Guest Post: 3 Makeup Apps You’ll Want to Check Out

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3 Great Makeover Apps You Can Try

Ever wanted to try a new look, but didn’t quite know where to start or what to do? We know we have. Many of us obsess over Pinterest boards looking for the next great beauty inspiration, but rarely ever bring them to life. Often, when trying out new makeup styles, the struggle is in learning to do new ways to do our makeup, then realizing that it doesn’t actually look too good on us anyway. We end up wasting not just time, but energy and makeup products as well.

Luckily, thanks to the booming smartphone industry, this problem may soon be a problem of the past. As the developers of Iceland Bingo have noted, there were 1 billion smartphone users worldwide in 2012, but this number is already expected to double by the end of this year. Smartphone adaptation is growing at an alarming rate, and we’re now seeing so many smartphone apps being developed. Thankfully, some of these apps are exactly what we need. If you’ve ever wanted to try a new look instantly, check out the following apps:

L'Oreal Makeup Genius App

1. L’Oreal MakeUp Genius
Coming from one of the most trusted names in the beauty industry, the L’Oreal MakeUp Genius app is one of the few that use augmented reality to show you what you would look like with some of their signature looks. You can select different products to try on, and use the app like a virtual mirror! The app even allows you to scan the barcodes of beauty products and try them on before you buy them.

MakeUp App

2. MakeUp
MakeUp by Modiface has thousands of different products and styles available, as well as some hairstyles. It could very well be the ultimate makeover app – especially since they’ve recently rolled out an update that also allows users to use augmented reality to see the effects of their makeup applied in “Live 3D”. The app even markets itself to salons and beauty retailers with a “Mirror Mode” which “[includes] automatic product recommendations and optimized-in store UI”.

YouCam Makeup App

3. YouCam Makeup – Makeover Studio
More known as a developer of webcam software, YouCam has been developing augmented reality technology for years. YouCam Makeup – Makeover Studio is also regularly updated with seasonal looks, and the best part is that each look comes with a tutorial that you can follow to be able to actually bring the look to life with your own beauty products!

Do you use any other makeover apps? Let us know!