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Shazam for makeup and extreme virtual makeovers: The beauty apps that have our attention right now

Because there's an app for everything nowadays.
(Source: Instagram, @facetuneapp)

It's 2017 and if you want something, chances are you can find it with an app. If you're searching for eternal beauty, you can even attempt to get that using your phone and some of the beauty apps out there. Here are some of the latest that have our attention.



The first app is called ShadeScout – you know, when you're flipping through a magazine and you see a celebrity wearing the exact shade of coral lipstick or bronze eyeshadow you've been looking for for decades? With ShadeScout, you simply take a picture of it and the app will help you find the exact shade and give you multiple options in different brands and price points. The best part is, you can actually try on the products using your front-facing camera. This doesn't just work for lipstick – it works for liners, shadows, blush and mascara!

Think Dirty


How much do you really know about the ingredients that go into making your favourite skin care products? When you're putting something on your face and body every day, you should probably have a sense of what's in it. This app is going to help you out with that, big time. It's called Think Dirty, and it's designed to tell you how safe or dangerous a product is by simply scanning the barcode.

Using their "dirty meter" it tells you on a scale of 1-10 how safe the product is for you.

  • 0-3 you're good to go.
  • 4-7 means the ingredients have mild to moderate health impacts.
  • But an 8-10 means the ingredients have serious long-term health impacts.

The coolest thing about this app is that if one of your products is labelled dirty, they'll give you safer options to choose from.



Now that you know which skin care products are safe to use, you're going to want to know if they actually work, right? We spend a ton of money on what we think are the latest and greatest moisturizers, serums, and masks but now there is an app which will help track their effectiveness.

It's called RYNKL and it says it will easily help you track the disappearance of wrinkles to see which of your products works the best. Input your height, weight, age, ethnicity, and then you basically just have to take a selfie every single day, and the app will use its super state-of-the-art technology to give you a RYNKL score on a scale of 1-100. Over a period of time, if your RYNKL score goes down, it means your products are working. If it goes up, it means your products are ineffective and/or you're just getting old.

Face Tune


Now that you're thinking about your wrinkle score, we figured it would be a good time to introduce you to Face Tune. This is an app that lets you photoshop your own Instagram pics – you can smooth your wrinkles, make your teeth whiter, your eyes bigger, your nose smaller, or lose 20lbs with the swipe of a finger. Now when it comes to the face, you can give yourself really subtle touch ups, or you can give yourself full facial plastic surgery – just for fun.