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The 8 Must-Have Beauty Apps You Need

Beauty Goes Digital: The 8 Must-Have (Free!) Beauty Apps

 

In today’s increasingly technology-focused lifestyle, we rely on our phones and internet for just about everything.

But how about your beauty routine?

Cosmetics and beauty experts have finally heard our pleas, and now the app market has expanded to include a whole range of beauty apps that can simplify, accelerate and improve your at-home beauty routine with just the touch of a button! From virtual makeup testers and (finally) organising your makeup collection, to achieving the perfect eyebrows, these apps are a match made in heaven with the beauty addict in all of us.

Here we’ve put together a list of the 8 best beauty apps that you can download straight onto your smartphone or tablet, for FREE! 

 

L’Oréal Paris Makeup Genius

Beauty Goes Digital: The 8 Must-Have (Free!) Beauty Apps

 

This is the ultimate in virtual makeup testers, which will forever do away with trying different coloured lipsticks and foundations on the back of your hand! ‘Try before you buy’ has never been more real, with more than 300 different products that you can try on in real-time. You can create your own makeup looks or try complete ready-to-wear looks designed by professional makeup artists. Your perfect shade is within reach!

Download it now from the App Store or Google Play.

 

OPI

Beauty Goes Digital: The 8 Must-Have (Free!) Beauty Apps

 

Find your new favourite shade of nail polish before you buy it or pay for a manicure, with this super handy app by OPI. With hundreds of shades available to try, you can search by colour name or collection, and build up a library of your saved favourites to refer back to later. See how it’ll look on your nails by adjusting the skin tone and nail length to mirror your own!

Download it now from the App Store

 

Hair Studio by ModiFace

Beauty Goes Digital: The 8 Must-Have (Free!) Beauty Apps

 

If you’ve always wanted to try a certain haircut or colour but haven’t had the nerve to make the change for real, this app is exactly what you need! Just upload a selfie and then you can experiment with a whole range of different looks, from colouring and adding highlights and lowlights, to restyling, straightening, and adding texture and volume. Whether you want a complete hair transformation or just want to know what you’d look like with a fringe, this app lets you see the change before you visit your hair stylist.

Download it now from the App Store

 

Beautylish

Beauty Goes Digital: The 8 Must-Have (Free!) Beauty Apps

 

This is one of the most comprehensive free beauty apps we’ve found, with tons of beauty tips and trends, inspiration, step-by-step video tutorials, product reviews and new releases, forums, and a boutique shop where you can buy all your favourite beauty brands right from the app. It’s also a fantastic community where you can ask questions, get tips and connect with makeup and beauty experts, as well as other users.

Download it now from the App Store or Google Play

 

L’Oréal Paris Skin Genius

Beauty Goes Digital: The 8 Must-Have (Free!) Beauty Apps

 

Keep a personal skin specialist right in your pocket with this fantastic consultation app, which analyses and grades your skin, and recommends the best products for you. You just need to enter your age, a photo of your skin, and any concerns you have, and the app will give you an expert review and personalised recommendations. It should be noted that this app does only work with and suggest L’Oréal Paris products, but it’s still a great overall indicator of what types of products you should be using.

Download it now from the App Store

 

Hair Expert by Schwarzkopf Professional

Beauty Goes Digital: The 8 Must-Have (Free!) Beauty Apps

 

This haircare app was originally designed for hairdressers and stylists to provide recommendations to clients, but it’s ideal for the everyday user as well. You just answer a series of questions about your hair, and then you’ll be given a personalised hair profile and a recommended haircare regime. It’s like seeing a professional, but without the price tag! Again, it only works with and suggests Schwarzkopf Professional products, but it’s a fantastic expert guide to what your hair needs.

Download it now from the App Store or Google Play

 

Eyebrows by ModiFace

Beauty Goes Digital: The 8 Must-Have (Free!) Beauty Apps

 

Achieving the perfect eyebrows is a lot easier said than done, especially if you’re hesitant to make a change without really knowing what it’ll look like. But with this easy app, you can try out all different brow shapes and styles right on your own face! Upload a photo, and then you can experiment with re-shaping, colouring, filling and plucking until you find the perfect arches.

Download it now from the App Store

 

My Makeup Collection

Beauty Goes Digital: The 8 Must-Have (Free!) Beauty Apps

 

Finally, a simple way to manage and organise your makeup collection! This incredible app lets you catalogue your makeup right in your phone by brand, colour and where you bought it, so when you’re shopping for new products in store you can make sure they fit with what you’ve already got, as well as avoid buying items you already have in your collection. You can also create and share wishlists of things you want, and review and rate products.

Download it now from the App Store or Google Play.

 

And there you have it – a round-up of the best free beauty apps of the year that you need to try now. Let us know if you’ve found any of your own that you can’t live without!

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