop when you leave your computer, neither does your beauty’s. Wondering how to determine your perfect nail shade at the spa? There’s an app for that. Trying to avoid nasty chemicals in your beauty products but can’t work out which ones you should be using? There’s an app for that too. Check out a selection of our fave beauty apps.

Make Up For Ever Pocket Studio
Most of us don’t have a personal makeup artist on call, but Make Up For Ever’s app might be the next best thing. A series of easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorials walks users through makeup looks for every occasion. But, it’s not just about colour; the app offers tips for fixing common makeup mistakes and skin issues. And if you find the perfect eyeshadow colour or lip gloss shade? Save your favorites to a wish list, then let your phone’s GPS send you to a real-world shopping spot.

OPI Nail Studio
If you spend a more time than you actually have choosing your polish shade at the nail salon, consider this app a time saver. On your way to get a mani, download this app, change the skin tone of the hand to match yours, and then test out different polish shades so you can choose your fave at the salon in a flash.

Bangstyle
Need a new look for the new year? Browse thousands of stylist-submitted hairstyles, select your favorites, and create a personalised portfolio that automatically transfers to your phone. Bangstyle’s photo database allows you to easily access your hair inspiration at home or at the salon.

GoodGuide
It’s a good idea to steer clear of harsh ingredients like phthalates, parabens, and sodium lauryl sulfate, but it’s hard to pick out which products contain them and which don’t. Sound familiar? If so, simply photograph an item’s bar code and you’ll find out just how green the product is. Plus, within seconds, you will receive an assessment on how good the item is for your health and the environment, accompanied by a list of ingredients and picks of greener options.

My Own App
Not sure just how healthy your skin is? See how you measure up with Own skin care’s app. Simply upload a photo, and it’s analyzed for the number of deep wrinkles and fine lines, deep-set wrinkles, percentage of pigment and number of age spots. The numbers are then compared to others in your age group — so if you’re into comparing yourself, you’ll enjoy that feature. Upon the evaluation, you’ll receive a side-by-side comparison of the current submitted photo and a photo of what you could look like after following a recommended skin care and wellness regimen. There’s also a tracking tool, which lets you see how your complexion changes over time.

Daily Beauty Quotes
Whether you believe that beauty comes from within or is found in a jar of pricey skin cream, plenty of people have already waxed poetic on the subject. Browse quotes from everyone from Coco Chanel to Ralph Waldo Emerson to Marilyn Monroe, or let the app’s alarm setting wake you to a random quote every morning.

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