See The 5 Apps We Can’t Stop Swiping

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Is it just us, or are the trusty gadgets we’ve grown to depend on getting smarter by the minute? Case in point, the latest crop of life-bettering, style and beauty-centric apps we can’t get out of our heads…and hands. Take a scroll through our top 5 favorites, but fair warning – productivity levels tend to plummet when you’re having this much fun on your phone.

Spring

Meet our new daily diversion of choice: The freshly-launched Spring app makes scoping out new brands, keeping tabs on existing favorites (think Sandro, Frame Denim and Timo Weiland) and shopping from your phone not just convenient but downright addictive. Best part? The gorgeous products you’ll find in your feed – with tons of exclusives thrown in for good measure -- are posted daily by the brands themselves!

Whisp

Part shopping eye candy, part messaging service, Whisp makes chatting all things shopping and style with your pals via iPad or web a truly entertaining experience. Just browse the beautifully curated offering, then consult your friends on purchase possibilities with the help of too-cute fashion-themed emojis.

Makeup Genius

Peruse miles of virtual shelves stocked with L’Oreal beauty products, testing as you go on your own reflection. For inspiration seekers and makeup novices, tons of complete looks are at the ready. Genius!

Lou Lookbook

If Pinterest had a chic, cool, fashion insider aunt, Lou would be her. Lou Lookbook mines Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and the aforementioned Pinterest and compiles relevant posts from vetted tastemakers into a single, shoppable feed.

Think Dirty

In the battle for cosmetic product ingredient transparency, Think Dirty’s “dirtiness scale” is your secret weapon. Just whip out your phone when traversing the drugstore and scan a product’s barcode to receive its toxin ranking in real time.