6 Of The Best Beauty Apps To Download Right Now

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Considering how much time we not only spend on our phones and how rely on them for just about everything, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that beauty brands have taken notice by stepping the app game up. And yes, we know you probably already have dozens of apps on your phone, many of which you probably don’t even use, but we’re here to tell you that there are beauty-related apps that you will use and become instantly obsessed with.

From an app that lets you try live makeovers, to one that lets you know of all the harmful ingredients in your skincare products, here are 6 of the most popular beauty apps you need to download now.

Think Dirty

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Due to a family history of cancer, Lily Tse was inspired to find a way to learn about the impact that cosmetics can have on our health. What she discovered is that many cosmetic brands have products that are filled with toxins that would never be permitted in the food and drinks sector. Lily saw this gap in the market and so she developed a simpler way to access and access information about beauty and skincare ingredients and their possible health implications. She launched Think Dirty, a mobile beauty app that reveals just how toxic and potentially harmful cosmetics can be.

Free: iTunes, Google Play

Sephora

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You already shop there, so why not enjoy everything that you love about Sephora from the palm of your hand? The app gives you instant access to previews and promotions that you won’t find anywhere else, and it lets you save items to your ‘love list’, look up past samples and purchases, and gives you recommendations based on your beauty traits. Plus, you can find the nearest Sephora store, check if items are in stock, book in-store reservations, and snap photos of yourself to virtually swatch and try on palettes, products, and looks.

Free: iTunes, Google Play

L’Oreal Style My Hair

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If you’ve ever wanted to try a new hair colour or cut, but you feel iffy about how it might look, the L’Oreal Style My Hair app allows you to try loads of hair colours with just the touch of a button. The app’s 3D hair colour technology follows the natural flow of your hair, which makes it easy for you to decide which hair colour is right for you. If you like what you see, you can instantly share it with all of your friends, or save it to your favourites. Plus, if you’ve found your next look that you love, Style My Hair also makes it easy for you to make an appointment at your nearest L’Oréal Professional salon.

Free: iTunes, Google Play 

Beautylish

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You can stay up-to-date on the latest beauty trends, learn tips and tricks for mastering your makeup, and shop for products all from the palm of your hand thanks to Beautylish. This app also features reviews from beauty professionals and tutorials that will inspire you to try some of the hottest looks at home. But what we really love about this beauty app is that you can shop all the products you love right from the app, which is perfect for those that don’t like to deal with the crowds at the mall

Free: iTunes, Google Play

MakeupPlus

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Whether you have a wedding, a costume party, or just a night out on the town, MakeupPlus lets you instantly test out foundation, lip and hair colours, and even highlighting and contouring from leading beauty brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown, Sephora, Innisfree, and more. 

Free: iTunes, Google Play

IPSY Glam Bag

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IPSY was created with the purpose of inspiring individuals around the world to express their unique beauty, which is how the ‘Glam Bag’ came to life. IPSY’s Glam Bag is a set of personalized beauty products, content, and shopping (with over 20,000) products to create the ultimate beauty experience. With the help of the app’s 3 million (and counting) members, IPSY is here to empower, energize, and re-shape what beauty is.

Free: iTunes, Google Play 

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