7 Beauty Apps Every Girl Should Have!
Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but beautification still takes work. The art of getting ready for the day can be simplified and enhanced with beauty apps focused on solving common beauty-related problems.
YouCam Makeup—Makeover Studio
Wondering how you would look in bangs, with darker hair, or with cat eyes instead of smoky? The YouCam app allows you to test out makeover looks in real-time and uses smart facial detection senses to find your facial features for applying realistic changes. Over 10 million girls like you have tried it out with over 200,000 leaving high reviews.
A girl who appreciates beauty will love this selfie app. BeautyPlus offers the ultimate beauty camera for enhancing your looks and presenting you in your best light. Settings can make or break a portrait, so this camera app works to enhance the right coloring, lighting and sharpness settings to make your skin look natural and beautiful.
Check out the great selection of filters and brushes that will help you achieve stunning shots. If you still can’t get the perfect shot, you might need to upgrade your smart phone to one with a better on-board camera (check out features of the Google Nexus 6 camera, with a 13MP rear camera, 2MP front camera along with optical image stabilization). As the top photo app in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Malaysia, this little gem is currently used by over 30 million girls worldwide and claims it is only offered free for a limited time.
Health & Beauty Tips
Stay up-to-date on the newest beauty tips with an app that presents articles on health and wellness, skin, and hair topics. Learn about things like the green tea diet, compare workout plans, and discover the beauty secrets celebrities are using.
If you are interested in stepping out of your own comfort zone to find inspiration in new places, consider the StyleCraze app from India. With step-by-step tutorials, expert tips, inspirational photos, and articles on trending styles, you can learn a few new tricks to keep up your sleeve.
Hot off the presses (launched April 2015) and still a hidden gem, we think ShadeScout is genius! Have you ever seen a picture of a celebrity (or friend) and wish you knew where she got her lipstick or eye shadow color? ShadeScout allows your phone to capture the color of anything you see, and then browse cosmetics from over 40 brands in that shade.
The real-time, virtual try-on feature allows you to check out how the same shade will look on you before you purchase. You can create and save your personalized product list pulled from thousands of products or use the built-in purchase option to get your new look shipped right away.
Have you ever been inspired by those sleek outfit collections on Pinterest set on a white background? Well, prepare to become your own fashionista role model as you pull together the hottest collections. You can shop for the latest products and then work them together into a clothing moodboard that expresses your style with the Polyvore app. Follow your favorite Polyvore users and retailers to keep up-to-date on their newest creations. Share your finished collection images on Facebook, Instagram Twitter, Tumblr and more. Then buy your favorite looks or add them to your wish list and hope Santa is tech-savy this year.
Sephora to Go
Shop the newest makeup, skin care, fragrance, and beauty products directly through the app with quick reorder options for past purchases. Learn about the newest looks and watch beauty tutorials from The Beauty Board and The Sephora Glossy on your Sephora to Go account for Android. You can also manage your Beauty Insider account through this app for in-store perks, managing your points balance, and ordering free samples.
Let your inner beauty shine on the outside with top tips and tricks for looking your best. While style and hygiene isn’t everything in life, we know it certainly makes a big difference for where you are at and where you are headed!
What is YOUR favorite beauty app?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.