We’re living in a time where we can pretty much do anything on our cell phones, thanks to apps. Shopping is easier, we can transfer money in one click and we can even order meals on days we’re too lazy to hit the kitchen. Now, there are mobile apps launching that revolve around beauty. As die-hard beauty junkies, having access, literally in the palms of our hands, to thousands of products and even being able to possibly see what they look like on sounds like a dream. Professional stylists can be ordered right to your doorstep for a blowout, manicure or makeup application: Is it too good to be true? Luckily, we’re here to tell you how some of this all works, thanks to our new fave beauty apps. We’ve handpicked the ones that you absolutely have to try.
Sephora To Go
Sephora's mobile app offers much more than just a hand-held shopping experience. You'll have access to exclusive app-only deals, product recommendations and the ability to re-order previous purchases with just one click. Also included are video tutorials, as well as instant access to product reviews and ratings when you scan a barcode.
L'Oréal Paris Makeup Genius
If you want try on products right there on your phone, this virtual makeup-tester is perfect for you. Snap a selfie, and then let the app scan your face to virtually apply L'Oréal makeup products. You can also purchase items directly from the app.
The Glam App
This on-demand, in-home beauty services app has the most stylists available across the country. There are currently 22 active cities on the Glam App, and five more are coming soon. See if they're available in your city here, and then get instant access to hair, makeup and nail professionals. Hair stylist, makeup artist and co-creator of the app, Joey Maalouf, put together an inspirational lookbook for clients to get a preview of what's available.
Scan through this app's lookbook selection for photos of haircuts and hairstyles, as well as product recommendations that'll help you nail each look. You'll also have access to video tutorials from salon professionals.
This app lets you book on-demand, in-home beauty services across New York City, Los Angeles and Miami. A team of elite professionals will provide everything from blowouts to makeup application to nail treatments.
This on-demand service is perfect for those seeking a little beauty or wellness fix. Services are available in New York City, London, Los Angeles, the Hamptons, Orange County and Austin. Just select your desired service, your location, and get to pampering.
If your fave beauty item has ever been a little too pricey, or out-of-stock when you need it, you may have been on a search for a similar product, or dupe. The Drugstore Dupes app lets you search for dupes of makeup, skincare, hair products and even beauty tools.
Modiface Hair Color
If you're thinking of giving yourself a hair makeover, easily test-drive any shade with Modiface Hair Color. You'll have the most realistic hair simulation technology available, and can try on even the most exotic colors.
Honest Beauty App
Jessica Alba's Honest Company empire just keeps growing, and when the glamorous multi-hypenate dishes her own beauty advice, we obviously have to listen. You can try on Honest Beauty looks using your camera, shop for Honest Beauty products and even watch DIY tutorials and makeup tips straight from Jessica.
Cocoa Swatches was made for people with under-represented skin tones who want to see what the newest beauty colors look like on them. The app allows everyone with darker complexions to make more informed makeup purchases, and to see what actually works for them.