Looking Good

Looking Good

Want to spruce up your looks this summer? These apps will not just make you look your best, but also give you all the beauty tips and tricks you need — from makeup to the right hair colour.

By Compiled By Rohit Nair

Published: Fri 8 May 2015, 3:12 PM

Last updated: Sun 26 Jul 2015, 3:44 PM

Putting all those selfies to good use! Visada uses your selfie to analyse your face and give you recommendations on make-up and beauty products including tutorials and do-it-yourself instructions. You can even see how you match up to celebrities and shop for the recommended products directly through the app from stores like bareMinerals, Benefit Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, Make Up For Ever, Nars, Clinique, Fresh, Lancome, Estée Lauder and more.
Can’t afford to go to the dermatologist or just can’t find the time to? With this little app you can get to the bottom of some of your skin troubles by just taking a snap of yourself! Simply click, create a skin profile, and let the app do its thing — match your skin to a dermatologist-grade scale to identify your biggest skin issues, like wrinkles, redness, and dark spots,  and give you recommendations on products to treat them.
Hair Color By Modiface
Want to know what you’d look like as a red head or a blonde? Well, here’s the app for that! Simply import a picture of yourself and the app will let you try out any hair colour from their catalogue of over 50 colours. It’s awesome because it’s not just a cheap overlay of hairstyles — it actually changes the hair colour in the image so you can see exactly what you would look like with a different hue!
L’Oreal Paris &Makeup Genius
Using an advanced facial mapping algorithm (the one used in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) to scan your facial features, the app allows you to virtually try pretty much any shade of lipstick, liner, eye shadow, etc, so you can see what it looks like on you! Better yet, walk into a L’Oreal store, scan a product and try it virtually. Beauty just got a lot more high-tech!
Think Dirty
This app basically helps you shop for less toxic beauty products. How? By scanning a product’s barcode, Think Dirty breaks down its complex list of ingredients and rates them from 1-10 on a “Dirty Meter”, giving you an idea of the toxicity of the ingredients used. &It also offers less toxic alternatives.

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